Mastodon are now virtually beyond metal.
Each new album from the group is so deeply conceptual, so layered and intricate that the band could justifiably claim to exist in their own universe.
2011's 'The Hunter' was an enormous international success, pushing Mastodon into places they never expect to reach. Well, it's now time for a follow up...
'Once More 'Round The Sun' will be released on June 24th, following sessions in Nashville with Grammy Award-winning producer Nick Raskulinecz.
New single 'High Road' emerges on April 29th, the same day as pre-orders for the new album open - as a bonus, anyone who pre-orders 'Once More 'Round The Sun' will get 'High Road' as a free download.
Availably digitally, as usual the physical version of 'Once More 'Round The Sun' finds Mastodon really spoiling fans. A limited edition double vinyl set 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.
Which sounds fancy.
'Once More 'Round The Sun' will be released on June 24th.