By Ellen Eldridge Full gallery with Red Fang, Dillinger Escape Plan, The Black Lips and Mastodon after the jump.
Happy December everyone! This means that the Holiday Season is properly with us, so please take the opportunity to have an extra tipple, a little bit more of that cake and a lot more rock ‘n’ roll – and don’t worry about the consequences until January. To help you out, we have a great list […]
By Ellen Eldridge; photo by Cindy Frey Atlanta-based band, Mastodon, recently released its fifth full-length, The Hunter. While less progressive than Crack the Skye, it shows a return to riff-based writing that both fans and the boys in the band can enjoy live. The finale of the current tour takes place at Atlanta’s Tabernacle on […]
Mastodon The Hunter Reprise Records By Ellen Eldridge Admittedly, the name Mastodon sounds like one of those maniacal, hard-hitting bands with a growling singer; the type of band that turns off chicks, and attracts angry, sweaty men. The opening line to The Hunter calls, “I burned out my eyes,” while a melodious guitar riff cushions […]
Quote of the morning? ”This sounds like Godzilla shitting out a million blue whales. THIS IS FUCKING AWESOME.” Only hometown boys, Mastadon could get a response like that from their upcoming album, The Hunter. Being released on Sept. 27th, here is a teaser of the band’s first single, ”Spectrelight.” (NOTE TO LISTENERS: Do NOT operate heavy machinery […]
Review by Ellen Eldridge; photo by Robb Cohen The tour title, BlackDiamondSkye, creatively showed the unity between bands Mastodon, Deftones, and Alice In Chains, but, at the same time, the bands’ combination of words from the latest album releases lead to the realization that had they stuck with the first word from each release the […]
- We’d previously mentioned how Kele’s video for “Everything You Wanted” was our generation’s “Nothing Compares 2 U,” but it seems that we were mistaken. Janelle Monae‘s one-take video from the neck up with a surprising outburst of genuine emotion obviously takes this honor. The video is below, and if you don’t get a little […]