Mastodon to Release New Album in 2017


Story by Cat Badra

Mastodon have finished work on their follow-up to 2014’s ‘Once More ‘Round the Sun’

It’s that time of year when bands start to announce their plans for releasing new music after the holidays wrap. In that spirit, the progressive metal guys of Mastodon have announced that they plan to release a new album early next year. As Metal Hammer reports, Mastodon have already finished recording their follow-up to 2014’s “Once More Round the Sun,” and now it’s just a matter of getting the bells and whistles ready for the release.

The upcoming album will mark the group’s seventh studio album. For recording sessions, Mastodon worked with Grammy-winning producer Brendan O’Brien, who also produced the band’s 2009 release, “Crack the Skye.” The group recorded the new tracks with O’Brien in their hometown of Atlanta.

“We’ve got it in the bag,” singer and bass player Troy Sanders told Metal Hammer. “We’re just putting a timeline together of when and where. So that’s all coming together now. So 2017’s going to be an incredibly busy and fruitful year in the world of Mastodon.”

In other Mastodon-related news, Sanders and his other band, super group Gone Is Gone, will release their debut album, “Echolocation,” on Jan. 6. Gone is Gone brings together Sanders with At the Drive-In drummer Tony Hajjar, Queens of the Stone Age guitarist Troy Van Leeuwen and guitarist/keyboard player Mike Zarin.

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