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Mastodon is a band from Atlanta, Georgia, formed in early 2000 that crosses multiple genres of heavy metal such as progressive metal, sludge, metal, and alternative metal. The band consists of bassist Troy Sanders, guitarists Brent Hinds and Bill Kelliher and drummer Brann Dailor. This is not a band with one main vocalist since all four members participate in vocals, creating a unique blend of singing styles and voices.

Bassist Troy Sanders stated about their musical style “We don’t consider ourselves a metal band. We recognize there is a lot of metal in us, but we also want to believe we have a lot of rock ‘n’ roll in us, and we have a lot of progressive rock in us, we have bits and pieces of thrash and punk, and psychedelic- ness sprinkled throughout. A lot of times for me personally, just having the metal tag itself seems kind of limiting on us because we have such an appreciation for all styles of music and we like to incorporate bits and pieces of those into our songs. But we also recognize all the different subgenres and the millions of times people say, “Oh, what do they sound like?” and you say something, I understand that. But, it doesn’t affect how we create anything at all”.

Mastodon has released six studio albums from their debut album, Remission in 2002 to their latest release in 2014 Once More ‘Round the Sun.

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