Atlanta progressive metallers MASTODON lend seven songs to the latest downloadable content for Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC‘s first-person shooter video game title Resistance 3, developed exclusively for the PlayStation 3 by Insomniac Games. Releasing to the PlayStation Network starting today, December 6, MASTODON will be the only artist featured in the Resistance 3 Brutality Pack. Their music will become the score as player’s battle against the deadly Chimera aliens.
Says Ted Price, President and CEO of Insomniac Games: “I’m a longtime MASTODON fan. These guys are masters of their craft and when you see them play live, it’s mind-blowing. They bring raw intensity and incredible energy to everything they do. Their chugging roar is a perfect fit for Resistance and especially for the Brutality Pack where it’s you, a sledgehammer, and some very, very hungry Chimera. We’re sincerely honored that MASTODON is now a part of the Resistance universe.”
The seven songs included in the Resistance 3 Brutality Pack include three songs from MASTODON‘s new album “The Hunter”: “Spectrelight”, “Black Tongue”, and “Dry Bone Valley”, plus “The Ruiner” — a bonus track that appears on “The Hunter” Deluxe Edition. Also featured are “Crystal Skull” and “Circle of Cysquatch” from 2006’s “Blood Mountain” and “Deathbound”, a previously unreleased track from 2009’s “Crack The Skye” sessions.
MASTODON is among the nominees for the 54th annual Grammy Awards, which will be held on Sunday, February 12, 2012 at Staples Center in Los Angeles. The band’s Grammy nomination is for “Curl Of The Burl”, the first single from MASTODON‘s new album, “The Hunter”.
MASTODON received its first Grammy nomination in 2006 for the single “Colony Of Birchmen”, from the band’s Reprise Records debut album, “Blood Mountain”.