Mastodon, featuring Epiphone Signature Artist Brent Hinds, are on the road this month in support of their latest album, Emperor of Sand, with dates in Germany, Poland, Austria, Sweden, Switzerland, Norway, and the Netherlands. The tour kicks off November 10 at the Berlin Huxley in Germany and will continue through early December winding up at the O2 Academy Brixton in London. Many of the shows are already sold out.

Visit the band's website for info on the 2xLP 180gram vinyl release of Emperor of Sand, which features a Mastodon color-your-own-LP jacket. Also, check out our hysterical interview with Mr. Hinds on the occasion of his debut Signature guitar, the Ltd. Ed. Brent Hinds Flying-V.

“For five days in a row—from one in the afternoon to midnight—I’ve been playing the new GTO stuff, which goes from very melancholy to cascading to distorted to clean,” Hinds told Guitar World. “And this (Epiphone) guitar’s shining like a diamond!...Epiphone, if I could give them all a hug or a Valentine’s card I would!”