Mastodon to release first-ever live CD / DVD

Heavy rock innovators MASTODON will release their first-ever live experience package entitled MASTODON: LIVE AT THE ARAGON on March 15th, 2011, on Reprise Records. The set will contain a CD and DVD which captures the band’s sonic assault recorded and filmed live October 19th, 2009, at the Aragon Ballroom in Chicago while touring in support of its critically-applauded album, Crack The Skye.

MASTODON: LIVE AT THE ARAGON DVD + CD is comprised of Crack The Skye performed live in its glorious entirety along with fan favorites from Blood Mountain (2006) and Leviathan (2004) plus a brutal cover of “The Bit” by Melvins. A dozen blistering tracks that loudly displays Mastodon’s unmatched virtuosic prowess at the apex of their career to date. The DVD program contains a full 78 minute live visual concert experience filmed in Chicago and is a stunning representation of the band captured in their most natural and primal element.

Click here to view the trailer for MASTODON: LIVE AT THE ARAGON

The DVD will also feature a 58 minute “tour film” entitled “Crack the Skye: The Movie”, and contains the films which were projected on screen, behind the band in performance. These images were created specifically to illustrate the conceptual thread linking each of the songs on Crack the Skye and are exclusive to this package for the very first time giving the fans a brand new way to re-experience Crack The Skye.

MASTODON: LIVE AT THE ARAGON follows in the wake of the band’s acclaimed conceptual masterwork Crack The Skye, released in March 2009 to thunderous accolades and finished out the year even stronger as it found its way onto numerous “Best of 2009” critics lists and readers polls, including an impressive No. 8 position on the prestigious Village Voice Annual Pazz & Jop Poll.