Thursday, 25 June 2015

Mastodon - Asleep In The Deep

The progressive rockers MASTODON from Atlanta have released a brand new the video for their latest single "Asleep In The Deep". The band teamed up once again with "Once More 'Round The Sun" cover artist Skinner to push the boundaries of psychedelia as far as they can.

Skinner, who is the brain behind “Asleep in the Deep.” The video tells the psychedelic and epic journey of a house cat who unknowingly travels into a bizarre gypsy catacomb where it encounters a giant bullfrog, a three-headed evil rat king, cat gnomes, cheese slaves and a warrior squirrel. “Asleep in the Deep” is directed by Atlanta-based director, Video Rahim, and co-directed by Special FX guru, Shane Morton (Head of SPFX Make-Up on Adult Swim’s Your Pretty Face Is Going To Hell) and Skinner. Hey Beautiful Jerk, a NYC-based design and visual effects boutique, provided creative direction and all post production services. The creator and co-director of “Asleep in the Deep”, Skinner, has this to say about the video:

"This concept was birthed out of my curiosity about what a cat really does at night while we are asleep,” says Skinner. “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. I decided to put a sort of Joseph Campbell hero myth spin on it and add some Jodorowsky psychedelia as well. I’m more than excited about the way it came out! I love it!"

To celebrate the release of the video, they are offering a limited webstore exclusive bundle to celebrate the video premiere, which includes the “Asleep in the Deep” t-shirt and larger-than-life 24"x36" old school movie-style poster printed on 100# text paper. Both the “Asleep in the Deep” shirt and poster feature the exclusive art by Skinner.

This is a pre-sale item. Bundles will begin shipping by July 1. Order your limited web store exclusive bundle here.

Today's tune "Asleep In The Deep" is taken from the sixth studio album "Once More 'Round The Sun"

Directed by: Skinner (, Shane Morton ( and Video Rahim (

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