Mastodon Tease New Song 'Chimes at Midnight'

Check out the 45-second sample inside, now!

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Mastodon have recently posted an official teaser of their new track "Chimes at Midnight" from upcoming studio record "Once More Round the Sun."

The 45-second sample features a slower, spacey intro taking the listener on a mellow journey prior to kicking out the jams for a rockin' session. Unfortunately, that's where the teaser ends.

Prior to "Chimes at Midnight," the band has premiered the album's lead single "High Road." The record itself is due out on June 24 via Reprise Records, you can pre-order it via iTunes here.

In related news, bassist Troy Sanders has recently announced that the group might release a follow-up to the upcoming LP as early as next year due to an abundance of fresh material. Back to the new song, make sure to give it a listen below.

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    I like what I hear there a lot, thanks for the link! Sounds like a Blood Mountain-The Hunter hybrid to me.
    The music is a lot like the style of Blood Mountain but the vocals are more The Hunter. My erection hasn't gone away yet. Starting to think I should contact a doctor.
    If boner lasts more than 4 hours get more Mastodon.
    I assume you have medical training and will follow your sage advice. Thank you kind sir. You are a gentleman and a scholar.
    That's sorta what I thought. I heard them play the whole thing at Rock on the Range, and I loved it. They played High Road live too and I thought that was awesome too.
    It's pretty cool, but i can't shake the feeling that the verse sounds like a specific song from The Hunter (Maybe Spectrelight?). I prefer the first song they revealed, but it looks like the album is going to be pretty awesome.
    It does quite resemble Spectrelight, rhythmically. And The Hunter really shines through indeed. I was hoping for a little more vocals from Brent. To me that's what helped really make CtS. Still looking forward to the album, the only thing I can say now is that I hope it will have a bit more of a unique soundscape to explore. It sounds a little too Hunter-ish to me at the moment. Not that that's a bad thing, I just love Mastodon for their diversity.
    Keep this up Karl and XFM will get rid of ya. They'll let Sturgess take over with her Skag addiction. Or even Ian Camfield (even though he's only 14)
    This is more like it. I wasn't 100% convinced by the last song they 'leaked', but this sounds awesome! (I was obviously going to buy the new album regardless!)
    The intro/outro sounds like something Opeth could have written. With other words, epic.
    I could actually hear Mikael singing a melody over it as I was listening to it
    Sounds so "Hunter"-esqe. Fired up! Getting this on pre-order as we speak
    I like this a lot more than the first song... However, the production on the vocals on these songs has been pretty weird. Not that any of the dudes in Mastodon are particularly strong vocalists anyways...
    Every time they start releasing tracks for a new album I am more and more proud of the Mastodon tattoo I have. Fucking love this band.