Mastodon have announced a new album, 'Emperor Of Sand'.
You can hear a song from it, 'Sultan's Curse', right here:
The album will be released on March 31 via Reprise.
Here's the tracklist:
1. Sultan’s Curse
2. Show Yourself
3. Precious Stones
5. Roots Remain
6. Word To The Wise
7. Ancient Kingdom
10. Scorpion Breath
11. Jaguar God
And the cover looks like this:
On the album's themes, drummer / vocalist Brann Dailor has said:
"'Emperor of Sand' is like the grim reaper. 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?’”
“We’re reflecting on mortality,” added bassist / vocalist Troy Sanders. “To that end, the album ties into our entire discography. It’s 17 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.”