Mastodon Guitarist Has High Praise For New LP

Bill Kelliher calls forthcoming disc ‘a masterpiece’

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Mastodon guitarist Bill Kelliher was at NAMM last month, and spoke with this site about the forthcoming album.

He said:

“It’s about 70-percent done I would say. We’re just adding all the vocals now, and I think it’s a masterpiece. I think it’s awesome. It sounds great to me.”

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“I’ve just been listening to the roughs because I haven’t been there obviously [Kelliher was on tour with Primate.] It’s got a little bit of everything, just like any Mastodon record. We’ve got about fifteen songs and we have to like chisel it down to like maybe 10 or 11.”

The band wants to finish the disc by February 19, he says.

“It’s got a lot of good melodies and really nice clean vocals. I hear a lot of Brann singing on there — which is great. It’s just a tasty riff filled record, like what you would expect from us. It’s also a little different, cause we don’t write the same record over and over. We try not to, we try to expand and challenge ourselves with this and that.”

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