Metal poster-boys Mastodon have just released a video for “Dry Bone Valley,” the second single off The Hunter (Warner Bros. / Reprise). The band enlisted long-time friend and renowned visual artist Tim Biskup to direct. Biskup, who hasn’t worked in film or video in almost six years, whipped up some psychedelic animation reminiscent of his mid-century horror aesthetic.
The video, Biskup explains, is “a life/death metaphor where the girl in the video goes from hunted to hunter. There’s a whole lot more going on metaphorically, and the symbolism goes very deep and is very specific, but I’ll leave the rest up to interpretation.”
Interpret for yourself below.