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Tag : Mastodon

03 Apr 2018

Download Festival 2018

With the inaugural Download Festival finally upon us, the weather gods were not kind to the plethora of Melbourne Metal fans heading to the festival. It threatened to be an absolute blow out of Noah’s ark proportions but by noon the ponchos were being put away and sun-screen was well in order. In typical Melbourne fashion, the weather changed suddenly and for the most part, we had a relatively dry day. Go figure! The downpour that greeted punters that arrived […]

29 Mar 2015

Mastodon Live @ Festival Hall, Melbourne

I have lost track of the amount of times I have seen Mastodon. Certainly, from memory, I have laid witness to most of their Australian sojourns and have managed to photograph them now a total of three times. (Festival Hall, The Palace and Billboard aka 170 Russell). The current tour was billed as the band’s first headlining tour of Australia with three dates in total in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. Each city got a different opener as well with Twelve […]