MASTODON LAUNCHES VIDEO FT. SKINNER & BRANN DAILOR DISCUSSING ICONIC COVER ARTWORK FOR ONCE MORE 'ROUND THE SUN"



Starting today, Mastodon will launch a video featuring American artist, Skinner, who's work graces the cover of the Mastodon's forthcoming album, Once More 'Round The Sun.  The short film showcases a conversation between Brann Dailor and Skinner taking about the genesis of the ideas that would eventually become the cover art. Skinner talks about his longtime appreciation of Mastodon's music that would later inspire his creation of these lurid and iconic images. The internationally respected Art & Culture Magazine JUXTAPOZ will host the premier of the video on their website today. Click here to view and share.

Once More 'Round The Sun, Mastodon's sixth full-length studio album, their first since 2011's The Hunterwill be released by Reprise Records on June 24th.  It was recorded in Nashville with Grammy Award-winning producer Nick Raskulinecz (Rush, Foo Fights, Alice In Chains, Deftones, etc.).
  
The first track from the album "High Road," is available digitally now. Pre-order Once More 'Round The Sun here and instantly receive a digital download of "High Road,"

As previously announced, on June 24th, the stunning Deluxe 2LP Vinyl Edition of Once More 'Round The Sun will go on sale.This limited edition package will include two discs pressed onto 180g black vinyl housed in a quadruple gatefold vinyl jacket featuring artwork by the American artist Skinnerpreviously mentioned, plus a CD of the complete album. The package will include four exclusive lithographs derived from the album artwork. Click here to explore the amazing album artwork. If you pre-order the Deluxe Vinyl Edition, you'll be entitled to bonus digital content: An instant download of"High Road," plus another album track (to be determined) delivered digitally prior to street date, and a digital download of the entire album delivered on street date. This one-time-only package will be available exclusively through www.mastodonrocks.com.  Don't delay, as these will sell out quickly. Click here to view the beautiful Deluxe 2LP Vinyl Edition.

The next track from Once More 'Round The Sun, will be the hard-charging "Chimes At Midnight.This Friday, May 23rd, you can view a teaser clip for the track here.


One More 'Round The Sun track-listing:
1. Tread Lightly
2. The Motherload
3. High Road
4. Once More 'Round The Sun
5. Chimes At Midnight
6. Asleep In The Deep
7. Feast Your Eyes
8. Aunt Lisa
9. Ember City
10. Halloween
11. Diamond In The Witch House


Mastodon's upcoming tour dates are as follows:

Wed. May 28     Sonisphere Festival                    Helsinki, Finland
Fri. May 30        Gärdet, Stockholm                     Stockholm, Sweden
Sat. May 31       Ursynalia Festival                       Warsaw, Poland
Sun. Jun 1         Sonisphere Festival                    Oslo, Norway
Tues. Jun 3        Jailhouse Rock Festival              Horsens, Denmark
Wed. Jun 4        Imtech Arena                             Hamburg, Germany
Fri. Jun 6           Rock AM Ring                           Wershofen, Germany
Mon. Jun 9         PinkPop                                   Olland, Netherlands
Tues. Jun 10      FRI-SON                                   Fribourg, Switzerland
Wed. Jun 11      Z7 KONZERTFABRIK                 Pratteln, Switzerland
Fri. Jun 13         Bonnaroo Music Festival            Manchester, TN
Fri. Jun 20         Amnesia Rockfest                     Montebello, Canada
Thurs. Jun 26     Hedon                                      Zwolle, Netherlands
Fri. Jun 27         Melkweg                                   Amsterdam, Netherlands
Sat. Jun 28       Graspop                                    Dessel, Belgium
Sun. Jun 29       Park Live                                  Moscow, Russian Federation
Thurs. Jul 3       Main Square Festival                  Arras, France
Fri. Jul 4           Le Zenith                                   Paris, France
Sun. Jul 6         Knebworth Park                         London, United Kingdom
Fri. Jul 18          Malakoff Rock Festival               Nordfjordeid, Norway
Sat. Jul 19        Bukta Open Air Festival              Tromsø, Norway
Sat. Sept 6        Hopscotch Festival                     Raleigh, NC
Fri. Sept 12        Riot Fest Chicago                      Chicago, IL       *Performance Date TBD*  


Watch: Skinner Talks Album Artwork with Mastodon: 1-(1).jpg

MASTODON:  Troy Sanders -- Bass Guitar / Vocals
Brent Hinds -- Guitars / Vocals
Bill Kelliher -- Guitars
Brann Dailor -- Drums / Vocals


ABOUT SKINNER:
Skinner is a self-taught artist living in Oakland, California who has meticulously crafted a balance of extraordinary mural work, bizarre and antagonistic installations while maintaining a prolific commercial career. Influenced by 80's pop culture, human struggle, myths and violence, dungeons and dragons and the heavy metal gods, Skinner's mind is one of psycho social mayhem fueled by a calculated chaos. His work has been shown all over the world in various museums, universities and galleries. He has been an ambassador of the alternative arts movement in countries ranging from Russia, Cuba, Japan, Europe and all across the United States. Pay him a visit and see the chaos in action. Go to: http://www.theartofskinner.com/

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