MASTODON Reveal Album Title And Six New Song Titles

June 29th, 2011
by Celtic Bob

Heavy rock innovators Mastodon have revealed the title of their new album plus six new song titles that will appear on their next full-length studio album to be released on Reprise Records later this year. The new LP, THE HUNTER, will include the tracks: “Curl Of The Burl,” “Dry Bone Valley,” “Blasteroids,” “The Octopus Has No Friends,” “All The Heavy Lifting,” and “Stargasm.” Complete details to be announced soon.

The follow-up to 2009’s critically embraced CRACK THE SKYE was recorded in the band’s hometown of Atlanta as well as in Los Angeles with producer Mike Elizondo. As with all of their albums, Mastodon, which is bassist/vocalist Troy Sanders, guitarist/vocalist Brent Hinds, guitarist Bill Keliher, and drummer/vocalist Brann Dailor, decided to take a completely different tack and musical approach to the music on this album. The band feels confident that fans will be excited and fulfilled by what they will hear.

Beginning tomorrow June 28th, fans can log on to www.adultswim.com/singles to download a rare and previously unreleased song from the CRACK THE SKYE sessions, titled “Deathbound,” as part of the ten week 2011 Adult Swim Singles Program. The same destination will also offer an amazing exclusive video for the song. This is the only place to see and hear this Mastodon rarity.

In addition, Mastodon has a brand new T-shirt design available in their official store at www.mastodonrocks.com now.  The “In The Teeth” shirt can be seen by clicking the hyperlink.

At present, Mastodon is in Europe and Russia for a summer-long tour that includes the Roskilde Festival and several dates on this year’s Sonisphere Festival. The band will also play a one-off show at The Gorge in Seattle on July 30th with Soundgarden, Queens Of The Stone Age, and Meat Puppets. Mastodon’s upcoming tour dates are as follows:

06/17     Sonisphere Festival                             Athens, GRE
06/19     Sonisphere Festival                             Istanbul, TUR
06/21     Sonisphere Festival                             Sofia, BUL
06/22     INmusic Festival                                  Zagreb, CRO
06/24     Sonisphere Festival                             Basel, SWI
06/25     Sonisphere Festival                             San Marino, ITA
06/26     Graspop                                                 Dessel, BEL
06/28     Patronaat                                              Haarlem, HOL
06/29     Metropol                                               Hengelo, HOL
07/01     Roskilde Festival                                 Roskilde, DEN
07/02     Sonisphere Festival                             Helsinki, FIN
*07/03   Glav Club                                              St. Petersburg, RUS
*07/04   Arena Moscow                                     Moscow, RUS
*07/06   Colos-Saal                                            Aschaffenburg, GER
07/08     Sonisphere Festival                             Amneville, FRA
07/09     Sonisphere Festival                             Stockholm, SWE
07/10     Sonisphere Festival                             Knebworth, UK
*07/12   C-Club                                                   Berlin, GER
07/13     Metalcamp Festival                            Tolmin, SLO
07/14     Hegyalja Festival                                Tokaj, HUN
07/16     Sonisphere Festival                             Madrid, SPN
07/24     Heavy TO                                             Toronto, CAN
07/30     The Gorge                                             Seattle, WA
(w/ Soundgarden, Queens of The Stone Age and Meat Puppets)

*denotes headlining show

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