[Mild spoilerage about Game of Thrones' Season 7 finale and the series in general follow.]

Eagle-eye viewers and three-eyed ravens may have spotted Mastodon's Brann Dailor, Bill Kelliher, and Brent Hinds playing zombies known as wights in last night's Season 7 finale of Game of Thrones. It was a callback to the Season 5 episode "Hardhome" where they played wildlings who faced off against the Night King's horde of wights...and didn't fare so well. You can catch replays of the Season 7 finale on HBO this week, or stream it via HBO Go and HBO Now. Savor it...the show's final season might not be back till 2019.

Meanwhile, Mastodon have a new EP, Cold Dark Place, that will be out digitally on September 22 and as a 10" vinyl picture disc on October 27. Three of the tracks, "North Side Star," "Blue Walsh," and "Cold Dark Place," were recorded during the sessions for Mastodon's 2014 album Once More 'Round The Sun, while the fourth, "Toe to Toes," was recorded during the sessions for 2017's Emperor of Sand. You can check out the cover art, and watch a making-of video about the art, below.

Mastodon will also grace the cover of the new issue of the relaunched Revolver magazine. The issue hits shelves September 12 and there are four different covers, each featuring a different member of the band, and subscribers will receive an exclusive 7" single featuring "Toe To Toes" and an instrumental version of that song on the flip.

The band will be on tour for most of the fall, including dates with Eagles of Death Metal and Russian Circles, and a stop at Camden, NJ's Rock Allegiance Fest in October. Updated tour dates are listed below.



Mastodon - 2017 Tour Dates
September 9 The Metro - Hope For The Day - Benefit Show Chicago, IL
September 23 High Elevation Festival Hard Rock Live
September 26 Hard Rock Live Orlando, FL
September 27 North Charleston Performing Arts Center Charleston, SC
September 29 Civic Auditorium Knoxville, TN
September 30 Louder Than Life Festival (w/ Five Finger Death Punch) Louisville, KY
October 1 JJO Sonic Boom Janesville, WI
October 3 The Ritz Raleigh, NC
October 4 The Fillmore Charlotte, NC
October 6 The Fox Theatre Atlanta, GA
October 7 BB&T Pavilion Camden, NJ
October 9 Metropolis Montreal, Canada
October 10 The Armory Rochester, NY
October 11 20 Monroe Live Grand Rapids, MI
October 13 Diamond Ballroom Oklahoma City, OK
October 14 Aztec Theater San Antonio, TX
October 15 Monster Energy House Open Air Houston, TX
October 17 Historic El Rey Theater Albuquerque, NM
October 19 House of Blues San Diego San Diego, CA
October 21 Monster Energy Aftershock (w/ He Is Legend) Sacramento, CA
October 23 Revolution Center Garden City, ID
October 24 Knitting Factory Spokane Spokane, WA
October 25 Orpheum Theatre Vancouver, Canada
October 27 Reno Ballroom Reno, NV
November 10 Huxley Berlin, Germany*+
November 11 Progresja Warsaw, Poland*+
November 13 Gasometer Vienna, Austria*
November 14 Herford-X Herford, Germany*
November 15 AB Brussels, Belgium*
November 17 Melkweg Amsterdam, Holland*
November 19 Munchenbrewery Stockholm, Sweden*
November 20 Sentrum Scene Oslo, Norway*
November 22 Vega Main Hall Copenhagen, Denmark*
November 23 Haus Auense Leipzig, Germany*
November 24 Lucerna Music Bar Prague, Czech Repub*
November 25 Tonhalle Munich, Germany*
November 27 Live Club Milan, Italy*
November 28 Komplex Zurich, Switzerland*
November 29 Elysee Montmatre Paris, France*
November 30 Rockhall Club Luxembourg *
December 2 Great Hall Cardiff, Wales
December 4 Civic Hall Wolverhampton, UK
December 5 Rock City Nottingham, UK
December 6 Northumbria Uni Newcastle, UK
December 7 Barrowland Glasgow, Scotland
December 9 Manchester Academy Manchester, UK
December 10 Brixton Academy London, UK
* indicates dates with Scott Kelly of Neurosis
+ indicates dates with Mastodon and Russian Circles only

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