Mastodon Compare New Direction to Metallica
'Crack the Skye' is both their latest album and a different sonic approach for the band. Working with producer Brendan O'Brien, Kelliher said he read concerned fan comments on MySpace, worried a 'new direction' might equate to 'selling out.' Kehiller said that they can't continually try to top themselves, and have to move in new directions, using Metallica as an example; "It is not an easy task when you written f---ing 'Master of Puppets,' and 'Ride the Lightning.'"
Mastodon are planning to record an upcoming set for a live DVD, but there aren't any release dates planned as of yet. They are still touring in America before heading to Australia in mid-January.