Mastodon have released a video featuring the new song “Black Tongue” off of their upcoming fifth studio album, ‘The Hunter.’ The video, which was shot by Alicia J. Rose and edited and animated by Aaron Hymes, contains footage of artist AJ Fosik creating the sculpture for the new release’s album art. Charging through thick riffs and bassist Troy Sanders’ reinvigorated harsh vocals, “Black Tongue” sees the band returning to their sludgier early sound.
The band have also revealed that ‘The Hunter’ will be released on September 27 via Reprise Records in the US and Roadrunner Records in Europe. A limited edition preorder package including a CD/DVD copy of the album, a poster, an instant download of “Black Tongue,” and more is now available at Mastodon’s official website.