Atlanta progressive metallers Mastodon will release a new live DVD/CD, Live At The Aragon, on March 15 via Reprise. The set was filmed/recorded during the band's October 17, 2009 concert at the Aragon Ballroom in Chicago, Illinois and it features a performance of the Crack The Skye album, along with other tracks from Mastodon's back catalog [from the albums Blood Mountain (2006) and Leviathan (2004)], plus a Melvins cover.
The DVD will also feature a 58 minute “tour film” that contains the films which were projected on screen, behind the band in performance.
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Mastodon's setlist for the show was as follows:
04. The Czar
05. Ghost Of Karelia
06. Crack The Skye
07. The Last Baron
08. Circle Of Cysquatch
09. Aqua Dementia
10. Where Strides The Behemoth
11. Mother Puncher
12. The Bit (Melvins cover)
A super-deluxe, super-limited-edition version of Mastodon's latest album, Crack The Skye, was released on November 26, 2010 via Metal Club, a group of record stores throughout the U.S. and Canada that work to connect the vibrant metal community with their local record store. Only 600 of these sets were made. This version came housed in a hardbox case featuring a third-dimension wormhole design that contains exclusive and additional album art by long-time Mastodon artist Paul Romano. Inside is a full-length Crack The Skye CD plus a DVD on the "Making Of Crack The Skye" with photo gallery, track-by-track band commentary and more, by director Jimmy Hubbard.
Mastodon last fall completed the BlackDiamondSkye tour with Alice In Chains and Deftones. The trek was named after each of the three bands' latest albums -- Alice In Chains' Black Gives Way To Blue, Deftones' Diamond Eyes and Mastodon's Crack The Skye.
Mastodon's six-song EP, Jonah Hex, was released on June 29 via Reprise Records. The effort featured an original score by Mastodon and Oscar-nominated composer Mario Beltrami (The Hurt Locker, 3:10 To Yuma). Mastodon was asked to create the score personally by the film's director, Jimmy Hayward, who was inspired by repeated listenings of Mastodon's 2006 album, Blood Mountain.
Mastodon will be playing at the Sonisphere Festival in Amneville, FR the weekend of July 8 & 9.
[Source: Blabbermouth.net and Mastodon website]