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Atlanta, Georgia (1999 – present)

Mastodon is an American / band from Atlanta, Georgia, formed in 1999. The band comprises bassist/vocalist Troy Sanders, guitarist/vocalist Brent Hinds, guitarist Bill Kelliher and drummer/vocalist Brann Dailor. They have released five full-length albums to date, expanding their musical borders from early raw sludgy riffs to later multi-layered songs, yet maintaining progressive style with unusual time signatures and odd instrumentation.

It was announced, in late 2005, that, having fulfilled contractual obligations to indie label, relapse records, Mastodon had been offered a deal by a major music label, a spot on the Warner Music roster alongside such bands as Green Day and My Chemical Romance. Despite this, however, relapse records released a DVD, and re-released the band’s only demo.

An album titled Call of the Mastodon, comprising the material recorded for the band’s first and only untitled demo, which featured Eric Saner on vocals, was released in early 2006. A DVD entitled “The Workhorse Chronicles” was released not long after and a full length album, the band’s Warner Music debut, Blood Mountain, was released September 12th, 2006. In an interview with MTV news, Brann Dailor revealed that the band’s sound, on this upcoming release would be decidedly different and more “progressive.” He also expressed excitement over the possibility of the birth of a new “prog movement,” naming bands such as Isis, along with Mastodon, as prospective leaders of said movement.


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  • chett2001

    New song is amazing, i'm sorry if you guys can't see that... Maybe some other songs on the new album will peak your interests :).

    8 hours ago Reply
  • corvo01

    loved the main riff and the bridge,but I listened several times, and really sounds to me as the "radio version" of the actual song, regarding the structure/complexity blabla... fact is indeed better than some tracks on The Hunter. but hey, it's Bill's song, let's give him the credits and wait the full album

    Yesterday 3:51am Reply
  • Danielnoise

    First album is very good.

    20 Apr 1:29pm Reply
  • DamienCallisto

    Everyone's entitled to their opinions. Mine? I'm loving it. I've loved all of their progressions. Can't wait for the new album!

    19 Apr 8:18pm Reply
  • padavanGreg

    I am sure that the album still has a potential. It will be good and I also hope for bizarre stuff here. Just get it out Mastodon! This has to be better than Hunter.

    19 Apr 8:00pm Reply
  • MilitaryTwoStep

    "People should stop thinking this band has to cater to their tastes. " can ensitive babies please shut up. i dont understand how dumb you have to be to get mad over people not liking a band's music *sniffle sniffle* "n-n-no it's good i like it :'((((".

    19 Apr 4:03pm Reply
  • seyyjJ

    New song is boring as f.

    19 Apr 3:09pm Reply
  • jack_rae

    The new song is great. People should stop thinking this band has to cater to their tastes.

    19 Apr 10:42am Reply
  • drmagg

    Surprisingly good.

    19 Apr 10:18am Reply
  • JarOfLies-

    High Road kicks ass [3]

    19 Apr 9:11am Reply
  • Godblessedboy

    High Road kicks ass [2]

    19 Apr 7:51am Reply
  • MilitaryTwoStep

    the hunter had a few good songs but it was by and large terrible, yeah.

    19 Apr 4:08am Reply
  • tfaaon

    wait for the album fellas...

    18 Apr 10:43pm Reply
  • Gnomensocke

    Mastodon have evolved into a band with hard rock riffs and catchy choruses, that's it. I'm usually not one of those "omg omg this band has become shit" guys, but you have to accept that they are not as good as they were once. They don't have to record Remission 2, but I would hope they make something that is really different (for them) and honest. Why don't make a doom-influenced record? Or a acoustic album? Something with an orchestra? Why rock songs with catchy vocals? Oh right, this hasn't been done ever before, sorry. :/

    18 Apr 10:26pm Reply
  • MilitaryTwoStep

    blood mountain* whoopsy

    18 Apr 7:35pm Reply
  • MilitaryTwoStep

    the new song is not great but it's better than i'd expected. it sounds more like the melvins than anything from remission. the chorus is fucking terrible though, the vocals are pretty weak in general. bridge sounds like CTS + blood mission. hopefully this means we've bid farewell to the temporary mental retardation of the hutner :)

    18 Apr 7:34pm Reply
  • Alejandrawrrr

    Love the sound of the new song, hoping it's an accurate representation of the rest of the album. The instrumentation is reminiscent of some of their Remission stuff (seems my sacrificing goats has paid off), while the vocals seem to be continuing along the route they've been progressing from CTS/Hunter. I'm interested.

    18 Apr 1:28am Reply
  • NuclearMosher

    New song is very nice. ;) Looking forward to hear the whole album and then I will judge it. :)

    17 Apr 10:22pm Reply
  • lhlhlh1

    hated the chorus. This new "pop star Troy" dominance in The Hunter and the new song are getting out of hand.

    17 Apr 10:13pm Reply
  • fikschnitzel

    love it.

    17 Apr 9:44pm Reply
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