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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
   
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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Mastodon to Open ‘Ember City’ Rehearsal Studio Space in Atlanta

Mastodon will be opening Ember City, a rehearsal studio located in Atlanta Ga. for local musicians and other artists.

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Kevin Winter / Ethan Miller / Jason Merritt, Getty Images

Actor Christian Bale Listened to Pantera + Mastodon to Learn Double-Bass Drumming in New Role

Actor Christian Bale prepared for his new role by listening to Pantera and Mastodon to help him out with his drumming.

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YouTube

Mastodon’s Brann Dailor Gives Humorously Contentious Drum Lesson to Elderly Man

Watch as the Mastodon drummer goes toe to toe with the elderly Mikkeller beers spokesperson.

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YouTube: FRET12

Mastodon’s Brent Hinds Featured in Guitar Instructional Documentary Series

Mastodon's Brent Hinds is the latest to be featured in the series 'The Sound and the Story,' detailing a bit about his life and giving guitar instructions about his technique and how to play Mastodon songs.

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