MASTODON: Recent Albums To Be Reissued On VinylTuesday, 3rd February 2015
Atlanta progressive metallers MASTODON will re-release all of their Reprise titles on vinyl in the coming months. The first album in the series will be 2006’s Blood Mountain, which will be issued on March 3 on a mix of solid yellow and transparent green vinyl. Blood Mountain placed at No. 9 on Rolling Stone’s Top 50 Albums of 2007.
On June 2, 2009’s Crack The Skye will be released on baby blue vinyl. Earning MASTODON unanimous critical praise, the album led to Rolling Stone calling them “the greatest metal band of their generation — no one else comes close”.
On August 4, 2011’s The Hunter will be released on a mix of solid white and solid red vinyl. The band’s first Top 10 album, The Hunter was also met with united critical acclaim and spawned the singles “Black Tongue”, the Grammy-nominated “Curl Of The Burl” and “Dry Bone Valley”.
On October 5, MASTODON’s current album, 2014’s Once More ‘Round The Sun, will be released on a mix of transparent green and solid white vinyl. The band’s highest charting album, with a No. 6 debut on Billboard’s Top 200, The album’s single “High Road” has been nominated for a 2015 Grammy Award for “Best Metal Performance”.
On December 8, MASTODON will release a limited-edition box set featuring all of the band’s Reprise titles on vinyl. Only 500 will be made available. More details to come.
As an added bonus for fans, MASTODON will release a limited-edition 12-inch vinyl picture disc in celebration of Record Store Day on April 18. The disc is comprised of a new song titled “Atlanta”, featuring guest vocals from Gibby Haynes from BUTTHOLE SURFERS, originally only digitally available as part of the Adult Swim Singles Series. The B-side is an unreleased instrumental version of “Atlanta”, and is exclusive to this very limited Record Store Day pressing.