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Interview: Mastodon’s Bill Kelliher – “You’ve got be hip without trying to act hip.”

March 16th, 2009

In this second part of the interview with Bill Kelliher of Mastodon, we talk about their forthcoming fourth album, Crack The Skye, staying hip and making sure his kids learn to swim. Bill also explains his wonderful current state of facial hair

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This is the longest the band has been without releasing a new record. What have you been doing?

“We’ve never had this much time off touring before. Normally we’ll just take two months off to write and record but this time we took a whole year. I bought a bunch of microphones and we got an eight-track recorder for our rehearsal space and we started plugging away riffs and writing skeleton songs with drums and guitars. We even started adding some vocals. We’ve never done stuff like that before.”

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Mastodon release video for ‘Divinations’ ahead of Crack The Skye

March 7th, 2009

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Showing the band trawling through a snowy, mountainous terrain, the epic, doom-laden video for the band’s recent single, ‘Divinations’ is a masterclass in what to do when your label gives you some cash and a camera.

The prog-metallers are decked out in some cool shades and parkas and they use ropes as they venture into the wild to slay a SNARLING MANIMAL. The ropes are pretty cool, but not as cool as the icy beard that Brent Hinds is sporting.

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