Metal heavyweights Mastodon have announced that they have started the writing process on their seventh full length record.
Drummer Brann Dailor has confirmed during an interview with LiveNation, that work on the follow-up to 2014’s ‘Once More Round The Sun’ should begin shortly, and you can check out what he had to say below:
‘We’re about to go into writing. With a new record looming, I just want to be able to do something different and not be stagnant with my playing. Every new album is another opportunity to do more better. Because we should do more better, shouldn’t we?’
The ‘healing power’ of music was also discussed with guitarist Bill Kelliher: He says: I’ve got so many emails from people, and it seems like we’ve done a lot more healing with a lot of our records. How much better a compliment can it be that you are actually helping someone who’s hurting.
My mom has terminal cancer and I just found out. When I’m on stage every night her image goes through my head and I play and say,’ I’m doing this for her. I’m gonna make her proud.
Music is healing. It’s healed me. I’ve been in dark, deep places and I’ve put a record on and, I might no know what they’re saying, but they’re talking to me. It’s like 100 Band Aids all over your body.
Mastodon headline Bloodstock Festival this August.
After getting into alternative music during the mid 90s with the rise of nu-metal and pop-punk, I’ve gradually spread my interests far and wide and have a real love for metalcore, prog metal and tech metal. Amongst other things, I am a husband, father of two amazing kids, heavy metal DJ, and video game/book/nerd enthusiast!