Mastodon plans box set, keeps touring despite health setbacks

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If you're not one of the lucky 1,000 to snag the box set, don't fret: The foursome is set to release its next full-length, Crack the Skye, in January 2009. Paste recently talked to the band about the making of the forthcoming release, as well as about the history and mythology behind it.

Those looking to catch the band live have nothing to worry about, either: Despite guitarist Bill Kelliher's recent hospitalization, the tour-happy band will remain on the road until 2009 is half over.