With an ageless magnificence and rich musical imagination, Mastodon unleash Leviathan, an unabated testimonial to the band's earthshaking ability to rock. Their thundering musical muscle, talent and vast sea of ideas triumphantly unite on Leviathan, delivering heavy, organic music that melds exhilarating ambitiousness with a well-honed accessibility.
Atlanta's Mastodon climbed to the top of the metal heap the old-fashioned way. Taking the template for success etched by Metallica, the band captured the imagination with a series of albums that offered potent heaviness and relentless experimentation. After graduating from respected indie Relapse, they released 2006's acclaimed Blood Mountain, an album with a fire motif/fantasy adventure concept that opened numerous doors both commercially and critically. Crack The Skye, completes their elemental cycle by focusing on "ether," while also serving as a tale of czarist Russia.
The Hunter is the upcoming fifth studio album by the American heavy metal band Mastodon. It will be released through Roadrunner Records on September 26, 2011 in the UK[ and one day later in the US via Reprise Records The Hunter will be their first release with producer Mike Elizondo (whose credits include Fiona Apple, 50 Cent, Alanis Morissette, Avenged Sevenfold and Maroon 5).[/quote]
Progressive metal innovators MASTODON will release their first-ever live experience which captures the band's sonic assault recorded and filmed live October 19th, 2009, at the Aragon Ballroom in Chicago while touring in support of its album critically-applauded album, Crack The Skye.
Crossover deviants Iron Reagan call upon thee to join the holy order of thrash on their latest full-length, Crossover Ministry! Across 18 tracks and thirty minutes of frantic, punk-metal fury, Iron Reagan mix a blitzkrieg of relentlessly catchy riffs and irresistible, mosh-ready grooves with punchy, thrash gallops and hardcore punk attitude. Crossover Ministry was recorded by guitarist Phil (Landphil) Hall at Blaze of Torment Studios, mixed by Kurt Ballou (Converge, High on Fire, Toxic Holocaust) at God City Studios and features stunning artwork by Bonethrower (Mastodon, Young Widows). On Crossover Ministry, Iron Reagan prove that they are the new leaders of thrash evangelism. Hear their vicious sermon at a circle pit near you!
Highly complex progressive sci-fi themed metallers VEKTOR have revealed the full details of their long-awaited new album, "Terminal Redux". Due on May 6 via Earache, "Terminal Redux" is VEKTOR's third full-length release and the band's first ever concept album, further exploring the themes that first appeared in the lyrics of the title track from their previous album, 2011's "Outer Isolation". Like the most outlandish and classic concept records of the past — such as RUSH's "2112", QUEENSRŸCHE's "Operation: Mindcrime" and MASTODON's "Leviathan" — "Terminal Redux" mixes fantasy and reality, imagination and fact, and cataclysmic warnings from the future to keep the listener on edge throughout.