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Mastodon Talk New Album Emperor of Sand and What They Call “Funderwear”

Mastodon's new album Emperor of Sand was inspired by friends and family of the band who received cancer diagnoses, but we caught them in a predictably more lighthearted…
Garrett Kamps / April 3, 2017

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Mastodon Announce ‘Medium Rarities’ LP, Share Ferocious Song ‘Fallen Torches’

Mastodon issued a previously unreleased song, the ferocious "Fallen Torches," and announced a new compilation LP, Medium Rarities. The album, which follows 2017's Emperor of Sand,…
Ryan Reed / July 31, 2020

Mastodon’s Brent Hinds Covered Black Sabbath’s ‘Electric Funeral’ With Marcus King

Mastodon's Brent Hinds teamed with Marcus King on Monday night to cover Black Sabbath's "Electric Funeral" and ZZ Top's "Thunderbird" during a livestreamed charity concert.
SPIN Staff / July 28, 2020

Mastodon, Tool, Primus, Coheed and Cambria Members Cover Rush’s ‘Anthem’

Jordan Olds took his Two Minutes To Late Night series to a new level on Monday, releasing a star-studded cover of Rush's "Anthem." Check out the video…
Brenton Blanchet / July 27, 2020

Mastodon’s Brann Dailor: New LP Features Prettiness, ‘Super Progginess’

Mastodon are tough to categorize in the first place, but the prog-metal band's upcoming eighth album sounds like it will be impossible to pigeonhole. Drummer…
Ryan Reed / July 23, 2020

White Pony Turns 20: Musicians, Actors Pay Tribute to Deftones’ Dream-Metal Classic

Blame timing. Almost a year to the day after Korn’s self-titled debut landed on record store shelves, the Madonna-discovered Deftones issued their maiden studio set,…
Chris Harris / June 18, 2020

Mastodon Recording New Song for Bill and Ted Face the Music

It's been a while since we last heard from prog-metal titans Mastodon. It appears as if that's about to change. In a fairly…
Daniel Kohn / May 26, 2020

Mastodon – “Stairway To Heaven” (Led Zeppelin Cover)

For Record Store Day, Mastodon have paid tribute to their late, longtime manager, Nick John, with a cover of Led Zeppelin’s iconic "Stairway To Heaven."
Connor Duffey, Stereogum / April 15, 2019

Mastodon and Coheed and Cambria Announce Joint Summer Tour

To celebrate the ten-year anniversary of their 2009 album Crack the Skye, Mastodon are going on tour as "special guests" of headliners Coheed and Cambria. Mastodon will perform Crack…
Will Gottsegen / February 12, 2019

Dinosaur Jr. Announce Intimate Makeup Shows in Place of Fall Dates with Mastodon

Earlier this week, Mastodon canceled their fall North American tour with Dinosaur Jr. "due to a critical situation of a member of the Mastodon family,"
Rob Arcand / September 1, 2018

Mastodon and Dinosaur Jr. Cancel Fall Tour

Mastodon and Dinosaur Jr. have canceled their fall North American tour. Dinosaur Jr. shared a statement saying that the tour, which was scheduled to…
Winston Cook-Wilson / August 30, 2018

Mastodon and Dinosaur Jr. Announce Fall Tour Dates

Mastodon have announced an unlikely but also totally sensible series of joint dates with Dinosaur Jr. early next fall. The 13 dates will take place…
Winston Cook-Wilson / April 30, 2018

Video: Mastadon – “Clandestiny”

Prog-metal band Mastodon is back with a wild new video for the track "Clandestiny," from 2017's Emperor of Sand. The video, directed and animated by…
Israel Daramola / April 27, 2018

Mastodon and Primus Announce 2018 Summer Tour

Metal behemoths and newly-crowned Grammy winners Mastodon are hitting the road with 90s metal-funk group Primus. Their joint summer U.S. tour kicks off on May 6 at the Red…
Arielle Gordon / January 29, 2018

The 25 Best Metal Songs of 2017

Metal has always thrived by extremes—despair, triumph, destruction, rebirth. But even in this traditionally aggressive art form, the genre has evolved to acknowledge an emotional…
SPIN Staff / December 11, 2017

Review: Mastodon Shed Their Harsh Edges on the Introspective Cold Dark Place

Over the span of their nearly 20-year career, Mastodon have consistently proven themselves to be masters of sonic reinvention. Not satisfied with merely elevating the…
Arielle Gordon / September 27, 2017
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