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Mastodon launch promo for Asleep In The Deep

Cat-starring clip masterminded by Once More 'Round The Sun artist Skinner

Mastodon have released a video for their track Asleep In The Deep.

The song is taken from latest album Once More 'Round The Sun and the video – which stars a curious cat – was masterminded by artist Skinner, who was responsible for the album's eye-catching cover art.

Skinner says: "This concept was birthed out of my curiosity about what a cat really does at night while we are asleep. 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."

Mastodon have released an online exclusive bundle to celebrate the video premiere. It includes an Asleep In The Deep t-shirt and movie-style poster.

The band will play a number of live dates over the summer:

Jun 20: Vitoria Recinto Mendizabala , Spain

Jun 22: Pratteln Z7 Konzertfabrik, Switzerland

Jun 24: Alzette Rockhal Esch Sur, Luxembourg

Jun 26: Dublin Olympia Theatre, Ireland

Jun 27: Cork Savoy, Ireland

Jun 28: Belfast Ulster Hall, Northern Ireland

Jul 01: Malmo KB Hall, Sweden

Jul 02: Rosklide Festival, Denmark

Jul 03: Turku Ruisrock, Finland

Aug 07: Montreal Parc Jean Drapeau, Canada

Aug 12: Oya Festival, Norway

Aug 14: Dinkelsbuhl Summer Breeze, Germany

Aug 15: Elb-Riot Festival, Germany

Aug 16: Dornbirn Conrad Sohm, Austria

Aug 18: Koln Essigfabrik, Germany

Aug 19: Berlin Kesselhaus, Germany

Aug 20: Hasselt Festivalpark Kiewit , Belgium

Aug 21: Pukkelpop Festival, Belgium

Aug 25: Saint Petersburg SKK Arena, Russia

Aug 27: Moscow Olimpiyskiy Arena, Russia

Aug 29: Reading Festival, UK

Aug 30: Leeds Festival Leeds, UK

Aug 31: Istanbul 100% Metal Headbangers, Turkey

Sep 02: Thessaloniki Principal Theater Club, Greece

Sep 03: Athens Gazi Hall Entertainment Stage, Greece

Sep 05: Reykjavik Rokkjötnar, Iceland

Sep 25: Rock In Rio, Brazil

Sep 27: Sao Paulo Anhembi, Brazil

Sep 28: Comes Louder Festival, Chile

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