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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
   
Reprise Records
Reprise Records

Mastodon Featured in Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas Exhibit; Headlining Atlanta’s Project Pabst Festival

Mastodon has a new exhibit in the Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas that will be there through 2018 and they've signed on to play Atlanta's Project Pabst Festival.

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Raphael Dias, Getty Images
Raphael Dias, Getty Images

Brent Hinds: New Mastodon Disc ‘Shaping Up to Be a Double Album’

Mastodon guitarist Brent Hinds has revealed that Mastodon are possibly looking at a double album as the successor to 'Once More 'Round the Sun.'

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Chad Childers, Loudwire
Chad Childers, Loudwire

Troy Sanders Talks Gone Is Gone, Band Chemistry + Latest on Mastodon

Troy Sanders spoke with Full Metal Jackie about Gone Is Gone's debut record, the chemistry in the band and what Mastodon's future holds.

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Chad Childers, Loudwire
Chad Childers, Loudwire

Troy Sanders Talks New Band Gone Is Gone, Upcoming Mastodon Album + More

Gone Is Gone's Troy Sanders discusses joining the band, their self-titled EP and key tracks and he offers an update on Mastodon's next album.

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Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

Brann Dailor Says Mastodon EP Plans Turned Into Full Album

Drummer Brann Dailor has revealed the EP Mastodon have been working on has turned into a full album of material.

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Jason Davis / Bryan Bedder / Kevin Winter, Getty Images
Jason Davis / Bryan Bedder / Kevin Winter, Getty Images

Mastodon, At the Drive-In, Queens of the Stone Age Members Unite to Form Gone Is Gone

Members of Mastodon, At the Drive-In and Queens of the Stone Age are part of a new foursome known as Gone Is Gone.

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Jason Merritt, Getty Images / Matt Winklemeyer, Getty Images
Jason Merritt, Getty Images / Matt Winklemeyer, Getty Images

Mastodon’s Brent Hinds to Guest on Norman Reedus-Hosted Series ‘Ride’

Mastodon's Brent Hinds will be guesting on actor Norman Reedus' new television series 'Ride.'

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Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

Mastodon’s Brann Dailor Sitting in With House Band on ‘Late Night With Seth Myers’

Mastodon drummer Brann Dailor will be sitting in behind the kit for 'Late Night With Seth Meyers' house band this week.

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Raphael Dias / Jamie McCarthy, Getty Images

Mastodon’s Brent Hinds + ‘The Walking Dead’ Actor Norman Reedus Get Lemmy Kilmister Tattoos

Mastodon's Brent Hinds hung out with 'The Walking Dead' actor Norman Reedus and got Lemmy Kilmister memorial tattoos.

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Spencer Kaufman / Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Spencer Kaufman / Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

Pantera, ‘Revolution Is My Name’ vs. Mastodon, ‘Blood and Thunder’ – March Metal Madness 2016, Round 1

Pantera take on Mastodon in Round 1 of March Metal Madness to determine the Best Metal Song of the 21st Century.

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