Headbangers Blog Bang of the Week: MASTODON's Troy Sanders denies Rasputin concept album
- Posted on July 19, 2008
Headbangers Blog has posted a new audio podcast interview with MASTODON vocalist/bassist Troy Sanders. One of the topics discussed were the rumors that the new album will be centered around Russian mystic Rasputin. Sanders denied the rumors saying: “One big rumor gets out there, and it kind of spreads quickly, which is cool,” says Sanders. “I’m glad people are speculating on what the record’s gonna be. We want to keep some of the mystery behind it until the record hits the stands. But the record is not based on the life of Rasputin.”
Other topics discussed in the interview include the importance of mystery, the musical direction of the new material, the band’s new vocal style, the influence of King Crimson, Yes and Frank Zappa, the band’s work ethic and why Mastodon chose to record in Atlanta. Listen to the interview here.