Mastodon Reveal New Album Title


Mastodon have revealed the title to their sixth studio album to be “One More Round The Sun“. The group aim to have the Nick Raskulinecz (Deftones, Alice In Chains) produced effort in stores this summer, with bassist/vocalist Troy Sanders recently telling of the title:

“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.

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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.”

Sanders also confirmed that the group have around 30 minutes of extra music recorded from the sessions which he hopes to make available as an EP or something else at a later date. He said of the decision to cut the songs:

“We didn’t want a 90-minute album. We like to record around the 60-minute mark. That’s what our favorite records are. We’re in love with all 15 of [the songs], so they might all see the light of day in some platform or another.”

He also revealed that NeurosisScott Kelly appears on a song titled “Diamonds In The Witch House” and confirmed another new track to be titled “Ember City“. Various working titles have been revealed for the album over the course of the recording sessions, here’s what may or may not appear on the album when it’s released:

Once More Round The Sun
High Road
Tread Lightly
Buzzard’s Guts
Scent Of Bitter Almonds
Aunt Lisa
Ember City
Cold Dark Place
Northside Star
The Weight
Diamonds In The Witch House” (feat. Scott Kelly of Neurosis)

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