The almighty Mastodon kick off their spring tour with Gojira and Kvelertak right here in Seattle. And with a new record right around the corner they promise to be back sooner rather than later… for the two hundred and forty thousandth time, according to “Middle Man” Troy Sanders. Mastodon originally had a dedicated vocalist when they first started in early 2000. Nowadays vocal duties are split between members and maybe thats why they are able to pull off such an epic set list. Monday nights set list spanned much of their library. With over half the set coming off of their first 3 records, I was a happy kid! The guys really do know what they’re doing too. They threw in a few tracks off of the more recent Crack The Skye and The Hunter. But not to overdue it, considering they have been touring heavily on those records for the past 5 years.
They also debuted 2 new live songs off their highly anticipated summer release Once More ‘Round The Sun. Knowing these songs had never been played in front of a crowd before was pretty rad, just another perk for opening night. There was a little technical difficulty towards the end of the set but after and impromptu bass solo that turned into a “Mastodon” chant… that turned into a jam session, we continued on!
If you missed this show I feel bad for you son, they got 99 songs and played 17 of em!!!! Check it, -KT Wright
/// SET LIST ///
Hearts Alive (2004s Leviathan)
Divination (2009s Crack The Skye)
Crusher Destroyer (2002s Remission)
Capillarian Crest (2006s Blood Mountain)
Black Tongue (2011s The Hunter)
Bladecatcher (2006s Blood Mountain)
Crystal Skull (2006s Blood Mountain)
Trampled Under Hoof (2002s Remission)
Siberian Divide (2006s Blood Mountain)
Naked Burn (2004s Leviathan)
Megalodon (2004s Leviathan)
Oblivion (2009s Crack The Skye)
Octopus Has No Friends (2011s The Hunter)
Chimes at Midnight (2014s Once More ‘Round The Sun) *Live debut
High Road (2014s Once More ‘Round The Sun) *Live debut
Aqua Dementia (2004s Leviathan)
The Sparrow (2011s The Hunter)
The Calm before the storm. Plug it in and play!!!
BONUS PIX FROM NIGHT 2 IN PORTLAND, OR.