We’ve known for a while that Mastodon have the follow-up to Once More ‘Round the Sun recorded, and that it’s coming in the first part of this year. They’ve spoken about the concept of their forthcoming seventh album in interviews. And now, it seems that the promotional blitz around it is starting. The band posted a video on their Facebook page today, and if you’re looking for questions to be answered about the new album, well, you’re not going to get them in this.
Shot like an informant video, Brann Dailor, his voice heavily distorted and his head obscured, says he’s in a recording studio, but he can’t talk about it. What’s the album sound like? “World music, heavy metal, R&B, celtic music, music to dance to, music to sit down to, music to do yoga. The rest of Mastodon is shown, but in masks (Gizmo from Gremlins, among others), and after not answering a series of questions and outed as the drummer, the video ends with the band’s logo and “coming soon.” There’s been talk that the album might be coming out in March, and with this video, we’re guessing an official release date is just around the corner.