Artist News Releases

Mastodon announce new album

By | Published on Monday 30 January 2017


Mastodon have announced that they will release their eighth album, ‘Emperor Of Sand’, on 31 Mar.

“Emperor Of Sand is like the grim reaper”, says drummer Brann Dailor. “Sand represents time. If you or anyone you know has ever received a terminal diagnosis, the first thought is about time. Invariably, you ask, ‘How much time is left?'”

Yes, you do, don’t you. Bassist Troy Sanders adds: “We’re reflecting on mortality. To that end, the album ties into our entire discography. It’s seventeen years in the making, but it’s also a direct reaction to the last two years. We tend to draw inspiration from very real things in our lives”.

Here’s the first single, ‘Sultan’s Curse’: