Atlanta progressive metallers MASTODON have released a short teaser for their upcoming album, which is tentatively due in March. The one-and-a-half-minute clip features an unidentified MASTODON bandmember — whose face and voice are obscured, but who appears to be drummer Brann Dailor — saying in part: “I’m not at liberty to say who I am or what I am doing here. This is a room. I’m pretty sure it’s inside of a city or a town or a village. I’m in a recording studio. We’re recording something. I don’t know. I can’t talk about it. Recording music, different kind of music. World music. Uh, heavy metal, R&B, Celtic music, music to dance to, music to sit down to, music to do yoga, music to, uh, do different kinds of, um, exercises to. Things like that. But I can’t tell you any of the names of the songs or what the songs sound like.”
MASTODON‘s follow-up to 2014’s “Once More ‘Round The Sun” album was once again helmed by famed producer Brendan O’Brien, who first collaborated with the band on their 2009 groundbreaking concept album “Crack The Skye”.
MASTODON recorded the new disc at the Quarry in Kennesaw, Georgia before moving to Henson Studios in Los Angeles for the mixing stage. Songtitles set to appear on the disc include “Show Yourself”, “Precious Stones” and “Your Own Blood”.
MASTODON has confirmed a spring U.S. headline tour, which will kick off on April 14 in Missoula, Montana, with support from EAGLES OF DEATH METAL and RUSSIAN CIRCLES. The tour also includes stops at several festivals, including the Carolina Rebellion on May 5.