MASTODON have commenced the recording process for their new album, "Leviathan", at Robert Lang Studios (NIRVANA, PRETTY GIRLS MAKE GRAVES, FOO FIGHTERS) and Litho Studios (DEFTONES, SOUNDGARDEN, BOTCH) in Seattle with producer Matt Bayles. Bayles had previously worked with MASTODON on their acclaimed "Remission" album in addition to doing studio work with such groups as PEARL JAM, THE BLOOD BROTHERS and ISIS. Songtitles set to appear on the CD include "Naked Burn", "Iceland", "Hearts Alive", "Seabeast", "Iron Tusk", "Blood And Thunder" and "Megalodon". A summer release through Relapse Records is expected.
Commented drummer Brann Dailor: "I think the new material is a natural progression for MASTODON. Some of it will be more direct and some of it will be a lot more complex. People are going to be surprised by some of the technical aspects of it, but it's also very catchy. (When we're writing new music),as long as we feel the hairs standing up on the back of our neck, we know we've got something."