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John “Turbo” Shatesky

01/25/1980 – 07/28/2023

Introducing Virginia Sludge Rockers MAMMOTH BLACK: New Album “Death Is Not Ashamed” Out December 9, 2014 via Stonerkill Records


Introducing MAMMOTH BLACK – the newest and grittiest band to come out of Virginia. Self-described as heavy sludge rock, the band will release their debut album Death Is Not Ashamed on December 9, 2014 via Stonerkill Records. Production on Death Is Not Ashamed was completed earlier this fall with Dick Hodgin (COC, Velvet Revolver) at Osceola Studios in Raleigh, NC. The layout for the album was created by Joshua Fitzwater.

The album is available for pre-order soon via iTunes and CD Baby, as well as right now at MAMMOTH BLACK’s Bandcamp (Mammothblack@bandcamp.com).

If you pre-order via Bandcamp, you get ‘Open Death Letter’ as an instant download! Can’t wait? Check out a new music video for the track here: http://youtu.be/BHnZCBtSexs

Death Is Not Ashamed Track Listing:

1.      Open Death Letter

2.      Sheep Skin

3.      Self Pity & Self Deception

4.      Limb from Limb

5.      Death Mask

6.      Suffer

7.      Die Faster 

MAMMOTH BLACK will perform at their official album release show, taking place at Shakas in Virginia Beach, VA on December 12th. The show will also feature performances from GritterIrata, and Saltine. For more information, visit www.shakaslive.com.

MAMMOTH BLACK plans to tour the U.S. east coast this January through March, stopping in select cities. Stay tuned for more information coming soon.

In other news, MAMMOTH BLACK’s Brett Lloyd and Gritter’s Ryan Kent will also be releasing a book via Dead Books Publishing in January 2015 called Screaming On The Way Down. Stay tuned for more details on the book.

To learn more about the band, please visit www.facebook.com/mammothblackva.


Brett Lloyd – Vocals

Billy Strong – Guitar

Ross Becker – Guitar

Steve “Tombstone” Ross – Bass

Corbitt Carroll – Drums

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