Is Mastodon about to release R&B, yoga and celtic music?

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Mastodon play the Academy, Bristol. 5 February 2012
Photo by Adam Gasson

The heavy metal bangers in Atlanta-based Mastodon have released a video via their socials, and it’s far from your typical studio update.

The video portrays a member of Mastodon with his voice distorted, blurred face, and blacked out head providing puzzling information. “I can’t talk about it. We’re recording music. Different kinds of music. World music. Uh, heavy metal. R&B. Celtic music. Music to dance to. Music to sit down to. Music to do yoga. Music to do all different kinds of, um, exercises too. Things like that.” When asked if he’s the drummer, the man answers, “No, but we do drum tracks for music – especially yoga music – and it might be done.” Confirmed from a source close to the band, the man seen in the video is, in fact, Mastodon drummer Brann Dailor.

Mastodon is scheduled to release a new album sometime this year. No official date has been set.

Slated to hit the road this spring, Mastodon will be touring with such acts as Eagles Of Death Metal and Russian Circles. For ticket information, click here.

Tour Dates:

04/14 | Missoula, MT | Wilma Theater
04/15 | Seattle, WA | Paramount Theater
04/16 | Portland, OR | Roseland Theater
04/18 | San Francisco, CA | The Warfield
04/20 | Los Angeles, CA | The Palladium
04/21 | Phoenix, AZ | Comerica Theatre
04/23 | Salt Lake City, UT | Complex
04/24 | Denver, CO | Fillmore
04/26 | Kansas City, KS | Uptown Theater
04/27 | St. Louis, MO | Pageant
04/29 | Jacksonville, FL | Welcome to Rockville Festival*
04/28 | Birmingham, AL |Iron City
04/30 | Ft. Myers, FL | Fort Rock Festival*
05/2 | Washington DC | Fillmore
05/3 | Toronto, ON | Rebel
05/4 | Cleveland, OH | Agora Theater
05/5 | Charlotte, NC | Carolina Rebellion Festival*
05/6 | Philadelphia, PA | Electric Factory
05/8 | Boston, MA | House Of Blues
05/9 | Portland, ME |State Theater
05/11 | New York, NY | Hammerstein Ballroom
05/12 | Pittsburgh, PA | Stage AE
05/13 | Chicago, IL | Aragon Ballroom
05/14 | Cincinnati, OH | Taft Theatre
05/16 | Detroit, MI | Royal Oak Theater
05/17 | Nashville, TN | Ryman Auditorium
05/18 | Memphis, TN | Minglewood Hall
05/19 | Dallas, TX | Gas Monkey Live
05/20 | Austin, TX | ACL Live
* Indicates festival date. All other dates are headline shows.

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