Mastodon are remembering the past and ushering in the future their latest updates. The band has released a video for the new tune “High Road” showing young royalty getting excited while two hotties prepare to makeout, but then the kid quickly wakes up in reality where he’s just a nerd playing role playing games with his grandma who’s hooked up to an oxygen tank. The video progresses from there where the kid then hooks up with a bunch of other nerds in medieval gear as they prepare to LARP. It’s definitely worth checking out. Mastodon also announced they’re accepting the crypto currency Bitcoin as payment for their new album One More ‘Round the Sun. You can preorder the album at their website now. The album drops June 24. Mastodon performs at Bonnaroo tonight.
Filter to tour with Helmet and Local H
Filter is going on tour with Helmet and Local H. The tour will come through Illinois next month at the Lombard Jaycees Fest in Lombard, Illinois. They tehn haed out west but then snake their way back through the Midwest later in August. The bands are calling the tour “The Anti-Folk Revival Tour in Drop-D.” Clever tour name, especially for us guitar players who love drop-D tuning.
Ill Nino are preparing for the release of a new album next month and they’ve put out a new single for fans to listen to on repeat. The song “Live Like There’s No Tomorrow” is streaming through YouTube right now. The latin-infused metal band will be out this summer with the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem festival July 20th at Midwest Ampitheater in Chicago. Their new album Till Death, La Familia drops in stores July 22nd.
Somewhat super group
It’s a kind of super-group of sorts—Soungarden bassist Ben Shepherd, Soundgarden and Pearl Jam drummer Matt Cameron, Off! Guitarist Dimitri Coats and Alain Johannes, formerly of Queens of the Stone Age, are hooking up for a side project. Apparently the project started up back in 2008, and now members are wanting to fire it back up. The music is described by Coats as heavy and doomy. Surely there are more updates on the horizon for the unnamed group.
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