Atlanta rockers Mastodon are sharing behind the scenes footage from the video shoot for the track "Asleep In The Deep" from their latest 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!"
Earlier this week, Mastodon cancelled their upcoming summer European tour dates due to “a personal family matter.”
“Mastodon regretfully announce they must cancel their upcoming shows that were to take place from August 7th through September 3rd due to a personal family matter,” said the band. “Mastodon will return to the road in Latin America in Late September. The September 5th show in Iceland has been rescheduled for December 5th.”
The cancelled dates include a variety of festival appearances, headline shows and dates with Metallica in Europe as well as Canada’s Heavy Montreal event.
For a list of cancelled dates, click here.
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