Mastodon Have “Too Much Material” For Their Upcoming Album
Mastodon haven’t had much room on their plates for writing lately, since touring extensively for Emperor of Sand and the 10th anniversary of Crack the Skye. However, in an interview with Wisconsin radio station Razor 94.7, drummer Brann Dailor said the Atlanta rockers are finally winding down and getting ready to dive into some new music:
“We have one festival in October, but we have a couple months [off now], and we’re kind of chomping at the bit to get in there and put together some of the ideas that have been swirling around. There’s lots of riffs; there’s lots of material. There’s too much material, so we need to get in there and start chipping away at that giant hunk of granite and hopefully produce a beautiful sculpture for all to see.”
All I have to say is: whatever’s left better be br00tal. After teasing us with a new song that was allegedly their “heaviest music in a while,” and then never following up, I’m dying for anything that can hold a stick to Blood Mountain. Not that their “Stairway to Heaven” cover (a tribute to their late manager Nick John) wasn’t fantastic. But you know what I’m getting at. Cross your fingers.