No self respecting SLV metal fan would be unaware of the artful and intense progressive metal band Mastodon, hailing from Atlanta, Georgia. Their captivating energy, thought provoking lyrics, aggressive power and overall proficiency as musicians no doubt puts them in the upper echelons of the contemporary metal scene. They creatively incorporate a unique rhythm style and a variety of instruments and effects that are reminiscent of Jazz fusion and psychedelic rock. Their shows are near legendary in scale: and they’re bringing the fight to our backyard.
-Mastodon at Terminal 5 in 2011
On May 1st, they will be performing at the Fox theatre in Oakland with Gojira, the astoundingly original death metal band from France, with a reputation for unique song structures and an uncommon blend of styles.
-Gojira at Tuska Open Air Metal Festival in 2006
Also joining Mastodon on stage will be Kvelertak, the hardcore punk/metal band from Norway. They have quite a reputation in the Scandinavian metal scene, blending heavy metal guitar with a grooving punk feel.
-Kvelertak in Denmark, 2011
These three acts will no doubt make for an intense and exciting experience, and this concert will definitely be in the running for the greatest metal event in our area this year. If we’re lucky, we may get a taste of the content from Mastodon’s upcoming album. I would recommend any SLV metal fan find a ride and a ticket as soon as possible. See you there!
By: Sam Wylie