The typically strange Mastodonian video takes place in the not too distant, retro-future

Today, heavy rock icons Mastodon launch a brand new animated video for “Clandestiny,” a track from their internationally acclaimed current album Emperor Of Sand (Warner Bros. Records). The typically strange Mastodonian video takes place in the not too distant, retro-future (or is it?) and casts a darkly dystopian sci-fi-type projection. The video was directed, produced, animated and edited by Ariel Costa, aka BlinkMyBrain. Costa has created unique videos for Led Zeppelin, Green Day, as well as brand work for The New York Times, Spotify, Fairphone, Facebook and much more.

“The music of Emperor Of Sand is an emotional statement in itself. Fury and invention coexist, and rage, while palpable, isn’t the sole or dominant characteristic… metal that soars with authority and intellect. Emperor Of Sand stands as another arresting work by Mastodon, which may very well be contemporary metal’s most compelling group.” - Wall Street Journal

Mastodon – Primus Co-headline tour dates:

# indicates Mastodon Headline date

Sun May 06 Denver, Co Red Rocks Amphitheater

Tue May 08 Oklahoma City, OK Criterion

# Wed May 09 Houston, TX White Oak Music Hall (All Them Witches support)

Thurs May 10 Dallas, TX Southside Ballroom (on sale 2/3)

Fri May 11 Austin, TX 360 Amphitheater

Sun May 12 Rogers, AR WAL-MART Amphitheater

Mon May 14 Birmingham, AL BJCC Theater (on sale 2/3)

Tue May 15 Nashville, TN Municipal Auditorium

Wed May 16 Atlanta, GA The Fox

Fri May 18 Portsmouth, VA Ntelos Pavilion

Sat May 19 Charlotte, NC Metro Amphitheater

Sun May 20 Raleigh, NC Red Hat Amphitheater

Tue May 22 Reading, PA Diamond Credit Union Theater @ Sandtander

Wed May 23 Buffalo, NY Art Park Amphitheater

Fri May 25 Glen Falls, NY Cool Insuring Arena

Sat May 26 Providence, RI Bold Point Park

# Sun May 27 Portland, ME Maine State Pier

Tue May 29 Boston, MA Blue Hills Bank Pavilion

Wed May 30 Philadelphia, PA Penns Landing

Fri June 01 Asbury Park, NJ Stone Pony Summerstage

Sat June 02 Baltimore, MD Pier 6 Pavilion

Sun June 03 Coney Island, NY Ford Amphitheater @ Northerly Island (Brooklyn)

Tue June 05 Columbus, OH Express Live! (outdoors)

Wed June 06 Chicago, IL Huntington Bank Pav. - Northerly Island

Fri June 08 Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE (outdoor stage)

Sat June 09 Sterling Heights, MI Michigan Lottery Amphitheater @ Freedom Hill

Sun June 10 Indianapolis, IN Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn

Tue June 12 Cincinnati, OH PNC Pavilion @ Riverbend

Thurs June 14 Minneapolis, MN The Myth

Fri June 15 Bonner Springs, KS Providence Medical Center Amphitheater

Sat June 16 Camdenton, MO Ozarks Amphitheater

Mon June 18 Lincoln, NE Pinewood Bowl (on sale 2/3)

Thurs June 21 Bonner, MT Kettlehouse Amphitheater

Fri June 22 Seattle, WA Marymoor Park

Sat June 23 Bend, OR Les Schwab Amphitheater

Mon June 25 Troutdale, OR Edgefield

# Tue June 26 Jacksonville, OR Britt Pavilion

Thurs June 28 Avila Beach, CA Avila Beach Amphitheater

Fri June 29 Berkeley, CA Greek Theater

Sat June 30 Lincoln, CA Thunder Valley Casino

Mon July 02 Salt Lake City, UT Salt Air Pavilion

Tue July 03 Las Vegas, NV Downtown Event Center

Thurs July 05 Los Angeles, CA Greek Theater

Fri July 06 San Diego, CA Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theater

Sat July 07 Phoenix, AZ Comerica Theater

# Sat Aug 18 Springfield, IL Illinois State Fair (w/ Halestorm, others TBC)

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