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Mastodon To Perform Entire New Album On Tour

Jonathan Cohen from Billboard.com is reporting:

Atlanta-based MASTODON have a strange story to tell on their new seven song, 50-minute heavy metal opus, Crack The Skye. And the best way to hear the whole twisted tale will be live and direct: the band plans to perform the album, due March 24, in its entirety on their upcoming tour.

The complete album performance is something new for the group, says bassist Bill Kelliher, but "there's something about (Crack The Skye) where it would be weird to leave a song out. We'll incorporate a whole stage show, which will hopefully make it even more exciting for kids to come see and more visually stimulating." The band is also hoping to make a short movie from all the songs, which Kelliher hopes will be Mastodon's version of The Wall.

The trek begins at Coachella in mid-April, after which Mastodon heads to Europe to support METALLICA. But hometown Moastodon fans will get a preview tomorrow night (February 28) when the band headlines a free, 40-band heavy metal festival at Atlanta's Masquerade nightclub, produced by the car company Scion.

Source: Billboard

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1. PorcupineTreeFan writes:

That sounds amazing!!! I need to see these guys in concert!!

# Mar 1, 2009 @ 8:49 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. julian22 writes:

Bill is not the bassist. He's the guitarist...Troy is the bassist!

I wonder how many old songs they'll still play?

# Mar 1, 2009 @ 1:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Netromancer writes:

Definately would love to catch these guys live.

# Mar 1, 2009 @ 10:38 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. acacia writes:

great live seen em twice now

# Mar 2, 2009 @ 8:02 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. ChassMasterPlus writes:

fucing fantabuluos to the 10th degree. maybe they'll play "cut you up with a linoleum knife". i would sh** my pants

# Mar 2, 2009 @ 9:56 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. IWrestledABearOnce writes:

bahahahahahahaha just watched Aqua Teen Hunger Force movie last night XD that movie is hilarious and so is that song they made.

# Mar 2, 2009 @ 12:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Bruno Hockalguie writes:

JULIAN22- You are right the band info above is false.
If the new album is about 50 minutes long, they will probaly do the album and then an encore of 3-6 songs of old stuff. I will not miss this!

# Mar 2, 2009 @ 12:08 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. LordAssenfroth writes:

i love those guys i cant wait till my pre-ordered album comes in

# Mar 2, 2009 @ 12:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Txmetalhead writes:

Mastodon is awesome LIVE! They really put on a show..no fake emotion..they are awesome.

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