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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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  • Natymichalzuk


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  • bassius

    I've just never gotten the hype for these guys. Headlining over COC is laughable to me. I mean i get they are more popular. Can someone explain why they are so regarded?

    31 Jul 4:21am Reply
  • Lok-DoK

    гавно ебаное и продажное

    30 Jul 4:01pm Reply
  • Fallingup1986

    In regards to the brent hating metal comment, I just read that article and was really gutted. I can see why they keep dropping a lot of the metal influence in their music. But it's weird how he sticks around in the band even though he disagrees with bill and brann on what the musical direction of the band should be.

    29 Jul 6:26am Reply
  • Dream-core

    Раньше была причина сходить на металлику, так как на разогреве была мешугга. Сейчас поменяли на этих хлопцев и причина идти на металлику отпала. Хотя годнейшие ребятушки, всё таки. Вот привезли бы их к нам отдельно, было бы здорово.

    22 Jul 8:37pm Reply
  • EDFort

    i really like this mad guys! add me everyone

    19 Jul 1:57am Reply
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    19 Jul 1:57am Reply
  • Flynner11

    Troy's vocals live are pretty faultless, but after seeing them 3 times, I can safely say Brent's are really poor.

    14 Jul 12:29am Reply
  • Idiots-Rule

    The metalcore tag is hilarious btw. I keep see people on Lamb of God, Chimaira and the likes of them and their shoutboxes debating that those bands aren't metalcore, then Mastodon certainly is not.

    13 Jul 2:34pm Reply
  • Idiots-Rule

    @Chiliholic Since they can pull off three pretty great voices in the studio and onto records, what they really should do is to get some proper vocal training so that they can pull it off live as well.

    13 Jul 2:31pm Reply
  • tvset

    I call for a Mastodon \\m/

    27 Jun 1:31pm Reply
  • Flynner11

    The Czar live is unbelievable.

    26 Jun 11:09pm Reply
  • Chiliholic

    I just watched the Live at Brixton gig. Such a great band musically, too bad it's full of mediocre singers. Hinds is especially bad, he sounds like a constipated midget. They should get a proper singer in.

    26 Jun 1:53pm Reply
  • meta-l

    I think one can kind of tell listening to them.

    25 Jun 9:11pm Reply
  • DStudd90

    So it turns out that Brent Hinds hates metal and calls it as nothing more than phase that he went through in his 20s. Interesting to say the least.

    25 Jun 6:32pm Reply
  • carolinafinkler

    Asleep in the deep: I need watch this music in a concert

    25 Jun 5:39am Reply
  • GodofDeathMetal

    Nevermind the bollocks article. Go here to watch the video!

    23 Jun 2:14am Reply
  • festivus_pl

    New video for Asleep In The Deep got released today:

    19 Jun 4:26pm Reply
  • Lost_Souls_UK

    Yeah, just heard March of the Fire Ants again. I miss old, messy, sludgey, heavy-as-a-really-heavy-thing Mastodon. Actually, I'm gonna give Crack the Skye a spin...

    12 Jun 10:07am Reply
  • TheHeraldWolf

    Remission needs more lovin' [2]

    12 Jun 12:21am Reply
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