Hard rock heavyweights Alice in Chains, Deftones and Mastodon are teaming up for a fall tour of North America. The BlackDiamondSkye Tour name, appropriately, is an amalgamation of each group’s most recent studio album: “Black Gives Way to Blue” by Alice in Chains, the upcoming “Diamond Eyes” by Deftones,... Read more
Dethklok may be a fictional band on the Adult Swim cartoon “Metalocalypse,” but that won’t stop the group from co-headlining a major tour this fall. Progressive metal band Mastodon is taking the animated death metal crew on the road for its upcoming 34-city trek across North America. The seven-week... Read more
Progressive metal band Mastodon will launch an intimate club and theater tour this spring to support the group’s latest concept album. The 28-city tour begins April 10 at WorkPlay Theatre in Birmingham, AL, and ends May 15 at Center Stage in the band’s hometown of Atlanta, GA. The two-month... Read more
Mastodon guitarist Bill Kelliher has been hospitalized in London since November 3, as the band performed on the Unholy Alliance: Chapter III tour with headliner Slayer and supporting acts Trivium and Amon Amart. According to the band’s Web Site, Kelliher’s undisclosed condition is improving, and doctors continue to monitor... Read more
Mastodon frontman Brent Hinds, who ended up hospitalized with serious head injuries following his band’s appearance at the Sept. 9 MTV Video Music Awards in Las Vegas, was wounded after tangling with System of a Down bassist Shavo Odadjian and musician William Hudson, the Las Vegas Weekly reported. .... Read more
by Brian Frenette With the commercial demise of all things nu-metal, the realm of hard rock was sent scrambling at the beginning of the 21st century. Metal and hard rock are built on a mystique of loud, crude noise that constantly threats the status quo, something that is difficult... Read more