Hard-Rock Supergroup Gone Is Gone Share Intricate Second Song, ‘Starlight’

Gone Is Gone — a hard-rock supergroup made up of At the Drive-In drummer Tony Hajjar, Mastodon bassist Troy Sanders, and Queens of the Stone Age guitarist Troy Van…
Anna Gaca / May 25, 2016

Supergroup Gone Is Gone Release Slamming First Song, ‘Violescent’

Gone Is Gone — the recently announced supergroup featuring Mastodon's Troy Sanders, Queens of the Stone Age's Troy VanLeeuwen, and At the Drive-In's Tony Hajjar —…
Anna Gaca / April 20, 2016

Mastodon, At the Drive-In, Queens of the Stone Age Members Form Supergroup, Gone Is Gone

There's a new supergroup in town: Gone Is Gone features At the Drive-In drummer Tony Hajjar, Mastodon bassist Troy Sanders, and Queens of the Stone Age guitarist Troy…
Rachel Brodsky / April 14, 2016

The 25 Best Music Videos of 2015

Whether you were Asleep in the Deep or busy practicing your Dope Walk, we're betting that you carved out time this year to watch some…
SPIN Staff / December 10, 2015

Watch a Cat Be Metal as Hell in Mastodon’s Trippy ‘Asleep in the Deep’ Video

Cats sleep for upwards of 16 hours a day, but what do they do when they're awake? Mastodon imagined the midnight journeys of a feline…
James Grebey / June 19, 2015

Mastodon Got Brutally Killed in Last Night’s ‘Game of Thrones’

Mastodon traded swampy Atlanta temperatures for the frigid north of Westeros Sunday night when the metal band made a cameo appearance in the eighth episode…
James Grebey / June 1, 2015

Mastodon Prepare for Winter on the ‘Game of Thrones’ Mixtape Cut ‘White Walker’

It may be getting warmer, but make no mistake — winter is coming. The heavy metal band Mastodon, apparently recording in their Winterfell studio, contributed a…
James Grebey / March 11, 2015

Snoop Dogg, Talib Kweli, Mastodon, More To Appear On ‘Game of Thrones’ Mixtape

Before the most recent season of Game of Thrones, HBO put together a compilation of rap tracks themed after the show called Catch the Throne.
Colin Joyce / March 7, 2015

The 25 Best Music Videos of 2014

Music videos took a bonkers turn in 2014: "Weird Al" Yankovic reveled in all things tasteless, Pee-Wee Herman played a loony race-car driver, butts hit peak ubiquity,…
SPIN Staff / December 30, 2014

Mastodon Unharness the Full ‘Motherload’ on ‘Letterman’

Last night, Mastodon continued their booty shaking reign of terror on the Late Show With David Letterman, bringing "Motherload" to full, electrified life. Last month, the…
Brennan Carley / October 28, 2014

Mastodon Are Now All About That Twerking Bass

What began as a humorous foray by a metal band into twerking has since become an obsession. Two weeks after they released the twerk-tastic video for…
James Grebey / October 13, 2014

Dancer From Mastodon’s Twerking Video Says It’s Inclusive, Not Sexist

A dancer from Mastodon's unexpectedly twerk-filled "The Motherload" video took to Tumblr last week to respond to allegations that the video was sexist. The dancer, Jade, defended…
James Grebey / October 6, 2014

The New Mastodon Video Contains a ‘Motherload’ of Twerking

Mastodon's new music video for "The Motherload" — a highlight from their recent album, Once More 'Round The Sun — takes a bit of an unexpected turn.
James Grebey / September 29, 2014

Metal Champs Mastodon Defend Their Crown on ‘Once More ‘Round the Sun’

Album after album, Mastodon set the pace for modern heavy metal. They took pole position fresh out of Atlanta some 14 years ago, and with…
Jonathan Zwickel / June 23, 2014

Bonnaroo 2014: SPIN’s Best Live Photos

SPIN ventured down to Manchester, Tennessee this past weekend to camp out at this year's Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. We caught performances by Yeezus…
SPIN Staff / June 17, 2014

Mastodon Make Metal Cute in Swashbuckling ‘High Road’ Video

Mastodon's "High Road" is tunefully bone-crunching. Yet while the Atlanta quartet told SPIN their June 24 album Once More 'Round the Sun followed band viewings of Stanley Kubrick's…
Marc Hogan / June 11, 2014

Mastodon Sound the ‘Chimes at Midnight’ on Furious New Song

Mastodon are about to blast off again with their sixth album, Once More 'Round the Sun, and they've already shared the melodic new single "High Road."
Dan Reilly / June 3, 2014

See Mastodon’s Trippy ‘Once More Round the Sun’ Artwork Come Alive

What we didn't yet know when Brann Dailor first told us about Mastodon's "wild, all over the place" next album, Once More 'Round the Sun, is…
Colin Joyce / April 29, 2014

Hear Mastodon Make Metal Magic on Pulverizing ‘High Road’

Brann Dailor and the guys of Mastodon told SPIN this past February they watched Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey and The Shining, and Roman Polanski's Rosemary Baby in…
John Surico / April 17, 2014

Mastodon Near Completion of ‘Wild’ Summer LP

About half an hour southwest of downtown Nashville, in the bucolic outskirts of Franklin, Tennessee, amid horse farms and split-rail fences, you'll find Rock Falcon…
D. Patrick Rodgers / February 27, 2014
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