As previously reported, Mastodon were supposed to release a new song with Scott Kelly (Neurosis) before their European/UK tour, but that obviously didn’t happen. Now, during an interview with rocksverige.se, Brann Dailor revealed that “there were some circumstances that got in the way” of them releasing the track.
Dailor said the following:
“We wanted to release it right ahead of this tour, and we were trying really hard, and we had one foot in the studio and one foot on the airplane coming to Europe, and it just didn’t really come together as quickly as we wanted it to. It’s finished—the song is fully finished and it’s mastered and ready to rock—but we’ll just have to wait to release it.
It would’ve made sense to release it ahead of this tour because we have Scott Kelly [Neurosis] with us and he sings on some of it, so that would’ve been cool. We missed by a week or something and then we were stupid and went and blabbed about it like it was going to be a done deal. We thought it was going to be done sooner, but there were some circumstances that got in the way, unfortunately. But it’s still a kickass song and it’s pretty heavy.”
Dailor was also asked when the band will be releasing their new album and he responded with the following:
“I think next year would be smarter [than this year], on our part. We need to let people miss us, maybe.”