Wednesday 25 March 2015
Art is a cyclical beast. The same can easily be said of Grammy Award nominated hard rock juggernaut Mastodon. The group’s four members recognize the importance of life’s omnipresent cycles on their sixth full-length album, Once More ‘Round the Sun. The band orbits around themes of loss and rebirth, twirling a sonic spiral of its signature robust riffing, hypnotically haunting soundscapes, triage of dynamic voices, and thundering seismic grooves. At the same time, this particular collection proves personal for Brann Dailor, Brent Hinds, Bill Kelliher, and Troy Sanders. The very title says something slightly different for each member.
Mastodon continue to prevail artistically, and this particular rotation, Once More ‘Round the Sun, upholds that tradition of progression. “We’ve built a band that’s been able to morph, evolve, and change,” Dailor concludes. “Our fan base expects greatness, but they also expect things to be weird and different. I feel confident that we’ve risen to that challenge.”
After supporting the likes of Slayer and gracing the Big Day Out stage in New Zealand, 2015 will see Mastodon’s first Headline show on our shores, with support from very special guests, award winning Beastwars.
Germany’s premier post-metal act, The Ocean are joining this already immaculate line up; playing their highly acclaimed record Pelagial in full for the very first time. Pelagial was one of 2013’s most critically acclaimed releases internationally.