Mastodon - Album Cover Artwork Unveiled


Atlanta progressive metallers Mastodon will release their new upcoming album, The Hunter, this October through Reprise Records. You can find the album cover artwork below.

The artwork was created by AJ Fosik, a wood carver who is also responsible for the backdrop the band uses live. This marks the first time Mastodon has not used acclaimed artist Paul Romano, who was responsible for all of the group's previous artwork.




Mastodon recently revealed more song titles for The Hunter. Tracks to appear on the band's follow-up to 2009's Crack The Skye include: "The Hunter: All The Heavy Lifting", "Dry Bone Valley", "Blasteroids", "The Octopus Has No Friends", "Stargasm", and "Curl Of The Burl".

The Hunter was recorded at Doppler Studios in the band's hometown of Atlanta as well as in Los Angeles with producer Mike Elizondo. As with all of their albums, Mastodon decided to take a completely different tack and musical approach to the music on this album. The band feels confident that fans will be excited and fulfilled by what they will hear.

Adultswim.com still has an unreleased Mastodon song, called "Deathbound", available as free download.

Source: mastodonrocks.com
Band profile: Mastodon
 
Posted: 07.07.2011 by Thryce


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08.07.2011 - 10:01
FoR2007
I really liked Crack the Skye, both the music and its artwork. I was horrified by the artwork they used recently during the live shows. This album cover confirms to me that this album will be very different indeed. At first listen "Deathbound" is not the Mastodon I would like to hear, but they have never disappointed me so far, I am just going to be patient and reserve judgment until the 10th listen of the new album...
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08.07.2011 - 10:08
beyondtehdarksun
No more elemental theme this time?
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08.07.2011 - 10:19
Angelic Storm
Melodious
The fact that the cover is a wood carving, makes it amazing. lol The guy who made that clearly has serious talent!

"Blasteroids" sounds like the title of an 80's shoot em' up!
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08.07.2011 - 13:51
BudDa
2 words come to my mind after seeing this "Donkey Kong"! They probably should have also named the album that. *Mehn, the things people do for originality*
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08.07.2011 - 19:48
BitterCOld
Gringo
Written by beyondtehdarksun on 08.07.2011 at 10:08

No more elemental theme this time?


they've sort of burned those up... unless they release the Captain Planet album.
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09.07.2011 - 02:09
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by Pimpelmee on 07.07.2011 at 22:57

Haha, "de Fabeltjeskrant" revisited.





now that you mention it: "aaawuuuuuu, ik heet Bor de Wolf"
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09.07.2011 - 10:18
Frankthetank727
Why, oh why would they stop using Paul Romano's beautiful artwork. Such a shame....
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09.07.2011 - 15:41
Vitriolic Hate
Chaos Reaper
Written by Frankthetank727 on 09.07.2011 at 10:18

Why, oh why would they stop using Paul Romano's beautiful artwork. Such a shame....

Indeed...
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14.07.2011 - 00:59
Black Conundrum
Woodcarvers don't usually contribute to album artwork, so that's definitely different in itself. The album cover is awesome, if you ask me.
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14.07.2011 - 03:53
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by Black Conundrum on 14.07.2011 at 00:59

Woodcarvers don't usually contribute to album artwork, so that's definitely different in itself. The album cover is awesome, if you ask me.


Indeed it is. It's way superior to their last one. Actually with Romano's work for Mastodon it's like Mastodon's music Remission is the best, then Leviathan, then Blood Mountain, and the worst is Crack the Skye.
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