Mastodon

Using the average two-year album cycle, it was kind of a no brainer that Georgia progressive metal titans Mastodon were working on a follow-up to 2011’s The Hunter. Even still, it’s good to get confirmation! Mastodon have updated their Facebook with the following status update:

For those of you who are interested, Yes we have been VERY busy writing and putting songs together for the next studio MASTODON album, we are down at our space hammering out riffs that can be friends and working our fingers to the bone to put out another great album. thank you to all our loyal fans!!!!
There’s something oddly endearing about the thought of a burly man like the face-tattooed and bearded Brent Hinds playing riffs and smiling because he’s just made some new friends. It warms the cockles of my heart.
But anyway, new Mastodon later this year. If you’re not stoked, then we can’t be friends. Don’t be an octopus.
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– JR
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