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Mastodon launches "Crack the Skye" making-of documentary

ABC/Randy HolmesMastodon's 2009 album Crack the Skye turned 10 this year, and to celebrate the milestone, the Atlanta metallers are launching a new making-of documentary series about the record.

The first episode, which features black-and-white archival footage from the studio as the band members talk in voice-over about their goals for the album, is streaming now on YouTube.

As previously reported, Mastodon will be performing Crack the Skye in full while on tour with Coheed and Cambria this spring and summer. That run begins May 28 in Louisville, Kentucky.

"Back in the summer of 2008 when we finished recording our fifth full length album Crack the Skye, we felt like we had created something very special," says drummer Brann Dailor. "That is why, to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of one of our proudest moments, we decided to take it out on tour and play it start to finish, along with some other golden oldies, of course."

Additionally, Mastodon is selling new 10th anniversary Crack the Skye merch, including a new vinyl picture disc of the album, via their online store.

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