SOURCE: Warner Bros./Reprise Records

September 20, 2006 15:15 ET

Mastodon's Critically Acclaimed "Blood Mountain" Debuts at #1 on Billboard's Hard Music Chart and at #32 on Billboard's Top 200 Chart!

NEW YORK, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- September 20, 2006 --

"If 'Blood Mountain,' their brilliantly upsized and unrelenting third album, doesn't confirm their position as the greatest big-time metal crew on earth, I demand a state-by-state recount" (score 8.7) -Pitchfork

"Underneath all this medieval blood and thunder are actual tunes brimming with rollercoaster riffing..." (4 stars) -Rolling Stone

"Hearing 'Blood Mountain' in its entirety is like awaking from a coma to discover you have working ears -- in which case you know, this one gets a six!" (5 out of 5) -Alternative Press

"'Blood Mountain' is a strong record by a powerful band..." -The New York Times

Mastodon's critically acclaimed debut album, "Blood Mountain," has sold more than 24,000 copies in the U.S. its first week of release. In addition, sales in the U.K. have catapulted the Atlanta, GA-based group into the Top 50 with more than 50,000 records shipped internationally -- an amazing start for the band. Mastodon are currently touring the U.S. on their first headlining run in support of "Blood Mountain" (w/Converge & the Bronx), including a sold-out show at New York City's Webster Hall. Now Mastodon are preparing for what is shaping up to be an equally successful West Coast leg, including a date at Los Angeles' Henry Fonda Theatre on September 29.

Mastodon have been received with open arms by MTV, which premiered the group's first video, "The Wolf is Loose," on "Headbanger's Ball" on September 9th. The quartet will appear as special guests on the program on September 23rd. In addition, on September 23rd, MTV2 will air "Mastodon Makes an Album," which offers fans a glimpse of footage taken of the band behind the scenes and in the studio, plus two live songs captured during the current Unholy Alliance Tour. You can also catch the video in rotation on FUSE TV.

The next step for Mastodon will be the release of their radio single, "Colony of Birchmen," coming soon. They also plan to tour Japan next month, followed by a European tour in late November. Bottom line, there is much more Mastodon to come...!!

Contact Information

  • For more information on Mastodon, contact:
    Fernando Aguilar
    Warner Bros./Reprise Records Publicity
    (212) 707-3257

    Tour Press:
    Angela Burke
    Warner Bros./Reprise Records Publicity
    (818) 953-3628