Atlanta-based metal quartet Mastodon has revealed that the title of its anticipated fourth album will be Crack the Skye. Reprise will release the seven-track, 50-minute record in early 2009. The song sequence is built around a four-movement centerpiece, entitled "The Czar," which delves into the album's overall theme of Czarist Russia.
The band is currently traveling internationally for the Unholy Alliance Tour. Next summer, it will set off for a two-month circuit of western Europe with Metallica. Dates, and album info, below.
Crack the Skye Tracklist:
4. "The Czar"
5. "Ghost of Karelia"
6. "Crack The Skye"
7. "The Last Baron"
31 - London, England @ Hammersmith Apollo *
2 - Cardiff, Wales @ Cardiff Arena *
3 - Glasgow, Scotland - Glasgow Academy *
5 - Offenbach, Germany @ Stadhalle *
6 - Cologne, Germany @ Palladium *
7 - Amsterdam, Netherlands @ HMH *
9 - Stuttgart, Germany @ Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle *
10 - Winterthur, Switzerland @ Eishalle Deutweg *
11 - Paris, France @ Le Zenith *
12 - Antwerp, Belgium @ Lotto Arena *
14 - Milan, Italy @ Palasharp *
16 - Vienna, Austria @ Gasometer *
17 - Prague, Czech Republic @ Tesla Arena *
18 - Munich, Germany @ Zenith *
19 - Berlin, Germany @ Columbiahalle *
21 - Copenhagen, Denmark @ Valby Hallen *
22 - Gothenburg, Sweden @ Lisebergshallen *
23 - Stockholm, Sweden @ Hovet *
24 - Oslo, Norway @ Spektrum *
26 - Tampere, Finland @ Old Ice Hall *
27 - Helsinki, Finland @ Old Ice Hall *
30 - Utrecht, Netherlands @ Tivoli
2 - Cork, Ireland @ Savoy
3 - Dublin, Ireland @ Vicar St.
4 - Belfast, Northern Ireland @ Spring & Airbrake
6 - Minehead, England @ Butlins Holiday Centre (The Nightmare Before Christmas ATP)
7 - Minehead, England @ Butlins Holiday Centre (The Nightmare Before Christmas ATP)
14 - Helsinki, Finland @ Hartwall Arena ^
15 - Helsinki, Finland @ Hartwall Arena ^
17 - Oslo, Norway @ Spektrum ^
22 - Milan, Italy @ Datch Forum ^
24 - Rome, Italy @ Palalottomatica ^
13 - Madrid, Spain @ Palacio de Deportes ^
16 - Zurich, Switzerland @ Hallenstadion ^
20 - Copenhagen, Denmark @ Copenhagen Forum ^
22 - Copenhagen, Denmark @ Copenhagen Forum ^
23 - Copenhagen, Denmark @ Copenhagen Forum ^
27 - Copenhagen, Denmark @ Copenhagen Forum ^
* w/ Slayer, Trivium
^ w/ Metallica
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