This is the kind of news that makes you do a double take. Mastodon meets Disney? Yeah, it’s happening.

The song “Island” from the Mastodon album “Leviathan” will be used for the family friendly Disney / Pixar romp “Monsters University”. This was recently confirmed by the movie’s director Dan Scanlon. You can read what he had to say down below.

Unfortunately, the song will not be included on the official soundtrack (shocker). Either way, it’s cool to see some great metal getting exposure on such a large scale. The movie hits theaters June 21st.

“There is a great moment in ‘Monsters University’ when we thought it would be funny if the tunes were some of the most intense heavy metal imaginable. Mastodon was the obvious choice. They show off an unexpected monstrous side for one of our great new characters.” – Dan Scanlon

Listen to “Island” along with some more Mastodon greats!

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