Mastodon drummer and vocalist Brann Dailor had a chat with the folks at Spin, and says the band’s forthcoming new album could be a two-parter.
“We have a few really kickass rock’n’roll songs on here. We have the metal, the heavy-heavy. We have the totally whacked-out and bizarre. And then we have the super-hooky, big-chorus stuff that’s still bizarre and still Mastodon — but it’s super catchy. It’s wild, all over the place. There’s a lot of variety.”
But, he hints, some of the songs the band just recorded could be released as an EP after the LP drops.
“It’s gonna be a summer release, so I feel like it needs to be amped,” says Brann.
“I don’t feel like it needs to be slow, and doom and gloom. That’s a winter album. We were actually talking about that earlier, like, ‘Why don’t we take some of the stuff that’s really moody and slow and do, like, a winter EP?’”
The band tracked 15 songs in all with producer Nick Raskulinecz.
However you dudes want to handle it’s fine with me. So long as this new album isn’t a let-down, like The Hunter was.
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