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Mastadon Reveal More Details On “Once More ‘Round The Sun” Album


Heavy rock icons 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 24th. 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.

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, 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.

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  Don’t delay, as these will sell out quickly.  Click here to view the Deluxe 2LP Vinyl Edition

The album is the follow-up to Mastodon’s critically acclaimed album The Hunter, which entered theBillboard Top 200 Album chart in the Top 10 and found its way onto several Year End/Best Of critics’ lists, including Rolling StoneSpinRevolverDecibel 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 in Seattle and will crisscross the U.S. before culminating in performances at the Rock On The Range Festival on May 18th, and the mightyBonnaroo Festival on June 13th, where Mastodon will take the stage as one the evenings headliners at midnight.  Please see below for all confirmed tour dates.

The track-listing for One More ‘Round The Sun is as follows:

1. Tread Lightly

2. The Motherload

3. High Road

4. Once More ‘Round The Sun

5. Chimes At Midnight

6. Asleep In The Deep

7. Feast Your Eyes

8. Aunt Lisa

9. Ember City

10. Halloween

11. Diamond In The Witch House

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

04/28    Seattle, WA                   Showbox Sodo

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)