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