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Friday, April 3, 2009 at 3pm
MASTODON are performing tonight on Late Show with David Letterman! 11:30 PM on CBS. Check local listings for details.
Posted by unheard,
Friday, April 3, 2009 at 3pm
On May 5th, MASTODON will release two versions of CRACK THE SKYE on vinyl. The first is a standard high-quality vinyl issue with beautiful full-size album artwork. There will also be a special Deluxe Edition mastered and pressed on two discs at 45 rpm for maximum audiophile fidelity housed in a gatefold sleeve available in a very limited edition, one-time-only pressing. This edition will also include the complete album on CD. All other limited-edition MASTODON CRACK THE SKYE artifacts have sold out instantly so don’t delay.
Posted by unheard,
Friday, April 3, 2009 at 3pm
MASTODON have just released their long-awaited fourth studio album, CRACK THE SKYE, on March 24th to a litany of impassioned reviews and critical accolades worldwide: “Mastodon are a bunch of doom–haunted, myth–obsessed, meat–and–potatoes Southern badasses who have become the most important new band in metal…‘Crack The Skye’ is an awesome display…by bringing more strains into their ass–kicking collage metal, they've opened a whole new range of possibilities. Mastodon are the greatest metal band of their generation - no one else comes close. ” – Rolling Stone Magazine (4 Stars out of 5) “Mastodon has earned its place at the forefront of progressive metal with a mix of headiness and brawn…but the ambitious vision and vivid execution of ‘Crack The Skye’ doesn’t feel like a departure for this band. And if letting go means breaking through some kind of ceiling, Mastodon seems both wary and ready.” –The New York Times Upon release, CRACK THE SKYE entered the Billboard Top 200 Album charts at an impressive # 11 and scanned sales of 41,395 in its first week barely missing the Top 10 by a mere 62 units. Chart-watchers will be interested to note that a total of 12 debuts entered the Top 20 this week, which is more than ever before. This is quite a feat given the state of our current global economy and its relation to album sales. MASTODON’S previous Reprise album, BLOOD MOUNTAIN, sold 24,000 copies in its first week and entered the Album charts at No. 32. Safe to say, the world is catching up with MASTODON showing a 72% increase with CRACK THE SKYE. At present, CRACK THE SKYE is also the No. 1 Current Hard Music Album Core Store (retail) Chart, No. 3 Top Hard Rock Digital Album and the No. 4 Top Internet Album overall.
Posted by unheard,
Tuesday, March 31, 2009 at 9pm
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Posted by unheard,
Tuesday, March 31, 2009 at 1pm
"Crack The Skye", Mastodon's 4th full-length album, is available NOW in the Official Mastodon Store. Crack The Skye is also available in two packages from iTunes. A Standard Version and Deluxe Version which includes the entire album presented as a "score," or instrumental version (a completely unique listening experience in itself), a live "Oblivion", and an exclusive PDF album booklet file. The downloadable booklet contains album artwork and in-depth explanations of the intricate and otherworldly concept behind CRACK THE SKYE.
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