|Mastodon bassist/vocalist Troy Sanders|
Atlanta rockers Mastodon have issued a series of preview videos teasing news of the band’s upcoming seventh album ahead of its tentative release in March.
"I'm not at liberty to say who I am or what I am doing here,” says a masked, anonymous member of the group in the first of three clips. “This is a room. I'm pretty sure it's inside of a city or a town or a village. I'm in a recording studio. We're recording something. I don't know. I can't talk about it.”
“Some would say I prepare for a record similar to a Navy Seal, a Marine,” explains bassist/vocalist Troy Sanders in a second video. “I feel the need to get into the paint, take on the role of ‘Hey, I’ve got a huge task in front of me.’ I set my goals, I focus. I let nothing bother me. Horse shades, straight ahead.”
In a third preview, vocalist/guitarist Brent Hinds discusses 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 recorded the as-yet-untitled album with producer Brendan O’Brien at the Quarry in Kennesaw, Georgia/
Mastodon recently announced dates for a spring tour of North America in support of the record.
The 6-week run with Eagles Of Death Metal and Russian Circles will begin in Missoula, MT on April 14.
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