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:


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


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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