Mastodon is an American heavy metal band from Atlanta, Georgia. Formed in 2000, the group is composed of bassist Troy Sanders, guitarists Brent Hinds and Bill Kelliher, and drummer Brann Dailor, all of whom perform vocals in studio (except Bill Kelliher). They all perform vocals at live shows. Their musical style features progressive concepts and unique instrumentation. 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.[1] 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[2] 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, which features the band's most commercially successful song to date, "Show Yourself", peaking at number 4 on the US Billboard Mainstream Rock Songs chart in June 2017. The followup single, "Steambreather", has peaked at number 18 on the same chart in October 2017. The album's opening track, "Sultan's Curse", became the band's fourth Grammy-nominated song. Emperor of Sand would become the band's first album to receive a Grammy nomination being nominated for Best Rock Album.[3]



Cold Dark Place
Cold Dark Place is an EP by American metal band Mastodon.
Toe to Toes
Toe to Toes is a song by musical group Mastodon, released on August 31, 2017.
Emperor of Sand
Emperor of Sand is the seventh studio album by American heavy metal band Mastodon.
Andromeda is a song by musical group Mastodon, released on March 7, 2017.

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Mastodon, Body Count, Code Orange among metal Grammy nominees
  –  November 28, 2017
While the Grammys have been out of step with metal and hard rock since 1989, the first year there was a ... If either Meshuggah or Mastodon won, that’d be kind of awesome, since neither band has picked up a Grammy yet. Seeing Body Count pick up a ...
Mastodon turns the fight against cancer metal in Orlando
  –  September 22, 2017
Troy Sanders is in a good place emotionally but you wouldn’t know it to listen to “Emperor of Sand,” the album his metal band Mastodon released in March ... based rockers to Universal CityWalk’s Hard Rock Live on Tuesday, Sept.
Mastodon turns the fight against cancer metal in Orlando
  –  September 22, 2017
“We still write music to be absorbed as a whole record.” Unlike many of their progressive rock contemporaries, Mastodon’s stage show is a stripped-down, no-nonsense affair. “We don’t have too many bells and whistles,” said Sanders. “I think ...
Mastodon premiere Emperor Of Sand online documentary
  –  December 4, 2017
Mastodon film documenting band’s Emperor Of Sand album is ... The band explain: “This is a deep look into the making of the album and the inspiration behind the music. With the Grammy nominations Emperor Of Sand has received, we thought it was the ...
Mastodon: The Making of “Emperor of Sand” documentary
  –  December 4, 2017
Mastodon has been known for their “Making Of…” documentaries ... This is a deep look into the making of the album and the inspiration behind the music. With the GRAMMY nominations Emperor of Sand has received this week, we thought it was the perfect ...
Mastodon’s Brent Hinds Goes Old School Country on New West End Motel Song
  –  December 1, 2017
With Mastodon having released a new full length and an EP this year and the debut album from Giraffe Tongue Orchestra last year, there's been a lot of Hinds to go around. Now, he's just released another dose of new music with West End Motel and you can ...
CVLT Nation Captures: Russian Circles & Mastodon
  –  December 1, 2017
Whether their music captivates you on record or not ... Eagles of Death Metal All in all, I can’t deny that it was a sincere treat to finally catch Mastodon in all their live glory. While I can’t really say I’ve followed them closely since 2006 ...
Mastodon releases new Cold Dark Place EP: Stream/Download
  –  September 22, 2017
Today, Mastodon have unleashed their new EP, Cold Dark Place. Apple Music and Spotify users can stream it in full down below. This latest collection follows Mastodon’s seventh full-length, Emperor of Sand, which came out earlier this year. All four of ...


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