Toronto’s Rebel to host Mastodon

Rebel will host renowned heavy metal outfit Mastodon on Wednesday, May 3 with special guests Eagles of Death Metal and Russian Circles.

Mastodon is touring in support of their latest studio long-player, Emperor of Sand, released back in March through Reprise Records. The album, which peaked at No. 7 on the Billboard 200, features three singles: “Sultan’s Curse,” “Show Yourself,” and “Andromeda.”

The four-piece is celebrating the 15th anniversary of their critically acclaimed debut album, Remission, this year. Remission was released in May 2002 via Relapse Records. The album, later re-released in October 2003, was anchored by the lead single “March of the Fire Ants.”

In all Mastodon has released seventh full-length albums: Remission (2002), Leviathan (2004), Blood Mountain (2006), Crack the Skye (2009), The Hunter (2011), Once More ‘Round the Sun (2014), and Emperor of Sand (2017).

Also on the bill is classic blues-rock outfit Eagles of Death Metal. The Queens of the Stone Age side project turned full-fledged band is promoting fourth full-length, Zipper Down. The album landed at No. 59 on the Billboard 200 following its October 2015 release via Downtown Recordings. It features the lead single “Complexity.”

Russian Circles, an instrumental post-rock metal trio will serve as opening act. The Chicago-based band released their sixth studio album, Guidance, in August 2016 through Sargent House. The album, recorded at produced at God City Studio by Kurt Ballou, is supported by the single “Mota.”

The three-piece previously toured with the likes of Coheed & Cambria, Daughters, Minus the Bear, and Tool.

Tickets, $45 CA through $60 CA, are available online. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for the all ages and 19+ show. Rebel is located at 11 Polson Street #1 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. For more information, visit Mastodon’s website and Rebel’s website.