As we told you back in the summer, Atlanta metal mavens Mastodon are coming to Marathon Music Works on Nov. 6 with Gojira and Kvelertak in support of their killer new album, Once More ‘Round the Sun, which was recorded right here in town, and debuted to critical acclaim and chart-topping sales. Not only is this show exciting news for fans of quality heavy music, but it’s also one of our most-anticipated concerts of the fall. And, because we don’t want you to miss it, we’re offering up a pair of tickets to one lucky fan. Buy yours here if you’re not the gambling type and keep reading for more about the show.
Lyrically ambitious and musically unpredictable, Mastodon are a staple in modern metal, having spent their near 15 year existence perfecting their sound, a mixture of sludge, progressive, alt metal, stoner, groove, and punk. The Atlanta group first rose to prominence with 2004’s Leviathan, and have flexed their adaptability and fluid musical sensibilities ever since. We most recently caught the band at Bonnaroo, where they delivered a skull-crushing late performance.
French rockers Gojira formed in the ’90s, and have released five impressive studio albums since ’01, developing a blend of thrash metal, technical death metal, progressive metal, and groove metal, wrapped around environmentally conscious themes. The band have a reputation for putting on one badass live show, and are well-matched to get you in the mood for Mastodon.
Hailing from Norway and adding further diversity to this impressive bill, Kvelertak are a comparatively new band, but have been making a big splash in the metal community since the 2010 release of their self-titled debut (and followup, Meir). Taking more of a black metal/hardcore approach, Kvelertak help round out the metal spectrum that will be on full display.
ENTER TO WIN TICKETS
Enter to win tickets by filling out the form below. Must be 18+ to attend, per the show’s age restrictions. After you have entered, there will be the option to share this contest via social media. For each person that you refer to the contest, you will receive an additional entry. If you experience any trouble with the contest widget, or have any questions, feel free to email us at c[email protected].
Winner will be announced Wednesday, Oct. 29, at 12 p.m. CDT, and will receive one pair of tickets. Good luck!
Mastodon, Gojira, and Kvelertak will perform Thursday, Nov. 6, at Marathon Music Works. The show is 18+, begins at at 7:30 p.m. (doors at 6:30 p.m.), and tickets are available to purchase for $28-30.