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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 Read More: Mastodon News

Mastodon + Clutch Team Up for 2015 Spring Tour

Karl Walter, Getty Images / Miikka Skaffari, Getty Images
Karl Walter, Getty Images / Miikka Skaffari, Getty Images

Mastodon and Clutch have announced that they are heading out on 'The Missing Link Tour,' a co-headlining spring trek.

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Mastodon, Social Distortion + Clutch to Rock 2015 Shaky Knees Festival

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Jason Davis / Kevin Winter, Getty Images / Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

Mastodon, Social Distortion and Clutch are among the band's heading to Atlanta for the 2015 Shaky Knees Festival.

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Mastodon’s Brent Hinds Plays Ryan Dunn in Bam Margera Film ‘I Needed Time to Stay Useless’

Brent Hinds / Ryan Dunn
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Bam Margera casted the Mastodon riff master to play the part of Ryan Dunn in Bam's upcoming film, 'I Needed Time to Stay Useless.'

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Motorhead, Slipknot, Mastodon Anthrax + Tenacious D Earn Grammy Nominations for Best Metal Performance

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Frazer Harrison / Daniel Boczarski / Jason Davis, Loudwire

The nominees for the 57th annual Grammy Awards were announced Friday, with Anthrax, Mastodon, Motorhead, Slipknot and Tenacious D earning metal nods.

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Remembering Dimebag Darrell: Mastodon’s Brann Dailor Addresses Impact of Pantera

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Mastodon drummer Brann Dailor reflects with Full Metal Jackie about the impact that Pantera and Dimebag Darrell had on a generation of metal players.

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Mastodon Rock ‘The Motherload’ on ‘Late Show With David Letterman’

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The Late Show With David Letterman

Mastodon took the stage on Late Show with David Letterman on Monday night, as the Atlanta rockers performed ‘The Motherload.’

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Mastodon Releasing ‘Motherload’ Picture Disc; Playing ‘Letterman’ Oct. 27

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Mastodon will unleash their single 'The Motherload' on a special, limited-edition 12 inch vinyl picture disc, and they'll be playing 'Letterman' on Oct. 27.

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Dancer From Mastodon’s ‘The Motherload’ Video Defends Band Against Sexism Claims

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Jason Merritt, Getty Images

A dancer by the name of Jade defended Mastodon in a Tumblr post titled, 'Mastodon 'The Motherload' and the Only Opinion That Counts.'

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Mastodon’s Brann Dailor Defends Twerk-Heavy ‘The Motherload’ Video From Sexist Allegations

Mastodon's Brann Dailor
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In a new interview with Mastodon drummer / vocalist Brann Dailor, the musician explains the 'Motherload' video and addresses "sexist" criticism.

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Mastodon Unleash an Army of Twerkers in Video for ‘The Motherload’

Mastodon, 'The Motherload'
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Just as we thought the whole world was sick of twerking, the metal titans of Mastodon single-handedly brought it back.

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