My favorite metal act, Mastodon is set to release their fourth album on March 24th entitled Crack the Skye. My friends and I have been anxiously anticipating this release for the past year, so we are all adequately losing our minds with the launch date so rapidly approaching. I have been avoiding listening to online previews or downloads, my favorite bands deserve my undivided attention once I have their new CD in my hands.
Mastodon’s album artwork has always impressed me. Not only are the paintings for each album simply beautiful, but the overall design and identity of the band is always consistent with each release, which hasn’t changed for Crack the Skye. They launched the Crack the Skye promotional website yesterday which almost took my head off with the artistic quality they put together. Beautiful paintings and drawings, esoteric imagery and animation with great icons and symbolism.
There arn’t many things better then seeing your buddy’s work on the website of your favorite metal band :) Well done, Jonny.