Mastodon are hard at work in the studio recording the follow-up to their concept album Crack The Skye, and have announced tour plans as well as the widespread release of a hard to obtain ZZ Top cover.
Mastodon can also now confirm a pair of new songs -- "Blasteroids," and "All The Heavy Lifting" will be featured on the new disc which will be release later this year.
Lastly Mastodon has just confirmed that their version of ZZ Top's "Just Got Paid" will be included on the original soundtrack for "Transformers: Dark Of The Moon" soundtrack.
This sought-after Mastodon rarity has only been available as a limited edition color vinyl 7" single released this past Record Store Day. The album will be release on June 14th.
Immediately following their current recording sessions in Atlanta, Mastodon will head to Europe for a summer-long tour that includes all dates on this year's Sonisphere Festival as well as the Rock Im Park, Rock Am Ring, Roskilde Festivals and more. The band will also play a one-off show at The Gorge in Seattle on July 30th with Soundgarden, Queens Of The Stone Age, and Meat Puppets.
06/04 Rock Im Park Nurnberg, GER
06/05 Rock Am Ring Nuremburgring, GER
06/06 Gurensoan Hamburg, GER*
06/07 FZM Dortmund, GER*
06/08 Die Rohre Stuttgart, GER*
06/10 Sonisphere Festival Warsaw, POL
06/11 Sonisphere Festival Prague, CZE
06/12 Norwegian Wood Oslo, NOR
06/13 Grieghallen Bergen, NOR
06/17 Sonisphere Festival Athens, GRE
06/19 Sonisphere Festival Istanbul, TUR
06/21 Sonisphere Festival Sofia, BUL
06/22 INmusic Festival 1 Zagreb, CRO
06/24 Sonisphere Festival Basel, SWI
06/25 Sonisphere Festival San Marino, ITA
06/26 Graspop Dessel, BEL
06/28 Patronaat Haarlem, HOL
06/29 Metropol Hengelo, HOL
07/01 Roskilde Festival Roskilde, DEN
07/02 Sonisphere Festival Helsinki, FIN
07/03 Glav Club St. Petersburg, RUS*
07/04 Arena Moscow Moscow, RUS*
07/06 Colos-Saal Aschaffenburg, GER*
07/08 Sonisphere Festival Amneville, FRA
07/09 Sonisphere Festival Stockholm, SWE
07/10 Sonisphere Festival Knebworth, UK
07/12 C-Club Berlin, GER*
07/13 Metalcamp Festival Tolmin, SLO
07/14 Hegyalja Festival Tokaj, HUN
07/16 Sonisphere Festival Madrid, SPN
07/30 The Gorge Seattle, WA
*denotes headlining show