Mastadon’s Crack The Skye To Be Reissued On Vinyl on June 2nd

Crack The Skye Is Second In Mastadon’s Ongoing Vinyl Reissue Series

European And South American Tour Dates Confirmed


Mastodon are proud to announce the next in their ongoing vinyl reissue series set for release next month. The second album in the series, 2009’s Crack the Skye, will be released on baby-blue vinyl on June 2nd. 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,” while Revolver praised Crack the Skye as the work of “a band at the peak of its musical and conceptual powers.”

The first album in the series, 2006’s Blood Mountain, is available right now on a mix of solid yellow and transparent green vinyl. We’ll announce the next release in the weeks ahead.

A brand new video for the song “Asleep In The Deep,” from Mastodon’s current album, ONCE MORE ‘ROUND THE SUN, is in production at this time. From the twisted minds of Mastodon, Atlanta-based Special FX Guru, Shane Morton, and renowned American artist Skinner (cover artist ONCE MORE ‘ROUND THE SUN, etc.), Mastodon will release a new short film that will feature bizarre imagery and psychedelically-hued, possibly disturbing and disorienting concepts, starring cats. We must honor our oath of secrecy so you’ll just have to wait. All will be revealed soon.

Until then, don’t miss THE MISSING LINK TOUR featuring co-headliners, Mastodon and Clutch as it continues to steamroll across the land with support provided by Sweden’s Graveyard. Remaining tour dates are listed below. Tours of Europe and South American have just been confirmed. Tickets are on sale now. Please visit www.mastodonrocks.com for more info.

May 13 *Milwaukee, WI Eagles Ballroom Club Stage
May 15 **Bethlehem, PA Sands Event Center
May 16 **Baltimore, MD Pier Six Pavilion
May 17 *Boston, MA House of Blues
May 19 *New York, NY Central Park Summerstage
May 20 *Niagara Falls, NY Rapids Theatre
May 21 *London, ON London Music Hall
May 23 **Sterling Heights, MI Freedom Hall
May 24 **Columbus, OH LC Pavilion
June 6 Houston, TX Free Press Festival
Mastodon European & South American Summer Tours:
June 10 Bologna, ITA Estragon
June 12 Nickesldorf, AUT Novarock
June 13 Zagreb, CRO Culture Factory
June 15 Geneva, SWI L’Usine
June 17 Nijmegen, HOL Doornroosje
June 19 Clissonm FRA Hellfest
June 20 Vitoria-Gasteiz, SPA Azkena Rock Festival
June 22 Pratteln, SWI Konzertfabrik Z7
June 24 Luxembourg, LUX Rockhal Club
June 26 Dublin, IRE Olympia
June 27 Cork, IRE The Savoy Theatre
June 28 Belfast, IRE Ulster Hall
July 1 Malmo, SWE KB Hall
July 2 Roskilde, DEN Roskilde Festival
July 3 Turku, FIN Ruisrock
Aug 7 Montreal, QC Heavy Montreal Fest / Parc Jean Drapeau
Aug 12 Oslo, NOR Oya Festival
Aug 18 Cologne, GER Essigfabrik
Aug 19 Berlin, GER Lido
Aug 20 Charleville Mezieres, FRA Cabaret Vert
Aug 21 Hasselt, BEL Pukkelpop Shelter Marquee
Aug 25 St. Petersburg, RUS SKK Arena
Aug 27 Moscow, RUS Olympysky
Aug 29 Reading, ENG Reading Festival The Pit Stage
Aug 30 Leeds, ENG Leeds/ Reading Festival The Pit Stage
Aug 31 Istanbul, TUR 100% Metal Headbangers
Sep 2 Thessaloniki, GRE Prinicpal Theater Club
Sep 3 Athens, GRE Gazi Hall Entertainment Stage
Sep 25 Rio de Janeiro, BRA Rock in Rio Festival
Sep 27 Sao Paulo, BRA Anhembi (outdoor)
Sep 28 Santiago, CHI Comes Louder Festival

James Villa