Mastodon: Crack the Skye


Mastodon has set Crack the Skye as the title of their new album, due in early 2009. The seven-song, 50-minute effort was recorded at Southern Tracks Studios in Atlanta and was produced and mixed by Brendan O'Brien.

Crack the Skye track listing:

01. Oblivion
02. Divinations
03. Quintessence
04. The Czar
I. Usurper
II. Escape
III. Martyr
IV. Spiral
05. Ghost of Karelia
06. Crack The Skye
07. The Last Baron

Mastodon recently kicked-off their Unholy Alliance tour with Slayer, and have already scheduled a number of summer 2009 dates with Metallica.

Mastodon play tonight and tomorrow night (Halloween yo!) at Hammersmith Apollo in London. Complete tour dates available here.

Check out our exclusive video interview with Mastodon's drummer Brann Dailor here.

[Published on: 10/30/08]

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grtrthnone star Thu 10/30/2008 08:25AM
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ttown555 Thu 10/30/2008 08:42AM
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RichardHaley Thu 10/30/2008 08:58AM
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To each their own, but I disagree. Mastodon is freaking awesome, they rock harder than just about anyone. As far as i know, this is a music site, Mastodon play music - yay, good fit!

briank67 Thu 10/30/2008 09:14AM
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how about not bitching, and just ignoring the article if you don't like it?

crazyleggedelbow starstarstarstarstar Thu 10/30/2008 09:15AM
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Mastodon is the shit. FUCK HATERS. This belongs on Jambase more than anything about Chinese Democracy.

i believe the slogan for is "Go See Live Music" not "Go See Jambands Live"

nbailin2 starstarstarstarstar Thu 10/30/2008 09:30AM
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mastodon 'jams' more than a lot of bands these days and YES, they are an amazing 'live' band so they def belong here. PLUS they play most of the 'jamband' fests now. Anyway, can't wait for this album!

SmashySmashy Thu 10/30/2008 09:58AM
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I like reading message boards to get people's opinions on the music both good and bad. So I don't mind the negative comments and the bickering that ensues; but to say a music article belongs on a different site is utterly lame. If I just cared about phish, dead, YMSB, umphs, or any of the other 10 mainstream jambands, I would just go to their website for a more timely update anyways. So keep up with the articles about the outliers, because hey jambase, you've shown me some pretty cool music I would have otherwise not known about.

thatpassivekid starstarstarstarstar Thu 10/30/2008 09:59AM
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Mastodon kicks ass plain and simple. Just because something isnt bouncy hippie music dosent mean that they dont jam and that it doesnt belong on jamebase. mastodon puts on one hell of a live show and they do extend their songs in a live setting, according to me that fits the criteria jambase is looking for when they do news updates of reviews. keep up the good work guys

i cant wait to go see them with metallica next year, that shit will be sick.

Ointment starstarstarstarstar Thu 10/30/2008 11:51AM
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gmoo Thu 10/30/2008 12:17PM
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Mastodon deserves to be on this site. Sorry to those who think otherwise.

Dankstar starstarstar Thu 10/30/2008 12:21PM
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Mastadon rock! Theme song to ATHF movie is the funniest shit ever!

Bowlegged Texan Thu 10/30/2008 01:21PM
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Bowlegged Texan

Little girls with their panties in a wad belong on a different site.

Conjugal Burning starstarstarstarstar Thu 10/30/2008 03:00PM
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Conjugal Burning

Mastodon shreds... A new album with Czarist Russia as the central theme.... I cant feaking wait

groovatronics starstarstarstarstar Thu 10/30/2008 05:50PM
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i am surprised at the amount of people who are big fans of this band, and defensive about it too. good job people! this is what jambase truly needs.

and mastodon is kill btw.

Flat5 Thu 10/30/2008 06:35PM
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hey they brought back songs divided into parts! haha thats awesome

voltard Fri 10/31/2008 11:01AM
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apollo18 Fri 10/31/2008 11:36PM
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Best heavy band out there today.

Every one of their albums is better than the one before, and I'll get the the next on Day 1.

MyFavBandIsTheBestYoursSucks starstarstarstarstar Mon 11/3/2008 10:48AM
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These guys rock & jam & kick ass.

Not for you molly stoned fairy wing glitter dancers... sorry.

schofizzl Tue 11/4/2008 04:11PM
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i didn't know they did the song on ATHF movie, that's awesome! i have more respect for them now for sure, although honestly i don't really dig mastadon, but i definitely dig them way more than i dig haters! if this band makes people happy well then that's just peaches to me.

XxUncleWallyxX Thu 8/20/2009 09:06AM
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Mastodon owns. And yes, the ATHF opener was fantastic. RAWK!