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ARTICLES

Riff Rundown: Mastodon's "Roots Remain"

August 5, 2018
Bill Kelliher elaborates how he uses open notes, bends, and hammer-ons for this Emperor of Sand track.
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Riff Rundown: Mastodon's "Sultan's Curse"

May 27, 2018
Guitarist Bill Kelliher slows down and articulates the nuances to the band's Grammy-winning single from 2017's Emperor of Sand.
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Orange Brent Hinds Terror Review

May 14, 2018
The Mastodon mayhem lord’s signature amp dishes killer clean tones as readily as filthy ones.
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First Look: Orange Brent Hinds Terror

February 20, 2018
PG's John Bohlinger straps on a hollowbody PRS, a vintage Gibson Les Paul (with P-90s), and a B-bender Tele to prove this metal box can do more than just "Blood and Thunder."
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NAMM '18 - Orange Brent Hinds Terror & Rocker 15 Terror Demos

January 28, 2018
The British amp greats show off two slightly overgrown channel-switching lunchbox heads—including a signature model for the Mastodon riffmeister.
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Mastodon’s Bill Kelliher Channels Pain and Gain

April 28, 2017
With hearts plagued by sorrow, new amps that go to 11, and a new ESP Sparrowhawk signature model, the 6-string riff-master and his bandmates made the powerful—at times elegiac—new album, Emperor of Sand.
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Wren and Cuff Elephant Skin Review

September 9, 2016
Wren and Cuff and Mastodon’s Troy Sanders collaborate to bring life to a bass-fuzz monster.
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Epiphone Unveils the Limited-Edition Brent Hinds Flying V Custom

April 11, 2016
It features the same classic body profile as the original historic Flying V first released in the late 1950s.
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NAMM '16 - Friedman Bill Kelliher Signature Amp Demo

January 24, 2016
The Mastodon guitarist talks about and plays through his labor of love with amp guru Dave Friedman.
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Mastodon: Beasts and Beer at Roskilde

July 15, 2015
The metal titans pour hops while headlining one of Europe’s largest music fests.
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Rig Rundown: Mastodon (2014)

November 26, 2014
The prog-metal juggernauts’ setup epitomizes straight-ahead rock ’n’ roll.
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Gibson Releases the Bill Kelliher “Halcyon” Les Paul

October 15, 2014
The Mastodon guitarist's signature model comes with a pair of Lace Dissonant Aggressor pickups.
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Mastodon: A Year in the Life of the Sludge Metal Lords

August 1, 2014
Riffmeisters Bill Kelliher and Brent Hinds play for the song on the quartet’s sixth album, Once More ’Round the Sun.
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Ear to the Ground: Mastodon’s “Chimes at Midnight”

June 16, 2014
The metal gods build on their legacy of brutality while infusing their raging tunes with a cinematic element.
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Top 5 Heavy Rig Rundowns

March 31, 2014
We dig deep into our vault to bring you the gear from five boundary-pushing heavy hitters.
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NAMM '14 - Lace Bill Kelliher Dissonant Aggressor & Brent Hinds Hammerclaw Signature Pickups

February 11, 2014
Hear and see a demo of the new signature passive pickups designed for and by Mastodon's guitar duo.
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LACE Pickups Introduces Bill Kelliher’s Dissonant Aggressor Series

January 16, 2014
The Dissonant Aggressors have been designed to have increased dynamic response, sustain, and articulation.
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Mastodon: Epic Wail

October 18, 2011
Mastodon''s Brent Hinds and Bill Kelliher talk about their concept metal''s show-but-sure crawl from primordial sludge to the more melodic and artsy approach on their highly-anticipated new album, "The Hunter."
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CD Review: Mastodon - "The Hunter"

September 20, 2011
with The Hunter, Mastodon loosens the recording reins to offer up a wider spectrum of musical goodness.
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CD Review: Mastodon - "Live at the Aragon"

March 23, 2011
Mastodon''s live performance of "Crack the Skye" is hit-or-miss on "Live at the Aragon."
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