Mastodon drummer Brann Dailer spoke in an interview with Consequence of Sound and explained when they will enter the studio for new album. He said:
“We’re always a work in progress, trying to figure out what we’re going to do next. We’re letting the ideas just come and setting them to the side for future work, and once in a while just sort of saying out loud what those ideas might be — whether they’re collected onstage when we’re doing soundcheck or if they are something that gets worked on backstage.
You hear somebody noodling, and you’re, like, ‘Oh, what’s that?’ Whenever the ears perk up to either [guitarists] Brent [Hinds] or Bill [Kelliher] doing something backstage, that’s always a nice little surprise.
Once we get home, and we decompress from the ‘Emperor Of Sand’ tour cycle, sometime early next year, we’ll start dumping out the riffs and seeing what’s new and seeing what’s fresh and what we’re digging on, and then we’ll just start working — do what we normally do.”
According to Brann, Mastodon will begin the songwriting process for new album in early 2019.
Click here to entire interview.