Friday, June 19, 2015

Mastodon premiere Asleep In The Deep video

Mastodon are premiering the video for "Asleep In The Deep", the latest single from their 2014 album, “Once More 'Round The Sun.”

Directed by Video Rahim and co-directed by special effects guru Shane Morton and Oakland, CA-based artist Skinner, the clip tells the psychedelic 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.

"This concept was birthed out of my curiosity about what a cat really does at night while we are asleep,” explains 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 recently wrapped up a North American tour with Clutch and are currently playing dates in Europe, where they’ll perform throughout the summer.

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