Ambassador of Tone Brent Hinds - Mastadon
Lace Equipment: Hammer Claws
Alabama native Brent Hinds grew up playing banjo before transitioning to guitar and moving to Atlanta, GA, where he joined bassist/vocalist Troy Sanders' band Four Hour Fogger. As popular legend has it, Hinds and Sanders met former Today Is The Day members Bill Kelliher and Brann Dailor at a basement High On Fire show. The four musicians soon joined forces in Mastodon, a band that has since become one of the preeminent forces in heavy music. After unveiling their debut EP and two highly acclaimed albums-2002's Remission and 2004's Leviathan-via Relapse Records, Mastodon signed with Reprise and have released three more devastating full-lengths. In 2010, they recorded the soundtrack to the Warner Bros film Jonah Hex, starring Josh Brolin, John Malkovich and Megan Fox. Their latest, The Hunter, reached #10 on the Billboard chart and was named "Album Of The Year" by Metal Hammer, Kerrang!, Rock Sound and Classic Rock magazines.
Over the course of the last several years, Hinds has been recognized as one of the finest guitar players in heavy music. He and fellow Mastodon guitarist Bill Kelliher were awarded Metal Hammer's Golden Gods award for "Best Shredders" in 2007. The duo also appeared on the cover of Guitar World magazine's 300th issue alongside such six-string icons as Angus Young, Slash and Dimebag Darrell. To help achieve his roaring space-age rock tone, Hinds uses his Lace Signature Hammer Claws for maximum clarity and devastation.
To find out more about Brent and Mastodon visit their website HERE.