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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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  • bloody72

    pozdrowienia ze Sląska dla fanów Mastodon

    Yesterday 8:38pm Reply
  • Taggueg

    Once More Round The Sun is total rocker! I loved it at first listen. (2) Only over 3 months to see them Live! \\m/

    Yesterday 11:34am Reply
  • cserradell

    Cant get the new album out of my head, I'm constantly humming the melodies to myself.

    27 Aug 11:22pm Reply
  • ossum

    mastodon, y u so good?

    27 Aug 7:38pm Reply
  • spiderferi

    and last.fm must get the albums page fixed. tracks are not linked to the album page!

    20 Aug 4:55am Reply
  • spiderferi

    Once More Round The Sun is total rocker! i loved it at first listen. Mastodon never fails to surprise me.

    20 Aug 4:49am Reply
  • vinicius_young

    Once More 'Round the Sun melhor cd de 2014 flw

    20 Aug 3:23am Reply
  • ColonyofMetal

    @bruno_avilar - The box sets look good. If it had some B-sides / demo's from the remission sessions I'd probably get it. Though with it being limited to 1500 it is rather tempting.

    19 Aug 10:43am Reply
  • muckaveli

    Mastoshit

    18 Aug 7:36pm Reply
  • bruno_avilar

    ok now let's talk about THE REMASTERED EDITION OF REMISSION

    15 Aug 6:11am Reply
  • Janavrive

    Очень быстро наскучили

    14 Aug 11:42am Reply
  • i4mt3hwin

    If they never evolved their style there would have never been a Crack the Skye in the first place. People are stupid.

    13 Aug 11:47am Reply
  • corpsetastic

    Why the heck would folk want a watered down version of an earlier record, that never works out. Be glad for The Hunter and Sun, they're unique spurts of Mastodon freshness. Full of energetic glitz and strange glamour, they may return to proggy meandering if they have more to offer on the matter.

    13 Aug 3:19am Reply
  • sanicdaheghod

    People complaining about how they likely won't make an album that sounds like Crack The Skye again really need their mouths sewn shut. Their evolving style is one of the best I've ever heard from any band. I was surprised by OMRTS and I enjoyed it much more than I was expecting to. Mastodon never ceases to amaze and I never get bored of their music regardless of how much I listen to it.

    11 Aug 11:30pm Reply
  • Mister_SGG

    why are they listed as metalcore lol

    9 Aug 11:47pm Reply
  • fuzzyburrito

    Just got my tickets for the kink festival with them and gojira :)))

    9 Aug 3:53am Reply
  • YesFly

    Sometimes I feel really depressed, like I dont want to go on, then Mastodon comes out with a new album and Fuck it!!!! :D

    4 Aug 2:17pm Reply
  • dnbmethod

    New album the best!

    2 Aug 2:44am Reply
  • barcisz

    You take the hiiiiiiiiiiigh rooooooad dooooown !

    31 Jul 10:56am Reply
  • JonAlmighty

    OMG The Motherload just grew on me!

    27 Jul 6:51pm Reply
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