A few weeks back I posted 15 Metal Albums Celebrating Their 10th Anniversary in 2014 and I couldn't believe how many of my favorite albums are one decade old. One of my all-time favorites, Mastodon's Leviathan is one of those albums that turns 10 this year, and that milestone is not lost on bassist Troy Sanders.
In a recent interview with Stereogum, Sanders hinted that there may be some Leviathan 10th anniversary shows on the horizon:
I was just told that we could do a handful of shows this summer where we just play Leviathan live. I think [the record] is great and I’m certainly a fan of longevity. I don’t know many bands that have stayed with the same four guys for the last 14 years. I’m proud of that and think it’s great we are still friends and have the same focus and drive. I remember the four of us were prouder of that record than any of the previous ones. And I’m still really proud of it. It’s still classic in my opinion. But it’s more difficult to create a set list for live shows when you have more material under your belt. This will be our seventh record. That’s sixty something songs and all of us have favorites. Some of us are maybe a little tired of some of them.
I don’t think any of us would be opposed to playing a Leviathan show and a handful of other songs. Today, I’m at my first band practice in nine months. We haven’t played old stuff and we leave soon for Australia. When the guys get here we’ll create a set list.
Sign me up for this! I love the album and would love to see this. Of course, the band already has a good chunk of dates booked with Gojira and Kvelertak, so maybe there might be even more touring from the 'don on the horizon.
Definitely check out the interview, which also features a bunch of quotes on their forthcoming album.