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Mastodon

United States · Group · 1999–present
Mastodon is an American heavy metal band from Atlanta, Georgia, formed in 2000 and composed of bassist Troy Sanders, guitarists Brent Hinds and Bill Kelliher, and drummer Brann Dailor. Their musical style features progressive concepts and unique instrumentation. All four members participate in vocals, creating a unique blend of singing styles and voices.

Mastodon has released seven studio albums, as well as a number of other records. The band's debut album, Remission, released in 2002, garnered significant critical acclaim for its unique sound. Mastodon's second full-length release, Leviathan, is a concept album based on the novel Moby-Dick by Herman Melville. Three magazines awarded the record Album of the Year in 2004: Revolver, Kerrang! and Terrorizer. The song "Colony of Birchmen" from the band's 2006 third album, Blood Mountain, was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance in 2007. Blood Mountain was followed in 2009 by Crack the Skye, and in 2011 by The Hunter, which achieved major commercial success in the United States, debuting at No. 10 on the Billboard 200 chart. The Hunter features the song "Curl of the Burl", which was nominated for a Grammy for Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance in 2012. Mastodon's 2014 album, Once More 'Round the Sun, peaked at No. 6 on the Billboard 200 chart and features the band's third Grammy-nominated song, "High Road". The band's seventh album Emperor of Sand was released on March 31, 2017. Read more »

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MASTODON Drummer's ARCADEA To Release Debut Album In June

Hailing from the fringes of the cosmos, ARCADEA will make its arrival known with the release of its self-titled debut album on June 16 via Relapse Records. ARCADEA was born when drummer-vocalist Brann Dailor of MASTODON teamed up with guitarist and...

Watch MASTODON Perform On 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!'

Atlanta heavy rock icons MASTODON were the musical guests on last night's (Monday, April 3) episode of "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" The band played the song "Show Yourself" on the show's outdoor stage in front of a standing-room-only crowd. Check out video...

Videos

Mastodon - The Making of 'Emperor of Sand' | Part 11
Mastodon - The Making of 'Emperor of Sand' | Part 10
Mastodon - The Making of 'Emperor of Sand' | Part 9
Mastodon - The Making of 'Emperor of Sand' | Part 8
Guitar Lessons with Bill

Discography

Emperor of Sand
2017 Official Album
Once More ’Round the Sun
2014 Official Album
The Hunter
2011 Official Album
Crack the Skye
2009 Official Album
Blood Mountain
2006 Official Album
Leviathan
2004 Official Album
Remission
2002 Official Album

Members