Mastodon reveal album artwork
2014-04-29 by Mythodea | 95 Comments

Mastodon's upcoming album Once More 'Round the Sun will be released on 24th of June,
and the band have decided to reveal its album art.

They have also created a so-called "Audio Visualizer" to accompany the already-revealed song
'High Road'.

http://www.mastodonrocks.com/preorder

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Dr7
April 29th 2014

101 Comments


Awesome artwork. The Hunter was great and so was the new track so really excited for this.

Voivod
Staff Reviewer
April 29th 2014

5987 Comments


wow it's like a mix of '70s and '90s (extreme metal)

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BigPleb
April 29th 2014

35479 Comments


I dig

Dolving999
April 29th 2014

1616 Comments


I'm pleasantly surprised now that I know this is a colaboration with Rings of Saturn.

protonjon
April 29th 2014

81 Comments


Thanks for getting me really excited, then telling me I have to wait till the end of June.

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WhiteNoise
April 29th 2014

3085 Comments


Dat cover

evilford
April 29th 2014

22085 Comments


eh. at least it's better than the hunter's " artwork "

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Relinquished
April 29th 2014

24878 Comments


nothing wrong with the hunter's art

just the music. and this will prob be another case in where the artwork appeals more than the music.

JS19
April 29th 2014

4215 Comments


I'm pleasantly surprised now that I know this is a collaboration with Rings of Saturn. [2]

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Jamdbz
April 29th 2014

81 Comments


$70 for a double LP? Yea okay

DamnVanne
April 29th 2014

1772 Comments


First night of tour was yesterday, and they played at least half that album

BigPleb
April 29th 2014

35479 Comments


http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/mastodon/2014/the-showbox-sodo-seattle-wa-23c32ce3.html

Not really dude, its a p kickass set!

climactic
April 29th 2014

18624 Comments


thats a good setlist but i didnt think it was possible for them to not play blood+thunder

BigPleb
April 29th 2014

35479 Comments


Hearts Alive dude fuck, what a great opening song.

RangerTaffles
April 29th 2014

256 Comments


Cover art rules

Xenophanes
Emeritus
April 29th 2014

10592 Comments


Will probably listen. Will probably enjoy. Will definitely forget that it exists a week afterwards.

Impervious
April 29th 2014

346 Comments


Artwork looks trippy as fuck! Last album was pretty fun for a little over half of it. It would be amazing to hear another Leviathan though. Will check them out.

OwMySnauze
April 29th 2014

934 Comments


Best artwork they've ever had.

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SirDrumsalot
April 29th 2014

1526 Comments


Artwork is pretty sweet!
If these guys are any good this Sunday I'll look into them more.

Paz
April 29th 2014

55 Comments


Pretty fucking crazy

kinda reminds me of an Acid Witch album cover

loveisamixtape
April 29th 2014

5931 Comments


dope as hell

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ZippaThaRippa
April 29th 2014

2415 Comments


don't like mastodon but that is some dope artwork

sapient
April 29th 2014

1928 Comments


Yeah it looks pretty

Gwyn.
April 29th 2014

14990 Comments


Eye sore

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echoent
April 29th 2014

4 Comments


I'm glad they always have vibrant artwork, not like grey words over a black background or something bland like that. Album will slay.

TomAkaVeto
April 29th 2014

1617 Comments


Thumbs up for the Breaking Bad reference in the title of the first song.

emester
April 29th 2014

2592 Comments


Pretty awesome artwork

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Judio!
Contributing Reviewer
April 29th 2014

5258 Comments


This is going to rule, I just know it.

If not, feel free to make fun of this comment until the end of your days.

Digging: Jimmy Eat World - Clarity

DrGonzo1937
April 29th 2014

5425 Comments


Hefty price tag...

DrGonzo1937
April 29th 2014

5425 Comments


Great artwork though.

titanslayer
April 29th 2014

1596 Comments


It's almost like the artwork is important or something

DrGonzo1937
April 29th 2014

5425 Comments


Er.. if you appreciate physical releases and art, then yeah it is.

titanslayer
April 29th 2014

1596 Comments


Art is not really my thing, but to each his own

loveisamixtape
April 29th 2014

5931 Comments


"It's almost like the artwork is important or something"

aw hip kid, can't appreciate anything can u hip kid? it's ok, hip kid

pedro70512
April 29th 2014

2530 Comments


If they open the set on the 16th with Hearts Alive I might just die. That's been my favorite song since like...2006.

Inferis
April 29th 2014

414 Comments


it's Death Metal on acid.

SCREAM!
April 29th 2014

10025 Comments


"$70 for a double LP? Yea okay"

Somebody can't read


Art looks sweet, it's just too bad the music probably won't be

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DrGonzo1937
April 29th 2014

5425 Comments


Snap judgement.

AaronBatt
April 29th 2014

113 Comments


This is the official tracklisting:

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

Solbrave
April 29th 2014

233 Comments


cover art screams "smoke weed"

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BlackLlama
April 29th 2014

1638 Comments


Am I the only person that doesn't enjoy Mastadon?

Wadlez
April 29th 2014

3868 Comments


Scroll through some Mastodon boards ^

Uranium
April 29th 2014

7074 Comments


science has gone too far

Calc
April 29th 2014

12116 Comments


"am i the only person that......"

shut the fuk up.

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BlackLlama
April 29th 2014

1638 Comments


Hah!

I'll admit I haven't listened to anything after Leviathan. Maybe I'll have to check out some of their newer stuff.

DrGonzo1937
April 29th 2014

5425 Comments


Crack the Skye >>>

AtomicWaste
Staff Reviewer
April 29th 2014

1984 Comments


Jesus Christ, $70 for a double LP vinyl? Pass.

Art is woah.

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StallionMang
April 29th 2014

5383 Comments


If the album art and new song are any indicator, this will completely blow The Hunter out of the water

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FrozenVain
April 29th 2014

2394 Comments


$70 for a double LP? Yea okay [2]

henryChinaski
April 29th 2014

2713 Comments


So awesome!

Digging: The Tidal Sleep - Vorstellungskraft

Midjicka
April 29th 2014

230 Comments


sick artwork. was expecting nothing less from these guys.

AdolfChrist
April 29th 2014

1735 Comments


that artwork is the shit. too bad they stuck with that lame album title.

LordCrumpit
April 29th 2014

26 Comments


The artwork is fucking SIKKKKK. Not 70$ sick though. The Hunter wasn't my favorite, hoping for a regression back to their rawer sound

Notaflower
April 29th 2014

134 Comments


Artwork looks like a magic the gathering card

AdolfChrist
April 29th 2014

1735 Comments


"$70 for a double LP? Yea okay"

apparently you have some sort of selective reading disability.


"INCLUDES:
Two 180g LP Vinyl
Four exclusive lithographs derived from the album artwork
Album on CD
All housed in a quadruple gatefold vinyl jacket featuring artwork by Skinner"

still overpriced, but not as bad as you make it sound.

zaruyache
April 29th 2014

6147 Comments


I am suddenly more interested in hearing this record. Dat artwork [123890]

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MMX
April 29th 2014

4796 Comments


So pretty

Mythodea
April 29th 2014

693 Comments


The artwork is really great but not sure if better than Remission. Anyway, they differ in style, so any comparison is unreasonable. Have really high standards for this record. Hope it's gonna be one of top ten of 2014.

MyNameIsPencil
April 29th 2014

548 Comments


this is drugs visualized
it's glorious

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pedro70512
April 29th 2014

2530 Comments


I'm trying really hard not to get my hopes up about this album. It's not working.

XingKing
April 29th 2014

10329 Comments


I'm a fan of all of their album covers but man, I am not feeling this one. It literally looks like Rings of Saturn and ugh

adace1
April 29th 2014

214 Comments


So much better than The Hunter's art. Possibly their best even.

chug73
April 29th 2014

956 Comments


That is seriously cool.

chug73
April 29th 2014

956 Comments


This and Pale Communion can't come soon enough.

LokitheTrickster
April 29th 2014

23 Comments


That cover art looks awesome. It has a psychedelic, somewhat Nineties look to it.

bloc
April 29th 2014

34735 Comments


Sick ass art

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SGGreenman
April 29th 2014

830 Comments


sweeeetttt

Nomos
April 29th 2014

822 Comments


Ahaha oh my god I saw the artwork then spent 10 minutes googling to discover that it is, in fact, a different artist than Rings of Saturd

Upsidedown_and_Sideways
April 29th 2014

258 Comments


video is 4:20, heh.

climactic
April 29th 2014

18624 Comments


to anyone comparing the art to rings of saturn...


http://www.metal-archives.com/images/2/8/9/2/289220.jpg


chug73
April 29th 2014

956 Comments


Doesn't look very similar to me.

Mabbitt
April 30th 2014

1345 Comments


It looks cool, but I miss their old style album covers (remission - crack the skye)

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XingKing
April 30th 2014

10329 Comments


http://total-deathcore.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/Front-Cover1.jpg

Emyay
April 30th 2014

5939 Comments


cover is awesome. album will rule just like the hunter

DrGonzo1937
April 30th 2014

5425 Comments


^
This

treefingered2
April 30th 2014

158 Comments


Listened too Mastodon for the first time yesterday after I saw this article. Thought The Hunter was terrible and Leviathan was great need to listen more. Don't know what too expect from this but i hope it's more like Leviathan than Hunter but I kinda doubt it

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Emyay
April 30th 2014

5939 Comments


no offense but i couldn't care less about your opinion considering you just started listening to band yesterday.

treefingered2
April 30th 2014

158 Comments


...erm, good point.

Makemebad35
April 30th 2014

741 Comments


album artwork and song rules. don't know why I haven't listened to The Hunter more.

Froot
April 30th 2014

767 Comments


[10] amirite?

DikkoZinner
April 30th 2014

2953 Comments


Great band

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CrimsonLies
April 30th 2014

2018 Comments


cool artwork, the added bonuses don't justify the price though

apokolypz
April 30th 2014

277 Comments


awesome artwork.

also hate to disappoint anyone who thinks they're going back to their old sound, but Bill has said otherwise, that they want to progress more with the Hunter sound, the new music is more chorus driven and is influenced by older rock and metal bands. He says that they don't want to keep doing the same record over and over again, they've already done their proggy stuff. http://loudwire.com/mastodon-bill-kelliher-once-more-round-the-sun/

AdolfChrist
May 1st 2014

1735 Comments


goddammit, that interview worries me. theyre well on their way to becoming a radio-"metal" band.

DrGonzo1937
May 1st 2014

5425 Comments


Aslong as it's quality radio-metal I don't care. The Hunter was solid.

AdolfChrist
May 1st 2014

1735 Comments


thats the whole point of the term, radio-metal isnt quality, its watered down.

chug73
May 1st 2014

956 Comments


The Hunter was good. The band was spot on when they said it sounded like "a super-heavy Led Zeppelin or something".
And just like Led Zeppelin, Mastodon experimented with different styles within that sound.
Of course there is a chance this album could suck but these guys have only become better songwriters over time and as much as I love the jaunty sounds of Leviathan, outright weirdness of Blood Mountain and acid trip of Crack the Skye I look forward to hearing something different from these guys each album.
The radio rock thing is lame, I guess if they want to hear something catchy then I am all for it so long as the quality is there.
I just wish they could pull the vocals off live. Both times I have seen them they really didn't bring it vocally.

Ovrot
May 1st 2014

10488 Comments


sweet artwork

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DJPaulsGimpArm
May 1st 2014

13 Comments


I really don't like their new logo, but I have to say, in the context of this album artwork, it looks pretty sharp. The LP cover definitely looks better than the cd cover, though. I really like it.
I think it's safe to say I have high hopes for this now. The Hunter was ultimately a let down for me. We will see in June, I suppose...

enjoimx
May 1st 2014

56 Comments


+10 boner length

sooooooo stoked

Emyay
May 1st 2014

5939 Comments


i think that radiohead thing was just something brent said sarcastically


pedro70512
May 1st 2014

2530 Comments


Couldn't agree more with basically everything Chug said.

Uranium
May 1st 2014

7074 Comments


"i think that radiohead thing was just something brent said sarcastically"

was just thinking these guys were high af if they thought this had radiohead influences

r0bbb
May 4th 2014

241 Comments


that high road song is so meh though

DrGonzo1937
May 4th 2014

5425 Comments


It's good. Reserving judgement till the LP is out.



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