Mastodon’s Axman Says New Record Has Its Own “Flavor”



Mastodon’s guitarist Bill Kelliher spoke to Metal Hammer about the band’s next album, which is being tracked as you read these words.

“I’ve spent a lot of time writing over the last six months, trying to come up with new ideas. Every Mastodon record seems to have a different flavor — we don’t want to keep on releasing the same record over and over again. We’ve got to surprise our fans; we’re always moving and growing.”

Yeah, dude. Why the fuck would you want to release the same album again? Unless it’s Leviathan.

“My stuff tends to be all over the place, there’s some simple rock grooves going on but there’s also that early, low-tuned heaviness we used on Remission… there’s some really sludgy things going on. There’s a song I wrote that’s low, heavy and insidious. Brann thinks it sounds like Darth Vader’s Imperial March theme.”

Now, my interest is piqued. I must say, I didn’t like The Hunter all that much, but if what Bill says is true, the new record could be hotsy totsy.

The album is being produced by Nick Raskulinecz.

In related news, a limited edition vinyl reissue of Mastodon’s Call Of The Mastodon comp is scheduled for release on February 18.

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