Mastodon has been known for their “Making Of…” documentaries ever since they released Blood Mountain back in 2006. The band has continued this trend and now has released a 75 minute documentary for their latest album Emperor of Sand. The documentary will feature the 12 part-series the band previously posted prior to the album release, as well as 30 minutes of new footage. The band provided a nice little statement:
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 this week, 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!
Mastodon has been superb at making and releasing mini-docs. One of my favorite “Making Of…” documentaries of all time is probably Crack The Skye, so it’s safe to say that this doc will be lights out. Check it out below: