Mastodon Will Release a New Single Tomorrow, Rarities Collection Coming in September


A new website launched by Mastodon at lightthetorch.mastodonrocks.com sheds some light — literally — on the band’s plans for the coming month and a half. And those plans involve new music! Huzzah!

Alas, we aren’t getting a full-on new Mastodon album. Various band members have said in interviews of late that they’re currently deep into the writing phase of that… but it’s not ready yet.

What we will get is a rarities collection with the clever title Medium Rarities. And on that collection will be at least one new song, presumably a leftover from previous recording sessions, called “Fallen Torches.” Moving a lit torch over the darkened page on the new website reveals that the album will come out on September 11 and the single will arrive this Friday, July 31. You can hear a short preview of the song by turning on the sound in the upper right-hand corner of the site.

We’ll update you all tomorrow. Whoop whoop!

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