Mastodon fans are in for a treat as they have announced that they are planning to get back in the studio to finish working on their new album. According to the PRP, the new record is eyeing for release this fall shortly after their co-headlining tour with Coheed and Cambria and Every Time I Die in celebration of the 10th anniversary of Crack the Skye, Mastodon’s album released in 2009. While the band originally planned to work on the album earlier this year, touring had pushed them back some.
In an interview with bassist Tony Sanders, he discusses the upcoming album, “So, we don’t really talk about it or mark the calendar, but just knowing how our band’s operated for the past 19 years, once we recover and enjoy some home time after the summer tour, we’ll probably, all four of us, I imagine, will be very excited to dive head first into new material.” He continues to say “We never put those restrictions on ourselves. We just want everyone to be excited about it. So it needs to come naturally. But I would imagine that we’ll work [on a new album] in the fall of this year.”
The band was recently announced to play the RockFest in Wisconsin, alongside Evanescence, Five Finger Death Punch, Rob Zombie, and Marilyn Manson. They also released a cover of Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Haven” in remembrance of their late manager Nick John.
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