Roadrunner Records are to release Mastodon‘s forthcoming third studio album ‘The Hunter’ in the UK, confirmed for a release date of September 20th 2011.
The band have also launched a pre-order at www.mastodonrocks.com for ‘The Hunter’ Limited Edition package, which includes a CD/DVD housed in a digi-pack with an exclusive alternative artwork cover, a 20″ x 30″ Lenticular Poster featuring the album cover of the standard CD, an Augmented Reality Experience (more on that later) that will contain exclusive content only available to this package, plus an instant download of the band’s first new album track, ‘Black Tongue’, also available for purchase through all participating digital music retailers. Fans who purchase the Limited Edition package will also receive a download of ‘Curl Of The Burl’, the first official single from ‘The Hunter’ before it becomes widely available for sale at all digital retail stores. This Limited Edition package is a one-time only edition. Once these exclusives sell out, no more will be created.