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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
   
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Mastodon Cancel International Tour Dates Due to ‘Personal Family Matter’

Due to a "personal family matter," Mastodon has been forced to cancel a month's worth of tour dates.

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James Stafford, Loudwire
James Stafford, Loudwire

Mastodon’s Brent Hinds: ‘I Don’t Want to Be in a Heavy Metal Band’

Mastodon's Brent Hinds reveals that his passion is not for heavy metal.

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Mastodon Asleep in the Deep
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Mastodon Release Psychedelic Cat Adventure Video for ‘Asleep in the Deep’

A kitty goes on a wild ride in Mastodon's psychedelic new video for 'Asleep in the Deep.'

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Helen Sloan/ HBO
Helen Sloan/ HBO

Mastodon’s Brann Dailor Reflects on ‘Game of Thrones’ Experience

After Mastodon made a cameo appearance on the latest episode of HBO's hit series Game of Thrones, we're learning more about their experience on the set.

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Helen Sloan/ HBO
Helen Sloan/ HBO

Mastodon Members ‘Honored’ to Appear on HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones’

Mastodon members appeared on HBO's popular TV series Game of Thrones.

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Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

Mastodon and Clutch Heat Up Central Park in New York City

New Yorkers gathered in the sun at Central Park with beers in hand to see Mastodon with Clutch and Graveyard.

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Daniel Boczarski / Simone Joyner / Mark Metcalfe, Getty Images

Marilyn Manson, Bring Me the Horizon, Mastodon + More Added to ‘Guitar Hero Live’

10 tunes have been added to 'Guitar Hero Live,' including Bring Me the Horizon’s “Shadow Moses,” Marilyn Manson’s “Disposable Teens” and Mastodon’s “High Road.”

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You Think You Know Mastodon?
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You Think You Know Mastodon?

In this episode of You Think You Know Metal? we delve into the career of one of the 21st century's most prolific metal bands, Mastodon.

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Jo Hale, Getty Images / Atom Splitter PR

‘Catch the Throne, Volume 2′ Mixtape, Featuring Anthrax + More, Available for Free on iTunes

The 'Catch the Throne, Volume 2' mixtape featuring Anthrax, Killswitch Engage, Mastodon and Mushroomhead is now available for free download on iTunes.

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Mastodon ‘Catch the Throne’ Mixtape Track ‘White Walker’ Available for Streaming

Mastodon 'Catch the Throne' mixtape song "White Walker" has hit the internet.

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