photos by Rebecca Reed

Mastodon @ Roseland Ballroom
Opeth

From the opening wails of "Black Tongue" (accompanied by some adorable tongue-wagging by guitarist Brent Hinds) to the soaring peaks of "Octopus Has No Friends," [Mastodon] deftly wove its way through a setlist containing most of the tracks from last year's The Hunter along with other fan favorites. An extra-flashy light setup cloaked the band in hazy neon lights, making already-epic songs like "Blasteroid" downright menacing. The extra bits of A/V magic--including a pair of glowing, flashing eyes embedded in the tapestry behind the foursome--dramatically reiterated what we all already knew: Mastodons are masters of their craft. -[CMJ]

The Mastodon/Opeth/Ghost Heritage Hunter tour breezed into NYC on Wednesday (4/11) when the bands shared a stage at Roseland Ballroom. Here are some pics and all setlists.

The tour rolls on, and the bands play the Riv in Chicago tonight while the Decibel tour (without Watain) plays across town in the same city.

More pictures and the setlists from the NYC show, below...

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GHOST SETLIST 4/11/12
Masked Ball
Con Clavi Con Dio
Elizabeth
Death Knell
Prime Mover
Satan Prayer
Ritual
The Host of Seraphim (Dead Can Dance)

MASTODON SETLIST 4/11/12
Black Tongue
Hand of Stone
Crystal Skull
Dry Bone Valley
Thickening
Octopus Has No Friends
Blasteroid
Stargasm
The Hunter
Crack the Skye
All the Heavy Lifting
Spectrelight
Curl of the Burl
Bedazzled Fingernails
Aqua Dementia
Blood and Thunder
The Sparrow

OPETH SETLIST 4/11/12
The Devil's Orchard
I Feel the Dark
Slither
Windowpane
Burden
The Lines in My Hand
Folklore
The Grand Conjuration
Demon of the Fall