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Mastodon

Since their inconspicuous arrival in the year 2000, Mastodon have established themselves as one of America’s most innovative and successful heavy metal bands. Formed in Atlanta, Georgia, by former Lethargy and Today is the Day members Brann Dailor (drums/vocals) and Bill Kelliher (guitar), together with Four Hour Fogger bandmates Troy Sanders (bass/vocals) and Brent Hinds (guitar/vocals), Mastodon unveiled a highly technical extreme metal style on 2001’s impressive ‘Lifesblood’ EP. But it was the following year’s debut full-length, ‘Remission,’ that showed the full scale of Mastodon’s creative range and hinted at the accelerated rate of sonic evolution that would characterize each of their subsequent LPs. 2004’s ‘Leviathan’ was a full-fledged concept album based on Herman Melville’s ‘Moby Dick’ and was named record of the year by numerous publications (Terrorizer, Kerrang!, etc.); 2006’s ‘Blood Mountain’ witnessed Mastodon’s jump to major label status followed by their first proper world tour; and 2009’s daringly progressive ‘Crack the Sky’ brought another surge of progressive ambitions and increased melodicism that helped the group bridge the gap between metal and more mainstream-minded consumers. Mastodon would later simplify their songwriting somewhat for 2011’s ‘The Hunter’ and 2013’s ‘Once More ‘Round the Sun,’ yet their refusal to sell out or cop to reigning musical trends remains beyond doubt, thus setting them up to continue delivering American heavy metal of the highest order in years to come.

  • Selected Discography: ‘Remission’ (2002), ‘Leviathan’ (2004), ‘Crack the Skye’ (2009), ‘Once More ‘Round the Sun’ (2014)
  • Related Artists: Today is the Day, Lamb of God, Baroness
  • Further Reading: 10 Best Mastodon Songs
   
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YouTube

Mastodon’s Troy Sanders Has the Focused Preparation of a Navy Seal for New Album

How does Mastodon's Troy Sanders prepare for a new album? Watch this new teaser trailer here.

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Reprise
Reprise

Mastodon Tease Music to Do Yoga, Dance to for New Album

When will we see Mastodon's next album and what will it sound like? One masked member of the band has some fun with that question here.

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Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

Mastodon’s Troy Sanders + Brent Hinds to Debut ‘Turd Factory’ Project?

Troy Sanders calls Turd Factory the weirdest band he's ever been a part of.

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Mastodon
Warner / Reprise

Mastodon to Crush North America on 2017 Tour With Eagles of Death Metal + Russian Circles

Mastodon will tour North America this spring with support from Eagles of Death Metal and Russian Circles.

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Raphael Dias, Getty Images
Raphael Dias, Getty Images

Mastodon’s Brent Hinds Says He Doesn’t Hate All Metal, Appears in Metal McDonald Video

Mastodon's Brent Hinds reveals that a past comments about him hating metal were taken out of context. Plus, he appears in a new Metal McDonald video.

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Photo by Jimmy Hubbard for Loudwire
Photo by Jimmy Hubbard for Loudwire

Mastodon Dig Into Studio Process, Reveal More New Album Details [Exclusive Photo]

Mastodon dish more details about their 2017 studio album and show an exclusive photo from their recent studio sessions.

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Opeth / Mastodon
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

Mastodon, Opeth, Gojira, Eagles of Death Metal, Devin Townsend Project + Russian Circles Team Up For 2017 U.S. Show

One of the best lineups you’ll ever see has just been put together… and it’s happening one night only.

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Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

Mastodon’s Brann Dailor Talks New Album, Playing Grandmother’s Bass + New Band Studio

Mastodon's Brann Dailor shares an update on the progress of the band's next studio album, discusses their new studio in Atlanta and more.

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Evil Robb Photography / Liz Ramanand, Loudwire (2)
Evil Robb Photography / Liz Ramanand, Loudwire (2)

Alter Bridge, Mastodon, Clutch + More Lead Second Wave of Download 2017 Bands

Alter Bridge, Mastodon and Clutch lead a second wave of acts announced by officials for the 2017 Download Festival in Donington.

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YouTube
YouTube

Mastodon’s Troy Sanders + Hellyeah’s Kyle Sanders Star in Orange Amplifiers’ ‘Bass Brothers’ Promo

Watch as Mastodon's Troy Sanders and Hellyeah's Kyle Sanders star in the humorous new promo for Orange Amplifiers.

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