The mighty Mastodon have dropped an epic new tearjerker Teardrinker.
The second single to be taken from their upcoming double album, Hushed and Grim, Teardrinker sees Mastodon turn up the emotion, with sorrowful guitar lines and a spacious production setting the scene for pain drenched vocal melodies that are as impactful as they are catchy.
Featuring dynamic vocal interplay from Troy Sanders and Brann Dailor, Teardrinker showcases a more soulful side of Mastodon.
Watch the trippy, Lorenzo Diego Carrera directed video below.
Teardrinker follows the previous single Pushing The Tides with both tracks giving an indication of the depth and breadth of the material we can expect on Hushed and Grim.
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.
Watch the video for Pushing The Tides below.
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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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