Heavy Metal Supergroup!

Saturday, November 10th, 2012

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Members of Mastodon, Converge, Dillinger Escape Plan, Soulfly, and The Mars Volta are combining their powers to form a new heavy metal supergroup. But if you had the chance to create your own monster metal band, who would you recruit? That’s… Read More

Disney goes metal!

Thursday, November 8th, 2012

Looks like Disney is embracing the dark side and getting into the heavy metal game. As Consequence of Sound reported yesterday, Mastodon is contributing new music to the upcoming Monsters, Inc. sequel, Monsters University,… Read More

Record Store Day 2012 releases full list

Friday, March 23rd, 2012



Man, oh man. What have we got here? Looks like the full list of Record Store Day releases has just hit the interwebs. Consider this the ultimate shopping list.

Feel free to peruse the list over at RSD’s official website but I’d like to point out some of the hot items… Read More

The Black Keys, Metallica, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Mastodon releasing vinyl on Record Store Day

Monday, March 5th, 2012



Ah, Record Store Day. It’s Christmas in the Spring for music lovers everywhere. And this April 21st will be no different as thousands of people make their way to their nearest independent record store to fight each other over some exclusive wax.

This year has some good stuff in store for your turntable including… Read More

RiO!B episode – February 2, 2012

Thursday, February 2nd, 2012



Guns N’ Roses announce intimate tour

Mastodon/Opeth co-headlining tour

Meshuggah/Baroness/Decapitated North American tourRead More

Mastodon, Opeth announce North American tour dates

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012



Need an insane metal tour to check out this year? I got one for ya. How about Mastodon and Opeth? Yeah, I knew you’d like that.

Dubbed the Heritage Hunter tour, the two metal titans are hitting the road together starting April 4th in Portland, OR and will play until May 12th with a show in Atlanta, GA. The cool thing about this outing is that each night the bands will alternate headlining a show. One night Mastodon will close… Read More

Behold your rock music Grammy nominees

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011



Well there it is. The Grammy. The award that artists strive to win and the one that bloggers and fans hate. Primarily because, as fans, we feel that OUR favorite bands deserve all the accolades and fuck the rest. But this award ceremony offers us a place to vent our frustrations and reaffirm our hatred for genres and artists we can’t stand. There’s gonna be a lot of hate for one Justin Bieber again…even… Read More

What albums from 2011 are you thankful for?

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011



Happy Thanksgiving from the RiO!B. Being that it’s a time to be thankful, we would like to know what albums that came out this year that you’re most thankful for?

Personally, I’m thankful for new albums from Radiohead, Foo Fighters, Bon Iver, Fleet Foxes, Beastie Boys, R.E.M, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Mastodon and many more. So watch the special RiO!B episode up top and then leave… Read More

Watch: Mastodon play Curl of the Burl on Letterman

Thursday, October 6th, 2011



Mastodon’s new monster album, The Hunter, got its television debut last night on Late Show with David Letterman (via The Audio Perv). I know there are a few Mastodon fans… Read More

Watch: Mastodon – Curl Of The Burl

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011



Music video or PSA? Up top you can check out the video for Mastodon’s “Curl Of The Burl” from their forthcoming album, The Hunter, which you can listen to right now.

Basically, the gist of the video is thus. Don’t use nature to get high because you’ll turn into Paul Bunyan before being seduced… Read More