Mastodon is offering the first taste from its upcoming album, "Once More Around the Sun" -- a song called "High Road."
Released via Loudwire.com, the 4:19 track is a grinding, stomping and straightforward slab of metal, albeit with vocal harmonies for the choruses, that guitarist Bill Kelliher says reflects the rest of the album: "A lot of the stuff on the new record is very verse/chorus based. A lot of it was built as 'less is more'...We focus on clear verses and choruses and add the proggy stuff in -- salt and pepper it. I feel like we've done that in the past, where something wasn't complicated enough, so let's make it more complicated. It's like, no, let's make the song simpler." "High Road" will be officially released on April 29, while "Once More Around the Sun" will be out later this year. Mastodon kicks off a North American tour on April 28 in Seattle.