Thursday, January 26, 2017
Atlanta rockers Mastodon will release their seventh album, “Emperor Of Sand”, on March 31, according to a listing in Apple's iTunes store in Australia.
The 11-track project was recorded at the Quarry in Kennesaw, Georgia with producer Brendan O’Brien.
The band shared a series of cryptic video teasers for the album this past week with one featuring vocalist/guitarist Brent Hinds discussing how he spent a month inside the moon recording his guitar parts for the follow-up to 2014's "Once More 'Round The Sun."
“I’m glad I did it,” says Hinds. “Certain guitar tones we got up there I wouldn’t have gotten anywhere else. I just couldn’t believe I was inside the moon the entire time. We weren’t on it – we couldn’t get the permits for being on it – we had to go in it.”
The band have just launched a website with a 360-degree view of the cover artwork and a snippet of audio of the lead track, "Sultan's Curse."
Mastodon will launch “Emperor Of Sand” with a spring tour of North America; the 6-week run with Eagles Of Death Metal and Russian Circles will begin in Missoula, MT on April 14.
“Emperor Of Sand”
Release date: March 31
01. Sultan's Curse
02. Show Yourself
03. Precious Stones
05. Roots Remain
06. Word To The Wise
07. Ancient Kingdom
10. Scorpion Breath
11. Jaguar God
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