MASTODON guitarist/vocalist and possible viking Brent Hinds has revealed some details about the band’s forthcoming seventh studio album, stating it’s likely to be a double-album featuring one side written solely by himself, and another written by bandmates Troy Sanders, Bill Kelliher, and Brann Dailor.
The absolute madman also spoke of his custom Flying V guitar (lel) in the recent interview with Guitar World.
”It’s shaping up to be a double album. One is an album I wrote myself, and recorded with (drummer) Brann Dailor and (bassist/vocalist) Troy [Sanders] during the Once More Round the Sun sessions. My part is called Cold Dark Place, and it has to do with a nasty breakup that I went through. I wrote some pretty dark, beautiful, spooky, funky, ethereal, melancholy music, which also sounds like the Bee Gees a little bit.”…”The other guys are writing another album, which I haven’t even heard yet so I can’t tell you what it sounds like. But I’ll come in to give some noodle-y leads here and there. And for sure I’ll be recording with my new signature Flying V.”
Aside from smashing out new material with Mastodon, Hinds has been busy with his side-project ‘supergroup’ Giraffe Tongue Orchestra, who announced their debut album will be released later this year. GTO features members from Alice In Chains, The Mars Volta and The Dillinger Escape Plan.