Mastodon Emperor Of Sand 180g 2LP (Pink Vinyl)
2018 Grammy Award Winner!
• Best Metal Performance: "Sultan’s Curse"
Seventh Studio Album On 180g Pink Vinyl Double LP!
Part Of The Ten Bands One Cause Campaign!
Limited Edition Pink Vinyl - Only 3000 Copies!
Emperor Of Sand finds Mastodon returning to a deeply imaginative and complex
conceptual storyline that ponders the nature of time. Threading together the
myth of a man sentenced to death in a majestically malevolent desert, the band
conjures the grains of a musical and lyrical odyssey slipping quickly through a
cosmic hourglass. "Emperor of Sand is like the grim reaper," says
drummer/vocalist Brann Dailor. "Sand represents time. If you or anyone you know
has ever received a terminal diagnosis, the first thought is about time.
Invariably, you ask, 'How much time is left?'"
"We're reflecting on mortality," adds bassist/vocalist Troy Sanders. "To that
end, the album ties into our entire discography. It's 17 years in the making,
but it's also a direct reaction to the last two years. We tend to draw
inspiration from very real things in our lives."
Emperor Of Sand was recorded at The Quarry Recording Studio in Kennesaw, just
outside Mastodon's hometown of Atlanta, with producer Brendan O'Brien (Pearl
Jam, Neil Young, AC/DC, Rage Against The Machine), who first worked with
Mastodon on their seminal 2009 album Crack The Skye.
There will be a limited one time run of 3000 units of PINK VINYL for this year's
Ten Bands One Cause pink vinyl charity campaign to support Gilda's Club NYC.
Mastodon is a multi-Grammy nominated hard rock juggernaut. From public
endorsements of peers as diverse as Metallica, Pearl Jam, Queens of the Stone
Age, CeeLo Green, and Feist to unanimous praise from the likes of Time and
Rolling Stone, the band has accrued a staggering string of accolades. Their
latest, Grammy-nominated album, Once More 'Round The Sun debuted at No. 6 on the
Billboard chart—displacing their 2011 album, Hunter, as their highest U.S. chart
"Mastodon have one hell of a career to live up to. Speaking of pressure to
meet fan expectations, there's arguably no metal act assumed to deliver
brilliance on a regular basis like Mastodon." – Loudwire
"Mastodon's sound - and their ambition - is bigger than metal." - spin.com
This is the 4th year for the initiative that has raised over $144,000 for
Gilda’s Club NYC, an organization that provides community support for both those
diagnosed with cancer and their caretakers. It is named after comedian Gilda
Radner, who passed away from cancer at the age of 43 in 1989. Since 2014, 30
bands have pressed their albums on pink colored vinyl to support Breast Cancer
Awareness Month and Gilda's Club NYC.
• 180g Vinyl
• Double LP
• Gatefold jacket
• Limited Edition Pink Vinyl - Only 3000 copies
• Ten Bands One Cause campaign
1. Sultan's Curse
2. Show Yourself
3. Precious Stones
2. Word To The Wise
1. Ancient Kingdom
1. Scorpion Breath
2. Jaguar God