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Mastodon releases new documentary on YouTube

Mastodon nabbed a pair of Grammy nominations last week and now the Atlanta hard rockers are giving fans a glimpse into the inner sanctum.

In celebration of their nominations for “Emperor of Sand” (best rock album) and “Sultan’s Curse” (best metal performance), Mastodon has released the 75-minute-plus documentary, “The Making of Emperor of Sand,” on YouTube.

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In a statement, the band said, “Earlier this year we released a 12-part series showing the making of our album "Emperor of Sand." We've cut it all together, added over 30 minutes of never before seen footage and turned it into a documentary! This is a deep look into the making of the album and the inspiration behind the music. With the Grammy nominations “Emperor of Sand” has received … we thought it was the perfect time to release it. We hope you enjoy the documentary. If you do, feel free to share it! Thanks to Jimmy Hubbard helping us put this together!”

The album became Mastodon’s third successive release to enter the Billboard Top 200 in the Top 10 and earned their highest first-week sales, with more than 43,000 units.

You can watch the full documentary here:

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Atlanta Journal-Constitution staff writer Melissa Ruggieri covers the Atlanta Music Scene and entertainment news for print and online.