And the Mastodon Album Will Be Called…
…Once More Around The Sun! This according to bassist/vocalist Troy Sanders, who elaborates for Paste Magazine:
“The idea was generated before we recorded the title track on the record, but the title was thought up many months ago. After we finished the two-year touring cycle on our last record, The Hunter, we were kind of gearing up to go back to our rehearsal space in Atlanta. And we were starting the effort, the time, the blood, the energy, the months of driving, the recording and the long process between recording and the release day.
“In a nutshell: we’re fortunate enough to do this again, but there’s this feeling of this yearly cycle. It’s not a bad thing. We get to go tour a bunch, we get to record a bunch of songs we love. It’s embracing the positive—the wonderful side, to be able to have the same four dudes who love doing what we do so much. And like anything in the Mastodon world, it’s open to interpretation.”
The album still doesn’t have a release date, but it’s apparently being mastered right now, which means it’s basically done. So hopefully we’ll get to hear some new music soon. Stoked!
[via Metal Insider]