have announced details of their new album, Consequence of Sound
reports (via NME
Titled "Once More Round the Sun
," it was recorded in Franklin, Tennessee, with producer Nick Raskulinecz
, Alice in Chains
) at the helm. No specific release date has been given for it yet but it is expected to be out later this year.
Speaking to Paste
, bassist Troy Sanders
described the forthcoming album as "pure, authentic Mastodon.""We're all over the world as far as themes go but there are a few sprinkles of epic goodness. A lot of people ask us if it kicks off where 'The Hunter' left off. And to a large degree, I suppose yes. We recorded it and took it on the road with us, and then we headed back to our rehearsal space and started working out ideas. I've had a lot of time to ingest this record, and it's solid. It's a large slab of granite. I'm once again completely proud of these guys."
He also revealed that 30 minutes worth of music had been left off the album, which would form a new EP to be released after the LP.