You don’t get the banjo intro or sacrificial virgin, but Mastodon does offer up the rest of Crack The Skye’s first single. It’s not one of the best Mastodon songs ever, but the guys put a lot of energy into its execution, so I’ll give them that. In addition to “Divinations” they also do Crack’s “Oblivion,” Blood Mountain’s “Colony Of Birchmen,” and sit down for an interview. But the single comes first.
You can watch the rest of the performance along with the Q&A at Spinner. In the interview they talk about meeting Lemmy and playing with Metallica and give shout outs to such “new” (?) bands as Isis, High On Fire, Lightning Bolt, Mars Volta, Torche, and Kylesa (who’s Static Tensions is one of the best albums of ’09, by the way).
Crack The Skye is out 3/24 via Reprise.