Mastodon Talks Jonah Hex Score

Atlanta metal band Mastodon talked to Paste magazine about writing the score for the comic book adaptation Jonah Hex, opening in theaters on June 18, 2010. Here’s a clip:

Historically, Mastodon’s been classified mostly within the metal and prog spectrusm, but Crack the Skye saw the band stretch out its sound. The Jonah Hex score, however, could contain the most expansive Mastodon material to date. “Some of it was heavy, some of it was very moody,” Sanders said. “A lot of it was spacey, Melvins B-sides, Pink Floyd-like, surreal outer space, like Neil Young’s Dead Man. Swirling, nausea music.”

You can read more on how they were approached and how they collaborated with director Jimmy Hayward here. The movie stars Josh Brolin, John Malkovich, Megan Fox, Will Arnett and Michael Shannon.

Source: Paste