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Mastodon gojira kvelerak tour

Mastodon have announced the second leg of their U.S. headlining tour in support of their excellent new album, Once More ‘Round the Sun, which the Heavy Blog Staff decided was one of the best albums of the year so far. The tour will once again feature the mighty Gojira and the fun-as-hell Kvelertak as openers. The tour kicks off in mid-October on Boise, ID and will finish up in Atlanta, GA in early November. Click the jump for dates.

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25-albums-part-11

We’re back! Yesterday, we kicked off our mid-year list with some truly crushing albums, ranging from the heavy to the progressive to the down right insane. As this list keeps going, it’s going to become quite clear just how good 2014 has been to us. Seriously, can any of you remember a year filled with more amazing and exciting records? And in the first half of it, as well? We’re not planning on stopping any time soon!

Without further ado, here’s an arbitrarily arranged list of awesome albums from 2014 so far. Remember: it’s okay to not like thing.

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gojira-mastodon-tour2014

Currently on the road to promote their upcoming album, Once More ‘Round the Sun, the Atlanta foursome not to be trifled with, Mastodon, take the most eco-friendly (and heaviest) band in the world, Gojira, and the six-piece stranglehold from Norway, Kvelertak on tour with some of the most bone-crushing riffs to take the stage.

Please enjoy a note from our photographer and a slew of photos behind the cut!

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gojira-mars-to-sirius

Nothing super special here. It’s just really slow today. Please enjoy this 8-bit version of Gojira‘s “Global Warming” from 2006’s From Mars To Sirius by YouTuber DominantDuck.

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princess-bride-acoustic

Alright, listen up. Apparently there’s some mass confusion about acoustic versions among artists, why you do them, and, more importantly, why you’re doing them badly. So badly, in fact, that you’re straight up ruining your own song, both in acoustic and in demeaning the original version by proxy. You need to stop, because you’re an idiot.

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gojira-born-in-winter

Though the album is nearly two years old now, French metallers Gojira still see it fit to support L’Enfant Sauvage with content. That delightfully brings us a brand new music video for the second-to-last track on the album, ‘Born in Winter,’ and it is absolutely rife with deep imagery and stuff that probably doesn’t make a lot of sense at a glance.

Please enjoy!

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hypno5e

You guys remember HYPNO5E, the French art-metal band melding Gojira-like guitar work and cinematic ambiance before that whole djent thing caught on? It’s only been two years since their last effort Acid Mist Tomorrow, which is about right for an album cycle, but it feels much longer! Turns out, they’ve been planning a new release, but they’re in need of some funds to make it happen.

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record store day 2014

Record Store Day is an important holiday around these parts. As my collection grows, I’ve been more willing to participate in the celebration of brick-and-mortar record stores and have traveled for hours to get to a participating store to get exclusive vinyl releases.

Exclaim.ca has posted a list of exclusives for this year’s event, and while the full list should really be marveled, we’ve combed it for stuff we feel like you’ll want to see first, including releases from Between the Buried and Me, Gojira, Mastodon, Opeth, and more. Check out our picks after the jump.

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gojira

As if this post really needed any more words. I could just leave that title and picture up there and most of us would still be ridiculously hype. Regardless, thanks to the keen eyed Greg over at Metal Injection, we’ve now learned through a Facebook update that Gojira are apparently hard at work, writing new material for the follow up to 2012’s L’Elephant Sausage.

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Mastodon gojira kvelerak tour

With Mastodon, Gojira, and Kvelertak showing up on Columbus, OH’s Rock on the Range Festival lineup for this summer, it was a no brainer that the groups could very likely be hitting the road together on a larger capacity. Finally, the rumors have been confirmed and a handful of tour dates have been announced.

Via Mastodon’s Facebook:

The tour kicks off April 28th in Seattle and criss-crosses the U.S. before culminating in a performance at the Rock On The Range Festival on May 18th. Tickets go on sale this Friday, February 7th.

Mastodon’s upcoming spring U.S. tour dates are as follows:

04/29 Portland, OR Roseland Theater
05/01 Oakland, CA Fox Theater
05/02 Los Angeles, CA Nokia Theater
05/03 Las Vegas, NV House of Blues
05/07 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue
05/08 Chicago, IL The Riviera Theater
05/09 Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE
05/12 Buffalo, NY The Town Ballroom
05/13 Washington, DC 9:30 Club

Though the dates are a bit thin, the tour is definitely stellar. If Rock on the Range weren’t a week before Maryland Deathfest, I’d consider the trip. Unfortunately, I’m gonna have to let this tour pass me by.

In other Mastodon news, the group shared the following update on their album sessions:

Hopefully the album release will coincide with this tour. Could use some of those Mastodon feel-good summer jams. More info on that when we get it.

– JR

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