Mastodonwill release a new record this year called Once More Around the Sun. No release date or any other info as of now except that it was produced by Nick Raskulinecz (Deftones, The Hold Steady, Foo Fighters, Evanescene) and will come out via Warner Bros.
When the 2013 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival rolled through Mansfield, MA on July 16th, it was about 90 degrees out, humid, with no breeze and barely a cloud in the sky. A bright, sunny day doesn't exactly scream "metal" (although I suppose you could equate the heat to the fires of Hell). No matter how you put it, it was oppressively hot - but the climate didn't stop the bands nor the fans from giving their all.
Mastodon will release their fifth album, The Hunter, later this year. It'll include tracks like "Curl Of The Burl," "Dry Bone Valley," "Blasteroids," "The Octopus Has No Friends," "All The Heavy Lifting," and "Stargasm." Complete details will be announced soon.
Deftones will be touring this fall with Mastodon and Alice In Chains under the "BLACKDIAMONDSKYE" banner. The bands are running a photo/video uploading contest, in which they're handing out Zoom Q3 cameras and a pass to film any show on the tour. Enter at Buzznet - there are some hilarious/disturbing/spectacular entries so far.