News•February 3, 2015 9:32 AM ET•3,108 views
Mastodon to re-issue Reprise LPs on colored vinyl
Official press release: Globally acclaimed hard rock icons and vinyl aficionados, Mastodon, have announced they will reissue all of their Reprise Records titles on vinyl in the coming months. The first album in the series will be 2006's Blood Mountain, which will be issued on a mix of solid yellow and transparent green vinyl on March 3rd. Upon its release, Guitar World called Blood Mountain "pulverizing" with an "utter restlessness that grips you tighter with each cut." It also placed at No. 9 on Rolling Stone's Top 50 Albums of 2007. On June 2nd, 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," while Revolver praised Crack the Skye as the work of "a band at the peak of its musical and conceptual powers." On August 4th, 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 5th, 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 was praised by Spin thusly: "The band's prog-metal potential stuns, with Dailor sounding like a young Ozzy over shredding guitars and enough drum dominance to blow out your speak system. Head-band on." The album's single "High Road" has been nominated for a 2015 Grammy Award for "Best Metal Performance." On December 8th, 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" vinyl picture disc in celebration of Record Store Day on April 18th. 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 RSD pressing.