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Mastodon announce new album, Once More Round the Sun

    Mastodon is gearing up for the release of a new album, its first since 2011’s The Hunter. In a new interview with Paste, the band revealed the album is titled Once More Round the Sun and will be released later this year through Warner Bros. Records.

    The album was recorded in Franklin, Tennessee with producer Nick Raskulinecz (Deftones, Rush, Alice in Chains). Frontman 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.”

    Better yet, the band has 30 minutes of music that ended up on the cutting room floor, which they plan to release as an EP following the LP.

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    In anticipation, the band will be on tour for much of the spring. See those dates 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 @ Moscow 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

    Below, revisit our interview with Mastodon’s Brann Dailor:

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