Critically acclaimed album heavy-rock masterminds Mastodon won a pair of prestigious awards in London this past week for its current album, The Hunter. First up was the Kerrang! Award (Kerrang! Magazine UK) for “Best Album.” Mastodon also took home the prize for “Best Album” at this year’s Metal Hammer Golden God Awards (Metal Hammer Magazine UK). Both awards were handed out at star-studded ceremonies in London on June 7th & 11threspectively.
Mastodon are touring in support of The Hunter, which found its way onto several Year End/Best Of critics’ lists, including those compiled by Rolling Stone, Spin, Revolver, Decibel and many more. A new video for “All The Heavy Lifting,” from The Hunter shot live at London’s Brixton Academy, can be seen here.
Mastodon’s upcoming European tour dates are as follows:
6/13 Bergen, Norway Bergen Calling
6/15 Copenhagen, Denmark Copenhell Festival
6/16 Gothenburg, Sweden Metaltown
6/17 Seinäjoki, Finland Provinssirock
6/19 Tallinn, Estonia Rock Café
6/20 Riga, Latvia Palladium
6/23 Roeser, Luxembourg Rock A Field Festival
6/24 Eindhoven, Holland Effenaar
6/25 Amsterdam, Holland Melkweg Max
6/27 Rome, Italy Atlantico
6/29 Werchter, Belgium Rock
6/30 Belfort, France Eurokennes
8/25 Reading, England Reading Festival
8/26 Leeds, England Leeds Festival
Mastodon has released a new video “Curl of the Burl” in support of their up and coming album, The Hunter, due out September 26th. Check it out!
Hard rock titans Mastodon have confirmed September 27th, 2011, as the release date of their highly anticipated new full-length studio album, The Hunter. Several exciting events are planned for release day apart from their Reprise Records release which follows their universally acclaimed concept album, Crack the Skye released in March 2009. This is their 3rdstudio album released on Reprise Records in the US and Canada and their first to be released on Roadrunner Records outside of North America.
Beginning today Mastodon will launch a pre-order at www.mastodonrocks.com for The Hunter Limited Edition Package, which includes a CD/DVD housed in a digi-pack with an exclusive alternative artwork cover, a 20″ x 30″ Lenticular Poster featuring the album cover of the standard CD, an Augmented Reality Experience by Total Immersion (more on that later) that will contain exclusive content only available to this package, plus an instant download of the band’s first new album track “Black Tongue,” also available for sale through all participating digital music retailers starting today.
Click here to view the visual companion to the song “Black Tongue,” featuring contemporary American folk artist A.J. Fosik, creator of The Hunter cover art piece.
Want more Mastodon? Fans who purchase the Limited Edition Package will also receive a download of “Curl Of The Burl,” the first official single from The Hunter before it becomes widely available for sale at all digital retails stores.
This Limited Package is a one-time only Edition. Once these exclusives sell out, no more will be created. Don’t hesitate; pre-order now here.
Much more news will be unveiled shortly so check www.mastodonrocks.com often for clues and info.
Troy Sanders – Bass guitar / vocals
Brent Hinds – Guitars / vocals
Bill Kelliher – Guitars
Brann Dailor – Drums / vocals
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