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JONAH HEX news so mind-meltingly awesome that only Satan's Mighty Balls are cooler!

Published at: Sept. 2, 2009, 10:50 p.m. CST by headgeek

Hey folks, Harry here with awesomeness the likes of which only Medusa's slithering snakey bush might conceal badassery to match. It seems this is the time of year where little birdies will come a calling with mind-numbing news of unmatched wowitude. Today - and many other days as well - the metal gods known as MASTODON have been not so quietly scoring the film JONAH HEX. When I asked what it was sounding like, the only response was, "Needless to say, pretty heavy!" Man - Daft Punk doing TRON 2. Mastodon doing JONAH HEX - geek just got real cool - The metal sounds of an occult western. SO COOL. I really do have an incredibly good feeling about this. Of course, I also bought tickets for METALOCALYPSE with Dethklok and Mastodon this November here in Austin, so I'm chomping at the bit for this tiny rocking bit of awe! How about you?

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  • Sept. 2, 2009, 10:12 p.m. CST

    Mastodon

    by FatCharlie

    with Crack the Skye, Mastodon have crafted this generations 2112. big words i know, but give it a listen and you'll be forced to agree. amazing band with amazing musicians. cant wait to hear what thier sound track will sound like.

  • Sept. 2, 2009, 10:12 p.m. CST

    Hmm....

    by jabbayoda

    Harry, I guess I have to hand over my geek card, because I don't have any idea what the fuck any of this shit is. Is this the one with the girl from Death Proof?

  • Sept. 2, 2009, 10:12 p.m. CST

    First!

    by Johnno

    But really I just wanted to say, how come no news here about Boondock Saints II? IGN's got a trailer!

  • Sept. 2, 2009, 10:13 p.m. CST

    crap...

    by crashcow

    I was almost first.

  • Sept. 2, 2009, 10:13 p.m. CST

    Damn, not first!

    by Johnno

    Now I look like a complete ass!

  • Sept. 2, 2009, 10:13 p.m. CST

    More kick ass than Kick ass.

    by hallmitchell

  • Sept. 2, 2009, 10:13 p.m. CST

    How about a Clint Eastwood cameo

    by hallmitchell

    To make my face melt.

  • Sept. 2, 2009, 10:13 p.m. CST

    Harry....

    by Clervel

    Damnit, I thought you had something mind blowing to tell me!! "Pretty Heavy" is all those nit wits could respond with...that's like Julia Childs saying the food may be hot!! Well, as they say..from the mouths of Genius!

  • Sept. 2, 2009, 10:14 p.m. CST

    WILD WILD WEST (METAL REMIX)

    by Mullah Omar

    The last anachronistic Western I enjoyed was BRISCO COUNTY. I'm not holding out a lot of hope for this film.

  • Sept. 2, 2009, 10:14 p.m. CST

    Mastdon haven't been good for awhile.

    by gnarwhal_evan

    Leviathan was their last good album, so we'll see...

  • Sept. 2, 2009, 10:14 p.m. CST

    Ha

    by FatCharlie

    funny how i didnt feel the need to post FIRST...and just posted somthing relevent to the discussion...;)

  • Sept. 2, 2009, 10:15 p.m. CST

    Huh? This isn't awesome news.

    by ChezKing

    This isn't news at all...this is bullshit. Bull...shit.

  • Sept. 2, 2009, 10:16 p.m. CST

    gnarwhal_evan

    by FatCharlie

    seriouslly?....Leviathan was an excellent album but Blood Moutain was better and Crack the Skye better still...well..in my opinion...and your entitled to yours and...well never mind.

  • Sept. 2, 2009, 10:16 p.m. CST

    The script supposedly blows.

    by Barrock

    Someone got a copy of the script due to their father training the horses for the film. http://www.1up.com/boards/posts/list/43113.page "But here's one of the script directions word for word(mind you that this is written by professional Hollywood writers.): Hex just busted an ass-load of bullets into the greasy gun-slinger when all ofthe sudden Turnbull busts in with a MOTHER FUCKING FLAMETHROWER!!! and another, A shadowy figure appears behind the group of cowboys, pulling out a sweet looking triple barreled pistol (It's John Malkovich!) "

  • Sept. 2, 2009, 10:16 p.m. CST

    I'm really not sure about this...

    by The Ringwraith

    I'm a pretty old-school geek and I like my orchestral stuff...but that said, I know there's place for electronic scores and even rock scores. But still...not knowing much about this Jimmy Hayward or the real tone of the film I'm not sold this will be as awesome as Harry thinks. It could start to sound like some horrible straight-to-DVD action flick.

  • Sept. 2, 2009, 10:21 p.m. CST

    FatCharlie - "Crack" is better than "Mountain"

    by gnarwhal_evan

    That music is true, but I still can't get into those albums the way I get into Leviathan.

  • Sept. 2, 2009, 10:21 p.m. CST

    Harry... you are the weakest writer here...

    by Fah-Cue

    Seriously. Your reviews are tough to get through... and you oversell things WAY too much. Like this dumb piece of "cool news". Ugh.

  • Sept. 2, 2009, 10:21 p.m. CST

    *MUCH is true...

    by gnarwhal_evan

    edit button please...

  • Sept. 2, 2009, 10:22 p.m. CST

    Mastadon is shit,,2112...why would you say that.

    by Clervel

    there is some relevance for you. Just like Bunny said in Plattoon..."Redneck noise man!!" Crack the sky is a waste upon my ears.

  • Sept. 2, 2009, 10:25 p.m. CST

    Platoon.

    by Clervel

    oops.

  • Sept. 2, 2009, 10:27 p.m. CST

    mastodon rules

    by smutpeddlar999

    love the new cd

  • Sept. 2, 2009, 10:28 p.m. CST

    Never heard of them...

    by Paul T. Ryan

    ...ergo don't care.

  • Sept. 2, 2009, 10:28 p.m. CST

    gnarwhal_evan

    by FatCharlie

    i get what your saying. Leviathan had real ties to Moby Dick wich makes it more acessable...But as a Musician myself im blown away by the technical ability they show in Crack the Sky. and Clervel...i made the comparasin knowing what i was saying...2112 redefined prog-rock...im saying the Mastodon did the same thing with this album. if you disgree then please explain why you think so. im sure i might be wrong...:)

  • Sept. 2, 2009, 10:29 p.m. CST

    by FatCharlie

    i just realized how bad my spelling is....

  • Sept. 2, 2009, 10:29 p.m. CST

    Harry feel like me

    by Clervel

    when I heard that Billy Corgan was doing the music to Ron Howards Ransom...look how that turned out.

  • Sept. 2, 2009, 10:30 p.m. CST

    Sooooo, it'll sound like every other film

    by kikuchiyoboy

    since the beginning of the millennium?

  • Sept. 2, 2009, 10:31 p.m. CST

    FatCharlie

    by Clervel

    Point Taken. Im just bitter.

  • Sept. 2, 2009, 10:35 p.m. CST

    Clervel

    by FatCharlie

    cool cool. i really dont mind being proven wrong. dialouge with shit learned on both sides is alot more productive in my opinion.

  • Sept. 2, 2009, 10:40 p.m. CST

    Are people really excited about this film?

    by 3D-Man

    He was always a 3rd string character at best. Was there really that much of a following for this comic book?

  • Sept. 2, 2009, 10:43 p.m. CST

    Sweet!

    by Omar B

    Finally, a good, heavy score.

  • Sept. 2, 2009, 10:47 p.m. CST

    Wow, that's cool!

    by Rene_Belloq_12inch_Figure

    It almost appears Film is considered an art still.

  • Sept. 2, 2009, 10:52 p.m. CST

    Bring back Tangerine Dream!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    by Monkeybrains

  • Sept. 2, 2009, 11 p.m. CST

    Who? *Yawn* I Go Poop Now...

    by Frodo T. Baggins

  • Sept. 2, 2009, 11:13 p.m. CST

    Pretty damn cool..

    by DigitalBeachWar

    Being from Atlanta and knowing them... I find this to be something to be happy about. If I'm not mistaken, Bradford Cox of Deerhunter (another ATL band) helped score "Where The Wild Things Are" with Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs... who was and may still be romantically involved with director Spike Jonze.

  • Sept. 2, 2009, 11:14 p.m. CST

    AICN reacts to everything like a 12 year old school girl

    by Scapulawings

    Oh, my gawd, this is like the greatest news evar! I'm so tired of every story having a million exclamation points at the end of it. Seriously, they think everything is either the worst news in the world or the greatest news ever. It's a joke.

  • Sept. 2, 2009, 11:17 p.m. CST

    PS

    by DigitalBeachWar

    Mastadon's new album is beyond amazing. If you disagree simply fuck yrself.

  • Sept. 2, 2009, 11:17 p.m. CST

    2112

    by LeeVanQueef

    Rush is pretentious prog rock about trees, and I haven't been able to listen to their immature crap since I was a teenager. Having the skill to play difficult music doesn't mean the music you make is good. Mastodon makes great music.

  • Sept. 2, 2009, 11:20 p.m. CST

    Scapula...

    by DigitalBeachWar

    Why visit the site? You know the formula... don't like it, don't come back. It's that easy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Sept. 2, 2009, 11:21 p.m. CST

    queef

    by logicalnoise01

    All I heard was "blah blah blah" the last few albums sucked and our sales can't come close to the awesome that is rush" BTW I'm not even a canadian. Meh doesn't matter I'm one of those "fags" that likes dream theater and nightwish.

  • Sept. 2, 2009, 11:26 p.m. CST

    The only

    by TheHumanBeingAndFish

    The only reason I've heard of Mastodon is that their drummer is, apparently, a huge '70s-era Phil Collins fan. (OTOH, which drummer isn't?)

  • Sept. 2, 2009, 11:35 p.m. CST

    AKIVA "BATMAN AND ROBIN" GOLDSMAN

    by ZZZARDOZZZ

    Is the producer of this film, you might recall.

  • Sept. 2, 2009, 11:35 p.m. CST

    had my hopes up for a second there

    by Blamerandymazzuca

    i read that headline and hoped we were actually having some cool news again but then i reeled my excitement in and remembered the source and braced for something stupid like "Its gonna be in 3D!!!!" or "Gilbert Gottfried has a cameo!!!!" Sure enough, this news wasnt really that exciting. Mastadon sounds like Cookie Monster music. Okay, im going to go back to making a loop of every movie site on the internet seeing if anyone has anything exciting to report. God i love getting paid taxpayer money to keep America safe at night.

  • Sept. 2, 2009, 11:35 p.m. CST

    had my hopes up for a second there

    by Blamerandymazzuca

    i read that headline and hoped we were actually having some cool news again but then i reeled my excitement in and remembered the source and braced for something stupid like "Its gonna be in 3D!!!!" or "Gilbert Gottfried has a cameo!!!!" Sure enough, this news wasnt really that exciting. Mastadon sounds like Cookie Monster music. Okay, im going to go back to making a loop of every movie site on the internet seeing if anyone has anything exciting to report. God i love getting paid taxpayer money to keep America safe at night.

  • Sept. 2, 2009, 11:39 p.m. CST

    COMPLETE SUCKAGE

    by lalalandlovechild

    Um, I'd rather have a film composer compose the film score. All these wannabe fucking rock-star-turned-film-composers are lame. The reason why these guys need so much time to do the scores is because they have no fucking clue what they're doing. Stick to making records and let the people who score films do their job.

  • Sept. 2, 2009, 11:39 p.m. CST

    Actually, Satan's mighty balls are warm.

    by No Respectable Gentleman

  • Sept. 2, 2009, 11:42 p.m. CST

    Daft Punk doing Tron2?

    by StrokerX

    Holy shit that does sound rad.

  • Sept. 2, 2009, 11:44 p.m. CST

    NO BOONDOCK SAINTS II?

    by GLENNTROPOLIS

    How the hell could I have seen that trailer on another site before I saw it on this one? AND NOT EVEN A POST? Or even a story on the production of it? Did you guys piss someone off or was it hush hush?

  • Sept. 2, 2009, 11:47 p.m. CST

    This is just as awesome as Buckethead scoring Ghost On Mars!

    by Series7

    Not a big fan of Mastodon. Just kind of boring same-o same-o metal stuff.

  • Sept. 2, 2009, 11:47 p.m. CST

    boondock saints II

    by Blamerandymazzuca

    has been shelved for like four years just waiting to get released

  • Sept. 2, 2009, 11:48 p.m. CST

    I can't believe i clicked this

    by A-COD

    hyperbole much Harry? Weak.

  • Sept. 2, 2009, 11:48 p.m. CST

    Isn't Daft Punk

    by Series7

    Done with their score? Like 28 songs deep. I've seen there other movies, kind of boring. Tron will probably be the same.

  • Sept. 2, 2009, 11:48 p.m. CST

    Mastodon

    by Harold-Sherbort

    They got the greenlight about a 4 months ago to make Crack the Skye into a film. They're a talented band who happens to write some great songs. I'd still rather see the rumors of a Tool movie come to life though.

  • Sept. 2, 2009, 11:49 p.m. CST

    WENDY CARLOS FOR TRON!!!!!

    by ThePilgrim

    Daft Punk is cool and all. Fuck i raced out to by the single for the funk when it came out. But Wendy is tron, and I for one do not understand why she can no team up with DP. I do not get it period!!!! Honor her and let her do a track with them. Just one track... One, thats all I'm asking. Just one, tiny little track for Tron 2.

  • Sept. 2, 2009, 11:49 p.m. CST

    Boondock Saints...

    by Harold-Sherbort

    ...sucked.

  • Sept. 2, 2009, 11:53 p.m. CST

    and here i was expecting something totally wicked

    by therealrockinrolla

  • Sept. 2, 2009, 11:56 p.m. CST

    Harry, you are one happy motherfucker!

    by YackBacker

    The only mastodon I know was the huge dump I took this morning, but whatever you kids listen to nowadays sounds really groovy to me. Rock on, Knowles.

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 12:08 a.m. CST

    fuck this link...thought it was something bad ass...not Mastadon

    by Gungan Slayer

    oh god, MASTODON scoring Jonah Hex? ughhh....and I was so looking forward to this...everything seemed like it was going in the right direction....now...don't know...FUCK SHIT...I clicked on this link thinking it was something awesome. shit.

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 12:08 a.m. CST

    Umm.. Harry, that's great news (that's a month old)

    by farkistan

    Just sayin' http://bit.ly/3mMB62

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 12:12 a.m. CST

    Why does Jonah Hex = Metal or Prog Rock?

    by cymbalta4thedevil

    This is a WESTERN. An off beat Western with Supernatural Elements, maybe. But with all the great Americana artists out there they go with Mastodon?<br /><br />I would imagine some Rick Rubin era Johnny Cash or Steve Earle's "Devil's Right Hand" would be more appropriate for Jonah Hex. Nick Cave? Tom Waits? Alejandro Escovedo? Hell, Dylan or Springsteen or Neil Young could come up with more appropriate songs for a Jonah Hex movie. Am I the only one who finds this bizarre?

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 12:19 a.m. CST

    dont know whats worse

    by Blamerandymazzuca

    no news or webmasters acting like okay news is exploding ecstasy on a rocket ship

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 12:20 a.m. CST

    I don't even know who they are?

    by lockesbrokenleg

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 12:24 a.m. CST

    Brann Dailor is the shit

    by MacReady452

    Lethargy....find it. If you aren't pumped about this you are gay and faggot. Get back into the locker you were shoved in years ago. The Metalocalypse/Mastadon show is going to kill your baby and rape your mother. *some dork* "I dont get that reference." If you don't find this awesome you have no dick. WORKHORSE is one of the best metal songs in the last 10 years. Now they just need to get Lamb of God to kill all the assholes who are like, "I know nothing about this but it sounds dumb so I'll call it out." Go back to the Bad Boys II TB where you belong.

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 12:30 a.m. CST

    Harry, when you see Dethklok and Mastadon

    by firewhale

    make sure you get there early enough to see High on Fire too. One of the best real, REAL metal bands making music today. Vocalist/guitarist Matt Pike will rip your fucking face off and hand it to you. Listen to the album Blessed Black Wings and tell me I'm wrong.

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 12:51 a.m. CST

    Mastodon

    by BERSERKR

    Is a great band but i prefer their older albums over the new especially Remission.

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 1:01 a.m. CST

    Boondock Saints 2 trailer....

    by cheyne_stoking_DMS

    fuckin' A. Too bad Willem Dafoe's character won't return though.

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 1:05 a.m. CST

    i think

    by Blamerandymazzuca

    this is turning into a Neill Cumpston sound alike contest. too bad there is only one Neill and i miss him dearly.

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 1:11 a.m. CST

    Holy Fuck! A shitty day just got improved

    by safeinheavendead

    Thank you so much for this news Harry. I started a new job tonight and was hazed like a motherfucker and made to scrub toilets and somehow upon hearing this news everything seems a little sunnier. Mastodon!

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 1:11 a.m. CST

    BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

    by ganymede3010

    I thought you had a real scoop for us Harry.

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 1:19 a.m. CST

    Masta who?

    by ToMonicker

    God, I'm old... TRON2's more exciting ot me than HEX, but then I don't have a clue who is, except what I randomly saw on a BATMAN BRAVE & BOLD cartoon. Boy did that cartoon suck! Batman's future looks like FUTURAMA and MARVEL's GALACTUS had a baby. Meh.

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 1:20 a.m. CST

    And Satan's Balls!

    by ToMonicker

    Are what? *cough,cough*

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 1:57 a.m. CST

    That's cool news? Get a fucking grip

    by Brody77

    I was expecting some bit of actual movie scoop, not news some frigging metal band were involved.

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 2:12 a.m. CST

    Mastodon are off the boil these days...

    by BiggusDickus

    Should've gone with one of the Euro-Doom bands like Dimmu Borgir or the awesome Ahab!<p>Still, any mainstream coverage for REAL Metal is ok by me. I'm sick of all this Nu-metal and Emo wank...

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 2:12 a.m. CST

    Why? Huh? And What?

    by Pitofbenders

    Mastodon are not my cup of Tea, they are low on the Metal Totem pole. I understand why people like them, but it's not my thing. I like some Prog bands, but they just don't do it for me. I prefer Into Eternity and Zero Hour, that's just me when it comes to the Prog thing. SOOOO, why are they going to BAND score way instead of just a regular score with an orchestra? I prefer the full orchestra rather than "heavy" music. I love Metal, but I feel for the most part it cheapens a movies credibility when they go with bands. But that's just me. I hope the movies good, but I'm not that invested in it so whatever....

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 2:23 a.m. CST

    Anal with Clint Eastwood on his snakey bush?

    by TakingScorpiosCalls

    Would you?

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 2:23 a.m. CST

    Harry likes Satan's Balls

    by Rene_Belloq_12inch_Figure

    he's aching for some red teabagging goodness in hell.

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 2:41 a.m. CST

    Not a bad choice but would prefer Unsane

    by Talkbacker with no name

    would have loved to have seen them use the other great relapse band 'Unsane' myself. This should be the Jonah Hex opening credits theme right here, maaan http://tinyurl.com/l9gpsz

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 2:48 a.m. CST

    Strangely

    by mighty boosh

    ...I've always wanted to make a western with a heavy metal soundtrack. I've no idea why, and was always fully aware of the shortcomings of such a project, however looks like we'll see how the idea turns out!

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 2:57 a.m. CST

    Where is the "cool news" section of AICN?

    by F-18

    This ain't it.

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 3 a.m. CST

    mighty boosh

    by Talkbacker with no name

    yeah it seems quite fitting of though think a hardcore rock blues is more fitting myself. Hoping that's the style they will go for rather than straight out metal

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 3:02 a.m. CST

    Mr Spork

    by Talkbacker with no name

    You are given a chance to say how you feel about the stuff here and you waste it with that!? very poor, man.

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 3:10 a.m. CST

    Dont know what to think about this...

    by wowsah156

    This could be incredibly amazing or it could end up bad. Real bad. Ghost Rider bad. First was the teaser poster which to be honest looked like a cover for a DTV porno with Holyweirds favourite pornotrash Megan fox looking provocativley at Hex's "big gun". Now we have a seldom heard metal band doing the sound track. Watching Hex do his thing to a metal soundtrack doesnt feel right. But then again thats what they said about Sergio Leone's movie soundtracks when his movies came out. Dont know. Undecided.

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 3:14 a.m. CST

    im with mr spork

    by Blamerandymazzuca

    what happened to the glory days of movie fans breaking their backs to sneak in and get top secret set news and little whispers of info? has the studio system finally got their security so good that nothing gets out? seems like theres nothing exclusive anymore.

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 3:22 a.m. CST

    VNV Nation would've been a better choice

    by Dingbatty

    than Daft Punk, if not Carlos.

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 3:23 a.m. CST

    Great News

    by Aftermath1349

    Great band and they have the potential to write a really great, creepy western prog-metal score.

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 3:40 a.m. CST

    Blamerandymazzuca

    by Talkbacker with no name

    yeah pretty much. What gets out is all controlled now to a point.

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 3:50 a.m. CST

    Blamerandymazzuca also

    by Talkbacker with no name

    The things you have to sign these days are followed through to the letter. Sending in pics from a set etc. is so not worth losing a good job over.

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 3:53 a.m. CST

    Masta who?

    by masteryoda007

    Never heard of them. Should have got Muse instead.

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 3:53 a.m. CST

    Masta who?

    by masteryoda007

    Never heard of them. Should have got Muse instead.

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 4:08 a.m. CST

    Re: JONAH HEX

    by ArmageddonProductions

    For a second there, I was thinking, based on the title of this article, that the "mind-numbingly awesome thing" was gonna be that somebody actually went in and redid that Godawful Jonah Hex makeup. Seriously, I think Kevin Spacey sported more Jonah Hex-like makeup in PAY IT FORWARD. That thing on Josh Brolin's face is like an embarrassment mixed with a dog turd. Beethoven could rise from the grave and score the goddamn thing with John Bonham and Jimi Hendrix in the orchestra and it wouldn't be enough to fix that shit.

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 4:14 a.m. CST

    ok Armageddon

    by Talkbacker with no name

    what pictures are you going by because the stuff I've seen is on set pics and looks pretty good as it is without all the post stuff that will be doen on the movie. SO yeah what picture are you referring to?

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 4:23 a.m. CST

    DigitalBeachWar

    by Scapulawings

    I come to this site because AICN does actually have news that's new to me and worthwhile to hear about but the way they write up these stories is absolutely juvenile and most of the time pretty worthless. It's like a piece of candy wrapped in shit. The biggest joke is when they attempt to "review" something where they just explain absolutely everything that happens in a movie and call it a review. It's like reading a book report by a 7 year old. This happens and then this happens and then this happens.... So yeah, I'll keep coming back here as long as they have actual news but don't tell me to get the fuck out just because they can't write for shit.

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 4:26 a.m. CST

    Scapulawings

    by Talkbacker with no name

    do you see the irony of writing that in the talkbacks? ;)

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 4:28 a.m. CST

    if of course you were being ironic, Scapulawings

    by Talkbacker with no name

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 4:51 a.m. CST

    Very cool...

    by LastOfTheV8Interceptors

    .. was kinda hoping for more of a weird Morricone vibe but that works too. They can be subtle when they want to be. The opening bit to Sleeping Giant is chock full o' win.

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 4:56 a.m. CST

    ..and I don't know...

    by LastOfTheV8Interceptors

    ... if it's too wise to publicly claim to be an expert on balls of any kind.

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 5:27 a.m. CST

    Metal sucks...

    by cheyne_stoking_DMS

    the genre is like one big parody of itself. I found this old ass Slayer CD in a siblings room. Every track starts off the same. I couldn't stop laughing. It was truly one for the fire. Now that's heavy.

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 6 a.m. CST

    Mastodon - a band named after an elephant

    by ThePilgrim

    A band I've never heard of because I stop believing in new good music sometime around 1994. Gave em a listen over at youtube. /love that someone hear mentions that they have older albums. What like a year or 2 back. Fuck them. They sound like everything else I dont like. One day real rock will come back. This is not that day.....

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 6:03 a.m. CST

    Oh and let me add this

    by ThePilgrim

    High production values in the music video I watched, but it didn't hide the shitty music. I realized music passed me by earlier this year when i was hanging out around a bunch of teens watching someone film something. Music came up and then heavy metal and all the names they dropped, well guess what I never heard of them. They had no fucking idea what planet I was from. Fuck you hipster and your shit hip shitty fucking hippy shit bands!!!!

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 6:04 a.m. CST

    Didn't you hear? Rock's dead....

    by cheyne_stoking_DMS

    the little kid from 'Almost Famous' should blow his brains out.

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 6:06 a.m. CST

    It died along time ago. And it's not coming back.

    by cheyne_stoking_DMS

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 6:11 a.m. CST

    Crusted Scrotal Tuft Under The Girthed Snatch Cracker

    by ThePilgrim

    Coming soon to an eardrum near you... I'm drunk, Fuck It!

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 6:27 a.m. CST

    This title is one of the most pathetic atempt at coo

    by AsimovLives

    i ever seen in this site. Harry, for all his flaws, is usually much better then this. I was expecting this was Merrick posting this.

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 6:30 a.m. CST

    Very good sir

    by Tapeworm2042

    Mastodon is an inspired choice for the score. They are one of if not the best prog metal bands out there today. They used bluegrass and country themes in Blood Mountain and more so in Crack the Skye so the transition to a western shouldn't be too hard. I really hope the movie turns out well, but I'm sure the score will nothing short of stellar.

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 6:44 a.m. CST

    It's all relative

    by The StarWolf

    Doesn't matter whether the band is any good or not. The question is, "heavy metal" and "western" ... which of these things don't go together?

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 6:47 a.m. CST

    Dethlok is real now?

    by Bouncy X

    so what....the actors doing the voices also play instrument and sing? I knew the lead was done by the show's creator but its the same for the rest? so do they dress up like them too or is this a Gorillaz thing where its all animated on a giant screen? oh and as stupid as i may found the show, gotta give the guy credit for being different and not repeating himself. woulda never guessed he was also the creator of Home Movies.

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 7:09 a.m. CST

    cymbalta4thedevil is right

    by kevinwillis.net

    Mastadon is not a particularly cool choice for Jonah Hex. Tom Waits would have been better. Throw in some Johnny Cash, some Neil Young--heck, Neil Young coulda scored this. It woulda been awesome. Ah, well. Another movie with an overly-loud, overly-irritating hard "rockin'" score. Yawn.

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 7:20 a.m. CST

    Heavy metal for a western

    by AsimovLives

    They migth as well change the name of the movie to "WE ARE DESPERATE AND NEED TO KISS TEEN'S ASS TO MAKE THEM WATCH THIS".

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 7:28 a.m. CST

    AWESOME NEWS! Now if Mermaider was a movie...

    by Stereotypical Evil Archer

    Metal is as dynamic as ochestral, perhaps more so. It's just dumb to be against a score you haven't heard yet. This was the best news of the day!

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 7:30 a.m. CST

    More bands to score movies please!

    by Shpadoinkle

    ...seeing as every orchestral score these days just seems to be a pale imitation of better ones that came before. Don't dismiss the idea that contemporary bands could be potentially amazing for the right kind of films.<p> Imagine Miasma & The Carousel of Headless Horses scoring a new Hammer horror!<p> Imagine Secret Chiefs 3 scoring middle eastern fantasy/drama!<p> Imagine Thinking Plague or Univers Zero scoring a dark surrealist fantasy!<p> I know fuck all about Jonah Hex to be frank and the one thing that WILL make it get my money is Mastodon's involvement. Crack The Skye was fucking unreal. Listen to the song The Last Baron in it's entirety. If you think that's merely cookie monster metal you never had a clue about the genre to begin with, and it's better off without your glib input. By the way, don't ever watch Begotten with Sunn O))) playing over. The stuff of nightmares. I regularly watch weird films along with my favourite albums - i'd recommend it if you enjoy freaking yourself out.

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 7:36 a.m. CST

    Wow, the power of music . . .

    by Nice Marmot

    . . . it can turn talk backers into even BIGGER douche-bags. I like this, its better than that. Blah blah blah. I'll keep an open mind for this. It's not like the score will necessarily sound exactly like their albums. And could you idiots posting just to say you've never heard of them be any lamer???

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 7:44 a.m. CST

    Best metal band of the past 10 years

    by Cysquatch

    This is great news.

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 7:45 a.m. CST

    Ry Cooder or Lionel Young

    by BlankGeneration

    would have been more appropriate. Dethklok sucks ass btw. The riffs are inane and banal. Only sheeple would mistake a parody of meta for the real thing.l

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 7:45 a.m. CST

    I would have never pegged Harry as a Mastdon fan

    by Cysquatch

    In fact I didnt think Harry was into any heavy type of stuff. What other heavy stuff are you into Harry?

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 7:47 a.m. CST

    Nice Marmot....

    by cheyne_stoking_DMS

    why don't you bitch about it?

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 7:50 a.m. CST

    Other heavy stuff Harry's into....

    by cheyne_stoking_DMS

    his body type.

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 7:51 a.m. CST

    Say nay to naysayers

    by Tapeworm2042

    Look past the metal moniker with Mastodon and give listen to their instrumentals. It's not cookie cutter cookie monster chunk and dirge.

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 7:53 a.m. CST

    For real, loserguy....

    by cheyne_stoking_DMS

    all the worthless shit this site calls "cool news." Not one mention of the new trailer. The geek crew's gotta step up their game.

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 7:53 a.m. CST

    Yes, but will it have blue smurfs ?

    by Se7en

    will it ?

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 7:54 a.m. CST

    and is Mickey in it ?

    by Se7en

    Is he ?

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 7:56 a.m. CST

    'Se7en' was a good movie.

    by cheyne_stoking_DMS

    ...

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 8:34 a.m. CST

    reading the headline I was expecting it to now be 3D!!

    by Snikkar124

    LOBO pg-13...BASTICH!!!!!

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 8:38 a.m. CST

    snakey bush?

    by Logan_1973

    Now you're just trying too hard. <p>Back on topic: Mastadon rocks. Looking forward to this.

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 8:49 a.m. CST

    i hope a choir of dead vikings are scoring thor.

    by alice 13

    i bet there will be lots of drums and flutes and ah-ahh! ah -ahh!s.

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 9 a.m. CST

    cheyne_stoking_DMS what's so cool about that?

    by Talkbacker with no name

    the first movie was a piece of shit. Best thing to come out of all that was the great Overnight documentary on troy duffy. He's a terrible director, man.

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 9:07 a.m. CST

    This film CAN't be worth a fuck...

    by REVENGE_of_FETT

    Because Akiva Goldsman is producing it. So that means it's going to suck.....right? AICN says that anything that guy touches is shit....except for Jonah Hex? Why isn't the title of this article "BATMAN & ROBIN writer stuffs Jonah Hex down the toilet!"? How are they clairvoyant enough to know which Akiva Goldsman projects will be cool and which ones will suck? They've declared the FF reboot will automatically suck....despite the fact that it hasn't even been written yet!

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 9:07 a.m. CST

    From what I've seen that documentary...

    by cheyne_stoking_DMS

    was pretty sweet. Duffy's a passionate dude. My first viewing, I didn't like the Saints either. It grew on me whilst watching it with some friends.

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 9:12 a.m. CST

    cheyne_stoking_DMS yeah he talks a good movie

    by Talkbacker with no name

    but doesn't deliver I find. Glad you like it though, man. Thesecond might be better.

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 9:14 a.m. CST

    REVENGE_of_FETT in case you haven't noticed

    by Talkbacker with no name

    a lot of the writers here have different opinions. Harry didn't write the Fantastic four thing. it was Hercules. Geddit?

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 9:16 a.m. CST

    Come to think about it.....

    by cheyne_stoking_DMS

    Most of the films I consider among my favorites I didn't care for at first.

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 9:19 a.m. CST

    cheyne_stoking_DMS from all accounts though

    by Talkbacker with no name

    The script for boondock was kick ass! Shame he pissed it all down the toilet by being a total prick to everyone.

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 9:24 a.m. CST

    just youtube'd mastadon

    by DanboJohnJ

    Generic american thrash/rock that has'nt changed in over 15 years.ALL SOUNDS THE SAME. slow heavy bit,hard rocky thrashy shouty bit,back to the slow bit.fucking copy cat boring shite,as bad as puff daddy n all that gangsta ''look at me i've got money/gunz/bitches whatever' rap.lacks imagination.go and dig out some Anthrax instead.

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 9:35 a.m. CST

    WORKHORSE is their only great track

    by LightninBolt

    The rest get worse and worse. Over-rated indulgent wank. It makes prog seem polite and cool. I love for metal and appreciate that they aren't metalcore, but they aren't far off... crap

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 9:36 a.m. CST

    "Live for metal"

    by LightninBolt

    Check out decent metal bands touring now like Saviours, White Wizzard, Cauldron, Electric Wizard, Saint Vitus, Candlemass...

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 9:45 a.m. CST

    And it's CHAMPING at the bit...

    by Vlad the Inhaler

    ... not "chomping."

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 9:52 a.m. CST

    Boondock 2 trailer

    by Series7

    http://tinyurl.com/kuoxf2

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 9:56 a.m. CST

    I need a beer.

    by cheyne_stoking_DMS

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 9:57 a.m. CST

    What do you motherfuckers drink?

    by cheyne_stoking_DMS

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 9:57 a.m. CST

    I saw "Satan's Mighty Balls" open up for Motley Crue

    by ZombieHeathLedger

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 9:57 a.m. CST

    Emperor Joseph II says

    by IAmLegolas

    "Too many notes."

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 10 a.m. CST

    Who the fuck is Mastodon?

    by Lucasblows

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 10:06 a.m. CST

    talbacker above me, Mastodon is....

    by cheyne_stoking_DMS

    a 'Star Wars' character.

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 10:07 a.m. CST

    DanboJohnJ...

    by Shpadoinkle

    C'mon now - in fairness metal doesn't get any more generic than Anthrax. It's standard thrash (metal thrashing mad yo!) and I used to love them alright, I just don't think there's any deeper layers you can uncover like you can with Mastodon. Their albums are whole concepts, and interesting ones at that. Try the songs Oblivion, The Last Baron, The Czar...and for more straightforward yet catchy stuff, Blood and Thunder. The lyrics are all kinds of deadly. Saying that though, they're not my favourite band or anything (that's Mr. Bungle). Just think this is pretty great news because they're the one mainstream metal band who always had great potential and are now fully realising it.

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 10:11 a.m. CST

    Opeth could do a great score

    by classyfredblassy

    Mastodon is cool, but for moody, epic, orchestral sounding metal Opeth is tops!

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 10:14 a.m. CST

    I guess the only metal...

    by cheyne_stoking_DMS

    I listen to is Iron Maiden. I'm pretty old school when it comes to my taste in tunes. Maiden is still considered straightforward metal right? Or is their some bullshit alternative name for them now?

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 10:19 a.m. CST

    Now I'm just waiting....

    by cheyne_stoking_DMS

    for some fucking music critic to come at my throat. They're the worst type of snobs.

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 10:20 a.m. CST

    Iron Maiden

    by Shpadoinkle

    ...are just known as heavy metal. Love them myself, Powerslave still gets regular spins. Y'know if you like that you could do alot worse than trying Dream Theater for some up to date yet still old school proggy metal. Similar style singing and DT even cover all of Maiden's Number of the Beast alsum and the song 'To Tame A Land'. The album 'Metropolis Pt 2: Scenes From A Memory' in particular. You may thank me or you may call me a wankbag. Worth a shot!

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 10:31 a.m. CST

    If you truly consider it one of the worst....

    by cheyne_stoking_DMS

    then you haven't even skimmed the surface of bad films.

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 10:35 a.m. CST

    Most. Overblown. Headline. Ever.

    by savagedave

    Metal on a Western? Yeah fuck off.

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 10:37 a.m. CST

    Whatever, I'm just glad the score isn't...

    by PessimusGrime

    ...by that singing-cowboy-hitman from The Punisher (the one set in godforsaken Tampa with xenuforsaken Travolta as the bad guy)

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 10:46 a.m. CST

    I wonder what people thought...

    by KelseysNuts

    ... back in the 1950s when they first heard the soundtrack to Forbidden Planet? Like it or not, it was ground-breaking. This won't be.

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 11:07 a.m. CST

    Medusa's slithering snakey bush VS. Chocalate pussy juice

    by future help

    Harry.

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 11:12 a.m. CST

    Earth should have scored the film.

    by rbatty024

    Earth is a much better choice and have a better sense of atmospherics. Sure, their early stuff is hard to take, but their recent releases have been immaculate.

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 11:14 a.m. CST

    Harry made a funny!

    by spiceybiscuit

    I thought that "snakey bush" comment was actually very witty...I didn't know Harry could even write wit...

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 11:29 a.m. CST

    HOW THE FUCK CAN ANYONE CRITICIZE MASTODON?!?!?!?!

    by dr sauch

    They seriously blow nearly everyone else out of the water. I'm going to the NYC Mastodon/Dethklok show. BR00TAL!

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 11:31 a.m. CST

    horrendous news

    by leagueofone

    Heavy rock music does not belong on a movie soundtrack. Not only does it usually ruin the film but it dates it. Harry has just ruined my anticipation of this movie.

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 11:35 a.m. CST

    If you've listened to the band DEATH...

    by IAmLegolas

    ...then Mastodon ain't that special.<P>R.I.P Chuck Schuldiner

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 11:37 a.m. CST

    I thought you said this was COOL news! >:(

    by TheGhostWhoLurks

    Like Clint Eastwood making a cameo as Hex from the future. THAT would be "mind-numbingly awesome"! This news is strictly "meh."

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 11:37 a.m. CST

    Harry we love you but you need help

    by NoQuarter

    Please go to your local community college and enroll in a writing course, we beg of you!

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 11:40 a.m. CST

    Clint Eastwood Should've been Jonah Hex

    by Rene_Belloq_12inch_Figure

    He might as well should've directed it, since his movies are the best in the world, always. Since A Perfect World

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 11:45 a.m. CST

    if you like mastadon then give "high on fire" a listen

    by Nerd_Rage_Retard_Strength

    they rock

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 11:46 a.m. CST

    MASTODON: LET ME GUESS...

    by uberman

    Long Hair; Long dirty beards; Motorcyle boots; Tatoos; One or more members are fat; T-shirts; Elmo on vocals; Never smile; Marshal Amps; Average IQ of 100 or less; Songs all more or less sound the same; Think theyre cooler than the Hair Bands that gave birth to their genre but really are just the new version of what a hair band is; Really, really really reall want you to think that theyre bad-ass. Thats my guess on what MASTODON is. Was I close?

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 11:50 a.m. CST

    Mastodon's drummer is a Drumgod...

    by Cellar Door

    Seriously...not too busy and the guy simply a monster. Not the biggest fan of Mastdon's type of progressive metal but I love me some Leviathan and will have to check out 'Crack'...<p>And the news of Daft Punk doing TRON is just kick ass in so many ways. I hope they work with the same themes from the first one cause, like many here, also speaking as a musician, that music is all over the place and wonderfully original. Even the 16bit version on the standup arcade was the sweetness.<p>But this won't stop the usual crowd seeing Mastodon as the usual "neo-metal 90's schlock".<p>And yes, Rush is a love-em/hate-em kind of band but for those of us who do love them (seen them live 8 times so far!) there's no comparison to anything else. I have my favorite stuff, stuff that I play in my car a lot(new DevilDriver is brutally SICK) but the proverbial "one CD to bring to the Desert Island" question would be answerable in two words: Moving Pictures! (simply the greatest prog-rock and even regular rock album of all times, altho I might have a moment of trouble deciding between Spirit of Radio...Camera Eye is always the final selling point tho...been listening to it for well over 20 years and still not remotely tired of it!).

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 11:58 a.m. CST

    Uberman....

    by Cellar Door

    Ironically, you are mostly right outside of the implied pretentiousness. Sure, metal always has the "tough guy" look in photos as it's part of the quasi-mystique of the genre not unlike bell-bottoms in the 60's and platform shoes in the 70's. Metal guys always look angry but it's a lot better than hairspray, tight pink striped spandex and eyeliner, no?<p>What you overlook though is a musical talent not only as individuals but as a songwriting unit that isn't remotely as common as you imply.<p>I mentioned I'm not the biggest fan of the heavier prog-metal as it tends to get to into itself and I don't think "metal" (which is a horrible word to describe aggressive music) is really the best context for which "King Crimson" type musical forays can sit comfortably. To each their own of course but to outright dismiss them due to their appearance is the same silliness as loving the Jonas Brothers for theirs.

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 12:03 p.m. CST

    Get this one, get that one....

    by SubliminalJones

    Mastodon, Dethklok, Pelican, 5ive,Opeth, White Wizzard, Electric Wizard, Cauldron, Candlemass, etc.,etc..... Man, there's a lot of white trash in here.

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 12:28 p.m. CST

    Uberman... yeah kinda you're close, but...

    by 3D-Man

    ...go to youtube and search for Mastodon's "Colony of Birchmen." You may be surprised.

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 12:30 p.m. CST

    alice 13, you crack me up.

    by Nice Marmot

    The band, The Sword, should score Thor.

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 12:32 p.m. CST

    SubliminalJones

    by Nerd_Rage_Retard_Strength

    you don't have to be white trash to love METAL!!

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 12:32 p.m. CST

    WTF HARRY??!!

    by benlinus

    You got tired of wacking off to your signed Robert Pattinson poster? How on gods green earth is this cool news, or NEWS AT ALL for that matter??!! LAME............

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 12:34 p.m. CST

    Mastodon is a fuckin' great metalband

    by Madcapper

    First album kicks ass!

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 12:39 p.m. CST

    $40 a ticket...

    by bernard

    ...is a lot of scratch in this economy...even if it is to see the world's 2nd biggest economy, deathklok, live!

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 12:44 p.m. CST

    Ohhhh, I just came in my pants

    by strosmer

    Who's Mastodon?

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 12:45 p.m. CST

    Harry

    by Nerd_Rage_Retard_Strength

    i think its time to change the little animation in the upper right corner. its been there too long and isn't 'up' out of the theaters now? just sayin...

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 12:47 p.m. CST

    upper left corner i mean

    by Nerd_Rage_Retard_Strength

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 1:09 p.m. CST

    by berserkrl

    I have trouble seeing the coolness of this. Jonah Hex is an Eastwood-type antihero like the Man With No Name (only uglier and more ornery). A spaghetti-western type score would be great. A metal score makes me suspect they're missing the point. (The reported heavy emphasis on a supernatural element also makes me think they're missing the point. A straight Hex/Turnbull story would be great.)

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 1:10 p.m. CST

    Wake me when SLIPKNOT does the fuckin' tunes...

    by BurnHollywood

    Graphic video of a newscaster accidentally exposed to the power of SLIPKNOT: http://tinyurl.com/5zjpkk

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 1:24 p.m. CST

    Except SLIPKNOT STINKS

    by Quin the Eskimo

    I'd rather get my bathing suit area waxed then have to listen to those babbling incoherent motherfuckers again.

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 1:24 p.m. CST

    A metal band I've never heard of scoring a film of a comic-book

    by StarWarsRedux

    Whoop-dee-shit.

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 1:26 p.m. CST

    LORD OF THE RINGS would have been better...

    by Prof_Ender

    ...had Blind Guardian done the soundtrack. ^_^

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 1:28 p.m. CST

    Where The Fuck Are The Gamer Reviews

    by MANNZILLA

    The movie looks really cool but I can't find reviews of it anywhere.

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 1:29 p.m. CST

    SLIPKNOT sucks ASS!

    by Nerd_Rage_Retard_Strength

    they are the gayest of the gay. they should be wwf wrestlers and get it over with.

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 1:30 p.m. CST

    An incoherent Metal band...

    by BurnHollywood

    Holy shit, someone call The New York Times...Quin the Eskimo just made a completely unique discovery...

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 1:34 p.m. CST

    Um... wow?

    by GreatWhiteNoise

    Slow news day, is it?

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 1:38 p.m. CST

    Burnh -

    by Quin the Eskimo

    Slipknot is to incoherent what Herpies is to Vagina. Being cool with one does not mean you have to be cool with the other. Ask your mom about it.

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 1:46 p.m. CST

    New Mastodon sounds like Genesis to me

    by the Green Gargantua

    Kept waiting for the Peter Gabriel part to come in. Remission and Leviathan are their best for sure. Fuck Slipknot you false metal Juggalo cock whistler. Watain fucking owns all of you!

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 1:47 p.m. CST

    it could work

    by Genre_Baby

    Provided they write less along the lines of Crack the Skye type material. I understand their progression but don't think Hex would benefit from the current Mastodon. A mix of the more aggressive with Crack the Skye type stuff could work. Interesting news. Suicidal Tendencies worked in that one scene in Iron Man nicely so. Off to research this Daft Punk...

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 1:53 p.m. CST

    Quin the Eskimo

    by BurnHollywood

    How about I ask YOUR mom when I'm banging her to a Slipknot tune?

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 1:54 p.m. CST

    Metal Gods???

    by Urge to Kill

    Ha!!! I saw them live when they opened for real metal gods, Iron Maiden, and they blew.

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 1:58 p.m. CST

    Wow

    by garybuseys_incisors

    This was not mind-blowingly awesome news. this is mediocre at best. Thanks for nothing, Harry.

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 1:59 p.m. CST

    BurnHollywood

    by Nerd_Rage_Retard_Strength

    banging a 50+ year old woman to a slipknot song? yeah that sounds about right. both of those things suck. (no offense Eskimo's mom)

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 2:02 p.m. CST

    Cool

    by Thunderbolt Ross

    As some have pointed out there are elements in Mastodon's stuff that suggest this could work.I liked Mastodon better before ... Their original schtick was perfected on "Circle of Cysquatch", and starting with side 2 of Blood Mountain I thought they got a little dull. The last album has great moments and they're still good but I think it's kind of over. Soundtrack work makes sense. <p>Uberman, I don't see how hair bands gave birth to the genre, since hair bands are a mid- to late-80s phenomenon and metal started in the 70s. And Mastodon are actually pretty goofy; I've seem plenty of pictures of them smiling.

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 2:02 p.m. CST

    No offense taken, BH is so clever - what with his fucking my mo

    by Quin the Eskimo

    put down your iphone and get back in drive-thru son.

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 2:08 p.m. CST

    And show me the woman who LETS

    by Quin the Eskimo

    you fuck her to a the dulcet tones of Slipknot and I'll show you a meth addict.

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 2:11 p.m. CST

    So, there is going to be a soundtrack on this movie....

    by jimbojones123

    Why is that news. <P> I know you talked about a dinosaur or something, but having background music in a film is not really special. Most movies have it.

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 2:13 p.m. CST

    Mastadon comes from the 70's era of metal

    by Nerd_Rage_Retard_Strength

    like black sabbath! "high on fire" is another great "stoner metal" band from oakland, CA. check them out if you like mastadon.

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 2:14 p.m. CST

    slipknot = backstreet boys

    by Nerd_Rage_Retard_Strength

    mtv pop bullshit

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 2:16 p.m. CST

    Not my cup o' tea.

    by Specktron

    Yawn.

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 2:34 p.m. CST

    Mastodons are Extinct!

    by DrMorbius

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 2:41 p.m. CST

    Mastedon is a Christian band.

    by Balcony Fool

    I actually owned this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mastedon<P> Never heard of this newfangled incarnation.

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 2:45 p.m. CST

    Talkbacker with no name

    by Scapulawings

    How is me criticizing AICN's writing in a talk back ironic?

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 2:48 p.m. CST

    Slipknot is a fucking gimmick....

    by cheyne_stoking_DMS

    without the Halloween masks nobody would've went to one show.

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 2:56 p.m. CST

    Nerd_Rage_Retard_Strength-----

    by SubliminalJones

    No, but it sure helps ; )

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 3:06 p.m. CST

    Dethklok live?

    by django_il_bastardo

    And people pay to see this?

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 3:23 p.m. CST

    Today has certainly been AintItBoringNews.com

    by ninpobugei

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 3:30 p.m. CST

    Sounds kind of ...

    by Phategod2

    Dumb. I'm having flashbacks of Heath ledger trying to be Knight with a whole lot of out of place music.

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 3:34 p.m. CST

    Masterdon???

    by wolvesbear

    Who the f**k is Masterdon? sounds like a "slight" problem you might get if you use dodgy Viagra?

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 3:47 p.m. CST

    Not even worth a comment

    by jaysin420

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 3:52 p.m. CST

    Never touch My balls. Freak.

    by Mr_Satan

    That is all.

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 4:08 p.m. CST

    Don't EVEN fuck with my Slipknot!

    by REVENGE_of_FETT

    They are the fuckin' SHIZ-to-the-mutha-fuckin-NIT!

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 4:11 p.m. CST

    MASTODON!!!!

    by th3480

    Is hands down the greatest metal band on the planet!!! This is amazing news. Saw them in concert with Rob Zombie - and they blew his ass away!!! I've been hooked ever since. Iron fucking Tusk indeed!!!

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 4:12 p.m. CST

    my hopes of enjoying this film just dropped to zero

    by smackfu

    are you guys all on crack? Have you suddenly forgotten that everytime you're watching a movie and suddenly hard rock music cranks up to go with the action, it completely takes you out of the moment, cheapens the action, the scene, and the entire movie? Don't get me wrong, I love metal on it's own, but can you honestly recall a single movie you've seen that had metal backing on the action scenes, or really any scene, that didn't completely blow ass? ESPECIALLY when dealing with a movie that takes place in a completely different era?

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 4:25 p.m. CST

    Re: Talkbacker with no name

    by ArmageddonProductions

    Well, we can start by citing every still that's been posted on this site, also, every still posted to date on Fangoria, Dread Central, JoeBlo, etc. So far, from what I've seen, Jonah Hex's makeup appear to be either a flesh-colored grilled-cheese sandwich stuck to the side of his face or an unfortunate incident with Russell Crowe and a hot clothes' iron, take your pick. If that's what constitutes a great makeup effect for you, so be it ... I was just kind of hoping for something that, oh, I dunno, vaguely resembled "Jonah Hex"? And not a watered-down version of Mel Gibson's makeup in MAN WITHOUT A FACE?</p><p> Granted, maybe you've seen something that's been computer-enhanced for the final product (and considering that Josh Brolin currently looks no worse than somebody who slept all night with one side of their face on a particularly hard pillow, let's hope that's the case!), and if so, please drop a link so I can see it, too!

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 4:31 p.m. CST

    Re: Metal

    by ArmageddonProductions

    A death metal band scoring a Western: "barkbark-barkbark-BOWBEFOREYAMASTAH!!! (same minor guitar chord played fifty times over with machine-gun kick drum accompaniment) bark-bark-buhbarkbark-THEGUNISYANEWWWWGODDDD!!!! (Ennio Morricone 'The Good, The Bad & The Ugly' whistle played on an Ibanez seven-string lead) bark-bark-bark THE WEST!!!"

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 4:51 p.m. CST

    ArmageddonProductions

    by Nerd_Rage_Retard_Strength

    what the hell are you talking about? nonsensical...

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 4:52 p.m. CST

    Did you bring your baby?

    by TheContinentalOp

    Babies don't watch this! Bring the seed outside! Leave it in the streets! Run it over after the show!

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 4:54 p.m. CST

    HEY HARRY!!!

    by th3480

    Being from Austin, have you ever seen The Sword live? Their albums are incredible and I can only imagine what they would be like live. I really envy people who live in Austin...rural NY blows...

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 4:55 p.m. CST

    REVENGE_of_FETT listens to Insane Clown Posse too

    by the Green Gargantua

    You know dick about metal, you are a wigga. Metal and rap/hip hop should never be mixed. EVER. Nu Metal is over and my lord Satan is pleased!!! DEATH TO FALSE METAL, BAGGY CLOTHING THAT DOTH NOT FIT, AND PEOPLE THAT SPEAK LIKE THEY CAN"T READ OR WRITE. go back to school kid.

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 5:03 p.m. CST

    Hmmmmmm...

    by MacReady452

    When I don't know anything about a subject I don't post. There are a lot of people with nothing better to do and don't know shit about shit. "Duh..is it rap? Let me guess. They have gold chains, baggy clothes, and don't play instruments." This is the most ignorant kind of talkback. "I heard a bunch of young whipper snappers talking and I didn't know what they were talking about." You senile fuck. Good thing you came on here to let everyone know what a retard you are.

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 5:11 p.m. CST

    There Will Be Blood

    by MacReady452

    plus Radiohead = gayest shit I ever heard. I know that is what all thes intellectuals are using as the benchmark for a score.

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 5:15 p.m. CST

    Geeks like metal???

    by SenatorJeffersonSmith

    I've kind of always found it to be the lowest form of music...aside from country that is. Just personal taste I suppose, but I'm not one for the Faster, Louder, 120-beats a minute type stuff.

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 5:15 p.m. CST

    REVENGE_of_FETT listens to Insane Clown Posse too

    by Nerd_Rage_Retard_Strength

    bwahahaha

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 5:21 p.m. CST

    Mastodon??

    by turnbullAC

    Really thats the mind blowing news

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 5:28 p.m. CST

    oh my bad

    by turnbullAC

    the quote was mind melting, this was on fucking big exaggeration, I was expecting new casting news, or the possibility of finally seeing Megan Fox's vag

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 5:29 p.m. CST

    With a title like that...

    by Lucasblows

    ...I expected to hear that they cloned Megan Fox and she was going to go down on herself in the film. God Harry, way to disappoint.

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 5:31 p.m. CST

    Lol..Mastadon sucks so bad..hahha

    by Glory_Fades_ImMaxFischer

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 6:12 p.m. CST

    avatar?

    by Nerd_Rage_Retard_Strength

    just wondering...

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 6:26 p.m. CST

    megan fox plus Mastodon plus josh brolin

    by Mr.LordBronco

    Hmm-I have to admit that harry Might have scooped us alll on this one.<p> Nod's to SER Harry-this is good stuff.

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 6:28 p.m. CST

    Oh yeah-OTEP is Generation Y's Kurt Cobain...

    by Mr.LordBronco

    S M A S H T H E C O N T R O L M A C H I N E

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 6:31 p.m. CST

    Metalocalypse = instant channel change

    by RockMSockM

    Not sure why people seem to like it. Brendan Small has done much better with Home Movies.

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 7:10 p.m. CST

    OH GOD NOT MORE MIND-MELTINGLY AWESOME JONAH HEX NEWS

    by BringingSexyBack

    See subject line.

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 7:11 p.m. CST

    WHAT'S A MASTODON?

    by BringingSexyBack

    See subject line.

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 7:33 p.m. CST

    Sure, Mastodon scoring a film is cool, but...

    by radiostardust

    the idea of Brian Eno scoring Peter Jackson's 'The Lovely Bones' is infinitely more interesting to me. If there is any justice in the world, Brian Eno will win the Academy Award for Best Original Score next February. The only thing preventing this would be the Academy scoffing at too much pre-existing music being used to score the film. That is only reason Jonny Greenwood wasn't nominated for 'There Will Be Blood,' and the only reason he didn't win, because his score for 'Blood' was easily the best film score of 2007.

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 7:52 p.m. CST

    MIND-MELTINGLY AWESOME JONAH HEX NEWS

    by finky089

    there are some things on this site which are inherent oxymorons. <p> This is certainly one of them

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 7:55 p.m. CST

    Lucasblows

    by finky089

    now, there's an idea

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 7:57 p.m. CST

    Not awesome news?!?!

    by BlueHawaiiSurfer

    Then you are certainly made of the foulest smelling juice of a horses vagina.

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 8:54 p.m. CST

    That headline makes no sense.

    by LoneGun

    Shouldn't it read that "only Satan's Mighty Balls are HOTTER!"? Or is it that Harry views the Devil's scrotum as being cool?<p>I guess, this qualifies as a "Top Story" if you're a fan of Mastodon. I'm not. And the news of JONAH HEX being scored with skull-rending heavy metal further dashes my hopes that this film will be any good. First that god-awful Harlequin-style poster, now this. I'll hold out judgement on the film, but I got a bad feeling...

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 9:12 p.m. CST

    Megan Fox is the hottest old west whore since

    by Meadowe

    Mili Avital in Dead Man.

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 9:22 p.m. CST

    Bait and Switch

    by BackwardGalaxy

    Clearly, nothing short of an X-Rating due to Megan Fox being naked and moaning throughout the whole movie would have qualified under that particular headline.

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 9:44 p.m. CST

    Green Gargantua

    by fatjesuschrysler

    Yes, WATAIN own us all!!! You have not seen true metal until you have seen Watain! That being said, I would like to think the soundtrack, though being written by a metal band, will only have elements of metal in it. Y'all are acting like it's Mastodon's next album for god sakes!

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 10:01 p.m. CST

    Uberman's IQ is lower than 100, hence his post.

    by Stereotypical Evil Archer

    Sorry Uberman, you're an ignorant form of human waste writing about something of which you know nothing.<p>Fuck off, you retarded troll.

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 10:32 p.m. CST

    fatjesuschrysler! Best show ever.

    by the Green Gargantua

    The shirt I wore that night still carries the stench of evil!!! I worship metal, but this movie needs a orchestral score.

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 10:32 p.m. CST

    What the?

    by force_fed

    I can't believe how many people are bitching about this. It's not like they are going to riff the whole time. Anyone questioning their ability to perform outside the lines of metal should check out the guitarist Brent's side band Fiend Without A Face. Super intricate surf rock. This will rule.

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 10:38 p.m. CST

    !ONLY ONE BAND CAN SCORE THOR

    by the Green Gargantua

    and they are called fucking ENSLAVED.

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 10:40 p.m. CST

    I bet Harry's been "Masto'd" on.

    by The Dark Shite

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 10:49 p.m. CST

    'Jonah Hex' is going to suck, and yet...

    by johnny_utah69

    ...it's apparently going to have a kick-ass soundtrack by the best-- THE BEST-- band working today. The only legitimate criticism of 'Crack the Skye' is that it is not 'Leviathan' and does not contain 'March of the Fireants.' As I do not jerk off pretending that we're going to see Megan Fox naked in this movie, at least the drumming on the soundtrack will f**king rule. Mastodon = FREAKING MASTODON.

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 10:56 p.m. CST

    It must be slow movie season

    by jackofhearts29

    if this qualifies as "mind-meltingly awesome" news. "Doomed B-Flick Tries to Borrow Stoner Band's Hip Cred"

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 11:02 p.m. CST

    Metal in action movies = EPIC FAIL

    by Nasty In The Pasty

  • Sept. 3, 2009, 11:57 p.m. CST

    It's never been done before so lets not do it.

    by MacReady452

    I hate cool things. You know what was really stupid? When Guns and Roses were in that Dirty Harry movie. Those are 2 of the gayest things in the world. Clint Eastwood can go fuck Slash in the ass for all I care. I know everything about everything so you can all take this to the bank as fact.

  • Sept. 4, 2009, 12:13 a.m. CST

    I've just been inspired to dread ever seeing (hearing) this thin

    by The_Genteel_Gentile

    Truely awful music. THAT will NOT get it done! <P> This project begs for rampant Morricone aping does it not?

  • Sept. 4, 2009, 12:18 a.m. CST

    WORST.IDEA.EVER

    by m_prevette

    Who the f*ck actually thinks this is a good idea? Let's see, gothic/horror western..ummm...yeah, Metal sounds like a good idea for the score. Sure. yeah. Well now we can write this movie off the freaking map.

  • Sept. 4, 2009, 12:28 a.m. CST

    Masterdon coolness != Daft Punk coolness

    by mistergreen

    get your priority straight.

  • Sept. 4, 2009, 1:44 a.m. CST

    STEREOTYPICAL EVIL ARCHER

    by uberman

    Sorry. Did'nt know I was cutting so close to the bone in my estimate of what constitutes a 'MASTODON.' While I guessed at and was apparantly 100% correct in my estimation of a band who wrote the songs that will stand for at least a weeks time, I most certainly can say that I now know exactly what the average IQ is of the average MASTODON fan-of which you are a splendid example. Now go and rage against your upper middle class parents to the sounds of the mighty (drum roll please) MASTODON! (cue lame elephant trumpet followed by loud messy fart)

  • Sept. 4, 2009, 3:02 a.m. CST

    Should be Pig Destroyer instead

    by timothyarcher

  • Sept. 4, 2009, 5:47 a.m. CST

    Yeah.. quite the pick..

    by Obi-Have

    Because AC/DC scoring maximum Overdrive was SUCH a grat idea.../

  • Sept. 4, 2009, 6:50 a.m. CST

    Sniff.. Sniff...

    by Dead_Geek

    Did a Mastodon makes a pile of sh*t? Oh, it's only a crappy film score to a crappy movie.

  • Sept. 4, 2009, 6:53 a.m. CST

    wow UBERMAN, you are really an intellectual powerhouse.

    by dr sauch

    I mean, the way that you called out mastodon fans for having both a low IQ and being primarily upper middle class, well that was just brilliant. Because, of course, the stereotype of the Linkin Park-listening rebellious teen surely applies to any and all music with even a tangential relationship. Bra-vo sir. And what is even more impressive is that you kept your composure long enough to remember to add a "messy fart" joke. YOU, sir, are a behemoth of the mind. I see some Joyce in your writing, I really do. Seriously, these forums are the worst place in the world.

  • Sept. 4, 2009, 6:58 a.m. CST

    OH MY GOD, UBERMAN LIKES HAIR METAL HAHAHA!

    by dr sauch

    Jesus dude, are you really that lame? You throw out some ridiculous stereotype about metal bands and then you say that HAIR METAL gave birth to the genre? Really? Because I, and every other metal fan, always thought that the type of metal of which Mastodon is an offshoot came out of europe and scandanavia, not Motley Crue. Now, while you're banging your fat girlfriend, drinking an MGD, and rocking out to the Crue (CRUE RULEZ!), maybe you'd like to take some time to Wiki "heavy metal," and see what comes up, m'kay moron?

  • Sept. 4, 2009, 7:35 a.m. CST

    Uberman's Flacid Intellect

    by Stereotypical Evil Archer

    Read The Bell Curve and you'll realize how culturally biased IQ tests are. Oh, and get some life experience and some credibility, come back to this post in ten years and we'll really have a dicussion. Expand your horizons. I have 3 undergrad degrees and a masters, your stereotyped attack was WAY off. Better luck next time, troll.

  • Sept. 4, 2009, 8:39 a.m. CST

    You know, the Mastodon guys are pretty literate.

    by rev_skarekroe

    Smart people, aside from the lead singer who's kind of a burnout. You guys should really expect something more nuanced than just chugging guitars.

  • Sept. 4, 2009, 9:07 a.m. CST

    Insane Clown Posse SUCKS DICK!

    by REVENGE_of_FETT

    It's certainly not metal. I don't know what the fuck it is, just really bizarre rap. And I fucking HATE rap. Does Slipknot incorporate a dash of it in a couple if their songs? Yes.....but Faith No More uses it a lot more and you don't consider them a rap band. Slipknot is hardcore, heavy-assed metal. I think just about everybody agrees about that. I know some people get hung up on the masks, but was KISS less of a rock band because they wore makeup? Was Motley Ctue's Shout at the Devil shit because they wore makeup and elaborate costumes? Such a stupid reason to not like a band.

  • Sept. 4, 2009, 9:16 a.m. CST

    Yeah Mastodon are not stupid people

    by Thunderbolt Ross

    I used to know Bill and Brann when they were in Lethargy and they are smart guys. I guess I can't vouch for the other two, but 50% of the band has got some decent brains. <p>I doubt this soundtrack is gonna be a bunch of chunka-chunka-chunka and riffing.

  • Sept. 4, 2009, 10:26 a.m. CST

    The only band capable of scoring Tron 2...

    by Hint_of_Smegma

    ...is Tangerine Dream. You all know it.

  • Sept. 4, 2009, 11:39 a.m. CST

    Tangerine Dream does seem to fit alot better...

    by cgih8r

    Than Daft Punk, I just compared the two and honestly I don't see Daft Punk fitting at all, it's pretty lame. But Tangerine Dream sounds pretty cool, like something I might actually download.

  • Sept. 4, 2009, 11:43 a.m. CST

    I wouldn't be surprised if Mastodon uses some orchestral segues

    by Stereotypical Evil Archer

    I don't they need to use orchestral arrangments, but it wouldn't surprise me. But with a western I want some blusey string bending on the guitars, you know, a little twang, but with a lot of groove.

  • Sept. 4, 2009, 11:52 a.m. CST

    ISIS and PELICAN should write film scores.

    by Stereotypical Evil Archer

    Those two bands are amazing, they write some nuanced and beautiful music along with totally rocking arrangements. Really dynamic stuff. I love orchestral scores, but they have become redundant; many times an orchestral score will go to great lengths to do something a rock band can do with ease. I love orchestral scores with historic epics, because it seems to fit, but when you think about it modern orchestral scores are just as anachronistic as having a metal band perform for the same story. Too bad Uberman isn't experienced enough to appreciate the wide range and capabilities of Mastodon.

  • Sept. 4, 2009, 12:20 p.m. CST

    I love it when

    by donduck

    some ignorant fanboys go "Who's Mastodon" and then blowing them off because they never heard of them. It's funny because it's like..what do you listen to do then? If people diss bands they never heard of, then you'll just be stuck with the top 40 then.

  • Sept. 4, 2009, 1:11 p.m. CST

    Hint_of_Smegma intended to write Wendy Carlos

    by the Green Gargantua

    crack head.

  • Sept. 4, 2009, 1:17 p.m. CST

    Reg: ISIS AND PELICAN, yea as long as they dont perform live

    by the Green Gargantua

    BORING AS FUCK LIVE. It is great that indy rockers and hipsters are listening to better music, but these are not metal bands and would be far better suited for film scores and feeling sad and alone in your flat.

  • Sept. 4, 2009, 1:38 p.m. CST

    REVENGE_of_FETT dude, Lemmy do you a favor.

    by the Green Gargantua

    Make up and shit is fine, BLACK METAL RULES. It is the MUSIC of Slipknot that is a dripping anus full of AIDS, do get it? They are Nu Metal awfulness and are not true metal. It is a metal pop group for people who buy their music at Hot Topic and Best Buy. It is crap and you will accept it once you listen to real fucking metal and put down the Limp Biskt, Korn, Disturbed, Def Tones, Godsmack, and all the other gay crap that the misguided lost little lambs find themselves drawn to becuz they did not have an older brother to beat them with a stick and teach them of the riddle of steel. These are not in any specific order: MOTORHEAD, IRON MAIDEN, SLAYER, CELTIC FROST, VENOM, DIO, BATHORY, VOIVOD, MAYHEM, EMPEROR, KREATOR, CORONER, NAPALM DEATH, REPULSION, PENTAGRAM, BOLT THROWER, DARKTHRONE, EYEHATEGOD, DISSECTION, MERCIFUL FATE, and WATAIN. now pull your pants up and quit speaking like a retard. The snoopisms are lame man. AVE KAOS

  • Sept. 4, 2009, 2:55 p.m. CST

    Son, I was moshing to "real metal" when..

    by REVENGE_of_FETT

    <p>The best part of you dripped down yo momma's asscrack. Do not presume to lecture me about metal.</p><p>I like most of the bands you list. Surprised you've heard of Bolt Thrower, that's some obscure shit.</p><p>I've seen some of those bands live in fact. I saw Coroner when Forced Entry opened for them. I saw Voivod when Vio-Lence opened up for them as examples.</p><p>There is only one true death metal band and that's Death. But now that Chuck Sholdner is dead, that era has ended. I suggest you check out some other cool death metal since that's what you seem to be into. Check Devastation, Hexenhause and Pestilence for starters.</p><p>Venom always has and forever shall suck fucking cock. Talk about a fucking GARBAGE band!</p>

  • Sept. 4, 2009, 2:57 p.m. CST

    No, Ennio Morricone scoring the film would be cool.

    by SpyGuy

    This news? Not so much.

  • Sept. 4, 2009, 4:19 p.m. CST

    I agree something like Morricone....

    by REVENGE_of_FETT

    would seem to be the logical choice. Heavy metal just doesn't fit into that environment. I loved the Morricone-esque score for the beginning of Inglorious Basterds. That seems the way to go.

  • Sept. 4, 2009, 4:25 p.m. CST

    How to tell someone knows SHIT about music...

    by BERSERKR

  • Sept. 4, 2009, 4:26 p.m. CST

    Mastodon are a bunch of acid-heads!!! Of course they are thinkin

    by Mr.LordBronco

    Silly Rabbit!!!The wormhole is located to youir right...

  • Sept. 4, 2009, 4:26 p.m. CST

    by BERSERKR

    They believe there is no good new bands and no good new music being made, F'N morons.

  • Sept. 4, 2009, 4:27 p.m. CST

    I mean

    by BERSERKR

    Open your fuckin minds and stop listening to the radio, expand your horizons, look to other countries, there is some seriously good shit being made these days.

  • Sept. 4, 2009, 5:17 p.m. CST

    Music douchebags

    by nostairway

    They're so predictable. I especially like the whole "I liked their early material but the new stuff sucks and they've sold out" take they all use for every band that sells more than 50,000 albums. Then they'll name-drop some obscure band nobody's heard of in order to prove how big a music fan they are. It's so pathetic. The reason your favorite band is on some obscure indie label is because they suck. Just deal with it.

  • Sept. 4, 2009, 5:33 p.m. CST

    Berserkr

    by gotilk

    Said perfectly.

  • Sept. 4, 2009, 6:17 p.m. CST

    gotilk

    by BERSERKR

    Thanks, glad someone agrees.

  • Sept. 4, 2009, 6:17 p.m. CST

    nostairway douchebag

    by Nerd_Rage_Retard_Strength

    so you like brittany spears and mariah carey because they are not on indie labels? right? or maybe you like cold play? you are a fucking idiot. fuck off

  • Sept. 4, 2009, 7:52 p.m. CST

    What? KAMELOT was too busy they got Mastodon?

    by Monkey_King

    Sad. Truly sad.

  • Sept. 4, 2009, 7:53 p.m. CST

    Why did I think you were 12?

    by the Green Gargantua

    Oh thats right, because you listen to Slipknot! In the Nam, back when I was in the shit brother we learned about what true metal is brother. You need to go back and re explore your past! Or fuck it, get on some new stuff so that you can see the folly of your ways, buy a Deathspell Omega album maybe?

  • Sept. 4, 2009, 7:57 p.m. CST

    And those are supposed to be new Death Metal bands??

    by the Green Gargantua

    Dead Congregation, Portal, Gravehill. That some new shit for you.

  • Sept. 4, 2009, 8:17 p.m. CST

    Iron Maiden

    by MacReady452

    a bit off topic but i gotta ask. Has anyone seen the Aleister Crowley movie Bruce Dickinson put out with Maiden music in it. I saw it on the shelf the other day but couldn't pull the trigger on pickiing it up. Any Good? If not does anyone know of a good Crowley movie? Hail Satan!

  • Sept. 4, 2009, 10:07 p.m. CST

    WAs I SUPPOSED to list new death metal bands?

    by REVENGE_of_FETT

    <p>I suppose since you were listing 30 year old shit like fuckin' Iron Douchebag, I didn't realize you had established some sort of groundrules for what era of bands I was supposed to be listing. And the only metal bands that were around during Vietnam was the original metal band, Black Sabbath!</p><p>And if you were my brother I would have garrated your ass with my umbilical cord in the womb.</p><p>Yeah Slipknot's not heavy metal but Iron Fuckstick is! Christ's colostomy bag are you fucked up!

  • Sept. 4, 2009, 10:32 p.m. CST

    Thunderbolt Ross

    by MacReady452

    You know Lethargy? Are you homegrown? Bug Jar?

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 11:15 a.m. CST

    MacReady452

    by Thunderbolt Ross

    Not homegrown but I lived there for a while. Bug Jar, yes I used to go there. Good times.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 12:31 p.m. CST

    Everyone who hasn't already

    by IForgotAbout19

    Needs to check out The Dead Weather's album "Horehound" it is fucking spectacular.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 12:32 p.m. CST

    MacReady452: I was totally worth watching.

    by the Green Gargantua

    not amazing but great fun, the guy that plays Aleister Crowley re-incarnated is fucking killing it through the whole thing, yay Bruce!

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 12:32 p.m. CST

    P.S.

    by IForgotAbout19

    I don't care if you only think you like speed-death-meth-metal. Listen to the Dead Weather, and you will forget yourself.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 12:36 p.m. CST

    REVENGE_of_FETT! Wait, I did not convince you I was in Vietnam?

    by the Green Gargantua

    Wow! You must be fucking Batman Slipknot Boy!! Cunt pull the wool over your eyes...Nope. So I will be seeing you at the gathering of the Jugalos than.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 1:14 p.m. CST

    IForgotAbout19 Listen to LEVIATHAN

    by the Green Gargantua

    "Massive Conspiracy Against All Life" and you will forget EVERYTHING, hehheh

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 2:38 p.m. CST

    Jonah Hex is gonna be bad ass

    by Lincoln_Hawk

    this concept, cast, director and now score...are awesome... bring it on

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 3:39 p.m. CST

    hmmmmm

    by Drunkard_Chicken

    this is mildly awesome news at best

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 7:01 p.m. CST

    IForgotAbout19

    by Thunderbolt Ross

    It is a pretty great album, I agree.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 8:29 p.m. CST

    How do people not know Mastodon?

    by solanine

    They're one of the biggest rock bands around right now.<p>Oh and "Slipknot is hardcore, heavy-assed metal. I think just about everybody agrees about that." is one of the funniest things I've read in awhile.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 9:04 p.m. CST

    the Green Gargantua

    by MacReady452

    Thanks for the feedback. Looked good. I'll grab it next time.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 9:11 p.m. CST

    Thunderbolt Ross

    by MacReady452

    Thanks for getting back. Nice to see people speaking the same language on here. It's a rare thing.

  • Sept. 5, 2009, 10:43 p.m. CST

    A metal score?

    by Subtitles_Off

    As if Megan Fox wasn't bad enough.

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 1:34 a.m. CST

    Not so sure this is a good idea...

    by BV

    Daft Punk doing Tron 2 makes sense...because it's electronic music for an electronic world. When you think western...death metal isn'e exactly what comes to mind. Nothing against Mastodon. They're awesome. But for this movie...that just doesn't seem to fit. I think this is a bad idea...but I'm curious to see how it'll turn out. Hopefully I'm wrong.

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 2:21 a.m. CST

    MASTODON AND MY DICK

    by HideousSecretion

    Both are wonderful things, but neither belong in Jonah Hex.

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 8:57 a.m. CST

    Just saw Mastodon recently

    by MadFuckingMax

    on their Crack The Skye tour. It was fucking incredible.

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 10:24 a.m. CST

    I may be wrong, but I think people may have the wrong idea

    by solanine

    They're not doing it completely on their own, they're working with the film's actual composer. I doubt that there's going to be a lot of ripping guitar solos throughout the score. At least I hope. Mastodon is four smart musicians, I'm sure they'd know better than to have a bunch of heavy music as the soundtrack. Stuff like more ethereal elements of Crack of the Skye would work quite nicely though.<p> As an aside, I find it kind of funny people are throwing Mastodon into the "death metal" genre when they don't even really qualify as a metal band at all anymore.

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 12:14 p.m. CST

    solanine

    by Thunderbolt Ross

    Agreed about the death metal part, but methinks your definition of metal may be too narrow. Mastodon are still metal.

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 12:16 p.m. CST

    MacReady452

    by Thunderbolt Ross

    Yeah sometimes it feels like a bunch of deaf idiots crowded into a room, shouting their opinions over and over.

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 1:30 p.m. CST

    Thunderbolt Ross

    by solanine

    I have to disagree. They're just a heavy rock band now. Blood Mountain kinda straddled the two, but CTS really pushed it in a more rock direction. I'm not saying it's a bad thing, CTS is record of the year for me, but they've been getting further and further away from metal as early as Leviathan. There are metal elements sprinkled in CTS in bits and pieces (the verse riff of the title track would be a good example), but they have more in common with bands like Kyuss and other stoner rock bands these days.

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 6:48 p.m. CST

    solanine

    by Thunderbolt Ross

    Ha, I know you disagree. Otherwise I'd have had nothing to say about it except maybe "right on, brother!"

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 10:05 p.m. CST

    solanine

    by the Green Gargantua

    It sounds like Genesis. I think the guy was tryn to sound like Ozzy and ended up sounding like Phil Collins.

  • Sept. 7, 2009, 8:53 a.m. CST

    Mastadon is NOT scoring this

    by m_prevette

    And thank God. As Solanine said, they are working with the film's composer John Powell. So likely we'll get an orchestral score with guitars and drums as an element. That approach can suck, or , it can work really well as in Joel Goldsmith's Kull The Conqueror , or Brian Tyler's Fast And Furious from this year. With Powell actually writing the score, all is not lost

  • Sept. 7, 2009, 12:51 p.m. CST

    So Upsetting

    by ThusSpakeSpymunk

    I love JONAH HEX, and everything about this project sounds like a mix of WILD WILD WEST and LEPRECHAUN, with supernatural creatures fighting criminals and our cowboy hero having to deal with upped-ante threat after upped-ante threat. "THEN, TURNBILL GETS A MACHINE GUN!" "THEN, TURNBILL GETS A FLAMETHROWER!" There'll be all kinds of anachronistic crap in it, from the sound of it. "THEN, HE'S LISTENING TO TWO VICTROLAS IN MINIATURE STRAPPED TO HIS EARS, AND HE'S IN SILHOUETTE - IT'S A JOKE ON THE IPOD COMMERCIALS!" This should've been made by the guys who made DEADWOOD - that's the tone I want from JONAH HEX. Sad. I'll still see it - Brolin is a stunning actor and to see him essay Hex even once will be ok, if he even gets one scene right.

  • Sept. 7, 2009, 12:56 p.m. CST

    Hypocricy

    by ThusSpakeSpymunk

    God, the hypocricy of this site makes me sick. "HORRIBLE NEWS ABOUT THE PUNISHER - THEY'RE MAKING THE WHOLE THING SCRATCHY METAL ON THE SOUNDTRACK!" "GREAT NEWS ABOUT JONAH HEX - THEY'RE MAKING THE WHOLE THING SCRATCHY DMETAL ON THE SOUNDTRACK" Do you guys have ANY long-term memory? Or have you seen too many Rogan movies for that?

  • Sept. 7, 2009, 12:57 p.m. CST

    What supernatural western JONAH HEX Should Sound Like

    by ThusSpakeSpymunk

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQ4bNTU965E

  • Sept. 7, 2009, 12:58 p.m. CST

    What supernatural western JONAH HEX Will Sound Like

    by ThusSpakeSpymunk

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=labytsb3gfI

  • Sept. 7, 2009, 1:09 p.m. CST

    What JONAH HEX's dialogue should sound like ...

    by ThusSpakeSpymunk

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z2Q7YRDL90E&feature=related

  • Sept. 7, 2009, 1:11 p.m. CST

    What JONAH HEX's dialogue WILL sound like ...

    by ThusSpakeSpymunk

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJi1ymGsFY4

  • Sept. 7, 2009, 1:21 p.m. CST

    How Much Hardcore Violence JONAH HEX Should Have

    by ThusSpakeSpymunk

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLVp8tnRGF8&feature=related

  • Sept. 7, 2009, 1:23 p.m. CST

    How Much Hardcore Violence JONAH HEX Will Have

    by ThusSpakeSpymunk

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_zbeX6yoRI&feature=related<p><p>That said, I like MOO MESA.

  • Sept. 8, 2009, 5:31 a.m. CST

    I just can't get into Heavy Metal

    by liesandpicturesofalsolies

    I am disappointed in this news but it has a pretty good cast so I'm still excited. Though I do wish they'd stop putting Megan Fox in movies.

  • Sept. 8, 2009, 1:55 p.m. CST

    liesandpicturesofalsolies does not like Metal or Megan Fox

    by the Green Gargantua

    and thats cool with me. I bet you are an amazing interior designer or stylist though and those are very fucking important things.

  • Sept. 8, 2009, 2:21 p.m. CST

    Metal and Megan Fox

    by liesandpicturesofalsolies

    It is true Green Gargantua, I am a grown up.

  • Sept. 8, 2009, 3:17 p.m. CST

    I too, but I worship METAL and wield a raging sex drive

    by the Green Gargantua

    I will live longer because of this. You see, living keeps you alive.

  • Sept. 8, 2009, 10:30 p.m. CST

    Enjoy your 80s Green Gargantua.

    by liesandpicturesofalsolies

    I'm sure adult diapers will be much more dignified in the future. Seriously though, I don't care how hot Megan Fox is, she can't act.

  • Sept. 13, 2009, 3:55 p.m. CST

    Jonah Hex is underrated

    by deelzbub

    Hope this will be well done AND cool. Just imagine if Mastodon can pull off a (haunted western) soundtrack the way Queen did with Flash Gordon!

  • Sept. 15, 2009, 8:09 p.m. CST

    Well With Josh Brolin Playing The Lead In Jonah Hex

    by Red Dawn Don

    Well, With Josh Brolin Playing The Lead In Jonah Hex at least he will not get killed off-camera, like he did in NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN. His death was so abrupt in that film, I wondered aloud if he had a flare-up on set and was sent packing.

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