Mastodon go acoustic on new version of Teardrinker

(Image credit: Patrick McBride)

Mastodon's thunderous Teardrinker has been given an acoustic makeover leaving fans itching for more. The Grammy Award winners have shared the melodic track ahead of their upcoming tour with Opeth (see dates below). 

The original version appears on their David Bottrill-produced current album, Hushed And Grim but this one includes vocal harmonies from the band's Brent Hinds, Troy Sanders, and Brann Dailor as well as keyboards from touring member Joao Nogueira.

Guitarist Bill Kelliher has previously told Prog, “Overall, I think Hushed And Grim is our proggiest album. It’s more of a whole. On the other records, there’s a proggy song here or there, but, here, every song has been progged out a little bit.”

 Prepare to be surprised!

Mastodon 2022 Tour Dates

North America

Apr 21: Montreal Place Bell, QC Apr 22: Toronto Queen Elizabeth Theatre, ON
Apr 23: Cleveland The Agora, OH
Apr 24 Pittsburgh Stage AE, PA
Apr 26 Philadelphia The Met, PA
Apr 28: Chicago Aragon Ballroom, IL
Apr 29: Detroit The Masonic, MI
Apr 30: Milwaukee Eagles Ballroom, WI
May 01: St. Paul The Myth, MN
May 03: Saskatoon TCU Place, SK
May 04: Calgary Grey Eagle Events Centre, AB
May 05: Edmonton EDM Expo Center, AB
May 07: Vancouver Thunderbird Sports Centre, BC
May 08: Seattle Paramount Theater, WA
May 09: Portland Keller Auditorium, OR
May 11: Riverside Municipal Auditorium, CA
May 12: Reno Grand Sierra Resort, NV
May 13: Las Vegas House of Blues, NV 
May 14: San Diego The Observatory North Park, CA 


Jun 01: Leipzig Parkbühne, DE
Jun 02: Gdansk Mystic Festival, PL
Jun 04: Nurburgring Rock Am Ring, DE
Jun 05: Nurnburg Rock Im Park, DE
Jun 07: Paris Salle Pleyel, FR
Jun 09: Tilburg O13, NL
Jun 11: Donington Park Download Festival, UK
Jun 13: Dortmund FZW, DE
Jun 14: Bremen Pier 2, DE
Jun 16: Dessel Graspop, BE
Jun 17: Clisson Hellfest, FR
Jun 18: Copenhagen Copenhell, DK
Jun 20: Gothenburg Pustervik, SE
Jun 21: Malmo KB, SE
Jun 23: Oslo Tons of Rock, NO
Jun 26: Verona Rock The Castle, IT 
Jun 27: Vienna Open Air, AT
Jun 28: Zagreb Culture Factorycopenhel, HR
Jul 01: Lisbon VOA Festival National Stadium, PT
Jul 02: Vivero Resurrection Festival, ES

Natasha Scharf
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Contributing to Prog since the very first issue, writer and broadcaster Natasha Scharf was the magazine’s News Editor before she took up her current role of Deputy Editor, and has interviewed some of the best-known acts in the progressive music world from ELP, Yes and Marillion to Nightwish, Dream Theater and TesseracT. Starting young, she set up her first music fanzine in the late 80s and became a regular contributor to local newspapers and magazines over the next decade. The 00s would see her running the dark music magazine, Meltdown, as well as contributing to Metal Hammer, Classic Rock, Terrorizer and Artrocker. Author of music subculture books The Art Of Gothic and Worldwide Gothic, she’s since written album sleeve notes for Cherry Red, and also co-wrote Tarja Turunen’s memoirs, Singing In My Blood. Beyond the written word, Natasha has spent several decades as a club DJ, spinning tunes at aftershow parties for Metallica, Motörhead and Nine Inch Nails. She’s currently the only member of the Prog team to have appeared on the magazine’s cover.