MASTODON Premieres New Music Video For “Asleep In The Deep”
Mastodon will premiere the video for its latest single “Asleep in the Deep“ on Adult Swim tomorrow morning, June 20th at 4 a.m. Fans can get a sneak peak of the video online at https://www.facebook.com/adultswim starting at 10 a.m. EST today.
Mastodon teams up once again with Once More ‘Round The Sun‘s cover artist Skinner to push the boundaries of psychedelia as far as they can. Skinner is the mastermind behind “Asleep in the Deep” The video tells the psychedelic and epic journey of a house cat who unknowingly travels into a bizarre gypsy catacomb where it encounters a giant bullfrog, a three-headed evil rat king, cat gnomes, cheese slaves and a warrior squirrel. ‘Asleep in the Deep’ is directed by Atlanta-based director, Video Rahim, and co-directed by Special FX guru, Shane Morton (Head of SPFX Make-Up on Adult Swim’s Your Pretty Face Is Going To Hell) and Skinner. Hey Beautiful Jerk, a NYC-based design and visual effects boutique, provided creative direction and all post production services. The creator and co-director of “Asleep in the Deep”, Skinner, has this to say about the video:
“This concept was birthed out of my curiosity about what a cat really does at night while we are asleep,” says Skinner. “Where do they go? Cats have a very mysterious myth to them and I thought it would be cool to explore that, as little nocturnal heroes. I decided to put a sort of Joseph Campbell hero myth spin on it and add some Jodorowsky psychedelia as well. I’m more than excited about the way it came out! I love it!”
Mastodon is excited to have a limited webstore exclusive bundle to celebrate the video premiere, which includes the “Asleep in the Deep” t-shirt and larger-than-life 24″x36″ old school movie-style poster printed on 100# text paper. Both the “Asleep in the Deep” shirt and poster feature the exclusive art by Skinner. This is a pre-sale item. Bundles will begin shipping by July 1st.
Order your limited web store exclusive bundle today:
Mastodon will spend their summer overseas performing at all the major European and South American festivals, including Belgium’s Pukkelpop, the prestigious Reading and Leeds Festival in England, and Brazil’s Rock in Rio Festival. They will also support Metallica for two shows in Russia. Please see below for of Mastodon’s upcoming tour dates.
June 19 Clissonm FRA Hellfest
June 20 Vitoria-Gasteiz, SPA Azkena Rock Festival
June 22 Pratteln, SWI Konzertfabrik Z7
June 24 Luxembourg, LUX Rockhal Club
June 26 Dublin, IRE Olympia
June 27 Cork, IRE The Savoy Theatre
June 28 Belfast, N. IRE Ulster Hall
July 1 Malmo, SWE KB Hall
July 2 Roskilde, DEN Roskilde Festival
July 3 Turku, FIN Ruisrock
Aug 7 Montreal, QC Heavy Montreal Fest
Aug 12 Oslo, NOR Oya Festival
Aug 14 Dinkelsbuehl, GER Summer Breeze Fest
Aug 15 Hamburg, GER Elb-Riot Festival
Aug 16 Dornbirn, AUT Bregenz Conrad Sohm
Aug 18 Cologne, GER Essigfabrik
Aug 19 Berlin, GER Kesselhaus
Aug 20 Charleville Mezieres, FRA Cabaret Vert
Aug 21 Hasselt, BEL Pukkelpop Shelter Marquee
Aug 25 St. Petersburg, RUS SKK Arena (w/ Metallica)
Aug 27 Moscow, RUS Olympysky (w/ Metallica)
Aug 29 Reading, ENG Reading Festival (The Pit Stage)
Aug 30 Leeds, ENG Leeds/Reading Festival (The Pit Stage)
Aug 31 Istanbul, TUR 100% Metal Headbangers
Sept 2 Thessaloniki, GRE Principal Theater Club
Sept 3 Athens, GRE Gazi Hall Entertainment Stage
Sept 5 Reykjavik, ICE Rokkjotnar Festival
Sept 25 Rio de Janeiro, BRA Rock in Rio Festival
Sept 27 Sao Paulo, BRA Anhembi (outdoor)
Sept 28 Santiago, CHI Comes Louder Festival
As previously announced, Mastodon are featured on THE GAME OF THRONES MIXTAPE, Catch the Throne: The Mixtape Vol. 2, with their new original song, “White Walker,” which is available here: https://soundcloud.com/catchthethrone.
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Expect additional Mastodon news to be revealed soon. Until then, go to: www.mastodonrocks.co