Mastodon ask fans to ’embrace magnificence’ with twerking-heavy ‘The Motherload’ video – watch

Metal band are surrounded by dancers in latest video from 'Once More 'Round The Sun' album

Mastodon have revealed a video filled with twerking dancers for their new single ‘The Motherload’.

Perhaps in a bid to pre-empt the same criticism which fell at the feet of Lily Allen and Taylor Swift for their own comical use of backing dancers in music videos, the band warned viewers who take the clip too seriously to “take a deep breath and embrace magnificence.” See below to watch the video on full.

‘The Motherload’ features on Mastodon’s sixth studio album, ‘Once More ‘Round The Sun’, which was released in June. The band promoted the release of the album by selling shorts with the word ‘Asstodon’ printed on the rear.

The album follows 2011’s ‘The Hunter’ and also features the song ‘High Road’. ‘Once More ‘Round The Sun’ was recorded in Tennessee, with producer Nick Raskulinecz (Deftones, Alice in Chains) at the helm.

Mastodon appeared at this year’s Sonisphere Festival alongside headliners The Prodigy, Iron Maiden and Metallica.