Mastodon let their fans know that they’ve recently stepped into the studio to write and record their new album by uploading a series of photos in the album ‘New Album Recording April 2011′. The above photo of the legendary Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters, Nirvana, Probot, Tenacious D, Them Crooked Vultures, etc if you somehow forgot his legacy) was tucked neatly at the end, leading rock fans everywhere to salivate in awe at the possibility of Dave contributing to the new album. Dave is certainly fit for Mastodon’s sound, just as Josh Homme (Queens of the Stone Age, Kyuss, Them Crooked Vultures, etc) fit in perfectly in “Colony of Birchmen” from their album Blood Mountain. Hopefully this ends up being more than friendly goofing off and we see a recorded collab between Dave and Mastodon; it’s just undeniably sweet and should be excellent!
Expect to hear more about this soon enough. We’ll have the record later this year!
Last year, Korn’s James “Munky” Shaffer announced a side project featuring Billy Gould (Faith No More) on bass, Brooks Wackerman (Bad Religion, Tenacious D) on drums and percussion, Leopold Ross on programming and guitars, Zach Baird on keyboards and programming, and himself on vocals and guitar. A definite all-star lineup.
The release date was set for August. Now, here it is May of 09 and still no sign of Fear and the Nervous System.
Out of nowhere in an interview with uweekly.com, Munky mentions the side project.
UW: Is that still going to be released?
M: Yeah, I’m still working on it. It’s like three quarters done. The music sounds great. I’m really happy with it.
I sure hope so. The lineup makes it look very interesting. The album will be produced by Shaffer, Ross, and Jim Monti, with additional production by Tim Harkins, Leopold Ross and Danny Lohner (NIN). I’d imagine it would sound like a pretty great industrial rock. I hope it’s released before the end of the year.