France's NRV TV recently conducted an interview with guitarist Bill Kelliher of Atlanta progressive metallers MASTODON. Watch the chat at this location.MASTODON has set a December 15, 2009 release date for the new limited "Crack the Skye" royal edition featuring the official score. The "royal edition" package includes the following: * Full-length "Crack the Skye" album
* Full-length "Crack the Skye" score first time available on physical disc
* Housed in gold stamped foiled digibook with brand new gold and black "Crack the Skye" exclusive artwork and packaging designed by Paul Romano
* 6" x 6" exclusively designed lithograph unavailable anywhere else
* An instant download of the "Divinations" (Live at Xfm) and "Colony of Birchmen" (Live at Xfm) To pre-order a copy, go to this location. "Crack The Skye" sold 41,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 11 on The Billboard 200 chart. MASTODON fans responded with manic enthusiasm to the LP, snapping up every available copy of various limited-edition artifacts, including the deluxe tunnel book CD+DVD package, both color and double-disc 180gm gatefold vinyl pressings, plus a pair of CD single/T-shirt bundles.