Genre: Thrash Metal

Based in: Melbourne, VIC

Jimmy Benson - Guitar & Vocals
Steve Montalto - Bass
Nonda Tsatsoulis - Drums
Grant Burns - Lead Guitar

Years active:

Unmerciful EP (2016)
Warhead (2013)
Mason EP (2011)

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Mason are a thrash metal band from Melbourne, relatively new to the scene the band are smashing their way through Australia state by state and leaving a path of destruction in their wake. Spell binding riffs and solo's, coupled with a tight and highly impressive rhythm section make Mason one of Australia's most sought after thrash acts in 2013. The release of their debut album "Warhead" will see the band kick it up a notch, with further national touring locked in. With a live show that is leaving jaws dropped and gaining a massive reputation in the Australian scene, the band has their sights firmly set on the international market.

Since the release of a self-titled EP in 2011 Mason have enjoyed touring and sharing the stage with bands like Forbidden (USA), Blood Duster, King Parrot and Elm Street. Cementing their place at the top of the heap of Australian thrash, the journey is just beginning for Mason. In August 2012 the band entered the studio with producer Ermin Hamidovic of "Systematic Productions" to record their debut album "Warhead". The album showcases the hardwork and commitment applied by the band as young thrashers, and their development into a band that can now be considered the real deal. Featuring a guest appearance from Jeff Loomis (Nevermore) and the artwork by Eliran Kantor (Testament, Sodom, Hatebreed), the band have left no stone unturned ensuring their debut record is the complete package.

Mason will embark on an Australian tour in support of "Warhead" while they scope out international opportunities. Catch them on the WAR ACROSS AUSTRALIA TOUR on the dates below!

"Throbbing guitar chords laced with high tempo drum patterns, and fret-board-molesting solo's, Mason's seamlessness is an ode to their musicianship and familiarity with each other" - Rob Brown - Vulture magazine


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Warhead 2013


A plague the size of London's great pestilence has hit Melbourne and the people are happy. There is a plethora of angry young dudes in this city, who are channelling that anger into some pretty fine ... read


MASON: Set To Unleash New Album "Impervious" & New Video "Cross This Path"
Sep 13, 2017

MASON: Set To Unleash New Album "Impervious" & New Video "Cross This Path"

L-R: Nonda T. (Drums), Jimmy Benson (Vocals/Guitar), Steve Montalto (Bass), Grant Burns (Lead Guitar) Photo Credit Tom Sheappard
Crushing audiences across the globe with their driving force and ... read

MUTANK: Cross Canada Tour w/ ANNIHILATOR, MASON; New EP Out June 16th "W.H.A.T.S.T.H.A.T."
Jun 9, 2017

MUTANK: Cross Canada Tour w/ ANNIHILATOR, MASON; New EP Out June 16th "W.H.A.T.S.T.H.A.T."

Montreal thrash champions MUTANK will be embarking on their first ever cross Canada tour with legends ANNIHILATOR (dates listed below) in support of their new EP "W.H.A.T.S.T.H.A.T." due out June ... read

Tour flyer

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Interview with Mason on Jul 12, 2014

who have left Melbourne once a again to tour Australia. This interview with Jimmy (guitar/vocals) was recorded at Adelaide's Enigma Bar at the Origins of Hate tour 2014
Metal-Roos: How long has Mason been together as a band? Since 2007. We started out as a two piece with myself and Nondo, the drummer, just jamming out for a number of years until we got the line up ... read


The Origin Of Hate Tour 2014

Jul 12, 2014 The Enigma Bar in Adelaide, SA
The night started out as a typical winters night in the city of churches... wet and freezing cold, still a while before The Enigma Bar opened. So I went to the closest watering hole, The Rosemont ... read

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May 24, 2014 Civic Hotel in Perth, WA
Wow, finally! It's been so many months we have been looking forward to this festival! The flights had been booked for over half a year and there was a keen exchange with our Perth contacts. And ... read

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