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Mastodon detail new album, ‘Once More ‘Round the Sun’ (stream a track)

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I think us screaming and yelling is kind of a thing of the past. But also, our music back then lends itself to more of that style of screaming because the music was really in that direction. We just kind of wrote in any old fashion, just kind of let it fly, let the s-t fly. We didn’t really know how to write songs, we just kind of threw riffs together and screamed over it and people liked it. I guess we just kind of matured and maybe we lost some fans who liked that about us, but we can’t continue to write like that on purpose. Every record to me is a snapshot of the frame of mind our band was in, who we were as people when we wrote those riffs. [Mastodon to Loudwire]

As previously mentioned, Mastodon are releasing a new album this year produced by Nick Raskulinecz (Foo Fighters, The Hold Steady), and more details on that have surfaced. It’s called Once More ‘Round the Sun and will be out on June 24 via Reprise. Like many Mastodon albums, it features a guest vocal from Neurosis’ Scott Kelly. Get a taste of it from its single “High Road,” along with the tracklist, below. That’s the artwork above.

The band’s previously discussed tour with Kvelertak and Gojira hits NYC for a sold out show on May 15 at Terminal 5.

Mastodon – “High Road”

Once More ‘Round the Sun Tracklist:
1. Tread Lightly
2. The Motherload
3. High Road
4. Once More ‘Round the Sun
5. Chimes at Midnight
6. Asleep in the Deep
7. Feast Your Eyes
8. Aunt Lisa
9. Ember City
10. Halloween
11. Diamond in the Witch House

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