While the new Mastodon album isn’t due out until this Summer, when Backstage Axxess caught up with guitarist Bill Kelliher at NAMM, he held forth on the status of it, and what fans might expect from it. He told the site that he’s been listening to the rough demos of it, and says it has “a little bit of everything.” Elaborating further, he states:
“It’s got a lot of good melodies and really nice clean vocals. I hear a lot of Brann singing on there—which is great. It’s just a tasty riff filled record, like what you would expect from us. It’s also a little different, cause we don’t write the same record over and over. We try not to, we try to expand and challenge ourselves with this and that.”
Also, on the band’s Facebook page, Kelliher enthusiastically endorsed the band’s tour forthcoming tour with Gojira and Kvelertak:
Man, this is one tour dream come true! first of all Kvelertak and Gojira are 2 of my favorite bands at the moment, both putting out slamming records last year. We toured with them on off shows from the Soundwaves festivals in Australia and I remember thinking what a great package/lineup this would be to bring to the states, and now it’s happening.