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Photos: Mastodon + The Dillinger Escape Plan @ Manchester Academy – 06 February 2012

February 7th, 2012

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We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again – as far as touring line-ups go, the combination of Mastodon, The Dillinger Escape Plan and Red Fang has set the bar for 2012. Given that Mastodon put out the Thrash Hits Album of 2011, The Dillinger Escape Plan put out the Thrash Hits album of 2010, and Red Fang are one of our favourite up’n’coming crushers, it’s gonna take one heck of a tour to top this.

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Video: Did Mastodon blow the entire video budget for The Hunter before they got to ‘Dry Bone Valley’?

January 24th, 2012

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That’s not a rhetorical question we’re posing up there in the blog title. Having just watched Mastodon’s latest video – this time for ‘Dry Bone Valley’, the third single off of their superb fifth studio album, The Hunter – we can’t help but think that the Mastodon boys might’ve blown the entire video budget for this album with the tits’n’trips antics of the ‘Curl of the Burl’ video.

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Sonisphere Festival 2011: Interviews, Photos, Setlists – it’s all here

July 27th, 2011

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Is there anything better than a Thrash Hits Festival Splash Page? Yeah, loads of things but you won’t find the best online festival coverage on any of them. You’ll find that right here.

All our work from Sonisphere Festival 2011 is going be linked to from this page (eventually), so give it a bookmark or just don’t close it, because it’s all you’re going to need. Individual band coverage (interviews, photos, setlists and some tiny reviews), rumours, drinking games, stage times, dodgy photos of as many sexy ladies in various states of safe-for-work undress as we can legitimately get away with? It’s all here.

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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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2008 into 2009: Mastodon

December 15th, 2008

Mastodon have already had a pretty good time of it, touring with Slayer this year but they’re touring with Metallica in 2009 and he’s going to Greece. Wish Troy Sanders, “lead bassist” for the prog metal monsters, luck in customs.

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What was your highlight of 2008?
Sharing a stage with Neurosis for two shows in Brooklyn, New York.

What’s the worst thing that happened to you in 2008?
Losing our guitarist, Bill [Kelleher], while on tour across Europe and having to continue as a three piece.

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