Brann Dailor, drummer of Mastodon, has talked to Noisecreep about how the Atlanta metallers have begun work on the follow-up to 2009's 'Crack The Skye'.

“We’ve got tons of stuff. We’ve got too much stuff. We go in there every day and just work on it. It’s coming out great.”

“It doesn’t seem as proggy. There’s moments, but it seems more riff-oriented. It seems a little more stripped down. [2004's] ‘Leviathan’ was a little more stripped down, and it feels like that to me. Everything always changes once you go in the studio, but at the moment it seems like a really super-heavy Led Zeppelin or something. It has a lot of that [John] Bonham-esque groove to it, but really heavy and dark. I really like playing like that, and when it goes into those parts, I’m psyched.”

Mastodon will play Sonisphere at Knebworth on July 8th-10th.

Are you excited to hear new material, perhaps at Sonisphere?