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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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  • Thradar

    God this band sucks. And I'm a huge prog metal fan.

    Yesterday 4:56pm Reply
  • DrStrangeIove

    v lol wut

    18 Oct 4:44pm Reply
  • foreverskreemin

    Newalbum is like one jam session after another.....a masterpiece \\m/

    16 Oct 12:42am Reply
  • IRL174099

    Miss the Hinds' vocals on the new album... there is only 1 song with him as lead vocalist :/

    15 Oct 10:24pm Reply
  • DrStrangeIove

    The vinyl of once more round the sun is wonderfull <3

    15 Oct 2:31pm Reply
  • Ryncol

    I dont get ppl being upset about that video. Mastodon is MTV metal anyway, no wonder they made MV like that.

    9 Oct 9:05am Reply
  • Grotlo94

    The video was funny at the start, because just suddenly there was twerking, but at the end of the video it was just a twerk-off. It would have been funnier if the video kept going with the random intrusion of twerking in what was a really typical metal musicvideo.

    7 Oct 9:33pm Reply
  • levitate85

    Mastodon's new video has caused a little bit of bother online (but then what doesn't anymore?). What's all the fuss about? http://www.badoink.com/entertainment/mastodons-new-video-the-motherload-nice-twerk-if-you-can-get-it/

    7 Oct 11:23am Reply
  • Satyr_FFF_666

    Aaming band and amazing new album in my opinion.

    7 Oct 1:40am Reply
  • nicolasbj

    next: Mastodon (feat. Justin Bieber)

    6 Oct 3:20pm Reply
  • jeszczeniekot

    http://jeszczenie.pl/mastodon-once-more-round-the-sun/

    6 Oct 2:48pm Reply
  • Stormehange

    Only fuckin dirty orthodox metalheads cares about labels, and shit like twerking in videoclip. Nobody fuckin cares about this anymore, it's not the 80' or 90'.[2]

    6 Oct 1:15pm Reply
  • endrju26

    You're all pussies, new video is the shit. Loved it. [3] Only fuckin dirty orthodox metalheads cares about labels, and shit like twerking in videoclip. Nobody fuckin cares about this anymore, it's not the 80' or 90'.

    6 Oct 7:01am Reply
  • nicolasbj

    Asstodon LOL

    5 Oct 9:12pm Reply
  • RippedtoShreds

    You're all pussies, new video is the shit. Loved it. [2] Twerking is not a recent pop culture invention. Twerking is life. [2]

    5 Oct 3:11am Reply
  • benson_x

    They obviously mocked twerking, cuz those fat asses in slow-mo looked gross (2)

    4 Oct 11:58am Reply
  • xxEUROBOYxx

    I remember their Deathbound video which was also made as a joke, I liked it because the idea of numerous puppets killing themselves in various ways in Magic Land really IS funny. But seriously spend money on a video that is all about twerking (which is soooo overused joke now) and present it like it's super funny? No, that won't work. High Road was also mocking LARPing and I am so tired of this modern day bullshit that is getting infused in every possible thing like music videos, games, movies etc. Mastodon should return to their Oblivion/Sleeping Giant-like videos.

    4 Oct 11:58am Reply
  • aldrignedigen

    They obviously mocked twerking, cuz those fat asses in slow-mo looked gross

    4 Oct 11:02am Reply
  • los_garrador

    Once you add an element outside of the metal culture and try to shoe horn it in there, you're obviously going to get some bitching. They did this intentionally for controversy, although maybe more than they bargained for with the feminists taking notice. Whatever, this shit is so beyond kitsch at this point it no longer interests me. It's not even ironically funny either, it's just stupid.

    4 Oct 7:43am Reply
  • Akiba61

    Twerking is not a recent pop culture invention. Twerking is life.

    3 Oct 10:01pm Reply
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