Just a few weeks ago, I had wondered what happened to heavy metal band, Mastodon. It has been since 2011 that fans were given The Hunter. The Hunter pleased a lot of growl metal fans. And so it surprised me to find that the band has a new one on the horizon.
Last year, the band began recording the eleven song album. This year, the band has already begun a promotional World Tour of the album that began in Portland, OR on April 29. Mastodon will whirlwind through the US with thirteen more dates, with a date in Canada planned as well. After, they begin a 21-date tour outside the US that will include a stopover in Moscow, Russia.
The new album, Once More ‘Round The Sound, is slated for release on June 24 via Reprise Records. The label has scheduled the album for CD, and a 2LP vinyl release.
The new single from Mastodon,”High Road”, precedes the new album: