And so the drip feed of information about the return of Mastodon continues. We already knew they were taking part in a blockbuster nationwide tour with Gojira and Kvelertak and that they would be making a stop in Los Angeles next Friday, May 2nd, at Club Nokia. Now we have actual new music to listen to in the shape of “High Road,” the first song to be revealed from the Atlanta, Georgia metal act’s forthcoming new album.

“High Road” sounds like a proper old-school stomper, although that anthemic chorus comes across as pretty radio-friendly, and it’s the first clue we have as to what the new album will actually sound like. We also have an album title — Once More ‘Round the Sun — but we’re being kept waiting on a release date or artwork. Mastodon is basically being a great big tease right now, but I expect further information is coming very soon. In the meantime, you can listen to the new single above, and you can check out a video from way back in the day below.

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