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Guitarist Brent Hinds Comments On Forthcoming New Album From Mastodon

Mastodon guitarist Brent Hinds recently commented on the forthcoming new album from Mastodon and had the following to say about its musical direction;

"'Blood Mountain' and 'Crack the Skye' — those albums took too long to make. This only took us a couple weeks to record and there’s a totally different feeling to it. It's a jump-on-your-bed, get naked, and go streaking kind of record. I haven't had this feeling about a Mastodon record since [2004's] 'Leviathan.' It's just fucking awesome.

"We've got a song about fighting, there's a song about lifting heavy stuff, there's a song about people on meth creeping around in trees trying to get the best wood grain out of a tree to sell it at Lowe's for [drug] money…the album is kind of silly. We're taking the piss out of things. It sounds like Zeppelin with these smooth buttery vocals and a huge Jimmy Page-style guitar solo. Me and Brann [Dailor, drums] play off each other also in this sort of proggy way. There's a lot of stuff for the listener to tweak their ear to"

Song titles set to appear on the album include "Blasteroids," "All the Heavy Lifting," and "The Sparrow." The band are also planning on giving the album the title of "The Hunter" or "Brother" in honor of Brent Hinds' own brother who unexpectedly passed away last December while hunting.

Source: Spin

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1. n0thinghead writes:

"It's a jump-on-your-bed, get naked, and go streaking kind of record." 0.o

"there's a song about lifting heavy stuff" >.>

"All the Heavy Lifting" as a song title? -.-

can't wait!!! \m/

# May 27, 2011 @ 10:06 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. this concerns me writes:

Crack the skye was such an amazing album. Maybe their studio albums should take "too long" to ensure quality. If they did this in two weeks like hey claimed, that makes me wonder if the outcome is rehashed songs.... TAKE YOUR TIME MASTODON PLZ!!! I can wait a year of recording if you are going to make an epic album like the last 3. I do not want anothe remission because that was the weakest in my opinion

# May 27, 2011 @ 10:25 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. n0thinghead writes:

^^^ "This only took us a couple weeks to record..." NOT 2 weeks dude.

# May 27, 2011 @ 10:44 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. KREDD writes:

MASTODON CAN DO NO WRONG!!!

# May 27, 2011 @ 11:11 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Blindgreed1 writes:

Generally albums that don't take long to record is a very good thing. Something tells me you'd be concerned if your dirty cherio started itching in a different place than usual. I fvcking hate it when people assume and judge an album before hearing it for the first time. With the exception of A7X, i'm always willing to give it the benefit of the doubt until I hear it for myself.

# May 27, 2011 @ 11:14 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Dasher10 writes:

Before anyone says that Wind was the final classical element to use, Wood is one of the six Chinese elements alongside metal. This album is fully in line with Mastodon's original concept.

# May 27, 2011 @ 2:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. silvermountains writes:

Personally Mastodon is one of my favorite bands. Crack the Skye was one of my favorite albums I have ever boughten. I truely think this album will be great. From the concepts of the album title to the song titles, all in all this album is going to be fantastic. Can't wait \m/

# May 27, 2011 @ 5:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. The_Avant_Garde writes:

Im not much of a fan but I'll admit that Crack the Skye really grew on me enough to go out and buy it. So, I'll give this its well deserved listen.

# May 28, 2011 @ 5:32 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Fuck_A_Name writes:

^im with avant. Hated mastodons sound until cts. That album is still in heavy rotation and i get bored real easy. Even though i still cant get into their first three, im excited for a silly album following the density of their last one. This should be f***tastic.

# May 28, 2011 @ 12:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. IrishMetal writes:

Whaaaaaatttt. You guys, seriously.

Leviathan was awesome, toss up between it and CTS for me.

Blood mountain close third, remission rounding up the rear.

# May 28, 2011 @ 4:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. kpura33 writes:

I personally love all of their albums, Crack The Skye being my favorite. Can't wait to see how this new one turns out

# May 28, 2011 @ 10:59 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. RememberMetal? writes:

Will get this one, of course. Hoping for something with a little more crunch and roar this time out but I still loved "Crack the Skye".

# May 29, 2011 @ 12:29 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. OlafBerzerker writes:

Remission, Leviathan. Bwat! Bwat!

# May 29, 2011 @ 12:42 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. R10 writes:

Crack the Skye just never connected for me. Leviathon is tops,followed by Blood Mountain. Truthfully,i havnt listened to CTS much since its release. Heavier please and thank you. Stop p***y footin around !

# May 29, 2011 @ 9:04 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. D-Rock writes:

Nothinghead....i hope you realize a couple means 2

# May 29, 2011 @ 9:36 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. BrianSD writes:

A couple does mean 2...but it's says couple weeks to record, not to write. Might have just flowed, didn't try to overdue it. Song could have been written over the past couple years. I look fwd to it.

# May 29, 2011 @ 1:49 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. Necrovomit writes:

blood mountain and crack the skye were the sh**. mastodon is one of the only bands that can change their sound and not suck

# May 29, 2011 @ 11:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. Cynic writes:

I'm gonna jump on side with R10 - I liked CTS but got tired of it easily (apart from Oblivion), whereas Leviathan and Blood Mountain still get plays from me.

# May 29, 2011 @ 11:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. EsotericSurgery writes:

I'm not a fan of Mastodon at all, I've always felt very confused with all the hype surrounding them. For me the vocals absolutely ruin the experience. :S They're extremely creative and great musicians whom I do respect but I just can't seem to get into them.

And yes a couple is 2 NH. lmao

# May 30, 2011 @ 1:50 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. n0thinghead writes:

lmao yes, but speaking about time, a couple means 2 or more (usually no more than 4).

and i was with u ES on that about the vox, but then, i just kept going back to listening to them and they just rlly grew on me. they're a great band and will be a part of metal for a long time. and everyone seems to be fine with that lol

# May 31, 2011 @ 11:14 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. Guttersniper writes:

I never really liked these guys until Crack The Skye, then I gave the other albums a second look and I enjoy them all now... The vocals are what threw me off. I think its just a matter of getting used to it, same thing i went through with Dave Mustaine's vocals

# May 31, 2011 @ 11:47 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. AtYourMomsHouse writes:

Without question this will be a good album. Everything they've put out to this point has been solid.

Blood Mountain was my personal fave. I just hope Dailor wails on the drums in this one. He's been playing more groove type stuff in the last albums.

# Jun 20, 2011 @ 8:53 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. hellrat writes:

Ya ES, I could never quite get into the ol woolly Mammut either...but can also appreciate their talent. An intriquing band for sure, just waiting for the record that really grabs me...perhaps this will be the one. Machine Head was that way for me until the Blackening...never could really get into em before that record, but that one now stands as one of my all time favorite metal albums

N'head brother, I think you're confusing 'Couple' with 'Few' :)

# Jun 20, 2011 @ 10:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. without a doubt writes:

mastodon as been the best band to emerge from last decade period

# Jun 20, 2011 @ 11:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. silvermountains writes:

CANT WAIT!!!

# Jun 24, 2011 @ 12:49 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. Hammerheart writes:

Sweet. Can't wait for this album. CTS and Blood Mountain were both 5 star releases in my opinion, so it'll be interesting to see where this one goes.

# Jun 24, 2011 @ 1:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. Blindgreed1 writes:

Was just discussing Mastodon vocals with someone else today. He claims that Troy is a solid vocalist. I said Brent is better and Brent is mediocre at best. Troy sounds like sh!t live. Then he commented that Machine Head were plague metal and I realized our conversation had ended. :-)

# Jun 24, 2011 @ 2:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. Deathblooms writes:

"...there's a song about lifting heavy stuff..."

haha that's the funniest sh** I've read in a while

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