Friday, October 1, 2021

Mastodon issue video for new single Teardrinker

Mastodon have issued a video for “Teardrinker”, the latest track from their forthcoming album, “Hushed And Grim.”

The tune follows “Pushing The Tides” as the second preview to the October 29 release, which was recorded in the band’s hometown of Atlanta, GA with producer David Bottrill [Tool, Rush, Muse, Peter Gabriel] and features 15 songs, surveying sonic landscapes of rock, psychedelia, punk, metal, alternative, and prog while maintaining the group’s strong musical identity.

Mastodon worked on the follow-up to 2017's "Emperor Of Sand" during a period following the loss of longtime manager, Nick John, who died while undergoing treatment for pancreatic cancer in 2018; as a result, an atmosphere of very real loss, loneliness, and longing permeates through the album as they musically say goodbye to their old friend and confidant.

"Essentially, to be brief, [the tree] is an afterlife mythology that when you pass away, your spirit goes into the heart of a tree and then experiences all the pillars of your in successions of the seasons that the tree experiences,” explains drummer Brann Dailor about the “Hushed And Grim” cover art. “That is the way you're able to say goodbye to the natural world and move on to the next dimension. You can see a green man in the center of the tree — the heart of the tree — and that is our good friend and manager Nick John, who passed away, unfortunately, a couple of years ago. [Nick] has a lot to do with the inspiration of the album, 'Hushed And Grim'."

Mastodon will launch the album on a fall co-headlining US tour with Opeth, with shows beginning in Asheville, NC on November 16.

“Hushed And Grim”

Release date: October 29

01. Pain With An Anchor
02. The Crux
03. Sickle And Peace
04. More Than I Could Chew
05. The Beast
06. Skeleton Of Splendor
07. Teardrinker
08. Pushing The Tides
09. Peace And Tranquility
10. Dagger
11. Had It All
12. Savage Lands
13. Gobblers Of Dregs
14. Eyes Of Serpents
15. Gigantium

See also:

Mastodon announce co-headlining US tour with Opeth
Mastodon stream Pushing The Tides from new album Hushed And Grim
Mastodon to stream rare acoustic show from the Georgia Aquarium
Mastodon stream new single from Dark Nights Death Metal Soundtrack
Search Mastodon at hennemusic