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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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  • aldrignedigen

    Oh snap :(

    8 hours ago Reply
  • deferreon

    Based on what Brann said in an interview this month, the EP didn't work out due to some tragedies, but now that they're taking a break from touring for a few months, they'll see if and when the EP will be released.

    Yesterday 8:32pm Reply
  • henriiquecrvg

    Once More 'Round The Sun >>

    21 Dec 3:50am Reply
  • levitate85

    Once More 'Round The Sun is featured in our Top 10 Albums of 2014 - http://www.badoink.com/entertainment/music-entertainment/top-10-albums-of-2014/

    19 Dec 3:38pm Reply
  • JarOfLies-

    "Rather bad live, I have to admit. [2] Both times I've seen them have been lackluster. They play just fine, but don't seem into the shows at all. No energy." I tend do disagree. Saw them this weekend in Munich and it was awsome. They really seemed to have a good time while being on stage, especially Bill und Troy. Brann even talked to the crowd for a couple of minutes after the show - great night overall.

    14 Dec 8:23pm Reply
  • Mork_Laerer

    Hey buddies, please would you follow me on Soundcloud? I'll really appreciate it!

    14 Dec 6:59pm Reply
  • Deroth-Rus-

    not sludge, pop-prog metal with alternative and mainstream's music. PR-mediocrity, no more :)

    13 Dec 1:27pm Reply
  • cryptic-death

    Does someone have information about that winter EP? [3] also, Once more round the sun definitely my album of the year, great come back for Mastodon too

    13 Dec 4:07am Reply
  • phobos_87

    Does someone have information about that winter EP? [2]

    11 Dec 8:20am Reply
  • tvset

    still got it

    9 Dec 8:38pm Reply
  • xVTSWx

    Крайний альбом достойный, очень даже.

    8 Dec 1:29pm Reply
  • muerto14

    Amazing BAND

    2 Dec 5:33pm Reply
  • padavanGreg

    Does someone have information about that winter EP?

    30 Nov 12:33am Reply
  • bobo9390

    Rather bad live, I have to admit. [2] Both times I've seen them have been lackluster. They play just fine, but don't seem into the shows at all. No energy.

    26 Nov 6:59pm Reply
  • Axeforhire66

    If they had Neil Fallon to share vocal duties, Mastodon would be god-tier

    26 Nov 12:35am Reply
  • Pukeman1

    not bad, but there is one thing that goes on my nerves. fucking drums slamming all the time, on beat, offbeat.

    24 Nov 8:07pm Reply
  • Neaera2410

    Rather bad live, I have to admit.

    22 Nov 11:54pm Reply
  • bassius

    Maybe if Neal Fallon was really in this band they could be one of the greats.

    21 Nov 1:02am Reply
  • tatasb

    Que banda <3

    20 Nov 12:48am Reply
  • VadiushaKomarov

    Лучший сладж.

    19 Nov 10:02am Reply
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