Once More Round The Sun (Double)
Released on June 24, 2014
Art is a cyclical beast. The same can easily be said of Grammy Award nominated hard rock juggernaut
Mastodon. The group’s four members recognize the importance of life’s omnipresent cycles on their sixth full-length album,
Once More ‘Round the Sun. The band orbits around themes of loss and rebirth, twirling a sonic spiral of its signature
robust riffing, hypnotically haunting soundscapes, triage of dynamic voices, and thundering seismic grooves.
The very title says something slightly different for each member. "Quite literally, Once More 'Round the Sun means a
year-in-the-life," explains Dailor. "Lyrically, we were discussing things that happened to us recently, whereas in the past we
looked further back for inspiration. It's about 365 days in this band. It was a tough and strange journey. We happened to be
in the middle of completing a full rotation musically as everything else was going on."