Mastodon – Emperor Of Sand (New Vinyl)
NEW DOUBLE LP
New sealed copy. 180 gm vinyl in a glossy gatefold jacket. Includes printed lyric sheet.
Emperor of Sand is Mastodon's seventh studio album. The album was recorded at the Quarry in Kennesaw, Georgia and mixed at Henson Recording Studios in Los Angeles. The band worked with record producer Brendan O'Brien, with whom they collaborated on their 2009 album Crack the Skye. The songs were recorded as originally arranged, then they revisited each track to edit and refine the sound. Drummer Brann Dailor completed his drum tracks and began drafting lyrics while guitars and bass were being recorded by other band members.
Scott Kelly of Neurosis and Kevin Sharp of Brutal Truth both appear as guest vocalists on "Scorpion Breath" and "Andromeda" respectively. Kelly has appeared as a guest vocalist on every Mastodon studio album since Leviathan (2004).
The album's first single, "Show Yourself", peaked at number 4 on the US Billboard Mainstream Rock Songs chart in 2017. The second single, "Steambreather", peaked at number 18 on the same chart. It was ranked on several year-end lists, including at number three on The Independent's "Top 20 Rock & Metal Albums of 2017".
A1 Sultan's Curse
A2 Show Yourself
A3 Precious Stones
B2 Word To The Wise
C1 Ancient Kingdom
D1 Scorpion Breath
D2 Jaguar God