Hear Mastodon Make Metal Magic on Pulverizing 'High Road'

Song is first taste of upcoming album, 'Once More Round the Sun'

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Mastodon outside Rock Falcon Studios, Franklin, Tennessee PHOTO BY MAX COOPER
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John Surico

Brann Dailor and the guys of Mastodon told SPIN this past February they watched Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey and The Shining, and Roman Polanski's Rosemary Baby in order to get amped for their "wild" upcoming album, Once More Round the Sun.On the Atlanta quartet's first release, "High Road," the preparation paid off: the band's prog-metal potential stuns, with Dailor sounding like a young Ozzy over shredding guitars and enough drum dominance to blow out your speaker system. 

The new album is the latest from the band since 2011's Hunter and will be out sometime in June via Warner Brothers. But, in the meantime, the band is kicking off a lengthy worldwide tour this April that will nosedive into the summer, including the Ohio festival Rock on the Range. Scroll down for those tour dates, and tune into Mastodon's "High Road." Head-bang on.

Mastodon's 2014 Tour:

April 28 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox Sodo

April 29 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater

May 1  – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater

May 2 – Los Angeles, CA @ Nokia Theater

May 3 – Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues

May 4 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot

May 5 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre

May 7 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue

May 8 – Chicago, IL @ The Riviera Theater

May 9 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE

May 10 – Toronto, ON @ Sound Academy

May 12 – Buffalo, NY @ The Town Ballroom

May 13 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club

May 15 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5

May 16 – Boston, MA @ The Palladium

May 17 – Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory

May 18 – Columbus, OH @ Rock On The Range

May 28 – Helsinki, FI @ Sonisphere Festival

May 30 – Stockholm, SE @ STHLM Festival

June 1 – Oslo, NO @ Sonisphere Festival

June 3 – Horsens, DK @ Jailhouse Rock Festival

June 4 – Hamburg, DE @ Imtech Arena

June 6 – Nuremberg, DE @ Rock im Park

June 7 - Nurburg, DE @ Rock am Ring

June 9 – Landgraaf, NL @ Pinkpop Festival

June 11 – Pratteln, CH @ Z7 Konzertfabrik

June 13 – Manchester, UK @ Bonnaroo Music Festival

June 26 – Zwolle, NL @ Hedon

June 26 – Amsterdam, NL @ Melkweg

June 28 – Dessel, BE @ Graspop

June 29 – Moscow, RU @ Moscow Park Live

July 3 – Arras, FR @ Main Square Festival

July 4 – Paris, FR @ Le Zenith

July 6 – Hertfordshire, UK @ Sonisphere UK

July 18 – Nordfjordeid, NO @ Malakoff Rock Festial

July 19 – Tromoso, NO @ Bukta Open Air Festival

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