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Mastodon's new video is a headbanger's ode to nerdiness

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You don't need to be a metal fan to enjoy the official music video for Mastodon's "High Road." Oozing nerdiness from every frame, the clip features a bespectacled teen who finds himself trounced in a war between live action role playing enthusiasts. Like any good underdog, he eventually rises to fight again but not before undergoing an adorable training montage. There are also some truly heartfelt moments interspaced between the lusty daydreams, tabletop gaming sessions, and epic battle sequences. "High Road" is a giddy celebration of adolescence and everything that is good about Dungeons & Dragons — make sure to watch it all the way through to the end. The band isn't just appropriating nerd culture for music videos though: it's also putting it's money where it's mouth is, allowing users to pay for its forthcoming album "Once More 'Round the Sun," (June 24th) with Bitcoin.