Monday, August 28, 2017

Mastodon to release Cold Dark Place EP

Atlanta rockers Mastodon will release a new 4-song EP, “Cold Dark Place”, on September 22.

Three of the tunes – "North Side Star", "Blue Walsh" and the title track – were recorded during sessions for the band’s 2014 album, "Once More 'Round The Sun", and were produced by Nick Raskulinecz; a fourth track, "Toe To Toes", was produced by Brendan O’Brien last year while the pairing worked on their current "Emperor Of Sand" record.

Fans who pre-order "Cold Dark Place" will receive an instant download of the track "Toe To Toes" on September 1.

Available via CD and digital formats, the project will also be issued as a limited-edition 10-inch vinyl picture disc on October 27.

The EP will be previewed with a special series of Mastodon covers by the newly-relaunched Revolver magazine. The issue, which hits newsstands on September 12, will be available with four different covers, each featuring a member of the band; when all four covers are placed together side by side, a single image of the group is created.

As an added bonus, Revolver subscribers will receive an exclusive and very limited-edition seven-inch vinyl single with their paid order. The A-side is the version of "Toe To Toes" that appears on "Cold Dark Place", and the B-side is a previously unreleased instrumental version of the track. The single will be housed in a picture sleeve featuring exclusive artwork by Richey Beckett, who also created the cover image for the EP.

A behind-the-scenes video on Beckett and the making of the set’s cover art can be seen below.

Mastodon members Brann Dailor, Bill Kelliher and Brent Hinds portrayed White Walkers in Sunday’s season 7 finale of the HBO series Game Of Thrones; they previously appeared in a 2015 episode and recorded the track, “White Walker”, for the show.

The group will begin a fall tour of North America with Eagles Of Death Metal and Russian Circles next month.

"Cold Dark Place" EP

Release date: September 22

01. North Side Star
02. Blue Walsh
03. Toe To Toes
04. Cold Dark Place

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