Mastodon to Release Cold Dark Place EP, Featuring Four Previously Unreleased Tracks, 9/22

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. Click to pre-order Cold Dark Place here:

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-orderCold 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 withfour 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. Visit to watch a behind-the-scenes mini-doc on Beckett and the making of the Cold Dark Place cover art.
To subscribe or renew your subscription to Revolver Magazine and receive the exclusive "Toe To Toes" 7" vinyl single with picture sleeve, go to:
Mastodon will spend the remainder of 2017 on the road in North America and Europe in support ofEmperor 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 theBillboard Top 200 Albums Chart and marked the band's third consecutive album to enter into theBillboard 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. 1. North Side Star
  2. 2. Blue Walsh
  3. 3. Toe to Toes
  4. 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 Hard Rock Live

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

About Revolver Magazine: Revolver is North America's leading hard-rock and metal media brand. In print for over 16 years, the magazine has provided its readers with unmatched access to the biggest bands in heavy music as well as the scene's most important up-­and-­comers. Revolver is currently gearing up for a massive brand relaunch on August 31st, complete with a radically redesigned magazine and website that will continue to embody the sound, vibe and culture of metal music. Stay tuned.

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