Get ready for the new Mastodon album, Emperor of Sand, on March 31 featuring our very own Brent Hinds putting his new Epiphone Signature Ltd. Ed. Brent Hinds Flying-V Custom to good use. Visit the website for info on the special limited vinyl release which includes your very own coloring book version of the album cover. 

The Emperor of Sand tour kicks off April 14 at the Wilma Theater in Missoula, Montana in May with stops in Epiphone's hometown of Nashville, Detroit, Cincinnati, Chicago, New York, and an appearance on Austin City Limits before the band heads to Europe for the summer.  Eagles of Death Metal will open all of the U.S. tour dates.

Read our hilarious and typically unconventional interview with Mr. Hinds, a white knuckle ride--by proxy of course-- through the streets of Atlanta in search of a blow up pool. "Man, I love Epiphone--you got that right?," said Hinds. "I don't do many interviews because I'm often taken out of context. Like when I say 'I don't like Heavy Metal.' I didn't mean that. I just mean the general populous of Heavy Metal is not my thing. But now look what you made me do (laughs)! Now I've said it again in another interview. You see what I mean?"

We do. See the beating heart of rock 'n' roll in a city near you this year and check out Mr. Hinds'  Flying-V Custom he designed with Epiphone featuring the classic Flying-V profile in a Silverburst finish with Lace® USA Brent Hinds signature Hammer Claws™ Humbuckers, and Grover® Rotomatics™ 18:1 ratio machine heads.