Mastodon has revealed that they will enter the studio in November to begin recording their next album. Here’s the official word:
“Mastodon has been busy jamming everyday writing and arranging the next studio album. We have quite a few songs and ideas that are taking some time to nail down what we think will make it to the next full length. There will be no more touring this year, we will hit the studio in November to hopefully finish by the end of year.”
Head over to Feist’s official online store and you can download her version of “Black Tongue,” and Mastodon’s take on “A Commotion.” This marks the first time the songs have been officially released since the initial run of 5,000 colored vinyl copies sold out on Record Store Day. To coincide with the release, Feistodon have released an an interactive video for “A Commotion.” Check out the clip here.
Minus The Bear’s fifth studio full-length album, Infinity Overhead, due August 28 on Dangerbird Records, is not only a return to form in direction, instrumentation and creation but also the band’s most aggressive and confident. The veteran Seattle-based fivesome reunited with former member and longtime producer Matt Bayles (Mastodon, Isis, Cursive) to create a guitar-laden 10-track record that is heavy both on technicality and pop songcraft and showcases the band doing what they do best – interesting, guitar-based big sounding rock. The band is giving a sneak peek into the album with a minute-long trailer:
Welcome to the 2011 Winter issue of Ghettoblaster Magazine! This time around we’ve got all sorts of goodness, including our cover piece on Ghettoblaster faves Guided by Voices, interviews with DJ Shadow, RJD2, Mastodon, Russian Circles, Wolves in the Throne Room and many more. And, of course, all the requisite album, book and movie reviews.