Tool and Mastodon men join forces in new supergroup

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Tool drummer Danny Carey and Mastodon vocalist and guitarist Brent Hinds have come together in a “wacky nautical-themed supergroup” under the moniker Legend Of The Seagullmen.

The band also features OFF!’s Dimitri Coats and movie director Jimmy Hayward producing.

According to a recent feature in Rolling Stone, the Seagullmen concept is the brainchild of Frank, Chris and David Dreyer “who have put on appropriately theatrical concerts and made movies about the band’s long-running legend in recent years.”

The band’s imaginative history concerns a 400,000 year old story of pirates, sailors, a rock band and numerous mystical sea creatures.

The Seagullmen have so far released two suitably sea-worthy songs, “The Deep-Sea Diver” and “Ships Wreck”. You can listen to both via the streams below:

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Watch! Mastodon release video for “The Motherload”

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Atlantan metal band Mastodon have released a video for their track “The Motherload.”

Lifted from their album Once More ‘Round The Sun, the video was directed by Jonathan Rej and Thomas Bingham from US cable network Adult Swim. The song is the third single to be released from the LP.

Mastodon are set to embark upon a world tour in October, playing a series of dates in the UK through November and December. Confirmed UK shows are as follows:

Nov 20th: Belfast The Limelight
Nov 22nd: Southampton O2 Guildhall
Nov 24th: Manchester Academy
Nov 25th: Newcastle O2 Academy
Nov 26th: Glasgow O2 Academy
Nov 28th: London O2 Academy
Nov 29th: Birmingham O2 Academy
Dec 01st: Nottingham Rock City
Dec 02nd: Bristol O2 Academy

You can watch the video for “The Motherload” below:

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New music releases, 4th August 2014

Here are the new and notable music releases for this week, 4th August 2014:

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Brimstone Coven, Brimstone Coven

Live At The Capitol Theater NJ, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band
Long Road Home, Charlie Simpson
That’s The Way It Is (Legacy Edition), Elvis Presley
Angus & Julia Stone, Angus & Julia Stone
Sunset On The Golden Age, Alestorm
Origins, Eluveite
Light Of Dawn, Unisonic
John Garcia, John Garcia
The Apple Core Archives, Acid Reign
Back To The Front, Entombed A.D.
Aftershock (Tour Edition), Motorhead
Original Album Series (Box Set), Jethro Tull
Original Album Series (Box Set), Ten Years After
The World We Left Behind, Nachtmystium
Wovenwar, Wovenwar
Transients, Omega
Cult, Apocalyptica
Supreme Chaos, War Of Ages
Curtains (Deluxe Edition), Tindersticks
Remission (Reissued), Mastodon
Fight The System, Massive Wagons
Ahses To Ashes, Chelsea Grin
Midnight Dynamite (Collector’s Edition), Kix
No Fools No Fun, Puss N Boots
Live 1966 – 67, Captain Beefheart and his Magic Band
Rise Of The Damnation Army: United World Rebellion Chapter Two, Skid Row

You can buy all of the above – and many more! – from the Skin Back Alley Music Store, powered by Amazon A-Store.

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The Skin Back Alley Sonisphere playlist!

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Glastonbury Schmastonbury! Tour De Who?! Metalheads’ sights are now firmly set on this this weekend’s Sonisphere festival!

The show at Knebworth Park is set to see performances from a raging horde of metal’s finest, including Glastonbury conquerors Metallica with their By Request set, UK new wave legends Iron Maiden, thrash merchants Anthrax and Slayer and whole bunch more!

So what better way to get yourself into the metal mood (like you needed an excuse!) than with Skin Back Alley’s very own Sonisphere Spotify playlist?!

Click through below to get your metal mosh on!

Find out more about this weekend’s Sonisphere festival at their official website, and check out the full line up below!


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New music releases, 23rd June 2014

Here are this week’s new and notable music releases for the 23rd June 2014:

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Once More ‘Round The Sun, Mastodon

Magical Dirt, Radio Moscow
Electric Brick Wall, Black Bananas
Revival, Bellowhead
while(1<2), Deadmau5
Journey To The Centre Of The Earth, Rick Wakeman
Return To The Centre Of The Earth, Rick Wakeman
Perils From The Seas, Mark Kozelek and Jimmy Lavalle
The Amanuensis, Monuments
Ix, Corrosion Of Conformity
Europe Live, Eric Johnson
7 Skies H3, The Flaming Lips
Titan, Septic Flesh
Heal, Strand Of Oaks
Live in 1970 (Box Set), Soft Machine
Things Are Really Great Here, Sort Of…, Andrew Bird
Mexico, Gus Gus
Duulirium, Amon Duul II
Umbra, Arc
Unchained, Elias Hulk
World Funeral, Marduk
Elements Of The Infinite, Allegaeon

All of the above albums, and many more, are available via the Skin Back Alley Music Store.

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