It's 11 a.m. on the day after Halloween, in the Koreatown neighborhood of Los Angeles. The sun is shining and Guitar World is up bright and early (well, at least by rock-star standards) to meet with Mastodon at the Wiltern Theatre.
Well before it was officially announced, the co-headlining tour — now dubbed Heritage/Hunter — featuring Mastodon and Opeth was already generating tour of the year-level buzz around the rock/metal community. While the three bands are exceedingly different in style, their fan bases have a surprising overlap, save for maybe the most prog-happy of Opeth's fans and the most mainstream of Mastodon's.
Here's an odd pairing for you: Mastodon has teamed up with Canadian singer-songwriter Feist -- who you might remember from those "1, 2, 3, 4" Apple commercials from a few years ago -- to put out an exclusive split seven-inch single. It's all part of that growing new phenomenon, Record Store Day, which takes place April 21.
In the new March 2012 issue of Guitar World, Lamb of God’s Mark Morton and Willie Adler tell how the most important contemporary metal group in the world has blazed a new trail for itself with Resolution, Lamb of God’s diverse new album.
One of American's biggest music festivals is returning for a sixth year. Rock on the Range has announced the lineup for its 2012 incarnation, which will includes appearances by: Slash, Incubus, Rob Zombie, Megadeth, Mastodon, Marilyn Manson and more.