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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.

Minus The Bear’s fifth studio full-length album, Infinity Overhead, due August 28 on Dangerbird Records, is not only a return to form in direction, instrumentation and creation but also the band’s most aggressive and confident. The veteran Seattle-based fivesome reunited with former member and longtime producer Matt Bayles (Mastodon, Isis, Cursive) to create a guitar-laden 10-track record that is heavy both on technicality and pop songcraft and showcases the band doing what they do best – interesting, guitar-based big sounding rock. The band is giving a sneak peek into the album with a minute-long trailer: