The official YouTube channel of ‘Tone Talk’ made a new interview with Mastodon guitarist Bill Kelliher and asked the details of the band’s eighth studio album, after releasing ‘Emperor of Sand’ back in 2017.
Mastodon guitarist stated that he’s not allowed to give away many details about their latest work. However, he also admitted that he’s really proud of what he wrote for the upcoming album.
Bill Kelliher also admitted that their every single new album put something new to the table and people can not believe these are the same band and it is not an exception with their latest studio album they’re working right now.
Tone Talk asked this:
“What is your favorite part about the new Mastodon album?”
Bill Kelliher answered:
“Oh, man… Well, I can’t tell you guys because no one’s heard it yet, but there’s a lot of really awesome stuff that I’m really proud of that I wrote, that I’m just excited about. It’s hard to explain; when I write a riff and I record it with a proper amp, which is always the Friedman amps…
To me, it’s when I get in the studio and I start recording it with my Butterslax amp, or the JJ, or the HPE, it’s just fucking pure magic. The engineers are always like – for the past three-four records since I’ve been using those amps, [producer] Nick Raskulinecz, I remember I plugged in the JJ, he’s like, ‘Wow, what the fuck are you using man?’
And I think that’s when he started hitting up Friedman, like, ‘Hey, give me some free shit.’ Like, ‘What? Who are you?’. Yeah, shit’s that good, it sounds good, sounds really good.
So, I don’t know, my favorite part is all the stuff that I’ve written, and once it hits tape with my favorite amps, and I know that it’s because I’m a nerd, man.”
Here is the rest of his statement:
“It’s moving forward, and we’re kind of turning the corner to the next thing. I can’t sit still in the same… like AC/DC – awesome band – every record they got to a point where they just have the same formula, three chords – awesome three chords.
The Ramones, same thing; Slayer, same kind of thing. It really just kind of gotten that groove, I don’t want everyone to get in that groove.
Let’s put it this way: when we put a record out and there’s half of our fans like, ‘Fuck these guys! They’re fucking selling out or they’re turning a certain corner where we don’t feel comfortable here anymore,’ I feel like, ‘You know what? We’re gaining more people over here because we’re actually growing as a band; because I’m still writing.’
I mean, I’m 50 years old, but I’m going over there today. I’m gonna write something over there, I’m not just gonna go like this the whole time, and I feel like we have a lot of fans in the waiting who are like, ‘Oh, I can’t wait to see what they do next’ because our past few records have been… we mix it up.”
You can check out the whole interview below.
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