In massive news for Maniacs everywhere, Mastodon have dropped a new single Pushing The Tides and announced that their new album Hushed and Grim will be out on October 29th via Reprise Records.
Pushing The Tides is our first taste of the feverishly anticipated ninth full-length album, all gnashing riffs and pummeling rhythms that steamroll towards an expansive refrain uplifted by a ghostly chorus melody, the track is the first step in the latest evolution of the Mastodon sound.
Watch the video for Hushed and Grim below
The double album set Hushed and Grim will close a four-year gap between albums, following 2017's Best Metal Performance GRAMMY® Award-winning Emperor of Sand.
Recorded in their hometown in collaboration with the legendary producer David Bottril (Tool, Rush, Muse), Hushed and Grim features 15 tracks surveying the sonic landscapes of rock, psychedelia, punk, metal, alternative, and prog threaded together by the innately expressive musical interplay of these four virtuosic musicians.
An atmosphere of very real loss, loneliness, and longing permeate through the trio of cathartic vocals as they musically say goodbye to an old friend, confidant, and longtime manager the late Nick John by architecting a magnum opus that bears the influence of his eternal memory.
While Hushed and Grim is steeped in one of the darkest periods of the band’s career as each member experiencing personal grief, its light shines through in a fully realized manifestation of everything Mastodon is right now.
Once again, Mastodon have drafted in revered artist Paul Romano (Remission, Leviathan, Call of the Mastodon, Blood Mountain, Crack The Skye) whose evocative images adorns the cover of Hushed and Grim.
Hushed and Grim represents the next step on Mastodon’s endless path of natural evolution.
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Hushed and Grim tracklisting
1. Pain with an Anchor
2. The Crux
3. Sickle and Peace
4. More Than I Could Chew
5. The Beast
6. Skeleton of Splendor
8. Pushing the Tides
9. Peace and Tranquility
11. Had It All
12. Savage Lands
13. Gobblers of Dregs
14. Eyes of Serpents
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