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  • Primus and Mastodon Team Up for Expansive Tour

    Primus and Mastodon Team Up for Expansive Tour

    The bass will be riding high this spring as Primus and Mastodon have announced a co-headlining tour. With Les Claypool and Troy Sanders at the helm of each band, the tour is not to be missed. The lengthy trek kicks off May 6th at Red Rocks in Colorado before heading South, up the Northeast, through... »

  • Mastodon Releases “Cold Dark Place” EP

    Mastodon Releases “Cold Dark Place” EP

    Hot on the heels of Emperor of Sand, Mastodon has returned with a new EP entitled Cold Dark Place. Anchored by bassist/vocalist Troy Sanders, the four-song album is compiled from previously unreleased tracks. Three of the four songs are from the album were recorded during the sessions for 2014’s Once More ’Round the Sun while... »

  • Mastodon: Show Yourself

    Mastodon: Show Yourself

    I’m a longtime Mastodon fan, so I can safely say that is one of their best albums. Anchored by Troy Sanders, it’s chock-full of killer riffs and melodies that will stick in your head. Here’s a nice clip of the band performing “Show Yourself” live on Jimmy Kimmel. Sanders delivers his big, fat tone that... »

  • Gone is Gone Releases “Echolocation”

    Gone is Gone Releases “Echolocation”

    After releasing an EP last summer, Mastodon bassist/vocalist Troy Sanders and his project Gone is Gone have released their debut full-length album, entitled Echolocation. The band also includes Queens of the Stone Age’s Troy Van Leeuwen, At the Drive-In drummer Tony Hajjar, and keyboardist Mike Zarin. The album ranges from dark ambient grooves to grittier... »

  • Troy Sanders and Gone is Gone Announce Tour, Release New Song

    Troy Sanders and Gone is Gone Announce Tour, Release New Song

    Rock supergroup Gone is Gone has announced a tour in support of their upcoming self-titled EP. The band is helmed by Mastodon’s Troy Sanders and includes Queens of the Stone Age’s Troy Van Leeuwen, drummer Tony Hajjar, and keyboardist Mike Zarin. In addition to the tour, they’ve released a second single from the album. Sanders... »

  • Bassists Converge on Metal Allegiance Album

    Bassists Converge on Metal Allegiance Album

    Metal Allegiance’s self-titled debut album, featuring some prominent metal bassists, has arrived. The core group includes Megadeth bassist David Ellefson and songwriter/bassist Mark Menghi, drummer Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater, The Winery Dogs) and guitarist Alex Skolnick (Testament). The metal supergroup pulled in some bass heavyweights for a little extra thunder. Rex Brown (Pantera/Kill Devil Hill)... »

  • Mastodon Adds Tour Dates

    Mastodon Adds Tour Dates

    If you were hoping to see one of the shows Mastodon cancelled earlier this year due to an undisclosed family matter, you’re in luck. The progressive metal band has added some dates to its The Missing Link tour schedule, which sees the band, featuring bassist/singer Troy Sanders, playing dates with Clutch and Corrosion of Conformity.... »

  • This Boat’s Big on Bass: ShipRocked Prepares for 6th Annual Voyage

    This Boat’s Big on Bass: ShipRocked Prepares for 6th Annual Voyage

    A boatload of rock and metal bass awaits anyone taking the 6th annual ShipRocked cruise in February. The cruise features a host of bass heavyweights performing as part of the Metal Allegiance supergroup: Rex Brown (Kill Devil Hill/ex-Pantera), Frank Bello (Anthrax), David Ellefson (Megadeth), and Troy Sanders (Mastodon). Bands performing during the Feb. 2-6 cruise... »

  • Mastodon Announces North American Fall Tour

    Mastodon Announces North American Fall Tour

    Three weeks after releasing their sixth studio album Once More ’Round the Sun, Mastodon is set to take their show once more ’round North America this fall. The tour kicks off on October 15 at Revolution in Boise, Idaho before criss crossing the U.S. with a stop in Montreal for good measure. The fall outing... »

  • Mastodon Releases “Once More ’Round the Sun”

    Mastodon Releases “Once More ’Round the Sun”

    Mastodon’s latest album, , is a progression from its last, bassist/vocalist Troy Sanders said in an interview earlier this year with Paste. “A lot of people ask us if it kicks off where The Hunter left off,” he said. “And to a large degree, I suppose yes.” The record also focuses on cycles, like those... »