Mastodon New Album

mastodon.jpgMastodon reveal new album details; European dates with Metallica confirmed.





Burbank, CA- Atlanta-based heavy rock masters MASTODON have confirmed details behind their upcoming Reprise Records album scheduled for release in early 2009.

The seven-song strong, 50 minute tour de force entitled CRACK THE SKYE, was recorded at Southern Tracks Studios in Atlanta and produced/mixed by Brendan O’Brien (Rage Against The Machine, Springsteen, Pearl Jam, AC/DC, etc.). CRACK THE SKYE follows their massively acclaimed 2006 epic BLOOD MOUNTAIN, which was voted the #9 in Rolling Stone Magazine’s "Top 50 Album’s of 2007" and the #1 Album of The Year in Decibel Magazine. Greater accolades were bestowed upon them last year when MASTODON were named "Best Metal Band" in Rolling Stone Magazine’s Annual poll, and "Best Band On The Planet" by the UK’s Kerrang! Magazine.

Tracklisting for CRACK THE SKYE is as follows:

1.   Oblivion

2.   Divinations

3.   Quintessence

4.   The Czar

 (I) Usurper                                

 (II)   Escape

 (III) Martyr

 (IV) Spiral

5. Ghost of Karelia

6. Crack The Skye

7. The Last Baron                


As with each of their previous releases, the packaging for the new album will be as bold and breathtaking and the music contained within. Multiple packaging formats are expected. Details to be revealed in the near future.   Until then, MASTODON has been asked to support label-mates Metallica in Europe this coming Summer 2009.   Confirmed dates are as follows:


June 14

Hartwall Arena

Helsinki, FIN

June 15

Hartwall Arena

Helsinki, FIN

June 17


Oslo, NOR

June 22

Datch Forum

Milan, ITA

June 24


Rome, ITA

July 13

Palacio de Deportes

Madrid, Spain

July 16


Zurich, SWITZ

July 20

Copenhagen Forum

Copenhagen, DEN

July 22

Copenhagen Forum

Copenhagen, DEN

July 23

Copenhagen Forum

Copenhagen, DEN

July 27

Copenhagen Forum

Copenhagen, DEN

Additional dates to be announced

As previously announced MASTODON are about to begin an extensive tour of the UK and Europe between October 27 through December 7.   Additional details on CRACK THE SKYE to be unveiled soon.

For further information contact Warner Bros. Records Publicity for further information:

National:   Rick Gershon 818-953-3473 or

Regional/Tour:   Angela Burke 818-953-3211 or


Troy Sanders – bass and vocals

Bill Kelliher – guitar

Brent Hinds – guitar and vocals

Brann Dailor – drums

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