We're excited to premier this video, of Skinner and Brann Dailor of Mastodon discussing the concept and vision behind the artwork and the end result: Skinner's amazing cover and huge pullout with 3 more panels telling the universal story of life and death.
Their first slbum since 2011’s The Hunter, Once More ‘Round The Sun will be released by Reprise Records on June 24th 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. Click here to view and post a band new band image by photographer Travis Shinn (different to the above shot).
The album’s hard-hitting first single is “High Road,” which will be released digitally on April 29th the same day a pre-order for Once More ‘Round The Sun launches at all participating digital retailers. Click here to pre-order. All pre-orders will instantly receive a digital download of “High Road.”
Also available on June 24th 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.
Those who pre-order the Deluxe Vinyl Edition will 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 download of the entire album delivered digitally 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.
The album 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 Rolling Stone, Spin, Revolver, Decibel and many others in the U.S. In the
U.K. The Hunter, dominated all “Album Of The Year” charts including Metal Hammer, Kerrang, Terrorizer, Classic Rock, Total Guitar, Trash Hits and Rock Sound Magazines simultaneously.
In February, Mastodon announced a headlining spring tour with support from Gojira and Kvelertak. The tour has already kicked off yesterday, April 28th the U.S. before culminating in performances at the Rock On The Range Festival on May 18th