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    Mastodon - Emperor Of Sand

    http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/mas...ting-revealed/



    According to Apple's iTunes store in Australia, Atlanta progressive metallers MASTODON will release their new studio album, "Emperor Of Sand", on March 31 via Reprise Records.

    The track listing for the effort is as follows:

    01. Sultan's Curse
    02. Show Yourself
    03. Precious Stones
    04. Steambreather
    05. Roots Remain
    06. Word To The Wise
    07. Ancient Kingdom
    08. Clandestiny
    09. Andromeda
    10. Scorpion Breath
    11. Jaguar God

    The lead song, "Sultan's Curse", which was previewed Wednesday night on MASTODON's official web site, can already be purchased via the Australian iTunes store.

    MASTODON's follow-up to 2014's "Once More 'Round The Sun" album was once again helmed by famed producer Brendan O'Brien, who first collaborated with the band on their 2009 groundbreaking concept album "Crack The Skye".

    MASTODON recorded the new disc at the Quarry in Kennesaw, Georgia before moving to Henson Studios in Los Angeles for the mixing stage.

    MASTODON drummer-singer-lyricist Brann Dailor recently told Rolling Stone that the band's new album grapples with themes of mortality and was inspired by seeing close friends and family diagnosed with cancer in recent years.

    "Time is a very big theme of the album," Dailor said. "How much time do we have left? What are we doing with our time?"

    "I get a little movie going in my head about a situation and I start writing about that," he added. "I try really hard to make it personal and relatable and not too esoteric. It's embarrassing to write lyrics. I'm a drummer, and I sing a little bit. Together we tackle these things and we figure it out — how to be this vocally driven band that has three people singing that don't want to sing."

    He went on to say: "It's about going through cancer, going through chemotherapy and all the things associated with that. I didn't want to be literal about it. But it's all in there. You can read between the lines."

    Regarding the musical direction of MASTODON's next album, guitarist Bill Kelliher told GuitarMania: "It's a little bit of the same as the last album, but I think it goes even deeper in certain areas — a couple of more psychedelic parts, a little more technical parts. There are a couple of new places we haven't gone before. So it's just kind of a continuation of the last record to me, but even deeper."
    45 second preview of "Sultan's Curse"

    Oh yeah!
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    Hands down one of the best bands in metal today.

    Can't wait for this. They're touring too, with Eagles Of Death Metal which is kind of an odd choice, but I bet that'd be a fun show. I haven't seen them live since 2006.
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    Very Blood Mountain-esque.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Clark View Post
    Very Blood Mountain-esque.
    I'm completely okay with that. And yeah, I hear what you're talking about right from that opening riff.
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    They're posting making of videos on their YouTube channel.

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    This album can't come soon enough.
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    The new song, plus the artwork and use of the old logo and the fact that they've said the songs all fit into some sort of theme makes it sound as if this is going to be more in the vein of their first four. Of course, "Black Tongue" and "High Road" weren't indicative of the overall sound of The Hunter and Once More 'Round the Sun but its something to nonetheless speculate.
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    Rock! Shock! Pop!

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    Now that was more in the vein of the last album. The vocals get better and better with each album.

    Second making of video is up too:

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