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MASTODON Receives Grammy Nomination For Best Metal Performance

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This marks the third Grammy nomination for the Atlanta quartet, who were previously nominated in 2007 (Best Metal Performance: ‘Colony of Birchmen’ from the album BLOOD MOUNTAIN),and again in 2012 (“Best Metal Performance: ‘Curl of the Burl’ from the album THE HUNTER).

ONCE MORE ‘ROUND THE SUN was released on June 24, 2014 and produced by Nick Raskulinecz (Foo Fighters, Rush, Alice In Chains, Deftones, etc.) and received its highest U.S. and U.K. chart debuts ever, peaking at No. 1 on Billboard‘s Rock, Hard Rock, Tastemakers, and Alternative Album charts, as well as debuting at No. 6 on the Top 200 chart. Yet again, the critics have spoken:

“The mercurial metal heads have improved on the lean hard-rock pummel of 2011’s the Hunter with lattices if ornate riffs and primal vocals…the band sounds best when taking risks.” – Rolling Stone

“The band’s prog-metal potential stuns, with Dailor sounding like a young Ozzy over shredding guitars and enough drum dominance to blow out your speak system. Head-band on.” – Spin.Com

“The Atlanta thrashers continue to walk a fine line between brutal hardcore, bespectacled math rock, and area-ready melody.” – Entertainment Weekly / The “MUST LIST”

The 57th Annual Grammy Awards will air Sunday, February 8th @ 8pm ET / 7pm CT on CBS. Check local listings for details. Please note that in addition to performances, the nominees for the Album of the Year will be announced during A Very GRAMMY Christmas, airing TONIGHT –Friday, Dec. 5 9/8c on CBS.

Mastodon is currently on tour in Europe and have announced their first-ever headline tour of Australia set for March 2015. Tickets for those dates go on sale Dec 11th.  All confirmed tour dates are listed below:

12/05    Torhout, Belguim                                  De Mast

12/07    Spain, Madrid                                       La Riviera

12/08    Barcelona, Spain                                  Razzmatazz

12/10    Milan, Italy                                            Fabrique

12/11    Pratteln, Switzerland                            Konzertfabrik 27

12/12    Munchen, Germany                              Backstage

12/13    Dortmund, Germany                             FZW / Freizeitzentrum

12/15    Vesterbro, Denmark                             Store Vega

12/16    Oslo, Norway                                        Sentrum Scene

12/17    Stockholm, Sweden                              Fryshuset

12/19    Helsinki, Finland                                   The Circus

 

Mexico 2015:

03/13    Districto Federal, MEX                          Foro Sol

03/14    Districto Federal, MEX                          Foro Sol

 

Mastodon 2015 Australian Tour:

03/27    Melbourne                                            Festival Hall

03/28    Sydney                                                 Big Top Luna Park

03/29    Brisbane                                               Eatons Hill Hotel

 

Additional Mastodon news will be announced soon. Until then check out: www.mastodonrocks.com

 

 

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