09/07/06 - Is Mastodon the Future of Metal?
MASTODON has been hailed as the future of Metal and the folks over at Warner Brothers are hoping for just
that kind of leap into the mainstream with their third release, Blood Mountain on September 11th.
The debut of these rockers in 2001 earned them quite a reputation and a worldwide cult fan base through touring with Slayer, Slipknot, Queens Of The Stone Age, Dillinger Escape Plan and Cephalic Carnage just for starters. The new single, released on Monday, Capillarian Crest" is already gaining momentum and has been called "One of Metals Most Unique Moments of 2006".
The full length album was produced by Matt Bayles (Isis & Pearl Jam) and was mixed by Rich Costey (The Mars Volta & Muse). Of the twelves tracks on the record, some highlights include guest appearances by Queens Of The Stone Age's Josh Homme on 'Colony Of Birchmen' plus The Mars Volta's Cedric Bixler and Ikey Owens on 'Siberian Divide' and 'Pendelous Skin' respectively. 'Crystal Skull' also features vocalist courtesy of Neurosis vocalist Scott Kelly.