Mastodon's eccentrically outrageous guitarist Brent Hinds -- he's the one with the face tattoo -- is releasing two new musical projects on June 7th in the form of a dual disc set. Hinds' West End Motel and Fiend Without a Face projects are extreme and artistic in one fell swoop, but be forewarned: neither sound anything like Mastodon. In fact, you probably wouldn't know that a member of Mastodon was making this music unless someone told you so.

"I feel like a thousand oompa loompas have been lifted from my back," the always entertaining Hinds said in a statement. "I want to thank everyone that made this possible... In the time it took to put these two albums out, I wrote five more, so whoever likes this kind of stuff, there's a lot more where this came from."

The seedy West End Motel have been described as a conglomerate of losers, poets, and hobo-sexuals. Their seven-song debut is called 'Don't Shiver, You're a Winner.' Noisecreep recently checked out 'I Like It a Lot,' which is a strange, spoken-word style oddity that could be loosely described as indie art rock on amphetamines.

Fiend Without a Face are a cocktail of rockabilly-porn-metal that's dosed with elements of country and surf guitars. Their debut is a self-titled, 13-song affair. Check out the instrumental song 'Tsunami.'

Fans who pre-order the set will receive a free digital download.

Track listings:

DISC 1:

Fiend Without a Face

'Fiend Without a Face'

01. Calypso

02. Black Grass

03. Green Slime

04. Cha-Cha

05. Bank Robbin Bandits

06. Tsunami

07. Hot Rod

08. New York

09. Don't Like

10. Cosmonaut

11. Stupido

12. Get Straight

13. Volcano

DISC 2:

West End Motel

'Don't Shiver, You're A Winner'

01. The Confident Wino ...And We Are Here To Entertain You

02. The Devil Called Me Tommy

03. I Like It A Lot

04. She's On Fire

05. Under My Skin

06. Silly Old Song

07. Highwaters

Watch the video for Mastodon's 'Crack the Skye (live)'


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