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Mastodon Crack The Charts with "Crack The Skye"

  • Apr 03 2009
    Mastodon Crack The Charts with "Crack The Skye"

    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.

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on April 3, 2009 - 6:05pm

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.

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