Mastodon album coming soon

by Jd 03 Feb 2014 4:14 p.m.

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