Mastodon Announce 'Live at Brixton' December Release

23-song 2012 performance to be digitally released on December 10.

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US metallers Mastodon have announced December 10 as the release date of their "Live at Brixton" concert album. Featuring a 23-song set, the album will be released digitally via Warner Bros. as both an audio-only version and a live video version directed by Ryan Mackfall of Crashburn Media. Clocking in at 97 minutes, the record presents the band's February 2012 performance at London's O2 Academy in Brixton. "This sold out performance was the band's first show at Brixton," the official announcement reads. "In addition to performing their latest songs 'Curl of the Burl,' 'Black Tongue' and 'Dry Bone Valley,' the band dug into their catalog performing 'Colony of Birchmen,' 'Capillarian Crest,' and 'Iron Tusk.' Critics said this 23-song set list captures 'an intense display of dark riffs and crushing choruses.' Rolling Stone says 'The Hunter' demonstrates how contemporary radio rock can still be made with imagination, precision and a majestic sense of force.'" The group's new studio effort is currently in the works and is scheduled for a tentative 2014 release. Check out the live album's full setlist and official trailer below and let us know what you think in the comments. "Mastodon Live at Brixton" track listing: 01. Dry Bone Valley 02. Black Tongue 03. Crystal Skull 04. I Am Ahab 05. Capillarian Crest 06. Colony of Birchmen 07. Megalodon 08. Thickening 09. Blasteroid 10. Sleeping Giant 11. Ghost of Karelia 12. All the Heavy Lifting 13. Spectrelight 14. Curl of the Burl 15. Bedazzled Fingernails 16. Circle of Cysquatch 17. Aqua Dementia 18. Crack the Skye 19. Where Strides the Behemoth 20. Iron Tusk 21. March of the Fireants 22. Blood and Thunder 23. Creature Lives

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    Badmotorfingers
    Ok cool but setlist is kind of meh. Where is Oblivion, Divinations, Seabeast, The Hunter, Stargasm, The Czar, The Last Baron, The Wolf is Loose, Hearts Alive etc? Not saying they all should be there but surprised some of them are not included
    Schwimmy
    I don't disagree with you, I would've loved to hear Seabeast especially. But I don't think the setlist is "meh" by any strecth of the imagination.
    Brandon1993
    While I agree with what you said you gotta remember that they can't exactly fit in a ton of songs in there. And they were probably pushing however long they had time wise for playing seeing as they already had 23 songs. I would've loved to have heard Stargasm, The Last Baron, and Hearts Alive on this though....
    dan0z
    This needs to be released in dvd and bluray formats. I won't be paying for a digital copy from itunes, I may as well just be watching one of their many concerts already on youtube.
    TomWhaley
    Can't wait to watch this digital release on my 13" laptop screen with headphones while my 58" TV and surround sound speakers just sit there and watch... Hopefully this will eventually get released on Blu-Ray. Until then, I'll just watch it online because there's no way I'm paying for some digital file that'll get lost in the grand scheme of my computer's hard drive.
    Schwimmy
    It's really cool that more than half the set is made up of their older songs. I can't wait for this
    UniformRecon
    Honest question: I've heard that Mastodon aren't good live. Is this true? I'm asking a legitimate question, so please don't downvote.
    RustedWithin
    I'm sorry but their show has to be experienced. Our collective opinions would be rather subjective. But if you like riffs galore, yes they are great.
    Kreuger
    I've heard that they used to be really bad mostly because none of the guys could sing well but from all the videos I've seen, they either got better or people are retarded. Watch the couple of videos from this show on youtube and judge it yourself. All the Heavy Lifting:
    Dry Bone Valley:
    ibanez124
    I saw them in Baltimore, and they were amazing. The first half of the show was "Crack the Skye" from start to finish. It could have stopped there, but they played for another hour after that. I was pretty blown away.
    betojmd
    Blasteroid, Where Strides the Behemoth, Iron Tusk, nice setlist! Now talking about the article picture, Lucille playing Metal? Watch your girl B.B.
    ibanez124
    I agree with the above comments. Until it comes out on Blu Ray/DVD . . . there is no need to buy this. I will just wait to see them live again.
    fastkiwi.foilgy
    Awesome ! I am going to buy on day of release. Cool they perform the song crack the skye , that's my absolute favourite. Live at the aragon is brilliant , but i think brixton will be better.