Mastodon Prepare for Studio, Announce Producer for New Album

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Mastodon drummer Brann Dailor recently sat down with Rolling Stone and discussed a number of topics, including the band’s new live release Mastodon Live at Brixton. The digital-only release will be available in both audio and video formats on December 10.

But perhaps more importantly, Dailor also updated the band’s progress on a follow-up to 2011’s The Hunter. With 18 or 19 songs in the can, the band is set to enter the studio in a couple of weeks with producer Nick Raskulinecz, who has worked with everyone from Foo Fighters to Rush. Speaking of the band’s choice to work with Raskulinecz, Dailor explained:

“He’s a rock guy. He’s a rocker. He likes to rock. He’s done a bunch of our friends’ records that sound great. I’m a fan of all the Deftones records he’s done, all the Alice In Chains stuff, and he worked with Queens Of The Stone Age on Songs For The Deaf.”

As for what fans can expect from the record:

“It’s gonna be massive and insane, lots of epic greatness. There will be lots of huge riffs and new directions. It’s real weird, real math-y, real straightforward. It’s up, down and all around. It’s a culmination of everything for the band. The snowball keeps rolling and collecting snow.”

“There’s very few things that anybody can do to stop a Mastodon record from being born. And this thing’s gonna get born, OK? And there’s nothing anybody can do about it. We’re ready to lay them shits down. We’re ready to rock.”

Get excited. I know I am. In the meantime, check out the trailer for Mastodon Live at Brixton.

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