Mastodon drummer Brann Dailor shared a few fresh tidbits regarding the new album, confirming that a "bizarre" effort's been fully recorded and is likely to drop after April. It even has a set title.
The drummer did't want to reveal the record's name though, but he was very much up for describing the overall vibe. Confirming "heavier stuff than we've done in the last two albums," Brann told Loudwire:
"It has some elements from all the albums in there, but then there's lots of new stuff that I don't recognize at all. That's usually what we are really looking for, you know? There's more of a surprise for ourselves and for fans. I, sort of, imagine people listening to it and either being absolutely horrified or absolutely loving it. [Laughs] Like, 'Oh my god, what is this?!'"
Asked on whether the guys are up for making another concept album, Dailor replied, "It's not really something we're yearning for. We've done it a few times and if it’s what we want and it comes up, then we'll do it. We certainly don't need to do it, but we like having a theme. It's nice to say out loud, basically to say, like we did with this record, 'Hey, we’re kind of concentrating on the things that have happened during this year.' That reflects itself in the title of the album, as well."
Finally, the drummer addressed the tentative release date, adding, "I'm guessing that it's not going to be by the end of April because we'll start mixing in a couple of days and by the time it gets finished it'll be the beginning of March. The end of April is too soon to hand it in, but I don't know, crazier things have happened. Beyonce just went and released a record, but I don't think we're quite there yet. [Laughs]"
Mastodon recently added new dates to their US tour with Gojira and Kvelertak. The trek is set to kick off on April 28 in Seattle, Washington, full itinerary and ticket info here.