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Mastodon Talks About "Blood Mountain" Leak

Mastodon's drummer, Brann Dailor, has told MTV.com that a certain English journalist is the one behind the online leak of the Atlanta metallers' forthcoming album, "Blood Mountain", last week.

"Hopefully one day, he'll introduce himself," Dailor joked about the journalist, who claimed he was one of the band's biggest fans. "[Our record label] traced it back to the guy who did it, and he got fired from wherever he was working. It's just so stupid. And it's such a sh---y copy. It sounds like sh--. I'm not concerned with record sales, because I think that if anyone's looking for it online to download it and listen to it, when it comes out [on September 12], they'll buy it anyways. They're fans.

"My problem is, I can equate it to when I was 11 years old," he continued, relaying a story about discovering his Christmas presents in his mother's closet a month before the holiday. "I wrapped it all back up, and then Christmas came, and I went downstairs, and I knew everything I was going to get. And that sucked. It totally ruined the whole thing. Up until then, I had never done that before and I was always really excited to wake up and open that first present. But that wasn't awesome, and I never did it again.

"When I was a kid, you had to wait for that Iron Maiden record," he recalled. "The whole thing was, this is the day it comes out, and you cannot have it before that day. But these days, with the Internet, everything just leaks. I urge people not to download it if they see it there, but I understand if they do. I want people to be excited for it and to hear it for the first time and hear it the way it was supposed to be heard."

Mastodon last week shot two videos within five days, with director Jonathan Rej (FURTHER SEEMS FOREVER, STRETCH ARMSTRONG), who worked with the band on the video for "Blood and Thunder" from 2004's "Leviathan".

Source: Metal Hammer

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1. zMETALlica writes:

I never thought of it like that, but i was always excited to get it the day of my birthday, or whatever holiday it is even after knowing what it was. because even though i knew what it was, i still couldn't technically play the game, or fully enjoy the present.
Besides, everytime something was forced to be a surprise for me, i was disappointed and let down that i got clothing or books or something i really didn't want. but if i were to look through early, i'd always find that special gift like a new video game. point being, i'm still excited on the CD release date, even if i listen to it constantly. why? I CAN'T HOLD AND TOUCH IT! no lyric sheets, no artwork, no nothing thats part of the package. but when i crave the music and wanna see what it is all (hype) bout i'll download it. besides if i really like it i'll buy it anyone like this guy said. at least he's smart unlike the labels who think "a cd downloaded is a lost sale"

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2. criminally insane writes:

Mastodon rocks!! I am getting the CD the day it hits the stores!

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