Mastodon Releasing First Live Album

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Mastodon's Brend Hinds / Photo by Travis Nelson
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Mastodon are one metal's most explosive live bands and they'll finally cement their reputation with their first-ever concert album this Spring. On March 15, the Atlanta metal quartet will drop Live at the Aragon, a CD-DVD set that captures an October 19, 2009 gig at Chicago's Aragon Ballroom, from their recent Crack the Skye tour. Check out the artwork and tracklist below.

Aragon features the band ripping through their 2009 epic Crack the Skye in its entirety, but will be bolstered with fan favorites from 2006's Blood Mountain and 2004's Leviathan. The set also includes a cover of the Melvins' 1996 song "The Bit" and a 58-minute "tour film" capturing movies showing during the band's live show.

For deep-pocketed fans, Mastodon are offering a limited-edition deluxe package of the album, which comes with ephemera like a "Mastodon guitar Pick Tin (with embossed picks)" and a reproduction of a tour laminate. Pre-order info is available here.

Mastodon are also planning special releases for Record Store Day on April 16. They'll issue Aragon on 180-gram vinyl and 7-inch single of the band covering ZZ Top's "Just Got Paid."

Live at the Aragon tracklist:
"Oblivion"
"Divinations"
"Quintessence"
"The Czar"
"Ghost of Karelia"
"Crack The Skye"
"The Last Baron"
"Circle of Cysquatch"
"Aqua Dementia"
"Where Strides The Behemoth"
"Mother Puncher"
"The Bit"

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