Troy Sanders and Mastodon to Release New EP, 'Cold Dark Place,' on September 22nd

Mastodon will release a new EP featuring four previously unreleased tracks via Reprise Records.
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Mastodon will release a new EP featuring four previously unreleased tracks via Reprise Records. Cold Dark Place will be released digitally and on CD on September 22, followed by the release of a limited-edition 10” vinyl picture disc on October 27.

Three of the tracks, “North Side Star,” “Blue Walsh,” and “Cold Dark Place,” were recorded during the sessions for Mastodon’s 2014 album Once More ‘Round The Sun and were produced by Nick Raskulinecz. A fourth track, “Toe to Toes,” was recorded during the sessions for the band’s most recent album, 2016’s Emperor of Sand, and was produced by Brendan O’Brien. Those who pre-order Cold Dark Place will receive an instant download of the track “Toe to Toes,” on September 1.

Also, next month Mastodon will appear on the cover of the newly relaunched Revolver Magazine. The issue, which hits newsstands on September 12, will be available with four different covers, each featuring a member of Mastodon. When all four covers are placed together side by side, a single image of the full band, which is Brann Dailor, Brent Hinds, Bill Kelliher, and Troy Sanders, is created. Click here to view all four covers.

As an added bonus, Revolver subscribers will receive an exclusive and very limited-edition 7” vinyl single with their paid order. The A-side is the version of “Toe To Toes�� that appears on Cold Dark Place, and the B-side is a previously unreleased instrumental version of the track. The single will be housed in a picture sleeve featuring exclusive artwork by Richey Beckett, who also created the cover image of the Cold Dark Place EP. 

Mastodon will spend the remainder of 2017 on the road in North America and Europe in support of Emperor of Sand. Please see below for all North American tour dates or visit

Mastodon’s eighth studio album Emperor of Sand entered Billboard’s Top Album Sales Chart at #1, marking the band’s biggest sales debut in their history. Emperor of Sand debuted at #7 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart and marked the band’s third consecutive album to enter into the Billboard Top Ten, including Once More 'Round the Sun (2014) and The Hunter (2011). Emperor Of Sand also gave the band the biggest international debut of their career with first week chart position highs in multiple countries, reaching the Top 10 in Canada (#2), Australia (#3), Finland (#4), Sweden (#5), Norway (#6), Ireland (#7), and New Zealand (#9).

The track-listing for Cold Dark Place is as follows:
1. North Side Star
2. Blue Walsh
3. Toe to Toes
4. Cold Dark Place

Mastodon North American Tour Dates
September 9 The Metro – Hope For The Day – Benefit Show Chicago, IL
September 23 High Elevation Festival Denver, CO
September 26 Hard Rock Live Orlando, FL
September 27 North Charleston Performing Arts Center Charleston, SC
September 29 Civic Auditorium Knoxville, TN
September 30 Louder Than Life Festival (w/ Five Finger Death Punch) Louisville, KY
October 1 JJO Sonic Boom Janesville, WI
October 3 The Ritz Raleigh, NC
October 4 The Fillmore Charlotte, NC
October 6 The Fox Theatre Atlanta, GA
October 7 BB&T Pavilion Camden, NJ
October 9 Metropolis Montreal, Canada
October 10 The Armory Rochester, NY
October 11 20 Monroe Live Grand Rapids, MI
October 13 Diamond Ballroom Oklahoma City, OK
October 14 Aztec Theater San Antonio, TX
October 15 Monster Energy House Open Air Houston, TX
October 17 Historic El Rey Theater Albuquerque, NM
October 19 House of Blues San Diego San Diego, CA
October 21 Monster Energy Aftershock (w/ He Is Legend) Sacramento, CA
October 23 Revolution Center Garden City, ID
October 24 Knitting Factory Spokane Spokane, WA
October 25 Orpheum Theatre Vancouver, Canada
October 27 Reno Ballroom Reno, NV

November 10 Huxley Berlin, Germany*+
November 11 Progresja Warsaw, Poland*+
November 13 Gasometer Vienna, Austria*
November 14 Herford-X Herford, Germany*
November 15 AB Brussels, Belgium*
November 17 Melkweg Amsterdam, Holland*
November 19 Munchenbrewery Stockholm, Sweden*
November 20 Sentrum Scene Oslo, Norway*
November 22 Vega Main Hall Copenhagen, Denmark*
November 23 Haus Auense Leipzig, Germany*
November 24 Lucerna Music Bar Prague, Czech Repub*
November 25 Tonhalle Munich, Germany*
November 27 Live Club Milan, Italy*
November 28 Komplex Zurich, Switzerland*
November 29 Elysee Montmatre Paris, France*
November 30 Rockhall Club Luxembourg *

* indicates dates with Scott Kelly of Neurosis
+ indicates dates with Mastodon and Russian Circles only


December 2 Great Hall Cardiff, Wales
December 4 Civic Hall Wolverhampton, UK
December 5 Rock City Nottingham, UK
December 6 Northumbria Uni Newcastle, UK
December 7 Barrowland Glasgow, Scotland
December 9 Manchester Academy Manchester, UK
December 10 Brixton Academy London, UK

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