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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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  • 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
  • corpsetastic

    Once again, the new record is a departure and is batshit crazy. These are two good qualities.

    17 Nov 3:58am Reply
  • VerbalAbuser


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  • CircleOvTyrants


    14 Nov 11:45am Reply
  • pukylly

    I wasn't a hardcore fan before, but I like the new album more than the others...

    13 Nov 9:05pm Reply
  • BlueFacedBeast

    @aldrignedigen If I stop trying, I won't be listening, they'll never have the chance to penetrate musical taste. I feel like I should dig them, I just don't.

    12 Nov 10:12pm Reply
  • harpseel

    new album kicks ass live - and now it's so much better to listen to overall for sure

    12 Nov 9:54am Reply
  • felipepuziol

    all of them can't sing live ...sad:/ [2]

    11 Nov 8:42pm Reply
  • VerbalImaginary

    Such a great band. They get a lot of shit for their recent output but to me their new stuff feels like it's genuinely what they wanna do. It just happens to sound more catchy and accessible.

    11 Nov 6:35pm Reply
  • picky123

    all of them can't sing live ...sad:/

    10 Nov 5:12pm Reply
  • LaAtena

    Poland please! Kraków, klub Kwadrat would be the best :)

    10 Nov 2:13pm Reply
  • aldrignedigen

    Stop trying...and this band will get into you. In a good sense.

    10 Nov 6:07am Reply
  • BlueFacedBeast

    And...I still can't get into this band.

    9 Nov 11:21pm Reply
  • L_xck

    We won't let you slip away <3

    9 Nov 9:32pm Reply
  • DrStrangeIove

    wow i rly start to love "once more round the sun". Wasnt expecting this at the beginning....

    5 Nov 12:19am Reply
  • S0up789

    I didn't like The Hunter yet this new album is horribly addicting.

    4 Nov 6:31pm Reply
  • ax1dge

    New album is worthy!

    2 Nov 4:13pm Reply
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