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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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  • progfly

    The Sparrow is literally the only song I can listen to during a hangover. thank you Mastodon!

    25 Jan 7:24pm Reply
  • Wolfinthemoon

    http://metalhammer.teamrock.com/news/2015-01-19/mastodon-working-on-album-no-7

    19 Jan 1:20pm Reply
  • AndrewWhiting

    Очень сочное звучание, определённо лучшая группа в своём жанре.

    17 Jan 6:50pm Reply
  • GPcore

    Mastodon is love, Mastodon is life I regret not getting more into this band before. [2]

    14 Jan 5:45pm Reply
  • corpsetastic

    Every damn album... truly worthy of the name Mastodon. That's a pretty gnarly name to live up to when you're a proggy band.

    13 Jan 5:28am Reply
  • DesunotoK

    once more round the sun is great, I regret not getting more into this band before.

    10 Jan 6:58pm Reply
  • niko306

    Best band ever!

    8 Jan 7:17pm Reply
  • bbbiip

    замуурчательный сабж. была на выступление, знаю ;)

    2 Jan 5:01pm Reply
  • aldrignedigen

    Oh snap :(

    22 Dec 2014 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.

    21 Dec 2014 Reply
  • henriiquecrvg

    Once More 'Round The Sun >>

    21 Dec 2014 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 2014 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 2014 Reply
  • Deroth-Rus-

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

    13 Dec 2014 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 2014 Reply
  • phobos_87

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

    11 Dec 2014 Reply
  • tvset

    still got it

    9 Dec 2014 Reply
  • xVTSWx

    Крайний альбом достойный, очень даже.

    8 Dec 2014 Reply
  • muerto14

    Amazing BAND

    2 Dec 2014 Reply
  • padavanGreg

    Does someone have information about that winter EP?

    30 Nov 2014 Reply
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