Mastodon Release Psychedelic ‘Asleep in the Deep’ Video

2015-06-23

Story by Anne Erickson

Watch Mastodon’s new music video for ‘Asleep in the Deep’

Atlanta metal band Mastodon has unleashed their new music video for the psychedelic “Asleep in the Deep,” and the video is just as spacey and trippy as the song. The clip, which premiered via the Adult Swim Facebook page, shows a curious cat traveling through a creepy landscape of terrifying puppets.

Artist Skinner co-directed the “Asleep in the Deep” video. That’s appropriate, since Skinner also designed the colorful, eerie cover art for Mastodon’s latest studio album, “Once More ‘Round the Sun.”

“This concept was birthed out of my curiosity about what a cat really does at night while we are asleep,” Skinner said in a statement. “Where do they go? Cats have a very mysterious myth to them and I thought it would be cool to explore that, as little nocturnal heroes.”

He added, “I decided to put a sort of Joseph Campbell hero myth spin on it and add some (Alejandro) Jodorowsky psychedelia as well. I’m more than excited about the way it came out! I love it!”

In other Mastodon news, the band recently wrapped up a tour with Clutch. They’re touring Europe through September.

Watch Mastodon’s Music Video for ‘Asleep in the Deep’:

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