Thursday, January 26, 2017

Mastodon announce seventh album Emperor Of Sand

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
04. Steambreather
05. Roots Remain
06. Word To The Wise
07. Ancient Kingdom
08. Clandestiny
09. Andromeda
10. Scorpion Breath
11. Jaguar God

See also:

VIDEO: Mastodon preview new album
Mastodon announce North American tour
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Search Mastodon at hennemusic