In a recent interview with Guitar World, Mastodon guitarist, and co-vocalist Brent Hinds revealed while talking about his collaboration with Epiphone and his own Brent Hinds Flying-V Custom guitar, that Mastodon’s seventh studio album, may be a double disc. The bands last album, Once More ‘Round the Sun, was released in 2014.
Hinds touches on both albums in the interview which can be read below.
Hinds about the first album:
It’s shaping up to be a double album. One is an album I wrote myself and recorded with Brann [Dailor, drums] and Troy [Sanders, bass and vocals] during the Once More ‘Round the Sun sessions. My part is called Cold Dark Place, and it has to do with a nasty breakup that I went through. I wrote some pretty dark, beautiful, spooky, funky, ethereal, melancholy music, which also sounds like the Bee Gees a little bit [laughs].
When asked about the second album, Hinds said:
The other guys are writing the album, which I haven’t even heard yet so I can’t tell you what it sounds like. But I’ll come in to give them some noodle-y leads here and there. And for sure I’ll be recording with my new signature Flying V…while standing on top of a chair with a werewolf mask on. And that’s not a joke; I really do that. I never sit down to record. You can’t sit down and play a Flying V, everyone knows that.
Mastodon was formed in the year 2000, when drummer and Rochester native Brann Dailor and guitarist and Victor native Bill Kelliher moved to Atlanta Georgia, where they met Brent Hinds and Troy Sanders at a High on Fire concert.