DAILOR DEALS DETAILS
Brann suggests new album work to start in 2019
Brann Dailor has revealed that Mastodon have an eye on following up last year’s Emperor of Sand.
In an interview with Consequence in Sound, Dailor commented that ideas are being thrown around for a new Mastodon album and serious work could start early in 2019.
“We’re always a work in progress, trying to figure out what we’re going to do next,” he says. “We’re letting the ideas just come and setting them to the side for future work, and once in a while just sort of saying out loud what those ideas might be – whether they’re collected onstage when we’re doing soundcheck or if they are something that gets worked on backstage.
“Once we get home and decompress from the ‘Emperor Of Sand’ tour cycle, sometime early next year, we’ll start dumping out the riffs and seeing what’s new and what we’re digging on, and we’ll start working.”
Dailor also commented on ‘Red Death’ his solo track that has been tied-in with the Batman graphic novel Dark Days: The Road To Metal.
Discussing the origin of the project, he admits that he was initially hesitant: “I’m a Batman fan, but I guess I never considered writing music about Batman. I mean, who can compete with Prince’s ‘Batdance’? I was a little reluctant at first.”
Thankfully, Brann eventually came around to the idea and delved into the comic book for inspiration and a connection to the superhero.
“I was just immediately able to see [a connection],” he says. “He had lost someone close to him and wanted revenge, but he also wanted to try to save his city. Everything he was doing was sort of working against that. So, I could empathise with that, so I just tried to mine the story for all the visuals and somehow put that into a few verses.”