Mastodon fans rejoice! Brann Dailor recently spoke with 93.3 WMMR about the status of their next record, and it’s all good news! Here’s what he said: “At the moment, it’s just a ton of riffs, and they’re kind of starting to form songs now, so we kind of have a… And we have some stuff that didn’t make the last record, and not because it wasn’t awesome, but it just didn’t fit the vibe of the stuff we had more of. And we were gonna do this winter EP thing, but that material’s kind of morphed into more than just that, so I think it’ll warrant a full album release. So we have that stuff, and then we have a whole new crop of songs. We have a lot of material, so we have to whittle it down at the moment. And we’re still just kind of experimenting. We go over to Bill’s basement and sit down there and riff out, and throw everything up against the wall and see what sticks.”
Bill Kelliher shared a minute of the new riffs last year, and if that’s the direction they are heading, consider me stoked. Hell, these guys have never released a bad record, so I’m stoked either way!