Vans and Mastodon are teaming up to create an exclusive event on September 27th for Vans’ Facebook fans to celebrate reaching 3 million Likes at the end of August. A hub for all things Vans including the concert webcasts, team rider chats and the latest product updates, Vans’ Facebook community tripled in size after reaching the million fan mark a year ago.

One of the fastest growing metal bands in all of the United States is Mastodon. Mastodon is a group of four guys who play some very hard progressive heavy metal. The band has just recently released their brand new album titled Blood Mountain which has been receiving rave reviews for its cool concept of conquering and surpassing obstacles. In its seven year existence, Mastodon has become known as a working class band, playing hundreds of shows every year and touring almost non-stop, bringing their music to people all across the world. Recently, we caught up with Mastodon’s lead singer and guitarist, Brent Hinds, to talk about the new record and how the band formed, among other things.