Earlier this month, Mastodon announced details of their new album, "Once More Around the Sun," their first full-length effort since 2011's "The Hunter." Today, "High Road," the first single off the record, has surfaced online.
As Consequence of Sound notes, the album was recorded in Franklin, Tennessee with producer Nick Raskulinecz (Deftones, Rush, Alice in Chains). Troy Sanders described the end result as 60-or-so minutes of "pure, authentic Mastodon."
He continued, "A lot of people ask us if it kicks off where 'The Hunter' left off. And to a large degree, I suppose yes. We recorded it and took it on the road with us, and then we headed back to our rehearsal space and started working out ideas. I've had a lot of time to ingest this record, and it's solid. It's a large slab of granite. I'm once again completely proud of these guys."
In support of the upcoming record, which is set for a June release via Warner Bros. Records, the band will be on the road through mid-July. See their current schedule below.
Mastodon 2014 Tour Dates:
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 Theatre 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 - Boston, MA - The Palladium 05/17 - Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory 05/18 - Columbus, OH - Rock on the Range 05/28 - Helsinki, FI - Sonisphere Festival 05/30 - Stockholm, SE - STHLM Festival 06/01 - Oslo, NO - Sonisphere Festival 06/03 - Horsens, DK - Jailhouse Rock Festival 06/04 - Hamburg, DE - Imtech Arena 06/06 - Nuremberg, DE - Rock im Park 06/07 - Nurburg, DE - Rock am Ring 06/09 - Landgraaf, NL - Pinkpop Festival 06/11 - Pratteln, CH - Z7 Konzertfabrik 06/13 - Manchester, UK - Bonnaroo Music Festival 06/26 - Zwolle, NL - Hedon 06/26 - Amsterdam, NL - Melkweg 06/28 - Dessel, BE - Graspop 06/29 - Moscow, RU - Park Live 07/03 - Arras, FR - Main Square Festival 07/04 - Paris, FR - Le Zenith 07/06 - Hertfordshire, UK - Sonisphere UK 07/18 - Nordfjordeid, NO - Malakoff Rock Festial 07/19 - Tromoso, NO - Bukta Open Air Festival