“For those of you who are interested, Yes we have been VERY busy writing and putting songs together for the next studio MASTODON album, we are down at our space hammering out riffs that can be friends and working our fingers to the bone to put out another great album. thank you to all our loyal fans!!!!” – Mastodon Statement
Speaking with ARTISTdirect, vocalist Troy Sanders also stated the following… “…To a degree, I’m going to say it’s picking up where we left off. It’s kind of an open game or a clean slate. Every single day I go to band practice, I feel like I’m going to a chef’s table for a food tasting because there’s an element of the unknown. I’m fascinated with that. Either Chef Brent or Chef Bill will present a tasty riff dish of the day and we all lock in and go for it. Nothing that is out of the box will be turned away. We’re doing this for ourselves and by ourselves.
We’re creating delicious sandwiches every day at band practice [Laughs]. Yesterday Chef Brent brought down some tasty turkey, and it was delicious. Brann decides what kind of bread is going to sandwich it. I’m just trying to create an intriguing mayonnaise or some kind of glue to hold this sandwich together. Who knows that’s going to happen today? We just don’t know…”
“We’ve got the skeletons of enough songs for an entire album. We’re thinking of vocal ideas and putting together as much rough demos as we can before we go overseas so we can listen to everything over the summer. Then, when we return from the tour, we’ll know what we want to keep, delete, and add.”
There’s so much incredible music on the way it’s almost hard to keep up with. It’s just been confirmed that Mastodon is indeed working on their sixth studio album. It should be an incredible aural experience in the making. Beyond the statements from the band above, there is no further news.
But there is a great discography of Mastodon tunes on the loose. So while you’re waiting for new material, be sure to enjoy some of them down below.