In a recent interview Mastodon sat down to discuss news about their upcoming album, aswell as their upcoming tour. Thier sixth album is almost complete and is being produced at a Nashville studio with producer Nick Raskulinecz, who has produced Foo Fighters, Alice in chains and Rush albums.
In an interview with rollingstone MASTODON drummer Brann Dailor commented-
"It's gonna be massive and insane, lots of epic greatness. There will be lots of huge riffs and new directions. It's real weird, real math-y, real straightforward. It's up, down and all around. It's a culmination of everything for the band. The snowball keeps rolling and collecting snow."
Troy (bassit/singer) was asked if the new album picks up where the last one left off-
"I think, to a degree, it picks up where we left off,As always, nothing was really pre-determined and spoken of beforehand, like, 'Okay guys, we need to write a lot of long epic songs and a lot of short sweet songs. We need to have a couple of slow ones.' Nothing like that was predetermined verbally amongst the four of us. We go in there and we kind of pick up on whatever comes through Brent [Hinds] and Bill's [Kelliher] fingers and their guitars and build and build.
"I guess it's going to be more of a continuation of where we left off with 'The Hunter'. Hopefully, it's just a collection of good MASTODON rock 'n' roll songs. That's where it's headed."
The tour dates for their US shows are as follows-
Apr. 29 - Portland, OR - Roseland Theater May 01 - Oakland, CA - Fox Theater
May 02 - Los Angeles, CA - Nokia Theater May 03 - Las Vegas, NV - House of Blues
May 07 - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
May 08 - Chicago, IL - The Riviera Theater
May 09 - Pittsburgh, PA - Stage AE
May 12 - Buffalo, NY - The Town Ballroom
May 13 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
May 15 - New York, NY - Terminal 5
May 16 - Boston, MA - The Palladium
May 17 Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory
May 18 - Columbus, OH - Rock On The Range