Mastodon - "High Road" video

Mastodon used to make videos about evil clowns and cannibal cavemen, but in making the clip for “High Road,” the first single from their new album Once More ’Round the Sun, they’ve gone a different route entirely. With this one, they tell the story of a skinny dweeb who gets beat up during a LARP battle, a nerd even among nerds. It’s one of those underdog stories, and its training montage is one for the ages. Roboshobo directs, and it’s just a ridiculously fun video, one that you absolutely should watch below.


(via Pitchfork)

Once More ’Round The Sun is out 6/24 on Reprise.

Comments (1)
  1. LOVE this video!

    It may seem like Mastodon dialed it down for this one, but it quickly proves to be a very metal video in the final seconds.

    But why don’t members of Mastodon show up? A band actually being in their video increases its greatness in my eyes by a lot. How cool would it be to see Brann, Brent or especially Troy showing off their war faces in the LARP battle scene? Too cool. I’m perfectly fine with bands not being the center of attention in a video, but small cameos can go a long way.

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