Jun 112014

Collected in this post are two brand new videos that debuted this morning, one from Mastodon (who, of course, need no introduction) and one from a Finnish band named Distress of Ruin.


Mastodon’s new album Once More ‘Round the Sun will be released on June 24 by Reprise. In April, the first advance track from the album — “High Road” — hit the internet. In May, Mastodon announced that they would be filming a video for the song in the L.A. area. They said they were looking for “both eccentric character actors and real-life Live Action Role Playing enthusiasts.” They added:”We are looking for elves, orcs, wizards, rangers, mages, knights! Experience with ‘LARP’ combat a huge plus. Preferably 18+. Come in your own LARPer costumes or MASTODON-themed LARPer costumes!”

Today we got the video. Pitchfork, who premiered it not long ago, describes the video as “Karate Kid-meets-Napoleon Dynamite-meets Game of Thrones”. That about covers it, though the last frame leaves the story hanging… Continue reading »