Troy Sanders Hopes To Release New Mastodon Album In 2020

During a recent interview with Kerrang!, Mastodon’s Troy Sanders reflected on 2019 and discussed his plans for 2020. Among those plans is a new Mastodon album, which he hopes to release this year.

Sanders said the following when asked about new Mastodon music:

“We’re constantly creating. When we’re out on tour, we’re always coming up with lyrics, riffs or half-songs on voice notes and the Pro Tools rig we take out with us. The long touring process for ‘Emperor Of Sand‘ ended in July, and we all took a couple of months off. Then we all started calling each other with the itch. Through November, we’ve been in Atlanta sifting through ideas. We’re always moving forward.”

He also opened up about the deaths of the band’s manager Nick John and their tour manager Bob Dallas and how it may influence the new material:

“We lost both our tour manager and band manager last year. Nick John had managed our band for 15 years, and he died of pancreatic cancer. He was our best buddy and our biggest fan. He was really our friend before he was our manager. After seeing us play at this little show in New Jersey in 2004, he took us from nothing to being on Ozzfest within three months. I wouldn’t even be talking to K! if it wasn’t for him. Our tour manager Bob Dallas passed away, too.

Artistically, we usually respond well to tragedy. It’s all part of life. It’s going to happen one way or the other. The four of us are brutally thankful that we have Mastodon to channel that energy through, to find something beautiful and to create something that lasts forever.”

He later finished the chat by laying out his plans for 2020:

“I’m gonna go skiing in Utah, I’m going to put out a new Gone Is Gone record, and hopefully there’ll be a new Mastodon album, too. Onward and upward – that’s the motion!”

Brann Dailor Says Mastodon’s New Album “Will Probably Come Out In 2020”

It looks like Mastodon’s new album may be released in 2020. Drummer/vocalist Brann Dailor revealed the tentative plans after being asked about his future plans during an interview with Rolling Stone:

“I’m gonna try to keep my life together and I’m gonna try to keep from mentally collapsing. And I’m gonna try to keep writing music and recording music and pretty much just do what I’ve been doing. Try to write a kickass Mastodon record within the next few months, and it will probably come out in 2020. So I’m hoping for continuation of what’s been going on the last 10 years. More of the same, please. Thank you.”

Brann Dailor: “We’re About To Really Dig In On Some New Mastodon Material”

It looks like Mastodon are getting ready to work on some new material. Brann Dailor confirmed the news on Instagram:

“Had a beautiful walk through the woods around Asheville with my Dad and stepmom. Perfect visit for some inspiration as we’re about to really dig in on some new @mastodonrocks material. Feeling the doom.”

Brann Dailor Says Mastodon Have “Too Much Material” For Their New Album

During an interview with BallZach of Razor 94.7 104.7, Mastodon’s Brann Dailor talked a bit about the band’s new album plans. According to him, the group actually have “too much material” for the effort.

Dailor said the following:

“We have a song that we wrote, and we recorded it. We have done so much touring — for ‘Emperor [Of Sand]’, and then we did this ‘Crack The Skye‘ [anniversary] tour with Coheed that we just got off of, and then we just had, like, a week and a half or two weeks in between, and then these two festivals — but this is it.

We have one festival in October, but we have a couple months [off now], and we’re kind of chomping at the bit to get in there and put together some of the ideas that have been swirling around. There’s lots of riffs; there’s lots of material. There’s too much material, so we need to get in there and start chipping away at that giant hunk of granite and hopefully produce a beautiful sculpture for all to see.”

The band were previously planning to release a new song with Neurosis‘ Scott Kelly earlier this year, but things didn’t end up working out.

[via Blabbermouth]

Mastodon Tease Visuals For “Crack The Skye” 10th Anniversary Tour

Mastodon have shared a three minute video to tease the animated movie that they are using on the LED screens during their ongoing “Crack The Skye” 10th anniversary tour. You can check that out below:

Mastodon Share Part Six Of “Crack The Skye” 10th Anniversary Video Series

Mastodon have shared the sixth episode of their “Crack The Skye” 10th anniversary video series. The latest clip focuses on Brent Hinds’ 2007 altercation at the MTV Video Music Awards, which left him in a coma. At the time, it was reported that Hinds got into a drunken fight with Shavo Odadjian (System Of A Down) and William Hudson. However, members of the band have since said Odadjian’s role in the fight was not as significant as Hudson’s role. On another note, Mastodon are performing “Crack The Skye” in full on their current tour with Coheed And Cambria and Every Time I Die.

Mastodon Share Part Five Of “Crack The Skye” 10th Anniversary Video Series

Mastodon have been celebrating the 10th anniversary of “Crack The Skye” with a video series focusing on the making of the album. You can check out the fifth part of the series below. As previously reported, the band will also perform the effort in full on their upcoming tour with Coheed And Cambria and Every Time I Die.