In einem Interview gaben MASTODON konkrete Aussagen zum neuen Album. Dabei geht die Band von einem Releasedate Anfang 2009 aus. Hier ein Ausschnitt:
"We finished the bulk of it. All of the basic tracks are done. We finished them on the Monday before we flew out to Seattle to start this tour. We go home on August 23rd. Then we have 10 days booked in the studio to touch up things, add any bells and whistles, take away anything we don't want, mix it and then figure out the sequencing. We have until Labor Day to finish it. We're hoping that it comes out in January. It should see light at the beginning of 2009."