It’s been almost two-and-a-half years since Atlanta metal titans Mastodon released their fifth album, The Hunter, an excellent collection that was one of the best albums of that year in any genre. Word is they are completing work on their latest opus, but for now we’ll just have to wait to see whether the band has continued its constant evolution and produced another special album. What we do know is that Mastodon has announced a full US tour, that they will be playing a big headline date in Los Angeles, and that the lineup is fantastic.


The show will be at the Nokia Theatre at LA Live on Friday, May 2nd, and support will be provided by the fine Norwegian band Kveterlak, fresh off dates with High on Fire in December, and the excellent French outfit Gojira, who were last seen in LA opening for the mighty Slayer in October and whom I wrote about in our end of year review in 2012. Frankly, it’s as tasty a metal lineup as you’ll see this year, and you’d be a fool not to click for tickets. Have a taste of what might be in store below.

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