Mastodon readies album, tours (2014)

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*