Mastodon to Release New Single This Week, New Compilation Album Due This Fall

Prog metallers Mastodon will release a new single, “Fallen Torches”, on Friday, July 31st. The song comes from the new Mastodon rarities collection dubbed Medium Rarities, which is scheduled to arrive on September 11. A short “Fallen Torches” preview is available at the link below.

Brann Dailor recently spoke to Metal Hammer magazine about the progress of the songwriting sessions for 2017’s “Emperor Of Sand” album. He said: “It’s all over the map. There’s some big, big heavy riffs that are happening, so that’s what I’m into. And then there’s some guitar gymnastics by Brent Hinds that have been some of the most difficult things I’ve tried to wrap my ahead around and play drums to. So there’s some super-progginess coming from him, and some really super, pretty moments. But there’s some rockers in there, too. There’s some heavy, fast stuff as well. But a lot of it is kind of doomy. But that’s where we’re at.”