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Troy Sanders and Gone is Gone Release New Song
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Troy Sanders and Gone is Gone Release New Song

Gone is Gone, the supergroup fronted by Mastodon bassist/vocalist Troy Sanders, have returned with a new single called “No One Ever Walked on Water.” The track marks their first new music since their 2017 debut album, “Echolocation.”

Mastodon’s Troy Sanders to Join Thin Lizzy for Summer Festival Dates
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Mastodon’s Troy Sanders to Join Thin Lizzy for Summer Festival Dates

Thin Lizzy is known for having incredible bassists. Formed by the legendary Phil Lynott, the band filled out the low end after his passing with players like Marco Mendoza, Guy Pratt, Randy Gregg, and Tom Hamilton. Now they’ve announced the latest to take up the banner will be Mastodon’s Troy Sanders.

Dub Trio Returns with “The Shape of Dub To Come”
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Dub Trio Returns with “The Shape of Dub To Come”

Stu Brooks and Dub Trio have just released their fifth album, entitled “The Shape of Dub to Come.” A play on the groundbreaking Ornette Coleman album “The Shape of Jazz to Come,” as well as The Refused’s “The Shape of Punk to Come,” the record is also experimental in its approach to the style.

Primus and Mastodon Team Up for Expansive Tour
Concerts & Tours

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 the Midwest, and down the...

Mastodon Releases “Cold Dark Place” EP
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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 the fourth track, “To to...

Mastodon: Show Yourself
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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 sits right in the pocket...

Gone is Gone Releases “Echolocation”
New Albums

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 riffs that will make your...

Troy Sanders and Gone is Gone Announce Tour, Release New Song
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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 calls “Starlight” a personal song,...

Bassists Converge on Metal Allegiance Album
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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) appears on the bass-heavy track...

Mastodon Adds Tour Dates
Concerts & Tours

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. Mastodon will also open dates...

This Boat’s Big on Bass: ShipRocked Prepares for 6th Annual Voyage
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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 between Port Miami and Great...

Mastodon Announces North American Fall Tour
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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 will wrap up at the...