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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
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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...

Mastodon Releases “Once More ’Round the Sun”
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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 of loss and rebirth, all...

Mastodon: “Black Tongue” Live on Jools Holland
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Mastodon: “Black Tongue” Live on Jools Holland

Mastodon is one of my favorite bands to see live, mostly due to bassist/vocalist Troy Sanders’ incredible, raw energy and beastly tone. Here’s a great clip of the group on Later… with Jools Holland, performing “Black Tongue” from The Hunter.

Opeth and Mastodon to Co-Headline Heritage Hunter Tour
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Opeth and Mastodon to Co-Headline Heritage Hunter Tour

Opeth and Mastodon will be teaming up to bring metal to the masses on a North American trek scheduled from April to May. Rooted by bassists Martín Méndez and Troy Sanders, the “Heritage Hunter” Tour kicks off April 4th in Portland, Maine and works its way between the U.S. and Canada until the closing show on May 12th at the...

ZZ Top Honored with “A Tribute From Friends” Album
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ZZ Top Honored with “A Tribute From Friends” Album

A new tribute album to “Little Ol’ Band from Texas” is now available, featuring performers from across the music world. ZZ Top: A Tribute From Friends is the fourth collection of covers to pay homage to the southern rock legends and has all their classic hits. Among the lineup is former Fleetwood Mac bassist John McVie, who joins Mick Fleetwood,...

Mastodon Releases “Black Tongue” From Upcoming Album
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Mastodon Releases “Black Tongue” From Upcoming Album

Mastodon has released a teaser track from their upcoming album, “The Hunter,” due in September. The song, “Black Tongue,” is available on iTunes in addition to being posted on YouTube. The new record will be the follow-up to 2009’s Crack the Skye, which wrapped up their elemental themed albums. Bassist Troy Sanders says the new album gives them room to...

Mastodon Releases Live Package, Working on New Album
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Mastodon Releases Live Package, Working on New Album

Mastodon has released Live At The Aragon, a CD/DVD set that marks the band’s first live performance package. The record captures the band’s October 2009 show at the Aragon Ballroom in Chicago and includes them playing the entirety of their Crack the Skye album as well as earlier fan favorite songs and a cover of the “The Bit” by The...