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Mastodon invite fans to twerk for free gig tickets

The metal band have asked fans to post photos of themselves twerking online

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Mastodon, who last month unveiled a twerk-heavy video for track 'The Motherload', have announced details of their very own twerking contest.

Announced via Facebook, the metal band have asked their fans to take photos of themselves twerking and post the pictures with the hashtag '#?Asstodon?'.

"The best will receive concert tickets, and mentions on the band's Facebook," the band continue. "The worst will be publicly ignored, but privately appreciated." Bonus points go to any fans wearing the band's official 'Asstodon' shorts.

The group came under fire with criticism online for the video in question, with such accusations of sexism and racism later dismissed by one of the dancers who appeared in the clip.

"Ask us if it was racist or sexist. We were the ones right there experiencing it," an Atlanta dancer named Jade posted on Tumblr. "I’ll tell you from my view: no."

You can watch Mastodon's video for 'The Motherload' below. Their latest album 'Once More 'Round The Sun' was released in June.

Mastodon At Download 2013
Video: Mastodon At Download 2013

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