Video: Mastodon Premieres Asleep In The Deep On Adult Swim

Mastodon, by Hillarie Jason Photography

Mastodon, by Hillarie Jason Photography

Mastodon have released a video for their song ‘Asleep In the Deep’, and premiered on Adult Swim at 1 AM EST. You can see the video at Adult Swim’s Facebook page or below:


Asleep In The Deep comes off of 2014’s Once More Around The Sun (Reprise) album. The band worked on the video with OMATS cover artist Skinner and Atlanta-area director Rahim and released this statement:

We teamed up once again with Once More ‘Round The Sun’s cover artist Skinner, who is the brain behind “Asleep in the Deep.” The video tells the psychedelic and epic journey of a house cat who unknowingly travels into a bizarre gypsy catacomb where it encounters a giant bullfrog, a three-headed evil rat king, cat gnomes, cheese slaves and a warrior squirrel. “Asleep in the Deep” is directed by Atlanta-based director, Video Rahim, and co-directed by Special FX guru, Shane Morton (Head of SPFX Make-Up on Adult Swim’s Your Pretty Face Is Going To Hell) and Skinner. Hey Beautiful Jerk, a NYC-based design and visual effects boutique, provided creative direction and all post-production services.

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Still image from Mastodon’s ‘Asleep In The Deep’ Video (Warner Bros./Reprise)

Skinner, also released a statement about the video:

“This concept was birthed out of my curiosity about what a cat really does at night while we are asleep,” says Skinner. “Where do they go? Cats have a very mysterious myth to them and I thought it would be cool to explore that, as little nocturnal heroes. I decided to put a sort of Joseph Campbell hero myth spin on it and add some Jodorowsky psychedelia as well. I’m more than excited about the way it came out! I love it!”