Mastodon, Opeth confirm tour.
2012-01-21 by KJ Swantko | 76 Comments
Troy Sanders, Mastodon vocalist & basist, via interview has confirmed a North American tour with metal-giants Opeth; also confirmed for the tour is Ghost, a Swedish melodic metal group.

http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=168588
Tagged: Mastodon

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gabethepiratesquid
January 21st 2012
4522 Comments


No dates yet?

don't give a fuq

AngelofDeath
Staff Reviewer
January 21st 2012
16137 Comments


Sweet.

KjSwantko
January 21st 2012
9448 Comments




KjSwantko
January 21st 2012
9448 Comments


I don't know who Ghost is, there's some other psychadelic group by the name of it on here.

AngelofDeath
Staff Reviewer
January 21st 2012
16137 Comments


http://www.sputnikmusic.com/bands/Ghost-%28SWE%29/22846/

KjSwantko
January 21st 2012
9448 Comments


Good call, I saw the UK one but not them. Thx

Acanthus
January 21st 2012
9548 Comments


Awesome, give me CTS!

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Dev518
January 21st 2012
575 Comments


I should have seen Mastadon when they were touring with Alice in Chains and Deftones, so I could have seen them with good bands. Too bad the closest venue was Madison Square Garden and tickets were expensive.

BassDemon333
January 21st 2012
3422 Comments


Opeth probably won't play any heavy songs again

Auschwitz
January 21st 2012
1285 Comments


Mastodon and Opeth in one place? fuckin awesome. i bet The Hunter songs would be fucking great to see live.

Minushuman24
January 21st 2012
321 Comments


Fuck. Yes.

Imperial
January 21st 2012
1742 Comments


Well I wish I saw Opeth with this line-up. It was a snooze fest when I saw them last year.

WeepingBanana
January 21st 2012
10248 Comments


i'd go to this. i only kinda like both bands but it'd be pretty epic

Tribalist
January 21st 2012
57 Comments


The Hunter songs are outstanding live, I especially couldn't believe how well they were performing all of the vocal melodies. Always wanted to see Opeth and Ghost seems as though they would be fun too. Just hoping this one comes near me.

Bleekill
January 21st 2012
832 Comments


ghost sux

Xenophanes
Staff Reviewer
January 21st 2012
10697 Comments


Ghost is fucking awesome

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Dummit
January 21st 2012
361 Comments


MUST.
GO.
TO.
THIS.


Dimor
January 21st 2012
1839 Comments


This is a great tour! Ghost is a pretty cool swedish sort of satanic hard rock band. Seen them a couple of times here in Stockholm. Was a bit dissapointed with Opeth last time though, just too many meh-songs.

GeoffJesterPemberton
January 21st 2012
209 Comments


Opeth sucks live now. Such a shame. All they play is acoustic stuff.

figure337
January 21st 2012
420 Comments


mastodon>opeth[2]

Ovrot
January 21st 2012
10573 Comments


Can't wait for mastodon and ghost

Tyrael
January 21st 2012
20986 Comments


cool, probably the worst tour ever

love you too Fade

DeadBeat
January 21st 2012
529 Comments


"Mastodon > Opeth"


Nice joke

YUJOS
January 21st 2012
968 Comments


Opeth>Mastodon

Nice Joke

DeadBeat
January 21st 2012
529 Comments


Opeth has a much better vocalist, better guitarists, better bassist and drummer. Sorry, but that is undeniable.

gosk8n
January 21st 2012
1064 Comments


hopefully i get to see them

ChuckyTruant
January 21st 2012
15725 Comments


Would be sick. Don't like Ghost though.

chug73
January 21st 2012
1241 Comments


I thought more people here would be losing their shit at this announcement.

SCREAM!
January 21st 2012
10607 Comments


"I thought more people here would be losing their shit at this announcement."

Without dates no ones knows whether to get excited or not.

I hope these bands finally decide to come to Ottawa for the first time but I'm not getting my hopes up

Voivod
Staff Reviewer
January 21st 2012
6446 Comments


Awesome tour, I wish it could pass over Hellas as well.


On another note, the tour should take The Devil's Blood as a third act in the bill, they are much much better than Ghost.

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HenchmanOfSanta
January 21st 2012
1940 Comments


Opeth has a much better vocalist, better guitarists, better bassist and drummer. Sorry, but that is undeniable.
Except Brann Dailor is a god-tier metal drummer. And it doesn't really matter if Opeth has more technical skill because Mastodon for the most part writes better songs. Both are among my favorite bands though.

therayder
January 21st 2012
487 Comments


My two favorite metal bands...together....*dies of fanboyism*

fsharptrit0ne
January 21st 2012
4817 Comments


will be going

Shuyin
January 21st 2012
12201 Comments


'Mastodon for the most part writes better songs.'

will have to disagree on that

MO
January 21st 2012
19232 Comments


If they come to mtl or TO I'll totally go. Lets see how mike handles the growls.

Recspecs
January 21st 2012
9838 Comments


*crosses fingers* I hope they come to Atlanta.

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CrownOfMagnets
January 21st 2012
2334 Comments


Fuck yeah

Scoot
January 21st 2012
17957 Comments


hmm maybe if they come to vancouver

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Recspecs
January 21st 2012
9838 Comments


Hell yeah m/

thedougler
January 21st 2012
212 Comments


heavy meh

Cammadore64
January 21st 2012
1 Comments


Opeth has a much better vocalist, better guitarists, better bassist and drummer. Sorry, but that is undeniable.


Only someone who knows nothing about drumming would think that Martin Axenrot is better than Brann Dailor. That is
undeniable. Also Opeth has mediocre singing and great death growls, while Mastodon has two great original voices.

Auschwitz
January 21st 2012
1285 Comments


umm, are you kidding? Mike blows them out of the water in the vocal department with both cleans and harsh vocals. drumming and guitar skills easily go to Mastodon though.

SCREAM!
January 21st 2012
10607 Comments


"Also Opeth has mediocre singing"

I'd get those ears checked out

MO
January 21st 2012
19232 Comments


"Only someone who knows nothing about drumming would think that Martin Axenrot is better than Brann Dailor."

lol I don't get the constant brann dailor masturbatory tendencies by everyone, he's very average

SCREAM!
January 21st 2012
10607 Comments


Axe is a pretty fantastic drummer too though. Heritage proved that beyond a doubt

HenchmanOfSanta
January 21st 2012
1940 Comments


Axe is cool but Martin Mendez is the best Opeth drummer.

Timmons
January 21st 2012
561 Comments


the hunter was better than heritage

KjSwantko
January 21st 2012
9448 Comments


Opeth will surely be playing a lot of Heritage too.

Tour may lack m/

MO
January 21st 2012
19232 Comments


now that his growls have hit the shitter I'll agree with that

pedro70512
January 21st 2012
3833 Comments


the hunter was better than heritage [2]

Stoked for this. Saw the first show on the Heritage tour and was disappointed by the setlist. Maybe
touring with Mastodon will wake them up and bring back the more metallic Opeth of 1999-2005.

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pedro70512
January 21st 2012
3833 Comments


oh, look who posted right before me, haha. didn't notice that.

Kris.
January 21st 2012
12609 Comments


might consider going if they hit kc but really only for mastodon

ThyCrossAwaits
January 21st 2012
3075 Comments


"basist"

eternium
January 21st 2012
16345 Comments


Oh nice.

AngelofDeath
Staff Reviewer
January 21st 2012
16137 Comments


Axe is cool but Martin Mendez is the best Opeth drummer.


lol

the hunter was better than heritage


lol

iambandersnatch
January 21st 2012
1500 Comments


I'm not thatt big of a Mastodon fan but their drummer is amazing, I don't see how anyone could deny that. His fills are actually interesting, unlike most of the drummers out there.

Emim
January 21st 2012
26675 Comments


Except Brann Dailor is a god-tier metal drummer.


he was terrible live.

yes, brann, we get that you can play double bass.

quit ramming DADADADADADADADAADADADADADADADADADA down our throats the whole time.

KILL
January 21st 2012
72601 Comments


m/

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CakeWithCream
January 21st 2012
1029 Comments


brent's voice is fucking annoying. he sounds like a cat who just got its tail stapled to a fan. brann can sing and drum at the same time, so godly. both hunter and heritage were let downs.

oltnabrick
January 21st 2012
32009 Comments


"My two favorite metal bands...together....*dies of fanboyism*" [2]

I'm going to this.


Damon
January 21st 2012
257 Comments


Sputnikmusic just had a massive orgasm

beans
January 22nd 2012
2332 Comments


dopeness cant wait for dates

lauriej
January 22nd 2012
1712 Comments


fuck america

Timmons
January 22nd 2012
561 Comments


opeth are great, my only problem is they can sound a bit cheesy

jrowa001
January 22nd 2012
8750 Comments


seen both bands a few times. if opeth plays their heavy songs then i will go to this

Eclectic
January 22nd 2012
3302 Comments


Damn son, will be sweet!
jrowa, they don't any more, Akerfeldt even aknowledges it on stage.

druglesshippie
January 22nd 2012
182 Comments


This may just be the best show ever. I saw Opeth on their Heritage tour, and it was beautiful.

GeoffJesterPemberton
January 23rd 2012
209 Comments


People seem to be judging Opeth on their diversity and whatnot, but people are apparently not aware that Opeth does not play their heavy stuff at all anymore. I think Mikael has lost his ability to growl.

Horsehammer
January 23rd 2012
550 Comments


ill be sure to stay on top of this

itchy
January 23rd 2012
244 Comments


"Opeth does not play their heavy stuff at all anymore. I think Mikael has lost his ability to growl."

I can't know for sure until Mikael says it himself, but I think they did a less-heavy non-growling set on the Heritage tour
for the same reason that they made Heritage a less-heavy non-growling album... because that's what they wanted to do.
They've done this kind of thing in the past and it didn't become a 'thing'.

NightProwler
January 23rd 2012
6745 Comments


I saw Ghost live last summer, and it's not something I'd recommend. Weird dudes standing in black priest-like robes, smoke all over the place, and fucking bad metal. Sounds pretty cool, though, I thought so too when I went; left about 30-45 minutes after the show'd started.

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jrowa001
January 23rd 2012
8750 Comments


im sure they will go back to growling live soon. i went to the heritage tour and although they still sounded amazing, i just feel like it wont last if they keep doing the songs with only clean vocals.

AngelofDeath
Staff Reviewer
January 23rd 2012
16137 Comments


They'll end up playing roughly the same set over and over again, which will make it pointless to even go see them.

So, yeah, I think they'll kind of have to go back to playing some of the heavier stuff.

Buttloaves
January 23rd 2012
46 Comments


Fuck yeah, Ghost

MajorStupidity
January 24th 2012
10 Comments


Sounds awesome just need some dates now.

Thunderr
February 1st 2012
22 Comments


Metallica sucks cock



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