Rhythm guitarist Bill Kelliher is a tree of a guy you shouldn't compete against in arm wrestling or finger hooking. Although he seems rather grumpy at first glance, he turns out to be a charming conversationalist. Unlike Tool frontman Maynard Keenan, for example, he doesn't hide behind dripping irony and artistic aloofness, but talks at length about the eighth Mastodon opus "Hushed And Grim" and the personal experiences and feelings that underlie it
eclipsed: As on "Emperor Of Sand", "Hushed And Grim" is also about an emotional coming to terms with a death in the band's environment. Is it therefore a sequel?
You look like she couldn't knock anything over so fast. Mastodon are four brawny, angular, full-body tattooed mid-forties from Atlanta, who actually have something to do with mammoths. And who compensate their everyday worries in music.
Three years ago the band from Atlanta had developed a bit more towards simpler structures with "The Hunter", but at the same time they had carved out some irresistible Hammersongs. The new sixth Mastodon studio album can't quite keep up. The conditions were better than ever: "The Hunter" the band lifted the success ladder a few steps higher and the straggler of the "New Wave Of American Heavy Metal" had become a real heavyweight.
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eclipsed is a music magazine based in Aschaffenburg and has been on the German market since 2000. It is aimed at friends of sophisticated rock music who want to go on a new acoustic voyage of discovery month after month.
eclipsed deals in detail with the rock greats of the 60s and 70s in the areas of art rock, prog, psychedelic, blues, classic, hard rock and much more as well as with the current scene in these areas.