Mastodon showed us that they were working on recording a new album by sharing images with the studio sessions in the past. There is no clear information about when the album will come out.
The band’s bassist Troy Sanders spoke in an interview with Metal Hammer. The good news is that Mastodon’s new album is completely ready. He said:
“We’ve got it in the bag. We’re just putting a timeline together of when and where. So that’s all coming together now. So 2017’s going to be an incredibly busy and fruitful year in the world of Mastodon. I’m fortunate to be able to say that. I’m very excited for what the new year will bring.“
Mastodon’s latest album “Once More ‘Round the Sun” was released in 2014. The album sold around 34,000 copies in the U.S in its first week of release to land at position No. 6 on The Billboard 200 chart, making it the band’s second consecutive top 10 debut after their previous album, The Hunter, peaking at No.10 after opening with 39,000 copies in 2011.