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Mastadon Releases New Music Video For “Asleep In The Deep”

European and South American Festival Dates Announced

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Atlanta Progressive Metal band Mastodon has teamed 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”, telling 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:

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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!

Order your limited web store exclusive bundle, which includes “Asleep in the Deep” t-shirt and larger-than-life 24″x36″ old school movie-style poster printed on 100# text paper, HERE

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.

Mastadon 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

Additional Tour & Ticket Information HERE

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