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Watch Mastodon's Wild New "Clandestiny" Music Video

Mastodon have made sort of a habit out of surreal music videos (if you don't believe us, check out the clips for "Steambreather" and "Show Yourself") and their latest clip—for the Emperor of Sand track, "Clandestiny"—is no exception.

The clip was directed by Ariel Costa (Led Zeppelin, Green Day,) and features rocket launchers, robot monsters and a nefarious emperor. You can check it out above.

"We don’t have to stick to anybody’s idea of what we should sound like," Mastodon's Bill Kelliher told Guitar World about Emperor of Sand in a May 2017 interview. "People try to tell us all day long, 'You guys need to write another Remission!' But we play what feels fucking cool at the time."

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Jackson is an Associate Editor at GuitarWorld.com. He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player (opens in new tab). Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder (opens in new tab) and Unrecorded (opens in new tab). Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.