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.
Covered, A Revolution in Sound: Warner Bros. Records can be streamed here. Which cover do you like best?
1. Mastodon: “Just Got Paid” (by ZZ Top)
2. The Black Keys: “Her Eyes Are A Blue Million Miles” (by Captain Beefheart)
3. Michelle Branch: “A Case Of You” (by Joni Mitchell)
4. Against Me!: “Here Comes A Regular” (by The Replacements)
5. Missy Higgins: “More Than This” (by Roxy Music)
6. James Otto: “Into The Mystic" (by Van Morrison)
7. Adam Sandler: "Like A Hurricane” (by Neil Young)
8. Taking Back Sunday: “You Wreck Me” (by Tom Petty)
9. The Used: “Burning Down The House” (by Talking Heads)
10. Disturbed: “Midlife Crisis” (by Faith No More)
11. Avenged Sevenfold:...