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Pliocene (Pt 8): Long-Tusked Elephants and Giant Camels

CuvieroniusAmerica today is not a place you associate with herds of wild elephants. Go back just a few tens of thousands of years, though, and it would have been quite a different story. The "elephants" of the time were, of course, mammoths, and they...
by Synapsida on Nov 22, 2015

Knotfest 2015 Recap: Day 1

On October 24th and 25, 2015, my 12-year-old son Jesse and I made our second annual pilgrimage to Slipknot's giant, weekend-long heavy metal festival Knotfest. The event once again took place at San Manuel Amphitheater at Glen Helen Regional Park in...
by Geeks of Doom on Nov 2, 2015

‘Catch The Throne’: Anthrax Teases ‘Game Of Thrones’ Mixtape Song (Video)

At the end of last year, we learned that metal titans Anthrax would be contributing a song to Catch the Throne: The Mixtape Vol. II, the official Game Of Thrones album featuring music inspired by the events of Season 4 of the popular HBO series. The...
by Geeks of Doom on Mar 4, 2015

FREE: Relapse Records 184-Song Sampler For 25th Anniversary

If you're a dyed-in-the-wool metal fan like me, you need no introduction to independent label Relapse Records. For the last quarter of a century the Philadelphia record label has been home to some of the most revered acts in the metal world. Their ro...
by Geeks of Doom on Feb 27, 2015

Warner Bros. Records Exclusive Releases For Black Friday

Warner Bros. Records has announced they will make a series of vinyl singles and albums available on November 28thin honor of Record Store Day's "Black Friday"celebration. Originally, Black Friday was created by large corporate retailers to drive cons...
by The Rock and Roll Guru on Oct 31, 2014

Mastodon’s New Video The Motherload- Nice Twerk If You Can Get it

There was a time, not so long ago, when the word “twerking” wasn’t known by everyone and their grandmother. Remember... Read more »...

Happy Birthday Troy Sanders!

Troy SandersMastodon...
by Travel Japan Blog on Sep 8, 2014

Roskilde Festival VIP and Press area

With 130,000 people on the other side of the stages (many of whom have been camping for days), sometimes it’s nice to sneak back to the better smelling, less-crowded area reserved for those with connections. While sitting in a hammock seat I sn...
by Travel Japan Blog on Jul 20, 2014

Two years ago today this happened…

Mastodon @ Oakland’s Fox Theater (April 27, 2012)...
by Travel Japan Blog on Apr 27, 2014

Mastodon (Gojira and Kvelertak) US tour begins 4/28/14

This seems like too much fun to pass up. If they were playing with two bands I hated I could probably skip this, but I really want to see Gojira, and even though I’m not familiar with Kverlertak, they can’t be bad coming from Norway, righ...
by Travel Japan Blog on Apr 25, 2014

Happy Birthday Bill Kelliher!

Bill Kelliher of Mastodon with his Gibson Les Paul guitar...
by Travel Japan Blog on Mar 23, 2014

Black Book Lodge: Tûndra

If you want to be nerdy about it you can spend hours comparing Black Book Lodge to anyone from Kuyss and Mastodon to ALL SCANDINAVIAN favourites like Sólstafir and Kellermensch. That can be entertaining enough but it really is a pointless exercise a...
by ALL SCANDINAVIAN on Feb 28, 2014

The show is about to start…

Today’s photo is of Brent Hinds of Mastodon moments before the band took the stage in front of tens of thousands of people at the Roskilde Festival in 2011. Mastodon’s new album should be out in the next few months. I can’t wait.
by Travel Japan Blog on Feb 25, 2014

Black Book Lodge: Black Sheep/Prodigal Sons

by ALL SCANDINAVIAN on Feb 14, 2014

Metal Rock Bar (メタル ロック バー) “Scum” (スカム) Nagoya (名古屋)

Since the first time I heard Outrage in 1989 I always wanted to visit Nagoya. Despite living in Japan for three years, the opportunity never presented itself (despite having passed Nagoya on the train several times) until 2013. I asked Shinya Tange,...
by Travel Japan Blog on Feb 2, 2014

Happy birthday Brent Hinds!

Although Brent was a mere 37 year old when I took this picture, he turns 40 today.
by Travel Japan Blog on Jan 16, 2014

Mastodon’s “Live from Brixton” released today

Mastodon @ Oakland’s Fox Theater...
by Travel Japan Blog on Dec 10, 2013

I burned out my eyes…

It feels like forever since I took today’s photo (back on 4/27/12). I wouldn’t mind reliving that night again and again. Hopefully, we will have some new Mastodon to listen to in the next few months. Please.
by Travel Japan Blog on Nov 4, 2013

Troy Sanders turns 40 today

Troy Sanders of Mastodon @ Roskilde Festival 2011...
by Travel Japan Blog on Sep 8, 2013

Mastodon is …

Mastodon Mastodons are an extinct group of mammal species related to elephants, that inhabited North and Central America during the late Miocene or late Pliocene up to their extinction at the end of the Pleistocene 12,000 years ago. Their genus ̷...
by What is this ? on Jul 18, 2013


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