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Band Info
OriginAtlanta, Georgia, United States
Genre(s)Progressive metal
Sludge metal
Label(s)Relapse Records
Reprise Records
Roadrunner Records
Associated ActsKiller Be Killed, Lethargy, Today Is the Day
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Mastodon is an American heavy metal band from Atlanta, Georgia, formed in early 2000 and composed of bassist Troy Sanders, guitarist Brent Hinds, guitarist Bill Kelliher and drummer Brann Dailor. Many of their songs feature progressive concepts and unique instrumentation with a mix of clean vocals and harsh screams.

Mastodon has released seven studio albums, two live albums and accompanying DVDs, a compilation of early material and a box set. The band released its debut album Remission in 2002, which garnered significant critical acclaim for its unique sound.[1] Their second release, Leviathan, was based on the famous American novel by Herman Melville, Moby Dick. Three magazines awarded it Album of the Year in 2004: Revolver, Kerrang! and Terrorizer. Mastodon achieved major American commercial success in the 2010s with their 2011, 2014 and 2017 albums The Hunter, Once More 'Round the Sun and Emperor of Sand, which all debuted in the top ten on the Billboard 200 chart.


Current members
  • Troy Sanders – bass, vocals (2000–present)
  • Brent Hinds – guitar, vocals (2000–present)
  • Bill Kelliher – guitar, backing vocals (2000–present)
  • Brann Dailor – drums, vocals (2000–present)
Former members
  • Eric Saner – lead vocals (2000)
Session members
  • Scott Kelly - guest vocals (2004-present)
Touring members
  • Derek Mitchka - keyboards (2011)


Studio Albums
Live Albums
  • Live at the Aragon (2011)
  • Live at Brixton (2014)
  • Call of the Mastodon (2006)
  • Medium Rarities (2020)



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