"Divinations", the new video from Atlanta-based hard rock behemoths MASTODON, can be viewed below. (Note: Video stream may not be available to some non-U.S. residents.) The clip was helmed by director Roboshobo (a.k.a. Robert Schober; METALLICA's "All Nightmare Long"), who previously worked with MASTODON on the "Sleeping Giant" video, and it depicts the bandmembers on a rock 'n' roll mission, trudging through the frozen tundra. "We're climbing a mountain looking for a creature named Brent," guitarist Bill Kelliher told HeadbangersBlog.com. "We were mountaineers — explorers, like in John Carpenter's 'The Thing'."
"It's a really fun video," added guitarist and vocalist Brent Hinds. "I'm an old cavemen trapped in a block of ice. Explorers find me and they put the flying V [guitar] up to the ice and it melts me. I grab the guitar, do the solo and then I kill them."
"Divinations" comes off MASTODON's highly anticipated, long-awaited new studio album, "Crack The Skye", which is scheduled for release on March 24.
MASTODON will embark on a spring U.S. headlining tour in support of "Crack The Skye". The band will perform the album in its entirety along with career-spanning surprises and plenty of visual stimulus in store. This first tour behind the groundbreaking new album will sweep across the U.S. and Canada, playing to smaller theaters and clubs to insure a maximum and up-close intimate environment in which to be exposed to brand new songs and old favorites for MASTODON fans. Support on the trek will come from KYLESA and INTRONAUT.
MASTODON bassist Bill Kelliher told Billboard.com about the band's decision to play the new CD in its entirety, "there's something about ["Crack The Skye"] where it would be weird to leave a song out. We'll incorporate a whole stage show, which will hopefully make it even more exciting for kids to come see and more visually stimulating." The band is also hoping to make a short movie from all the songs, which Kelliher hopes will be MASTODON's version of "The Wall".
Yet another highly collectible MASTODON item will become available for sale in the coming weeks. This time, a special limited-edition 12" vinyl Paul Romano album artwork picture disc of "Divinations", backed with the instrumental score version of the track. This disc will go on sale beginning Tuesday, March 10, at select Hot Topic retail store locations and at HotTopic.com.
"Crack the Skye" follows 2006's "Blood Mountain", which has sold nearly 150,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan.