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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

Stream Mastodon’s New EP Cold Dark Place

Mastodon's new Cold Dark Place EP is available to stream and download today. It's a collection of songs taken mostly from the sessions for the band 2014 LP…
Winston Cook-Wilson / September 22, 2017

Stream Mastodon’s New Single “Toe to Toes”

Following announcement of their new, four-song EP, Cold Dark Place, Mastodon have shared "Toe to Toes," the first available material of the upcoming EP. The…
Rob Arcand / August 31, 2017

Mastodon Announce Cold Dark Place EP

Mastodon iare releasing a new four-song EP, Cold Dark Place, which will be available digitally on September 22 and as a limited-edition 10" on October 27. The…
Winston Cook-Wilson / August 28, 2017

Video: Mastodon – “Steambreather”

Mastodon have released a video for "Steambreather," one of the intricate metal mini-symphonies on their March LP Emperor of Sand. The video is action-packed and surreal:…
Winston Cook-Wilson / August 25, 2017

Watch Mastodon Rip Through “Show Yourself” On Conan

"Show Yourself" might be the most down-the-middle, Foo Fighters-y rocker on Atlanta metal veterans Mastodon’s new album Emperor Of Sand, but Mastodon still come off like…
Tom Breihan, Stereogum / July 11, 2017

Mastodon the Band Is Having Fun Clowning Mastodon the New Social Media Site

Have you seen the newest ad-free, open-source social media startup, Mastodon, which is like Twitter but without the Nazis? It has a funny Clip-Art-like image of…
Winston Cook-Wilson / April 7, 2017

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

New Music: Stream Mastodon’s New Album Emperor of Sand

After its announcement back in January, and the release of singles "Sultan's Curse" and "Show Yourself," Mastodon are finally back with their new album. Titled Emperor…
Rob Arcand / March 31, 2017

SXSW 2017 Gallery: SPIN Portraits with Danny Brown, Kelela, Mastodon, Lil Yachty, and More

For five days and nights at SXSW 2017, SPIN, VIBE and Stereogum hosted the Mazda Studio at Empire, featuring dozens of stand-out performances from established…
SPIN Staff / March 20, 2017

SXSW 2017 Gallery: Behind the Scenes at Mazda Studio at Empire

From heavyweights Rick Ross and Mastodon to shining new artists like Vagabon and Diet Cig, the Mazda Studio at Empire was a hotbed of activity…
SPIN / March 20, 2017
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