Mastodon släpper sitt nya album Once More ’Round The Sun den 24 juni via Reprise Records. Albumet följer upp The Hunter från 2011 och är producerat av Nick Raskulinecz (Rush, Deftones, Foo Fighters, Alice In Chains).
Bandets sångare/basist Troy Sanders kommenterar albumomslaget: ”It’s… a work of art for sure. It’s… very eye-opening, very striking. It’s from another dimension, and a lot of our music is geared toward that idea — taking you to another planet on songs. It’s out there, and I think it’s incredible.”
Låtlista Once More ’Round The Sun:
1. Tread Lightly
2. The Motherload
3. High Road
4. Once More ’Round The Sun
5. Chimes At Midnight
6. Asleep In The Deep
7. Feast Your Eyes
8. Aunt Lisa
9. Ember City
11. Diamond In The Witch House (feat. Scott Kelly från Neurosis)
Sanders kommenterar albumtiteln: ”The idea was generated before we recorded the title track on the record, but the title was thought up many months ago.
”After we finished the two-year touring cycle on our last record, The Hunter, we were kind of gearing up to go back to our rehearsal space in Atlanta. And we were starting the effort, the time, the blood, the energy, the months of driving, the recording and the long process between recording and the release day.
”In a nutshell: we’re fortunate enough to do this again, but there’s this feeling of this yearly cycle. It’s not a bad thing. We get to go tour a bunch, we get to record a bunch of songs we love. It’s embracing the positive — the wonderful side, to be able to have the same four dudes who love doing what we do so much. And like anything in the Mastodon world, it’s open to interpretation.”