are coming off one of their more well-received albums with "The Hunter
" and they're in the mood to keep things rolling. Singer-guitarist Brent Hinds
reveals that writing is currently underway on their follow-up and there's potential that they'll begin recording just after the start of 2013.
Hinds tells, "We've never put out an album a year. That would be unlike us, so maybe we could tour for another year on 'The Hunter.' It's very possible
." Mastodon is wrapping up a South American tour with the possibility that Hinds will follow with some West End Motel shows in support of their "Only Time Can Tell
" disc. Once that is done, Hinds says there's a chance that a January Mastodon recording session could follow.
As for the Mastodon stuff he's been working on of late, he explains, "A lot of the stuff I'm writing is in open G-minor. I'm playing a lot of slide guitar and just getting really Jimmy Page-y on the place and getting really eerie and Radioheadish and very spooky sounding
According to Loudwire
, Hinds says he has three songs worth of material, but he adds, "It could be one gigantic one. I haven't made up my mind yet
." Regardless of how far along he is, he's confident that the rest of his bandmates are also working toward the common goal of a new record. He concludes, "Those dudes are always working. There's never really a shortage of music with Mastodon because all of us are working on something musically. I'm in good company. Just because they might [see me] stand in the middle of the stage or something, people might think this is the leader. He must conduct everything, but we're all the leaders. We spread the weight around