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Mastodon set to release new album

Thursday, October 30, 2008 9:15 AM PT


Mastodon has completed work on their new album, titled "Crack The Skye." The effort was recorded by Brendan O'Brien (Rage Against The Machine) will hit stores in early-2009 through Warner Bros. Records. According to Spin Magazine Online, the fifty-minute album is "built around four-part centerpiece 'The Czar,' which explores the album's lyrical theme, Czarist Russia."

Here's the track listing:

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"


50 comments


10/30/2008 9:20:40 AM
first post

10/30/2008 9:24:40 AM
another masterpiece

10/30/2008 9:33:43 AM
I'm down son!

10/30/2008 9:46:56 AM
lost interest after remission. sorry

10/30/2008 9:50:26 AM
Im hoping for the best.

10/30/2008 9:55:40 AM
more heavy less prog pls thx

10/30/2008 9:59:37 AM
Crack The Brooke Skye... that's hot!!!

10/30/2008 10:02:43 AM
"crack the skye so god can snort more coke"

10/30/2008 10:18:37 AM
So "the czar" is the new element?

10/30/2008 10:34:13 AM
Will be checking it out .....

10/30/2008 10:35:42 AM
10/30/2008 9:46:56 AM lost interest after remission. sorry

10/30/2008 10:47:21 AM
Will buy, will listen, and will no doubt enjoy.

10/30/2008 10:52:44 AM
bout time a metal band gave the public what they wanted: a prog tribute to Czarist Russia.

10/30/2008 11:00:48 AM
don't fail me, mastodong.

10/30/2008 11:01:00 AM
I too am hoping for more heavy, less prog on this outing. Either way, will be purchasing furiously.

10/30/2008 11:03:27 AM
about fckin time

10/30/2008 11:14:10 AM
Awesome drums parties are guaranteed

10/30/2008 11:18:33 AM
Remission made me rockhard, but there are bands better than them at the heavy. can't say i'd give it a listen.

10/30/2008 11:18:49 AM
the russian theme is a sick twist. i'm realllly excited for this.

10/30/2008 11:37:16 AM
Mastodon is the greatest band on the planet. Period.

10/30/2008 11:40:22 AM
most haters on this band are fcking n00bs and probably listen to mosh metal or something. this record will no doubt be awesome, and if not, mosh gays are still gay.

10/30/2008 11:47:19 AM
Too drug-addled band who played on Conan O'Brien, no care ever. Overrated at best.

10/30/2008 12:20:35 PM
I'm interested, but I'm willing to bet the hype will outdo the actual recordings.

10/30/2008 12:22:10 PM
I'll drink to that, Mr. Buttfcking

10/30/2008 12:27:29 PM
might be worth a download

10/30/2008 12:34:45 PM
I will at LEAST give it a listen.

10/30/2008 12:51:34 PM
I hope Brent puts some of his signature Lenny Kravitz fanboy moments on this new disc.

10/30/2008 12:51:41 PM
please god be better than the last album............ no seriously. please.

10/30/2008 12:55:29 PM
does anyone still have that mastodon coke pic from their trailer?

10/30/2008 1:25:21 PM
*eagerly awaits new awesome artwork from Romano*

10/30/2008 1:28:12 PM
kenny 10/30/2008 9:46:56 AM lost interest after remission. sorry. Yeah, i'm not really sorry though

10/30/2008 1:34:04 PM
they should leak it on x-mas

10/30/2008 2:18:33 PM
Play Crack The Skye....see what i did there!

10/30/2008 4:12:40 PM
This album is going to be a rock album, they already said that. It is not going to be heavier, and it is there attempt to please the man. They also said they don't care about their fans, and they make what they want to make for music

10/30/2008 4:28:41 PM
Will it be a massive fcking piece of shit like their last record?

10/30/2008 5:05:56 PM
Does Lambgoat like anything?

10/30/2008 5:10:44 PM
this will suck

10/30/2008 5:44:15 PM
"brann dailor is the best drummer ever" - guys who started listening to mastodon after reading about them in alternative press

10/30/2008 8:31:37 PM
oh, boy.

10/30/2008 10:16:04 PM
i will buy this cd and 30 + vinyl of it. then sell them on ebay for $100 a piece.

10/30/2008 10:53:14 PM
will buy. look forward to it

10/30/2008 11:22:27 PM
Still love this band, despite how boring Blood Mountain was.

10/30/2008 11:38:31 PM
suck it     

10/31/2008 12:18:17 AM
blood mountain was boring indeed. this should be awesome, i mean czarist russia, COME ON! you know who is c-mming out of jealousy is coheed while they think of gay-ass fairytales mastadon is writing about czarist russia.

10/31/2008 1:54:25 AM
Am I the only person who didn't hear any news about a signing to Warner Bros.? Either ways, definitely excited for a new Mastodon record.

10/31/2008 3:06:24 AM
in czarist russia, new album releases you.

10/31/2008 4:16:19 AM
why the fck would I want to listen to an album about russian politics? Lyrical theme sounds fcking dumb. I'll just keep jamming the latest Bison album.

11/2/2008 6:02:42 AM
ronniefckingdobbs 10/30/2008 9:55:40 AM more heavy less prog pls thx

11/2/2008 4:25:04 PM
Not really a metal band anymore but nonetheless phenomenal.

11/2/2008 10:17:45 PM
i like it when bands change up their sound a bit from record to record. Cause honestly it just gets boring having record after record that is just the same thing. this band intrigues me. will listen