Mastodon & Gojira Announce Two March 2018 Australian Dates

Mastodon and Gojira have lined up a couple of Australian dates around their March 24 appearances at Download Melbourne. Here’s the dates:

03/26 Sydney, AUS – Big Top
03/28 Brisbane, AUS – Eatons Hill Hotel

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Mastodon Share Full 75-Minute Documentary On “Emperor Of Sand”

Mastodon have shared the full 75-minute documentary on their latest album “Emperor Of Sand.” The film features the original 12-part series the band previously released, along with over 30 more minutes of unseen footage.

The band commented:

“Earlier this year we released a 12-part series showing the making of our album ‘Emperor of Sand.’ We’ve cut it all together, added over 30 minutes of never before seen footage and turned it into a documentary! This is a deep look into the making of the album and the inspiration behind the music. With the GRAMMY nominations Emperor of Sand has received this week, we thought it was the perfect time to release it. We hope you enjoy the documentary. If you do, feel free to share it!

Thanks to Jimmy Hubbard helping us put this together!”

More Footage Of Mastodon Performing With Neurosis’ Scott Kelly On Current European Tour Available

Mastodon’s current European tour has seen them performing a special encore each night with Scott Kelly (Neurosis). This sets feature all six tracks Kelly guested on over the years including: “Crystal Skull”, “Scorpion Breath”, “Aqua Dementia”, “Crack The Syke”, “Spectrelight”, and “Diamond In The Witch House.” Now, some more footage of the two playing together has surfaced online:

[via The PRP]

Watch Footage Of Mastodon Performing With Neurosis’ Scott Kelly In Berlin

Mastodon officially kicked off their European tour with Scott Kelly (Neurosis) in Berlin, Germany last night (November 10). This trek sees the band performing all six tracks Kelly guested on live, including: “Crystal Skull”, “Scorpion Breath”, “Aqua Dementia”, “Crack The Syke”, “Spectrelight”, and “Diamond In The Witch House”. Check out footage of “Crack The Skye” from Berlin below:

[via The PRP]

Mastodon Release New “Sultan’s Curse” Imperial Stout

Mastodon have joined forces with Mikkeller Brewing once again to create a new imperial stout called “Sultan’s Curse,” named after a track on the band’s latest album “Emperor Of Sand“. The beer was made available today (October 19) at Mikkeller Brewing in San Diego, CA.

Here’s a description of the beverage:

“A monster Imperial Stout with intense layers of dates and coffee, which sit gracefully above a complementing cardamom brightness. Toasted pistachios bring depth and texture alongside an integrated spiced and vanilla bouquet from the bourbon-barrel aging. Full-bodied and complex.”

Dark Matter Coffee dicussed their contribution:

“We were stoked to do an ode to the old world of coffee for our friends at Mikkeller and Mastodon. We sourced a Yemeni coffee with loads of fresh tobacco, vanilla, and bakers chocolate to pile on to the decadence of the stout.”

Brann Dailor also commented on the beer:

“We are beer lovers and enthusiasts so it makes us really happy to have our name on such a delicious brew and what goes together better than heavy metal and beer?”

More info is avaialble HERE.

Mastodon, Green Day, My Chemical Romance, Linkin Park, Etc. Albums To Get New Vinyl Picture Disc Releases

Warner Bros. and Reprise have announced the release of various picture discs from multiple artists. Those albums include Mastodon’s “Blood Mountain,” “Crack The Skye,” and “The Hunter,” Green Day’s “Dookie” and “Revolution Radio,” My Chemical Romance’s “I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love” and “Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge,” Linkin Park’s “Minutes To Midnight,” and more. You can find those HERE. Some are available now, while others will be released at a later date.