The follow-up to Mastodon's critically acclaimed record The Hunter has been announced! It's titled Once More Round the Sun and it'll be out sometime in June on Warner Brothers. It's produced by Nick Raskulinecz (Alice in Chains, Deftones) and, according to the bassist Troy Sanders told Paste, is "60-or-so minutes of pure, authentic Mastodon." He explained the record even further in the interview, saying:

"A lot of people ask us if it kicks off where The Hunter left off. And to a large degree, I suppose yes. We recorded it and took it on the road with us, and then we headed back to our rehearsal space and started working out ideas. I've had a lot of time to ingest this record, and it's solid. It's a large slab of granite. I'm once again completely proud of these guys."

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  • 04-28 Seattle, WA - Showbox Sodo
  • 04-29 Portland, OR - Roseland Theater
  • 05-01 Oakland, CA - Fox Theater
  • 05-02 Los Angeles, CA - Club Nokia
  • 05-03 Las Vegas, NV - House of Blues
  • 05-04 Salt Lake City, UT - The Depot
  • 05-07 Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
  • 05-08 Chicago, IL - The Riviera Theater
  • 05-09 Pittsburgh, PA - Stage AE
  • 05-10 Toronto, Ontario - Sound Academy
  • 05-12 Buffalo, NY - The Town Ballroom
  • 05-13 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
  • 05-15 New York, NY - Terminal 5
  • 05-16 Boston, MA - The Palladium
  • 05-17 Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory
  • 05-18 Columbus, OH - Rock On The Range
  • 05-28 Helsinki, Finland - Sonisphere Festival
  • 05-30 Stockholm, Sweden - STHLM Fields Festival
  • 06-01 Oslo, Norway - Sonisphere Festival
  • 06-03 Horsens, Dernmark - Jailhouse Rock Festival
  • 06-04 Hamburg, Germany - Imtech Arena
  • 06-06 Nurburgring, Germany - Rock Am Ring
  • 06-07 Bavaria, Germany - Rock Im Park
  • 06-09 Landgraff, Holland - Pinkpop
  • 06-11 Pratteln, Switzerland - Z7 KONZERTFABRIK
  • 06-13 Manchester, TN - Bonnaroo
  • 06-20 Montebello, Quebec - Amnesia Rockfest
  • 06-26 Zwolle, Netherlands - Hedon
  • 06-27 Amsterdam, Netherlands - Melkweg
  • 06-28 Dessel, Belgium - Graspop
  • 06-29 Moscow, Russia - Moscow Park Live
  • 07-03 Arras, France - Main Square Festival
  • 07-04 Paris, France - Le Zénith
  • 07-06 Knebworth, England - Sonisphere
  • 07-18 Nordfjordeid, Norway - Malakoff Rock Festival
  • 07-19 Tromsø, Norway - Bukta Open Air Festival
  • 09-06 Raleigh, North Carolina - Hopscotch Music Festival