New Mastodon video for “Asleep In The Deep”


Mastodon remains a band that continues to impress and entertain me. They have just released a new video for the track “Asleep In The Deep” off of their 2014 release Once More ‘Round The Sun.


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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!”

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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:

Expect additional Mastodon news to be revealed soon. Until then, go to:







Troy Sanders — Bass Guitar / Vocals
Brent Hinds — Guitars / Vocals
Bill Kelliher — Guitars
Brann Dailor — Drums / Vocals

      it’s loud, it’s dirty, it’s MASTODON!!!!

     -the Hellion


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