Atlanta’s MASTODON are putting the finishing touches on the follow-up to 2014’s “Once More ‘Round The Sun” together with producer Brendan O’Brien, who first worked with the band on their 2009 groundbreaking concept album “Crack The Skye”.

MASTODON recorded the new tracks just outside Atlanta, while the mixing process will begin shortly in Los Angeles, with a view towards releasing the new album within the early 2017.

Regarding the musical direction of MASTODON‘s next album, guitarist Bill Kelliher told GuitarMania: “It’s a little bit of the same as the last album, but I think it goes even deeper in certain areas — a couple of more psychedelic parts, a little more technical parts. There are a couple of new places we haven’t gone before. So it’s just kind of a continuation of the last record to me, but even deeper.”