As we revealed back in May, the great Mastodon is finishing up their next record and now we have a little more information from Bill Kelliher! Derek Simmons-Tobias of Examiner.com conducted an interview with the guitarist at this year’s Mayhem Festival in California, and when asked about the new material Bill said this, “Before we left for the European tour, which was prior to this, we got into a studio with a producer. We started just putting ideas down on tape, so to speak. We have about 25 to 30 songs that are ready for the new record. We’re obviously not gonna use all 30 of them, but we’re in a much better place than we’ve ever been as far as being prepared during pre-production for an album. We’d like to get the record finished by the end of the year and have it out as soon as Christmas and all the holidays are over with — maybe, like, March or April, it would be great to have the new record out and then do a brand new tour on some new music.”
This is AWESOME news! I say go ahead and put out the 30 songs! Mastodon never disappoints! The more music the better! Get stoked!
Here’s the interview, plus live footage from their recent show in California! Enjoy!