Mastodon unleash smoky new song “Andromeda” — listen

A third preview of the heavy metal rockers' upcoming Emperor of Sand

    Later this month, Mastodon will return with their new album, Emperor of Sand. The follow-up to 2014’s Once More ‘Round the Sun, and seventh overall, is said to be a close examination of mortality and the concept of time.

    “Time is a very big theme of the album,” drummer-singer-lyricist Brann Dailor previously explained. “How much time do we have left? What are we doing with our time?” He added, “It’s about going through cancer, going through chemotherapy and all the things associated with that. I didn’t want to be literal about it. But it’s all in there. You can read between the lines.”

    The heavy metal rockers’ race against the clock plays out in their newly unveiled single “Andromeda”. “The game isn’t done/ I feel the crawling and haunting,” they sing over dizzying, fire-breathing riffs. “Time is moving as sands flowing/ Light is blinding radiating.” Stream it down below.


    Emperor of Sand arrives on March 31st; for more hear, “Sultan’s Curse” and “Show Yourself”. Next month, the band will hit the road for one of the most anticipated tours of the year alongside Eagles of Death Metal and Russian Circles.

    Emperor of Sand Tracklist:
    01. Sultan’s Curse
    02. Show Yourself
    03. Precious Stones
    04. Steambreather
    05. Roots Remain
    06. Word To The Wise
    07. Ancient Kingdom
    08. Clandestiny
    09. Andromeda
    10. Scorpion Breath
    11. Jaguar God