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Mastodon drop brand-new track, Sickle And Peace

Another new track from Mastodon's ninth album Hushed And Grim has been released, ahead of the full record next week…

Mastodon drop brand-new track, Sickle And Peace
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Emily Carter
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Clay McBride

Following Teardrinker earlier in the month, Mastodon have just shared another brand-new song: Sickle And Peace.

The track – which features vocals from album engineer Tom Tapley’s daughter (‘Death comes and brings with him sickle and peace’) – is taking from the band's upcoming ninth full-length, Hushed And Grim, which is due out next week on October 29 via Reprise Records.

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Speaking to Kerrang! about the creative process this time around and how it impacted the length in particular of the record, bassist Troy Sanders enthused: "Mastodon feels as much like home now as ever. We’re not phoning it in, or releasing something obligatory.

"Hushed And Grim was our most collaborative effort to date. There’s no one songwriter or lyricist. We’re all contributing, all writing, all committed to taking a risk. That exemplifies the term 'band’. 17 years ago, we took a risk writing an album about Moby Dick. Now we’re taking a risk with a double-album. If it feels right, we do it.”

Listen to Sickle And Peace below:

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