Thursday, October 30, 2008

Mastodon - Crack The Skye (coming soon...)

MASTODON have 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

Read a couple articles about the new album:

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Mastodon will be touring with Metallica

Mastodon are extremely honored to announce that they will be supporting the great Metallica next summer in Europe. Here are the confirmed dates so far....

06/14/2009 Helsinki, FIN Hartwall Arena
06/15/2009 Helsinki, FIN Hartwall Arena
06/17/2009 Oslo, NOR Spektrum
06/22/2009 Milan, ITA Datch Forum
06/24/2009 Rome, ITA Palalottomatica
07/13/2009 Madrid, ESP Palacio de Deportes
07/16/2009 Zurich, CHE Hallenstadion
07/20/2009 Copenhagen, DEN Copenhagen Forum
07/22/2009 Copenhagen, DEN Copenhagen Forum
07/23/2009 Copenhagen, DEN Copenhagen Forum
07/27/2009 Copenhagen, DEN Copenhagen Forum

Noah Martin of Arsis Quits!!!

Noah Martin has issued the following statement in regards to stepping down from his bass-playing duties in ARSIS:

"Well, I don't know where to start. When you're in a band, you're nothing but at the will of the group you're in. At some point, after lots of nights laying awake in a bunk after a show in the middle of the country, you really start to wonder where your life is headed. I know there's a big difference between what's smart and what you really want to do. I really need to do the smart thing and finish college, though I'd also like to do what I love, and continue playing with ARSIS. Unfortunately, I can't do them both. Thus, I've decided to leave the band.

I've had such a phenomenal time with Jim [Malone], Ryan [Knight] , and Shawn [Priest], as we'll always be friends. I'll miss working with Gerardo, Loana, and bugging Mike at Nuclear Blast, who've made working with them the most enjoyable experience. Thanks to anyone and everyone we've ever worked with, including the bands with which we've toured.

I would like to personally thank all ours friends and fans, since you've always been one in the same in my eyes. Leaving something you love is the most difficult thing to do, though leaving it doesn't mean you'll never come back to it. I most likely will - after I finish school. If I wind up pursuing something else in the meantime, I'll probably do so, but that's another story.

My last two shows with ARSIS will be September 26th in Indianapolis, Indiana and September 27th in Covington, Kentucky. Cheers and good times, good times.”