The new Mastodon album, Once More ‘Round the Sun, is out on June 24th, but is available for streaming on iTunes. You can access the stream here.
You must have iTunes installed on your PC in order to listen to the album. In case you cannot access the stream by using the link above, open iTunes and search for Mastodon in the Store’s sidebar. You will see a link for the album stream on the band’s profile.
Speaking about the creative process for Once More ‘Round the Sun, Troy Sanders commented: “The idea was generated before we recorded the title track on the record, but the title was thought up many months ago. After we finished the two-year touring cycle on our last record, The Hunter, we were kind of gearing up to go back to our rehearsal space in Atlanta. And we were starting the effort, the time, the blood, the energy, the months of driving, the recording and the long process between recording and the release day.“
On comparisons with previous album The Hunter: “A lot of people ask us if it kicks off where The Hunter left off. And to a large degree, I suppose yes. We recorded it and took it on the road with us, and then we headed back to our rehearsal space and started working out ideas. I’ve had a lot of time to ingest this record, and it’s solid. It’s a large slab of granite. I’m once again completely proud of these guys.“
The band has recently released a video for the lead single High Road. Check it below.