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Mastodon prepare DVD, collection

Thursday, November 10, 2005 10:39 AM PT


Official press release:

Atlanta hard rock giants Mastodon will issue their first official DVD and a collection of their earliest recordings in February through Relapse Records.

The DVD, entitled The Workhorse Chronicles, features over three hours of exclusive Mastodon footage. The Workhorse Chronicles contains in-depth interviews with each band member, candid behind-the-scenes shots from the band's personal video archives and a career spanning range of live performances - including rare footage of the band in their initial form as a five piece through to sold-out clubs worldwide. Bassist Troy Sanders comments, "We had been wanting to do a DVD for awhile, and figured that with all that has happened now would be the right time to document our early years. Consider it [the DVD] an invitation to walk the paths we've traveled and see what lies ahead". The Workhorse Chronicles is set for a February 21st release in North America (February 28th release in Europe).

Mastodon will also issue Call of the Mastodon, a remixed and remastered collection of their first-ever recording session, in February. Comprised of the first nine tracks the young quartet had ever written, Call of the Mastodon is an audio document of a then-new band finding its own space. Sanders describes Call of the Mastodon as "the first real monster we ever created. It's the original beast laid to tape complete with the dirt and drive". The nine tracks (some of whose original recordings comprised the Lifesblood mini-CD) were remixed and remastered by original engineer Matt Washburn at Atlanta's Ledbelly Sound, and will feature all new packaging courtesy of the band's longtime artist Paul Romano. Call of the Mastodon is set for a February 7th release in North America (January 30th release in Europe).


36 comments


11/10/2005 10:43:38 AM
the first is mine

11/10/2005 10:44:46 AM
should be good

11/10/2005 10:46:13 AM
Damn, the show I went to had barely anyone there AND technical problems with the crews cameras. I doubt it'll be there. Should be good stuff though

11/10/2005 10:50:41 AM
mastadon news right next to news about another person not getting along with Steve Austin and quitting Today is the Day...conicidence? I think not!

11/10/2005 10:58:16 AM
gah who the fck cares. this band is truely terrible.

11/10/2005 11:06:10 AM
too some kind of monster, no buy. but seriously, there's a level of mastodon overload and i think this will reach it.

11/10/2005 11:10:44 AM
last time i saw Mastodon they were filming for this. will definitely pick it up.

11/10/2005 11:19:25 AM
fck this band.

11/10/2005 11:29:31 AM
much better live as a 4 piece. that first recording is too southern rock.

11/10/2005 12:22:43 PM
I can't believe lambgoaters aren't sucking this band off anymore. That's good news. This band is boring.

11/10/2005 12:58:31 PM
i don't understand how anyone could think this band is not good. you can not like them, but to call them terrible is complete ignorance.

11/10/2005 1:29:42 PM
^^^^^^^^^^^

11/10/2005 1:41:01 PM
BEst fcking band ever. If you don't like them you can go fcking die.

11/10/2005 2:02:30 PM
hammer smashed c*nt you like Cannibal Corpse if i were you i'd keep my fcking mouth shut before Corpsegrinder sticks his massive c-ck in it and chokes you to death you stupid skank.

11/10/2005 2:30:26 PM
that's freakin awesome!!

11/10/2005 2:53:29 PM
fck this band? you guys are retards.

11/10/2005 3:12:23 PM
People who don't like this band are gays

11/10/2005 3:40:11 PM
Anyone disrespecting this band has either one, never heard them, or two, completely ignorant of and could never appreaciate true talent and good music. Continue listening to cookie cutter garbage u stupid fcks.

11/10/2005 4:21:23 PM
someone said overload. this band is better than you.

11/10/2005 5:12:20 PM
in the mess of alot of bullshit metal and hardcore music (clearly the favorites of many people on this site) mastodon clear the fashion/dancing/image shit away and play some fcking good music. eat shit half of yous.

11/10/2005 6:33:04 PM
This band has always been amazing. I remember playing a few shows with them on their first tour. Can't wait to pick this up.

11/10/2005 7:07:27 PM
"too southern rock" "boring" have you ever seen them live? you are aware that when any of the bands that you gays claim to be amazing watch mastodon they are speechless... just saying.

11/10/2005 9:59:42 PM
no this band is seriously terrible. to call them bad is giving them credit.

11/11/2005 8:40:18 AM
mastodon is awesome get the goddamn shit out of your ears

11/11/2005 9:08:07 AM
ass_cobra: The band is good; their music is a snoozefest. Does that appease your demands of not saying they suck? If I listen to their music, I have no need for sleeping pills.

11/11/2005 1:46:44 PM
This band rocks, no question. Won't buy it.

11/11/2005 4:33:32 PM
mastodon't

11/11/2005 10:16:53 PM
3 hours of Mastadon? I almost fell asleep when I saw them play for 45 minutes...no thanks.

11/12/2005 12:24:51 AM
Most overrated band in the past I don't know how many years. They're not terrible, but they're not the best fcking band on the planet. Not by a long shot.

11/13/2005 11:25:16 AM
Awsome band!!!

11/14/2005 8:44:42 AM
Boring music. Terrible vocals. But they keep getting labelled "progressive" somehow.

11/14/2005 10:37:09 AM
Although the first time I saw them they fcking killed it, the second time at Sounds of the Underground I did fall asleep FOR REAL!!!!!!!

11/14/2005 9:04:56 PM
boring band. shit

11/15/2005 3:09:17 PM
I meant Ozzfest!!!!!!

11/17/2005 1:44:47 PM
Good news my man, good news.

11/18/2005 2:57:37 PM
BORING,BORING,BORING.