Tag Archives: Bill Kelliher

Watch Mastodon shop for music at Amoeba Records

Posted by on June 29, 2015

[youtube]https://youtu.be/NSIdSHoD1_A[/youtube] Wondering what Mastodon listen to? So was record store and music museum Amoeba Records, which had drummer Brann Dailor and guitarist Bill Kelliher by to pick some music out for their “What’s in my Bag” segment. Well, it’s pretty obvious in the music they make that there’s some Melvins influence in there, and indeed, […]

Read more

Mastodon win at Game of Thrones

Posted by on June 1, 2015

Scott Ian was in a recent episode of “The Walking Dead,” and now Mastodon get in on the television action, making an appearance on last night’s HBO show, “Game of Thrones.” They appeared as Wildlings in the climactic final battle of the episode. From the band’s Facebook page: “Yes, that was us on Game of Thrones […]

Read more

Here’s another look at Mastodon recording their new album

Posted by on June 16, 2014

[youtube]http://youtu.be/WqgNVNDi5iQ[/youtube] With Once More ‘Round the Sun due out in a week, Mastodon are giving  yet another look into the making of their sixth album. This one mostly features Brent Hinds playing guitar. You hear a few snippets of songs with him wailing over them as he wears a cowboy hat and stands on a chair […]

Read more

Here’s a look at Mastodon making their new album

Posted by on June 5, 2014

[youtube]http://youtu.be/BZ5W-64P2wg[/youtube] The new Mastodon album, Once More ‘Round the Sun, will be out in just three weeks. You’ve already heard two songs from the album, and in the first snippet of the making of the album, you get to hear some more of another song. A piece of the album’s second song, “The Motherload,” is heard in the […]

Read more

Mastodon’s Bill Kelliher: “I think us screaming and yelling is kind of a thing of the past”

Posted by on April 25, 2014

Mastodon have finally given us a new track off the new album Once More Around The Sun, and we’re pretty damn excited. Fans may have noticed that “High Road” doesn’t have much in the way of screaming like the band’s previous albums. In an Loudwire interview with guitarist Bill Kelliher, he talks about the band’s approach […]

Read more

Take the High Road and listen to a new Mastodon song

Posted by on April 16, 2014

Last Friday, Mastodon’s label sent out the first single from Once More Around the Sun out to radio. “High Road” is a catchy single with an extremely memorable chorus and a really interesting middle section/solo. A Kansas City radio station has posted a stream of the song online, so get a listen to it quickly before […]

Read more

Mastodon, Gojira, Kvelertak talk touring, Metallica, EPs

Posted by on March 4, 2014

With Mastodon taking Gojira and Kvelertak on the road with them starting in late April, ARTISTDirect lined up members of all three bands to talk about touring together. Mastodon’s Bill Kelliher, Gojira’s Joe Duplantier and Kvelertak’s Erlend Hjelvik are psyched to be playing with each other, but when it comes to which of their musical […]

Read more

Mastodon’s Bill Kelliher talks album, tour

Posted by on February 7, 2014

While the new Mastodon album isn’t due out until this Summer, when Backstage Axxess caught up with guitarist Bill Kelliher at NAMM, he held forth on the status of it, and what fans might expect from it. He told the site that he’s been listening to the rough demos of it, and says it has […]

Read more

Metal music can make you happy, according to The Atlantic

Posted by on September 10, 2013

Metal may be finally getting its due allegiance in the highbrow world of non-music website music analysis. In a recent article published online by The Atlantic, the genre is not only getting credit for being a valid emotional release but also for the graciousness of the artists creating the effects. Author Leah Sottile talks to reserach […]

Read more

The New Mastodon Album Could Be Out By Spring 2014

Posted by on July 8, 2013

There isn’t any new Mastodon music in Monsters University, but don’t worry: all is not lost. According to an interview with guitarist Bill Kelliher, they not only have 25-30 songs written for their upcoming sixth album, but they should be releasing it sometime around spring 2014. Says Kelliher: “Before we left for the European tour, […]

Read more