Metal Masters Mastodon Gear Up For North American Tour and Record Store Day

Posted by Billyjam, April 3, 2012 11:44am | Post a Comment

Mastodon "Dry Bone Valley (Live in Brixton)" (Feb 11th, 2012)

Mastodon have just unveiled a brand new video that captures the much-revered metal band in their best setting - live in concert and killing it on the song "Dry Bone Valley" which is the second single from the band's critically acclaimed Mike Elizondo-produced album The Hunter - the band's fifth studio album that was released by Roadrunner Records via Reprise/Warner in late September.

This is the second video for this song: the first been the Tim Biskup created music video (see below). The above live video of the song was recorded at the Atlanta, GA band's recent sold-out show at London's Brixton Academy on February 11th.  The new video arrives just in time for diehard Mastodon fans (and there are many of those!) who have been anxiously awaiting their anticipated 2012 North American tour that kicks off this week featuring the super-skilled hard rock ensemble's Troy Sanders (bass guitar/vocals), Brent Hinds (guitars/vocals), Bill Kelliher (guitars), and Brann Dailor (drums/vocals).

The new US/Canada tour begins tomorrow night (04/04) in Portland, ME and ends on May 12th in Atlanta, GA. Unfortunately for Cali fans the hectic tour, with co-headliners the Swedish progressive metal band Opeth plus opening act Ghost (who are well worth checking out), includes only two Golden State dates so if you don't already have them, so get tickets now. Those two Cali dates are just three weeks away: Thursday April 26th in LA at the Gibson Amphitheatre and the following night (Friday April 27th) at the Fox Theatre in Oakland.  Pick up Mastodon's The Hunter in each of the three Amoeba Music stores on directly from the online shop.

And note that on the upcoming Record Store Day 2012 (Saturday, April 21st) Mastodon will be dropping two separate limited-edition vinyl releases to celebrate the annual vinyl record celebratory day. These releases include a split 7″ with Feist on which Mastodon will cover Feist’s “A Commotion” and on which in turn Feist will cover Mastodon’s “Black Tongue.” The other Record Store Day 2012 release will be a 7″ pink vinyl Mastodon single “A Spoonful Weighs A Ton” - a cover of The Flaming Lips song.

Mastodon "Dry Bone Valley (official video)" (Jan, 2012)

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