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06.19.15Our official music video for “Asleep In The Deep” will premiere tomorrow morning, June 20th at 4AM ET on Adult Swim! You can get a sneak peak of the video online now over at http://facebook.com/adultswim.We teamed up once again with Once More ‘Round The Sun’s cover artist Skinner, who is the brain behind “Asleep in the Deep.” The video tells the psychedelic and epic 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. “Asleep in the Deep” is directed by Atlanta-based director, Video Rahim, and co-directed by Special FX guru, Shane Morton (Head of SPFX Make-Up on Adult Swim’s Your Pretty Face Is Going To Hell) and Skinner. Hey Beautiful Jerk, a NYC-based design and visual effects boutique, provided creative direction and all post production services. The creator and co-director of “Asleep in the Deep”, Skinner, has this to say about the video:"This concept was birthed out of my curiosity about what a cat really does at night while we are asleep,” says 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!"To celebrate the release of the video, we’re offering a limited webstore exclusive bundle to celebrate the video premiere, which includes the “Asleep in the Deep” t-shirt and larger-than-life 24"x36" old school movie-style poster printed on 100# text paper. Both the “Asleep in the Deep” shirt and poster feature the exclusive art by Skinner. This is a pre-sale item. Bundles will begin shipping by July 1st. Order your limited webstore exclusive bundle today: http://shop.mastodonrocks.com/
Head to Warner Bros. Records’ eBay page for the opportunity to bid on one-of-a kind set pieces from Mastodon's wonderfully weird and awesomely epic "Asleep in the Deep" music video. All pieces were imagined and created by a renowned collective of artists, including Skinner and puppeteer Shane Morton. A portion of the proceeds will go to our friends at The Humane Society of the United States. CATS FOREVER.
Yes, that was us on Game of Thrones tonight. It was an incredible experience to be on set. Thanks to Dan Weiss, the cast and crew, and everyone else involved.
Don't forget to grab THE GAME OF THRONES MIXTAPE, Catch the Throne: The Mixtape Vol. 2, featuring our song "White Walker," available now at http://www.launchpointrecords.com.
Photo credit: Helen Sloan/HBO
We've been nominated for a number of 2015 Metal Hammer Awards! Cast your votes below!
Nominated for “Best Album”:
Mastodon - "Once More 'Round The Sun"
Nominated for “Metal Hymn”:
Mastodon - “Motherload”
Nominated for “Riff God”:
Mastodon - Brent Hinds
The Limited Edition "Cracky The Skye" Baby Blue Vinyl is now available for pre-order. There are very limited quantities and these will sell fast so don't wait! Pre-order HERE.