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Mastodon’s Brann Dailor Talks Metal Music, Selling Records

Mastodon's Brann Dailor
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Metal music has changed exponentially over the years, and one thing that’s really evolved is the way people describe metal sounds. Brann Dailor, drummer for Atlanta prog-metal guys Mastodon, gets a kick out of the many different ways people describe heavy music. Even so, he says he simply tries to stay away from labeling his art.

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Mastodon, Opeth + Ghost Bring the ‘Heritage Hunter’ Tour to NYC

Mastodon / Opeth / Ghost
Kevin Winter, Getty Images / Roadrunner / Metal Blade

One of 2012's best tours stopped by New York City on Wednesday (April 11), with Mastodon, Opeth and Ghost delivering a unique blend of atmospheric and hypnotic metal courtesy of the Heritage Hunter trek.

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Favorite Mastodon Album – Readers Poll

Mastodon
Reprise

With the 'Heritage Hunter' tour in full force, Mastodon, Opeth and Ghost have embarked on a mission of quality music and unique atmosphere. Although Opeth and Mastodon are co-headlining the tour, the next week belongs to Mastodon as they will be closing out the shows.

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Mastodon Reveal Cover Artwork for ‘Record Store Day’ Split Single With Feist

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Record Store Day is just under two weeks away, and when the annual date that brings together mom and pop record shops across the country is finally here on April 21, heavy music fans will find a fun release from Mastodon.

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Mastodon’s Bill Kelliher on ‘The Hunter’: It’s Kind of a Rebirth

Michael Buckner, Getty Images
Michael Buckner, Getty Images

Heavy metallers Mastodon head out on the  'Heritage Hunter' tour tonight (April 4) -- a massive, co-headlining trek across the country with fellow hard-hitting act Opeth. Mastodon are touring in support of their current release, ‘The Hunter,’ and when it comes to the music that made it onto the album, guitarist Bill Kelliher describes it as “kind of a rebirth.”

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Mastodon’s Troy Sanders: System of a Down Not Responsible for Brent Hinds’ Hospitalization

Troy Sanders
Ethan Miller, Getty Images

Mastodon singer-bassist Troy Sanders recently sat down with Hysteria Magazine during the band's residency on Australia's touring Soundwave Festival. During the interview, Sanders took the opportunity to dispel the rumors once and for all about a reported altercation between Mastodon and System of a Down, which put Mastodon singer-guitarist Brent Hinds in the hospital.

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Best Hard Rock / Metal Performance 2012 Grammy – Readers Poll

Larry Busacca
Larry Busacca, Getty Images

At the 2012 Grammy Awards, millions of people tuned in to see Foo Fighters conquer the rock awards by winning five trophies during the ceremony. One of their five golden gramophones was for the Best Hard Rock / Metal Performance category -- as the band beat out fellow nominees Megadeth, Mastodon, Dream Theater and Sum 41.

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Foo Fighters Beat Mastodon, Megadeth + Others for 2012 Best Hard Rock / Metal Grammy Award

Dave Grohl
Kevin Winter, Getty Images

And the winner is... Foo Fighters for 'White Limo!' Foo Fighters have just beaten out Mastodon, Megadeth, Dream Theater and Sum 41 for the 2012 Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock / Metal Performance.

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Mastodon ‘Last Call With Carson Daly’ Performance to Air on February 20

Mastodon
Michael Buckner, Getty Images

TV alert! 2012 Grammy Award nominees Mastodon, who are about to embark on one of the most anticipated tours of the spring, if not the entire year, with Opeth and Ghost, will provide musical entertainment on the Feb. 20 episode of 'Late Night With Carson Daly,' which airs every week night at 1:35 AM ET. It's likely a repeat of the band's November 2011 performance on the show, so if you missed it then, enjoy the reprise.

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Megadeth, Dream Theater, Mastodon Members Excited for Grammy Awards

Megadeth / Dream Theater / Mastodon
Ethan Miller, Getty Images / Liz Ramanand, Loudwire / Karl Walter, Getty Images

As the Grammy Awards are quickly approaching this Sunday (Feb. 12), the nominees for the 'Best Hard Rock / Metal Performance' category are readying their tuxedos and preparing their speeches. Foo Fighters, Dream Theater, Mastodon, Megadeth and Sum 41 are all nominated for the precious prize and have been sharing their excitement with a cluster of new quotes.

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