Mastodon are Working on New Music!


It hasn’t even been two years since Mastodon released Emperor of Sand (and just a barely a year since the Cold Dark Place EP), but the band is already back at it despite Brent Hinds’ desperate pleas for some time off and the death of the band’s longtime manager Nick John. The metal don’t stop, won’t stop.

Drummer Brann Dailor posted a photo last night of he and guitarist Bill Kelliher making music together with Brent Hinds tagged, but not pictured. It’s a bit premature from what we can see here to say whether the band is recording a new album, but the hashtag #heavymetalvomitparty makes me think they’re throwing around riff ideas, writing collaboratively and perhaps laying down some demos. Mastodon will tour Europe in January and February, so my best guess is that this is the very beginning of the writing process for album number eight and that recording will commence in earnest at some point in the middle or end of 2019.

European tour dates at the bottom of this post. We’ll keep you all updated, naturally.

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New music? Yep. @billy_butterslax @bhinds @meinlcymbals @officialtamadrums @evansdrumheads #heavymetalvomitparty

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January 2019

14 Belfast Ulster Hall
15 Dublin Olympia
17 Southampton Guildhall
18 Newcastle O2 Academy
19 Glasgow Academy
21 Leeds O2 Academy
22 Birmingham O2 Academy
24 Norwich UEA
25 London O2 Academy Brixton
26 Bristol O2 Academy
28 Luxembourg Rockhal Box
30 Wiesbaden Schlachthof
31 Hamburg Docks

February 2019

2 Copenhagen Aarhus Train
3 Oslo Spektrum
4 Stockholm Munchenbrewery
6 Hannover Capitol
7 Oberhausen Turbinenhalle
9 Brussels AB
10 Tilburg 013
12 Zurich Komplex
13 Paris Casino de Paris
15 Barcelona Razzmatazz 1
16 Madrid La Riviera
17 Lisbon Sala Tejo

[via Kerrang!]

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