Mastodon fans rejoice! Brent Hinds and Brann Dailor have confirmed on their Instagram accounts that the band is in the studio right now recording their seventh full length album. They also revealed that they are working with producer Brendan O’Brien (Rage Against The Machine, Korn) this time around. What can we expect?
Bill Kelliher previously said this to Morgan Richards Interviews: “What I can tell you is it definitely sounds like Mastodon, and there are peaks and valleys of one extreme to the other. But, you know, to me, a lot of the things that I wrote sound like ‘Once More ‘Round The Sun’, but even delving deeper into all those nooks and crannies or progression and a lot of catchy choruses and just melodic verses and stuff like that, but not so much like ‘The Motherload’; that’s pretty poppy for us, probably as poppy as we’d ever be sounding.”
Brann Dailor told Metal Hammer, “It sounds like Mastodon to me but an updated version. We always try to push to hear something new and hear something different, so that’s what’s going on. It’s impossible to tell somebody what something sounds like so I’ll spare the details but so far so good – we go with what we know, play what we like and if we don’t like it, we don’t play it. I’d like to get a little more proggy, and have a little more space and play around with dynamics a little bit more – just dive a little deeper with some of the riffs and some of the parts. Just get more explorative and push in that direction and say where normally there’s a stopping point, try to push beyond it.”
Check out Brent Hinds and Brann Dailor‘s exciting Instagram updates below, and get stoked for new Mastodon music coming in 2017! They never disappoint!