Mastodon, Gojira, And Lorna Shore Announce North American Tour

Mastodon and Gojira have announced a co-headlining North American tour. Lorna Shore Will open.

Tour Dates:

04/18 Portland, OR – Veterans Memorial Coliseum
04/20 Concord, CA – Concord Pavilion
04/21 Los Angeles, CA – The Forum
04/22 Phoenix, AZ – AZ Federal Theatre
04/23 Las Vegas, NV – Virgin
04/26 Dallas, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
04/28 Houston, TX – 713 Music Hall
04/29 Austin, TX – Moody Center
04/30 Oklahoma City, OK – Zoo Amphitheatre
05/02 Nashville, TN – Municipal Auditorium
05/04 Boca Raton, FL – Sunset Cove Amphitheater
05/05 St. Augustine, FL – St. Augustine Amphitheatre
05/06 Atlanta, GA – Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
05/07 Asheville, NC – Harrah’s Cherokee Center
05/09 Richmond, VA – Virginia Credit Union Live
05/10 Baltimore, MD – Pier Six Pavilion
05/11 Reading, PA – Santander Arena
08/09 Cincinnati, OH – MegaCorp Pavilion
08/10 Cleveland, OH – Jacob’s Pavilion
08/11 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE Outdoors
08/12 New York, NY – Coney Island Amphitheater
08/13 Syracuse, NY – OneCenter
08/15 Detroit, MI – Masonic Temple
08/17 Toronto, ON – RBC Echo Beach
08/18 Laval, QC – Place Bell
08/19 Portland, ME – Cross Insurance Arena
08/20 Boston, MA – MGM Music Hall
08/23 Milwaukee, WI – BMO Pavilion
08/25 Hammond, IN – Horseshoe
08/26 Omaha, NE – Westfair Amphitheater
08/27 Minneapolis, MN – Waite Park Amphitheater
08/29 St. Louis, MO – The Factory
08/30 Kansas City, MO – Azura Amphitheater
09/01 Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheater
09/02 Denver, CO – Fiddler’s Green Amphitheater

Mastodon’s Troy Sanders Shares New Commercial For His Custom Sunglasses

Mastodon’s Troy Sanders has shared a new commercial for his custom Vinyl Factory sunglasses. You can watch that clip below. The sunglasses can also be purchased HERE.

Testament, Municipal Waste, Lacuna Coil, Etc. Added To Lamb Of God’s Headbangers Boat Cruise

More bands have been added to Lamb Of God’s upcoming “Headbangers Boat” cruise. That event will take place aboard the Norwegian Pearl as it sails from Miami, FL to Nassau, Bahamas on October 31 – November 4, 2023. The updated lineup features: Lamb Of God (two sets including full performance of “Ashes Of The Wake”), Mastodon, Testament, Hatebreed, GWAR, Municipal Waste, Shadows Fall, God Forbid, Lacuna Coil, Gatecreeper, Fit For An Autopsy, Vio-lence, Malevolence, Bleed From Within, Dying Wish, and Mark Morton’s solo band.

Lamb Of God Recruit Mastodon, Hatebreed, GWAR, Etc. For First-Ever “Headbangers Boat” Cruise

Lamb Of God have revealed the details for their first-ever “Headbangers Boat” cruise. The event will take place aboard the Norwegian Pearl as it sails from Miami, FL to Nassau, Bahamas on October 31 – November 4, 2023. The following artists will perform: Lamb Of God (two sets including full performance of “Ashes Of The Wake”), Mastodon, Hatebreed, GWAR, Shadows Fall, God Forbid, Fit For An Autopsy, and Mark Morton’s solo band. Jose Mangin, Riki Rachtman, and Jamey Jasta will host.

Lamb Of God vocalist Randy Blythe commented:

“Imagine the sheer horror on the faces of all the happy families aboard, let’s say, another cruise when they look across the sea and see GWAR decapitating someone on the main deck of a big-ass boat filled with a few thousand crazed metalheads. If there’s any better reason to go on the Headbangers Boat, I can’t think of one…well, that and all our other friends we’ve played shows on land with that will be joining us. It’s gonna be a party for sure – see y’all somewhere in the Atlantic!”

Guitarist Mark Morton added:

“A thrash metal cruise vacation to the Bahamas? Hell yea! Headbangers Boat! We’re stoked about this one y’all! Join us in a celebration of the heavy metal movement that these bands and these fans have been building for the last two decades. Lots of incredible bands with some more surprises announcing soon. LFG!”

Here’s What Various Rock And Metal Musicians Wore For Halloween This Year

Halloween is officially over and a number of rock/metal artists have taken to social media to share pictures of the costumes they wore this year. You can check out a bunch of those below:

James Hetfield (Metallica):

Corey Taylor (Slipknot) & Alicia Taylor (Cherry Bombs):

Evanescence:

Brann Dailor (Mastodon):

Frank Iero (My Chemical Romance):

Taylor Momsen (The Pretty Reckless):

Charlie Benante (Anthrax) & Carla Harvey (Butcher Babies):

Jay Weinberg (Slipknot):

James “Munky” Shaffer (Korn):

Zach Myers (Shinedown):

Keith Buckley (ex-Every Time I Die):

Jordan Buckley (ex-Every Time I Die):

Alan Cassidy (The Black Dahlia Murder):

Dave Davidson (Revocation):

Butcher Babies:

Mike Shinoda (Linkin Park):

Seether:

Lorna Shore:

Theory Of A Deadman:

Jonny Hawkins (Nothing More):

Kaleido:

Lena Scissorhands (Infected Rain):

James Iha (Smashing Pumpkins):

Mike Wengren (Disturbed):

Wes Borland (Limp Bizkit):

Ghost Announce Virtual “In-Conversation” Event With Mastodon’s Brann Dailor

Ghost have announced a virtual “in-conversation” event with Mastodon’s Brann Dailor. The livestream will take place on September 21 at 12 PM PT / 3 PM ET via YouTube. This news comes after the band previously had to cancel a Spotify Live event after fans crashed the servers.

Suicide Silence, D.R.U.G.S., Etc. Added To 2022 Louder Than Life Festival

Suicide Silence, D.R.U.G.S., Joey Valence & Brae, and Silly Goose have been added to this year’s Louder Than Life festival. The event will take place at the Highland Festival Grounds at the Kentucky Expo Center in Louisville, KY on September 22-25 and it will now feature the following:

September 22: Nine Inch Nails, Evanescence, Bring Me The Horizon, Halestorm, Tenacious D, Yungblud, Highly Suspect, Ministry, Nothing More, Spiritbox, Apocalyptica, Ho99o9, New Years Day, Lilith Czar, Dorothy, Plush, Maggie Lindemann, Taipei Houston, Royal & The Serpent, Giovannie And The Hired Guns, The Dead Deads, Mothica, Superbloom, and Eva Under Fire.

September 23: Slipknot, Shinedown, Lamb Of God, Mastodon, In This Moment, Meshuggah, Clutch, GWAR, In Flames, Baroness, Helmet, Crown The Empire, Poorstacy, Amigo The Devil, DED, All Good Things, Vended, Mike’s Dead, Suicide Silence, Orbit Culture, The Luka State, Ego Kill Talent, Aeir, and Archetypes Collide.

September 24: KISS, Rob Zombie, Alice Cooper, Chevelle, Ghostemane, Jerry Cantrell, Dance Gavin Dance, Body Count, Theory Of A Deadman, Sevendust, Pop Evil, We Came As Romans, Airbourne, Cherry Bombs, Ill Niño, Tetrarch, D.R.U.G.S., Redlight King, Wargasm, Trash Boat, The Alive, Solence, Dropout Kings, Bloodywood, and Silly Goose.

September 25: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Alice In Chains, Incubus, Papa Roach, Architects, The Pretty Reckless, Bad Religion, Action Bronson, Jelly Roll, The Struts, Dirty Honey, Anti-Flag, The Joy Formidable, Bayside, Oxymorrons, Carolesdaughter, The Warning, Crown Lands, Radkey, The Mysterines, The Native Howl, Shaman’s Harvest, Joey Valence & Brae, and As You Were.

Watch Anthrax’s Scott Ian Cover Slayer’s “Raining Blood” & Mastodon’s “Blood And Thunder” With His Son

Anthrax’s Scott Ian has shared footage of himself covering Slayer’s “Raining Blood” and Mastodon’s “Blood And Thunder” with his 10-year-old son Revel Young Ian (Honeybee). You can find those performances below: