Mastodon have wasted no time releasing another track off of their forthcoming LP Emperor Of Sand.
The Atlanta rockers debuted their initial single “Sultan's Curse” just one week ago, which stayed true to their evolving progressive brand of metal. However, their newest song represents a change of pace.
“Show Yourself” is a much more gentle tune by Mastodon standards, featuring less strained vocals and more simple musical composition. Nevertheless, it contains a towering guitar solo and a chorus that you can sing aloud to, allowing their music to seem more accessible than ever.
Emperor Of Sand is due out on March 31, and was produced by Brendan O'Brien, who's worked with some of the top artists in the world including Korn, Rage Against The Machine, and Pearl Jam. This will be his second time working with Mastodon, as he also produced thier 2009 record Crack The Skye.
Mastodon have been teasing their new album for some time now, revealing a series of videos that eventually led to the unveiling of their cover art and new logo. They've also released a new “Making of” video, following up part one which was put out with “Sultan's Curse” last week. Both of these insider videos can be seen just beneath the new song.
The band will be headlining a massive U.S. tour this spring with support from Eagles Of Death Metal and Russian Circles. Dates for the tour can be found below.
Have a listen to the second single from Mastodon's new record, and let us know what you think in the comments!
“The Making Of Emperor Of Sand“
04/14 Missoula, MT Wilma Theater
04/15 Seattle, WA Paramount Theater
04/16 Portland, OR Roseland Theater
04/18 San Francisco, CA The Warfield
04/20 Los Angeles, CA The Palladium
04/21 Phoenix, AZ Comerica Theatre
04/23 Salt Lake City, UT Complex
04/24 Denver, CO Fillmore
04/26 Kansas City, KS Uptown Theater
04/27 St. Louis, MO Pageant
04/28 Birmingham, AL Iron City
04/29 Jacksonville, FL Welcome to Rockville Festival
04/30 Ft. Myers, FL Fort Rock Festival
05/02 Washington, DC Fillmore
05/03 Toronto, ON Rebel
05/04 Cleveland, OH Agora Theater
05/05 Concord, NC Caroline Rebellion Festival
05/06 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory
05/08 Boston, MA House of Blues
05/09 Portland, ME State Theater
05/11 New York, NY Hammerstein Ballroom
05/12 Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE
05/13 Chicago, IL Aragon Ballroom
05/14 Cincinnati, OH Taft Theatre
05/16 Detroit, MI Royal Oak Theater
05/17 Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium
05/18 Memphis, TN Minglewood Hall
05/19 Dallas, TX Gas Monkey Live
05/20 Austin, TX ACL Live
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