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Mastodon were featured on last night’s episode of HBO’s smash TV phenomenon Game of Thrones. Band members Brann Dailor, Bill Kelliher, and Brent Hinds portrayed wildlings in the episode “Hardhome” that premiered Sunday, May 31 at 9 p.m. with multiple repeat showings during the week. Broadcast details are listed below. Please check local listings for further details of go to:  http://www.hbo.com/game-of-thrones#/

The band was personally invited to participate by members of the show’s creator and executive producer, Dan Weiss, as well as the other executive producers, who are all fans of the band.  The scenes were filmed on location in Belfast, Northern Ireland, and the band also got to visit the sets at Titanic Studios. As huge Game of Thrones fans themselves, Mastodon’s Brann Dailor describes their time Beyond the Wall:

It was such an incredible experience to be on set as extras for our collective favorite show Game Of Thrones and to be wildlings murdered and then brought back to life by White Walkers was beyond amazing. I watched my best friends Brent and Bill, murdered right in front of me as I myself was stabbed in the stomach and had my throat slit multiple times, and I didn’t mind at all. It made me love being in Mastodon even more. We are more than privileged and honored to have been a part of one of the greatest stories ever told on film, and the catering wasn’t bad either.

“Hardhome” Arya makes progress in her training. Sansa confronts an old friend. Cersei (Lena Headey) struggles. Jon travels. Written by David Benioff & D.B. Weiss; directed by Miguel Sapochnik. The executive producers of GAME OF THRONES are David Benioff, D.B. Weiss, Carolyn Strauss, Frank Doelger and Bernadette Caulfield; co-executive producers, Guymon Casady, Vince Gerardis and George R.R. Martin; producers, Chris Newman, Greg Spence, Lisa McAtackney and Bryan Cogman.

Debut: SUNDAY, MAY 31 (9:00-10:00 p.m.)

Other HBO playdates: May 31 (11:30 p.m., 2:00 a.m.) and June 1 (11:35 p.m.), 2 (9:00 p.m.,

2:45 a.m.), 3 (12:30 a.m.), 4 (10:00 p.m.), 5 (9:00 p.m.), 6 (12:45 a.m.) and 12 (8:00 p.m.)

HBO2 playdates: June 1 (9:00 p.m.), 5 (2:30 a.m.), 6 (4:45 p.m.), 7 (8:00 p.m.) and 14 (7:00 p.m.)

As previously announced, Mastodon are featured on THE GAME OF THRONES MIXTAPE, Catch the Throne: The Mixtape Vol. 2, with their new original song, “White Walker,” which is available here: http://www.launchpointrecords.com/.

The Atlanta metal band will spend their summer overseas performing at all the major European and South American festivals, including Belgium’s Pukkelpop, the prestigious Reading and Leeds in England, as well as the massive Rock in Rio festival in Brazil. They will also support Metallica for two shows in Russia. Please see below for of Mastodon’s upcoming tour dates.

June 6               Houston, TX                              Free Press Summer Festival

June 10             Bologna, ITA                             Estragon

June 12              Nickesldorf, AUT                       Novarock

June 13             Zagreb, CRO                             Culture Factory

June 15             Geneva, SWI                             L’Usine

June 17             Nijmegen, HOL                          Doornroosje

June 19             Clissonm FRA                           Hellfest

June 20             Vitoria-Gasteiz, SPA                  Azkena Rock Festival

June 22             Pratteln, SWI                             Konzertfabrik Z7

June 24             Luxembourg, LUX                      Rockhal Club

June 26             Dublin, IRE                               Olympia

June 27             Cork, IRE                                  The Savoy Theatre

June 28             Belfast, N. IRE                          Ulster Hall

July 1               Malmo, SWE                              KB Hall

July 2               Roskilde, DEN                           Roskilde Festival

July 3               Turku, FIN                                  Ruisrock

Aug 7                Montreal, QC                             Heavy Montreal Fest

Aug 12              Oslo, NOR                                 Oya Festival

Aug 14              Dinkelsbuehl, GER                     Summer Breeze Fest

Aug 15              Hamburg, GER                           Elb-Riot Festival

Aug 16              Dornbirn, AUT                            Bregenz Conrad Sohm

Aug 18               Cologne, GER                           Essigfabrik

Aug 19              Berlin, GER                                Lido

Aug 20              Charleville Mezieres,                   FRA  Cabaret Vert

Aug 21              Hasselt, BEL                              Pukkelpop Shelter Marquee

Aug 25              St. Petersburg, RUS                   SKK Arena  (w/ Metallica)

Aug 27              Moscow, RUS                           Olympysky  (w/ Metallica)

Aug 29              Reading, ENG                            Reading Festival The Pit Stage

Aug 30              Leeds, ENG                               Leeds/Reading Festival The Pit Stage

Aug 31              Istanbul, TUR                            100% Metal Headbangers

Sept 2               Thessaloniki, GRE                      Principal Theater Club

Sept 3               Athens, GRE                             Gazi Hall Entertainment Stage

Sept 5               Reykjavik, ICE                           Rokkjotnar Festival

Sept 25              Rio de Janeiro, BRA                  Rock in Rio Festival

Sept 27              Sao Paulo, BRA                        Anhembi (outdoor)

Sept 28              Santiago, CHI                           Comes Louder Festival

Expect additional Mastodon news to be revealed soon. Until then, go to: www.mastodonrocks.com

Relapse Records will be issuing the deluxe reissue of Mastodon’s seminal debut LP Remission, a record that would immediately establish them as one of the most important bands in the history of heavy music.

The album has been fully remixed by original producer and engineer Matt Bayles  and remastered by Ed Brooks at RFI.  The CD cover art has been dramatically enhanced to showcase the iconic Remission horse in a beautiful custom 3D embossing with a UV gloss, special custom varnish and foil stamping.  Additionally, album artist Paul Romano scoured his vaults to unearth 24+ pages of previously unreleased artwork originally created for the Remission album.

The album will see it’s reissue on August 5 (N. America), August 4 (UK/World) and August 1 (Germany/Benelux/Finland) on CD and a deluxe 2xLP boxset.  Physical pre-orders along with a new line of Remission merchandise are available HERE while digital pre-orders can be made HERE. A trailer showcasing the new and expanded packaging can be viewed HERE.

As of today, the new album from MastodonOnce More ‘Round The Sun, is streaming, in its entirety, as an iTunes Radio First Play. Listen now at iTunesRadio.com/Mastodon. The album, Mastodon’s sixth full-length, is available for pre-order on iTunes and at Mastodonrocks.com. Those who pre-order will receive an instant download of the album tracks “Chimes at Midnight” and “High Road.” The new music video for “High Road,” directed by Roboshobo, premiered on Pitchfork this past Tuesday.

Once More ‘Round The Sun was recorded in Nashville with Grammy Award-winning producer, Nick Raskulinecz (Rush, Foo Fighters, Alice In Chains, Deftones). It is the follow-up to Mastodon’s critically acclaimed album The Hunter, which entered the Billboard Top 200 Album chart in the Top 10 and found its way onto several Year End/Best Of critics’ lists, including those compiled by Rolling Stone, Spin, Revolver, Decibel and many more.

As previously announced, the stunning Deluxe 2-LP Vinyl Edition of Once More ‘Round The Sun will also go on sale on June 24. This limited-edition package includes two discs pressed on 180-gram black vinyl housed in a quadruple gatefold vinyl jacket, featuring artwork by the American artist Skinner, plus a CD of the complete album.

Mastodon will be touring this summer.  Here are the dates:

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

Starting this week, 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 Hunter, will be released by Reprise Records on June 24.  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,”

The next track from Once More ‘Round The Sun, will be the hard-charging “Chimes At Midnight. You can view a teaser clip for the track here.

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*

Mastodon, has announced details about their upcoming new album, their first since 2011′s The Hunter. The band’s sixth album will be called, Once More ‘Round The Sun, and will be released by Reprise Records on June 24. It was recorded in Nashville with Grammy Award-winning producer Nick Raskulinecz, who is known for his work with Rush, Deftones, Foo Fighters, and Alice In Chains.

Also available on June 24th, will be a stunning Deluxe 2LP Vinyl Edition of Once More ‘Round The Sun.  This limited edition will include two discs pressed onto 180g black vinyl housed in a quadruple gatefold vinyl jacket featuring artwork by renown American artist Skinner, 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.  For more info on Skinner, see below.

Mastodon’s upcoming spring U.S. tour dates are as follows:

04/29    Portland, OR                  Roseland Theater

05/01    Oakland, CA                  Fox Theater

05/02    Los Angeles, CA            Nokia Theater

05/03    Las Vegas, NV               House of Blues

05/04    Salt Lake City, UT          The Depot

05/05    Denver, CO                    Ogden Tehatre

05/07    Minneapolis, MN             First Avenue

05/08    Chicago, IL                     The Riviera Theater

05/09    Pittsburgh, PA                Stage AE

05/10    Toronto, ON                   Sound Academy

05/12    Buffalo, NY                    The Town Ballroom

05/13    Washington, DC             9:30 Club

05/15    New York, NY                Terminal 5

05/16    Worcester, MA              The Palladium

05/17    Philadelphia, PA            Electric Factory

05/18    Columbus, OH               Rock On The Range Festival

06/13    Bonnaroo Festival          Manchester, TN (midnight set)

Mastodon have announced that they will hit the road for a headlining spring tour with support from Gojira and Kvelertak. The tour kicks off April 28 in Seattle and criss-crosses the U.S. before culminating in a performance at the Rock On The Range Festival on May 18. Tickets go on sale this Friday, February 7.

Mastodon have been in the studio in Nashville with Grammy Award-winning producer Nick Raskulinecz (Foo Fighters, Deftones) working on the follow-up to their critically acclaimed album The Hunter, which entered the Billboard Top 200 Album chart in the Top 10 and found its way onto several Year End/Best Of critics’ lists, including those compiled by Rolling Stone, Spin, Revolver, Decibel and many more. More details about the new album will be announced soon. Until then, stay tuned to www.mastodonrocks.com. Details on the release of Mastodon’s anticipated sixth studio effort will be revealed soon.

04/29    Portland, OR                             Roseland Theater

05/01    Oakland, CA                             Fox Theater

05/02    Los Angeles, CA                       Nokia Theater

05/03    Las Vegas, NV                          House of Blues

05/07    Minneapolis, MN                       First Avenue

05/08    Chicago, IL                               The Riviera Theater

05/09    Pittsburgh, PA                          Stage AE

05/12    Buffalo, NY                               The Town Ballroom

05/13    Washington, DC                        9:30 Club

05/15    New York, NY                           Terminal 5

05/16    Boston, MA                              The Palladium

05/17    Philadelphia, PA                        Electric Factory

05/18    Columbus, OH                          Rock On The Range

Mastodon has revealed that they will enter the studio in November to begin recording their next album. Here’s the official word:

“Mastodon has been busy jamming everyday writing and arranging the next studio album. We have quite a few songs and ideas that are taking some time to nail down what we think will make it to the next full length. There will be no more touring this year, we will hit the studio in November to hopefully finish by the end of year.”

Mastodon have a series of North American shows lined up for the summer in and around their stint on this year’s Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival. To date the following shows have emerged:

07/11 Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection (feat. Machine Head)
08/07 Sturgis, SD – Buffalo Chip
08/09 Columbus, OH – Lifestyle Communities Pavilion (feat. Rob Zombie & Machine Head)
08/11 Montreal, QC – Heavy MTL
08/13 Norfolk, VA – The Norva
08/14 Asheville, NC – Orange Peel

Head over to Feist’s official online store and you can download her version of “Black Tongue,” and Mastodon’s take on “A Commotion.” This marks the first time the songs have been officially released since the initial run of 5,000 colored vinyl copies sold out on Record Store Day.  To coincide with the release, Feistodon have released an an interactive video for “A Commotion.” Check out the clip here.