Starting today, Mastodonwill 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 JUXTAPOZwill host the premier of the video on their website today. Click hereto view and share.
Once More 'Round The Sun, Mastodon's sixth full-length studio album, their first since 2011's The Hunter, will 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 Sunhere 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*
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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