MASTODON: “Remission” To See Deluxe Edition Reissue Treatment

Thursday, 26th June 2014

MASTODON’S debut long-player Remission will be re-released as a deluxe edition via Relapse Records on August 5.

Exploding onto the scene in 2002, MASTODON combined an unparalleled level of musicianship together with songwriting sophistication that simply did not exist amongst their peers. Over a decade after its release, Remission remains one of the most important titles in Relapse’s rich catalog, and it is with that appreciation that the label is proud to present a super-deluxe version of this classic record put together with the full cooperation of the bandm embers themselves.

Remission has been fully remixed by original producer and engineer Matt Bayles and remastered by Ed Brooks at RFI. The CD cover art has been dramatically enhanced to showcase the iconic Remission horse in a beautiful custom 3D embossing with a UV gloss, special custom varnish and foil stamping. Additionally, album artist Paul Romano scoured his vaults to unearth 24-plus pages of previously unreleased artwork originally created for the Remission album.

The CD version comes with a Remission sticker while the 2xLP box set is strictly limited to 2000 copies worldwide and includes a 11″x11″ 24-page book featuring the gorgeous new artwork from Paul Romano along with an exclusive etching of the Remission horse. A special black/gold vinyl box set edition is available exclusively at Relapse.com and comes with a special, full-color Remission turntable slipmat.