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Mastodon Celebrates 20th Anniversary With New Song “Fallen Torches”

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GRAMMY-winning Atlanta-based hard rock band Mastodon celebrate their 20th anniversary this year. Celebrating two decades together, the group will unleash a rarities collection, Medium Rarities, on September 11th, on all formats including a pink vinyl pressing via Reprise Records. Among the highlights included here is a new track “Fallen Torches,” recorded in 2019, which you can stream below.

The band explains, “‘Fallen Torches’ is an unreleased track from Mastodon that will appear on Medium Rarities – a collection of rare tracks released digitally for the first time. This classic Mastodon track was recorded in Atlanta in 2019, originally planned to be released in support of a European tour, the track was delayed so the band could focus on the release of Stairway to Nick John, a tribute to their late, long time manager Nick John, with proceeds going to the Hirshberg Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research in his honor.  ‘Fallen Torches’ is written by Mastodon and features guest vocals by longtime friend and collaborator Scott Kelly from the band Neurosis.” 

Album pre-orders begin today and will include an instant download of “Fallen Torches.” Pre-order and pre-save here. Click here to view and share the“Fallen Torches” visualizer.

Medium Rarities presents a bevy of classic covers, soundtrack contributions, instrumentals, B-sides, and live recordings on one complete package for the very first time. Among an eclectic array of covers, the musicians tackle “A Commotion” by Feist, “A Spoonful Weighs A Ton” by The Flaming Lips, and“Orion” by Metallica. It also features soundtrack cuts such as “White Walker” [Game of Thrones] and “Cut You Up With A Linoleum Knife” [Aqua Teen Hunger Force]. Meanwhile, they get under the hood with instrumental versions of “Asleep in the Deep,” “Toe To Toes,” “Jaguar God,” and “Halloween.”14 of these tracks have never been available on streaming platforms until now.

Medium Rarities Tracklisting:

  1. Fallen Torches (Previously Unreleased)
  2. A Commotion (Feist Cover)
  3. Asleep in the Deep (Instrumental version)
  4. Capillarian Crest (Live)
  5. A Spoonful Weighs A Ton (The Flaming Lips Cover)
  6. Toe To Toes (Instrumental version)
  7. Circle of Cysquatch (Live)
  8. Atlanta (Feat. Gibby Haynes)
  9. Jaguar God (Instrumental)
  10. Cut You Up With A Linoleum Life (Aqua Teen Hunger Force)
  11. Blood & Thunder (Live)
  12. White Walker (Game of Thrones)
  13. Halloween (Instrumental version)
  14. Crystal Skull (Live)
  15. Orion (Metallica Cover)
  16. Iron Tusk (Live)

 

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