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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 six 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. 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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  • MartianReaper

    these guys are fantastic. for me each album is a masterpiece in its own way. nothing but respect for Mastodon.

    2 hours ago Reply
  • cyclonnl

    Remission needs more lovin'

    27 May 8:41pm Reply
  • henriiquecrvg

    Oblivion >>>

    25 May 2:57am Reply
  • meta-l

    It really took me a while to dig this. I had always considered them bland.

    22 May 9:31am Reply
  • JohnLateralus

    https://mitchellmacfarlane.bandcamp.com If you like Post-Rock/Metal, you will probably dig this album my roommate just released!!

    21 May 12:23am Reply
  • Ivartist

    Will do! thanks!

    16 May 10:57pm Reply
  • Strokarlos

    ...Mastodon punched in the face! After seeing them live last friday at Atlanta, I bought 'Blood Mountain' and 'Crack the Skye' this afternoon, I'm into them now!

    14 May 11:53pm Reply
  • bcpeters1

    after listening to a few songs on youtube a few years back, I rejected them without giving them a solid listen. 2 weeks ago I torrented their entire discography. Today, I just bought every album on vinyl. What an amazing band. How did i not "get it " the first time through. This is Tool and Opeth, level shit here. And to think I missed a tour with them, Opeth and Ghost 2 years ago. Ugh on all 3 counts.

    14 May 8:42pm Reply
  • MAILUNA1

    Remission - Leviathon - Blood Mountain - Crack The sky. basically follow the discography from the beginning and listen to how they evolve.

    14 May 4:49pm Reply
  • MegaDave89

    Ivartist: Begin with Crack The Skye and Leviathan, they are best to begin with, cause both are masterpieces, and then after that, listen on Blood Mountain.

    14 May 4:44am Reply
  • Ivartist

    Have only listened to ''Once More 'Round the Sun'', would like to listen to moar. Which album should I begin with?

    13 May 11:54pm Reply
  • MegaDave89

    Quintessence is awesome song!

    11 May 5:57pm Reply
  • SerenadeinLead

    Gonna love them forever.

    11 May 2:20pm Reply
  • fuzzyburrito

    i just want to say that i loved their GoT contribution, White Walker. its so fing good.

    8 May 12:08am Reply
  • MilitaryTwoStep

    "tfw you witness Mastodon try and play their Remission/Leviathan era material, and you hear clean singing. " what even happened to this band? i saw them on the hunter tour and this dog shit never happened. for shame.

    3 May 5:40pm Reply
  • Bought_New_Soul

    Really feeling The Hunter recently

    24 Apr 7:58pm Reply
  • harpseel

    Once More Round the Sun has grown on me so much, it might be my very favorite album at this point

    24 Apr 5:52pm Reply
  • CosmicPi

    Finger lickin', ass kickin'.

    24 Apr 1:44am Reply
  • MrLlamaLlamaa

    I really need to listen to Hearts Alive more often.

    22 Apr 1:27pm Reply
  • MegaDave89

    This band has really grown to me.

    19 Apr 6:04am Reply
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