Mastodon releases new Cold Dark Place EP: Stream/Download

Today, Mastodon have unleashed their new EP, Cold Dark Place. Apple Music and Spotify users can stream it in full down below.

This latest collection follows Mastodon’s seventh full-length, Emperor of Sand, which came out earlier this year. All four of its tracks have never been released and actually date back to the heavy metal outfit’s two previous album recording sessions.

(Read: How Mastodon Helped Lead a 21st Century Metal Revival)

There’s “Toes to Toes”, which was produced by Brendan O’Brien and recorded during sessions for Emperor of Sand. The remaining three — “North Side Star”, “Blue Walsh”, and the title track — came to fruition when the band was completing 2014’s Once More ‘Round the Sun and feature production from Nick Raskulinecz.

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In support of the new EP and their last LP, Mastodon will be touring throughout North America and the UK for the next few months; they’ll be joined by openers Eagles of Death Metal and Russian Circles. The band recently made a second cameo appearance on HBO’s Game of Thrones.

Cold Dark Place EP Artwork:

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Cold Dark Place Tracklist:
01. North Side Star
02. Blue Walsh
03. Toe to Toes
04. Cold Dark Place

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The Killers release new album Wonderful Wonderful: Stream/download

The Killers return today with their latest album, Wonderful Wonderful. Apple Music and Spotify users can stream it below.

Wonderful Wonderful is the group’s fifth full-length to date following 2012’s Battle Born. Recording took place in Los Angeles as well as in the band’s hometown of Las Vegas. Garret “Jacknife” Lee (R.E.M., Weezer, Silversun Pickups) handled most of the production duties with additional contributions from longtime collaborator Stuart Price.

(Read: Ranking: Every Alternative Rock Hit From Worst to Best)

Among the LP’s 10 tracks are early offerings “Wonderful Wonderful”“The Man”, and “Run For Cover”, one of the best songs we heard in August. There’s also “Rut”, which Brandon Flowers says is the foundation of the entire collection. Speaking to NME, the frontman talked about his personal connection to the tune:

“My wife has PTSD,” Brandon explains. “She has a version called Complex PTSD. It’s when a person has had multiple traumatic experiences. Her whole life, she’s been covering it, pretending it isn’t there. For whatever reason, in her 30s, it’s decided to really manifest itself and that’s what I’m going through with my family. Usually I feel protective of her but I decided to take it head on. So ‘Rut’ is about her submitting to it. She got severely depressed and it wasn’t until she sought counselling and got a name for what was going on that it helped. Now she submits to it – that doesn’t mean that she’s gonna let it beat her, but rather that she’s gonna finally acknowledge that it’s there and promise to break this cycle.”

In his B grade review of the album, Consequence of Sound’s Geoff Nelson writes, “The Killers have rarely sounded so experimental, so unencumbered, so – and this is a compliment – mid-tempo.”

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To support the record, The Killers — albeit with a revised lineup — will head out on a 2018 North American tour.

Wonderful Wonderful Artwork:

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Wonderful Wonderful Tracklist:
01. Wonderful Wonderful
02. The Man
03. Rut
04. Life to Come
05. Run For Cover
06. Tyson vs. Douglas
07. Some Kind of Love
08. Out of My Mind
09. The Calling
10. Have All the Songs Been Written?

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