MASTODON at the Crofoot Ballroom
FRIDAY MAY 1, 2009
doors at 7PM
tickets: $20 (buy tickets)
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When bands sign to a major label, their music sometimes becomes more mainstream. Not MASTODON
. Their isn't just unconventional, it's surreal, progressive and unrepentantly heavy. Instead of writing songs for rock radio, Mastodon draws inspiration from within, combining their favorite musical styles, including thrash, doom, prog and psychedelic metal to concoct something utterly original, undeniably devastating and irrefutably entrancing. From SPIN.com: It appears frontman Brent Hinds' injured head has healed just fine, as his heavy metal band Mastodon have finally emerged from the studio and unveiled details for their fourth album, 'Crack The Skye.' As the long-awaited follow-up to 2006's 'Blood Mountain,' 'Crack The Skye' runs 50 minutes, features seven tracks, and is built around the four-part centerpiece "The Czar," which explores the album's lyrical theme, Czarist Russia. (We're not making that up.) The band recorded the album in their hometown of Atlanta at Southern Tracks Studios under the guidance of producer Brendan O'Brien (Bruce Springsteen, AC/DC, Rage Against the Machine). After Mastodon's Crack The Skye is finally released, they will be stopping by the state-of-the-art Crofoot Ballroom in between dates at Coachella and a European summer tour with metal gods Metallica.
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