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Mastodon’s fifth album nearly complete, planned for late-2011 release

By ; May 24, 2011 at 5:34 PM 

It seems like longer than two years since Mastodon offered up their epic Crack The Skye, but a simple look at the calendar reveals this to be true. Still, it is not too early to begin anticipation of what Mastodon is going to do next. Luckily, Spin has some answers to the questions.

In an interview, guitarist/vocalist Brett Hinds spoke about the progress of Mastodon’s fifth full-length, which should be out before the end of the year. “It’s very close. I have two guitar solos left to record, and one or two vocal parts and a couple of keyboards and that’s it.”

As for what to expect, Hinds shared the following: “Blood Mountain and Crack the Skye — those albums took too long to make. This only took us a couple weeks to record and there’s a totally different feeling to it. It’s a jump-on-your-bed, get naked, and go streaking kind of record. I haven’t had this feeling about a Mastodon record since Leviathan. It’s just fucking awesome.”

“We’ve got a song about fighting, there’s a song about lifting heavy stuff, there’s a song about people on meth creeping around in trees trying to get the best wood grain out of a tree to sell it at Lowe’s for [drug] money… The album is kind of silly. We’re taking the piss out of things.”

There is a ton more to the interview, which you can check out here. And, look for the new Mastodon record before the end of 2011.


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