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MASTODON | the AU review
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MASTODON

And the 11th band to be announced for Soundwave 2016 is...

Making their first ever trip to Australia for Soundwave 2016 will be the "super group" who prefer to be labelled an "experience", Metal Allegiance. The group are the 11th to be announced as part of Soundwave's drip feed reveal, and features Troy Sanders of Mastodon, Mark Osegueda of Death Angel, Alex Sklonick of Testament, Mike Portnoy of The Winery Dogs, Phil Demmell of Machine Head and Mark Menghi.

The AU Weekend Gig Guide: March 27th - March 29th

We've taken a look at some of the shows we'll be going to throughout the weekend ahead and deliver you this guide - where will you be heading?

Single Stream: Mastodon "White Walker" (2015)

HBO are gearing up to release the second official mixtape of contemporary music inspired by their hit series Game of Thrones. Catch the Throne Vol. 2 will be all over the internet next week, but for now here's the second song released of the tape, courtesy of metal gods Mastodon. The acclaimed U.S band give us a brooding, atmospheric track that builds and rises, and is as chilly as north of the wall. "White Walkers" is about how those terrifying undead creatures beyond the wall will save us all so we're not quite sure if Mastodon actually watch the show, or if George RR Martin has given them exclusive spoilers to destroy us with.

Mastodon announce Australian tour dates!

Well, this is fairly big. Your mates Mastodon are making their way back to Australia for some headline dates in March! Bringing their sixth studio album, Once More Round the Sun, to stages in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane, not to mention their killer live show they're renowned for, Mastodon are sure to impress.

Album News Weekly: 5 May 2014

In This Issue: Some big album announcements in here this week, particularly from our pals in the UK. Kasabian have announced their new release, Coldplay are busy hiding things in libraries around the world, Manic Street Preachers have got some music coming out soon as well. Also Santana has a new one out, along with rock legends Mastodon. On home soil Kim Churchill has signed to Warner Music and is releasing a new record soon, and there's heaps more in here!

Photo Gallery: Soundwave Festival Part 3 - Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne (28.02.14)

In the final part of our photo gallery from Soundwave in Melbourne we bring you photos of Avenged Sevenfold, Devildriver, Jimmy Eat World, Korn,Letlive., Mastodon, Rob Zombie, Motionless in White and Green Day.

Video Feature: The bands of Soundwave Festival 2014 sum up the festival in one word!

We ask the bands of Soundwave Festival 2014 if they can sum up the festival in one word. Here's what they had to say. This video features, in order in part one: Mastodon, John 5 from Rob Zombie, DARKC3LL, GWAR, Chris from Five Finger Death Punch, Dir En Grey, AFI, Mutemath, Deez Nuts, Filter, Mutemath (Again) and Boots Electric from Eagles of Death Metal. Part two follows...

Festival Review: Soundwave - Sydney Olympic Park (24.02.14)

Callan Lawrence looks back at the epic day that was Soundwave Festival in Sydney over the weekend. Read on and get amongst the mayhem before the travelling show heads to Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth!

Photo Gallery: Soundwave Part 2 - Sydney Olympic Park (24.02.14)

Photo coverage of the Sydney leg of Soundwave festival continues with artists such as Alice In Chains, Avenged Sevenfold, Clutch, Devildriver, Jimmy Eat World, Korn (pictured above), Mastodon, Pennywise, Rob Zombie and The Dillinger Escape Plan. Photos by Johnny Au.

Live Backstage Interviews from Soundwave in Sydney!

Enjoy all 19 of our backstage interviews at Soundwave Festival in Sydney over the weekend, featuring GWAR, Pennywise, Filter, Mastodon, Mutemath, Deez Nuts, AFI, Walking Papers, Richie Sambora, Jimmy Eat World, Dir En Grey, Eagles of Death Metal and many, many more... The Festival continues in Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth this weekend! All the details at their official website.

Mastodon brings their signature heavy sound to Oz for Soundwave sideshows!

The music world has metal masters and thy collective name is Mastodon. While performing at Soundwave, the band agreed that they will shred Australia more so with an extra two shows. The band are known for their highly skilled rock agenda and they seek to dominate the stage and your ears.

Soundwave releases second artist announcement!

Soundwave released their new batch of artists who are going to be joining the likes Green Day and Avenged Sevenfold on the 2014 festival tour! There are return appearances for a lot of these artists, while some are making the trip over for their first shot at one of the country's biggest festival runs. Check out the line up below!

Live Review: Soundwave Festival - RNA Showgrounds, Brisbane (25.02.12)

The best laid plans of mice, men, and now apparently music reviewers often go awry. Although I had planned to catch Pennsylvanian rockers CKY and French metal act Gojira, traffic snarls and the sheer crowd size of Soundwave 2012 prevent me from doing so. Well, I end up catching about ten seconds of Gojira after a short sprint; I won’t lie, it was a pretty fantastic ten seconds.

Live Review: Mastodon + Gojira + Kvelertak - Billboard The Venue (27.02.12)

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Arriving at Billboards roughly 5 minutes after doors opened it amazed me to see a giant line stretching far around the block and even into the next alley. It seemed that everyone was keen to arrive early to catch Norwegian act Kvelertak.