Mastodon’s Emperor of Sand hits #1 in US Album Charts

Following the release of their eighth studio album Emperor of Sand, American heavy metal act Mastodon have enjoyed their largest international record sales figures to date. Entering Billboard’s Top Album Sales Chart at the #1 position, Mastodon have also topped the Billboard Alternative Albums, Rock Albums, Hard Music Albums and Physical Albums charts with their latest studio release.

Emperor of Sand is the band’s third consecutive album to breach the Top Ten, following the path of previously released Once More ‘Round the Sun and The Hunter. The album also saw international success in Canada, Australia, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Ireland, and New Zealand.

On the subject of their fans, the band stated that support for the latest album had been “unbelievable”.

Watch the band performing album single ‘Show Yourself’ on Jimmy Kimmel Live below.

About Luke Milne

London-based music junkie Luke Milne has worked in the journalism industry for a number of years, having been fortunate enough to have been closely exposed to a broad range of musical influences in his early youth. Though he picked up a guitar in his early teens, Luke found his real passion lay in observing and inderstanding the culture, history and social buzz that surrounds the rock and roll lifestyle. Also, he couldn't play triplets to save his life.

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