Mastodon featuring Epi signature artist Brent Hinds have announced they will perform at the inaugural Australian Download Festival to be held at the Flemington Race Course in Melbourne from June 8-10 along with legends Korn, Suicidal Tendencies, and Limp Bizkit.  Check out the website for details.

Hinds' Epiphone Ltd. Ed. Brent Hinds Flying V Custom received Guitar World's Gold Award shortly after its release in 2016 and calling it "loaded with so many cool features that there’s not just one reason to consider adding it to your arsenal, but if you’re still sitting on the fence you should also know that it has Hinds’ skull graphic logo in neon green on the back of the headstock. Game over…The Hammer Claws pickups are the reason this guitar is a must buy, delivering soulful midrange and solid bass thump that sounds equally awesome clean or distorted to oblivion."

Don't miss our classic interview with Hinds conducted while he drove his pickup through an Atlanta neighborhood searching for a used inflatable pool. "Man, I love Epiphone--you got that right?…Thanks for my Flying V. Thanks for thinking of me. I love it. It rocks, man. I wouldn't even be getting this pool off the ground if it weren't for you guys."