Our friends over at Metal Injection, reported yesterday that MASTODON are currently working on NEW music and what it might sound like. Following their South American tour, the band is currently in writing mode and might hit the studio in January, it all depends on the bands touring plans for next year. This is what the bands guitarist Brent Hinds told MTV Hive about what the album might sound like:
"A lot of the stuff I’m writing is in open G-minor," he says, before explaining, "I’m playing a lot of slide guitar and just getting really Jimmy Page-y on the place and getting really eerie and Radioheadish and very spooky sounding." Right now, he thinks he has about three songs’ worth of material, "or it could be one gigantic one," he says straight-faced. "I haven’t made up my mind yet."
No matter what happens, though, Hinds says the wheels are in motion. "Those dudes are always working," he says of his bandmates. "There’s never really a shortage of music with Mastodon because all of us are working on something musically. I’m in good company. Just because they might stand in the middle of the stage or something, people might think, this is the leader, he must conduct everything, but we’re all the leaders. We spread the weight around."
Today the band posted the following Twit:
"Writing and recording a song for the new monster's inc. movie!!"
The status refers to Monsters University, the prequel to the Disney/Pixar movie Monsters Inc. scheduled for release on June 21, 2013. This means we'll definitely be hearing some NEW MASTODON next year, whither they enter the studio.
This will be the second time that the band dwells into animated features. The band made an appearance in the Aqua Teen Hunger Force movie.
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