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New Mastodon track leaks – might not be around for long!

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So this is going to be short and sweet. Basically, a new Mastodon track has leaked. We know the new album Once More Round The Sun is coming, but it seems like we weren’t supposed to hear anything just yet – but we have. It’s autoplaying now, in case you were wondering what that was.

The track’s called “High Road” and was written by Bill and Brann, the former of whom said in an interview with Rick Florino from Artist Direct:

“There’s a song called ‘High Road’. I wrote the music. The lyrics were written by [MASTODON drummer] Brann Dailor. I think it’s going to be a single. It was a riff I wrote in my sober time. I was feeling really good about it. I actually wrote it on a James Hetfield model ESP. It’s the ‘Snake Bite’ guitar. I was sitting in my hotel room in Luxembourg because we had a couple of days off there.

It’s a very simple, easy, and heavy riff. I didn’t think it would catch on with anybody else, but Brann was, like, ‘I hear some really cool vocals there!’ It just blossomed into this huge six-minute song with cool leads. They’re not solos, but leads in the middle of the song I put together my song. It’s something I worked really hard on.

It’s new and fresh. I’m excited for it to come out and have other people hear it and let me know what they think.”

Mastodon are out on tour with Gojira and Kvelertak at the end of this month across North America. Now THAT’s a tour. Dates are as follows:

04/28 Seattle, WA – Showbox Sodo
04/29 Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
05/01 Oakland, CA – Fox Theater
05/02 Los Angeles, CA – Nokia Theater
05/03 Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
05/04 Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
05/07 Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
05/08 Chicago, IL – The Riviera Theater
05/09 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
05/10 Toronto, ON – Sound Academy
05/12 Buffalo, NY – The Town Ballroom
05/13 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
05/14 Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
05/15 New York, NY – Terminal 5
05/16 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
05/17 Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
05/18 Columbus, OH – Rock On The Range