Mastodon name fifth studio album ‘The Hunter’ – video

Follow-up to 'Crack The Skye' is set for release in the autumn

Mastodon have announced that their fifth studio album will be titled ‘The Hunter’ and will be released in the autumn.

The album, which is the follow-up to their 2009 LP ‘Crack The Skye’, does not have a confirmed tracklisting yet, but the band have indicated that songs titled ‘Blasteroids’, ‘All The Heavy Lifting’, ‘Curl Of The Burl’, ‘Dry Bone Valley’, ‘Stargasm’ and ‘The Octopus Has No Friends’ will all feature.

According to Rolling Stone, guitarist Brent Hinds has said the album is a departure from their trademark sludge metal. He said: “It sounds pretty different than anything we’ve ever done. It’s un-comparable.”

Mastodon return to the UK next month to play Sonisphere Festival, with Hinds also indicating that they would not be debuting any new material on their European tour as they feel it’s too soon: “On the European tour, there won’t be any new material played, not that we know of yet.”

The Atlanta metallers have also announced that they will be releasing a previously unheard track from the ‘Crack The Skye’ sessions for download. You can listen to the track, which is titled ‘Deathbound’, by scrolling down and clicking.