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Mastodon circa 2014.
|Origin||Atlanta, Georgia, USA|
|Genres||Sludge Metal, Progressive Metal, Stoner Rock, Alternative Rock|
|Years active||2000 - Present|
|Labels||Relapse, Reprise, Roadrunner|
|Associated acts||Killer Be Killed, Social Infestation, Gone Is Gone, Four Hour Fogger, Knuckle, Puaka Balaca, Evisceration, Lethargy, Fiend Without a Face, Gaylord, Today Is The Day, Giraffe Tongue Orchestra, Legend of the Seagullmen, The Blood Vessels, West End Motel, Primate, Butterslax, Girdle|
Mastodon are a progressive rock/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 though their sound early on bore a resemblance to sludge metal. All four members participate in vocals, creating a unique blend of singing styles and voices. The band is also known for trying to constantly change their sound to avoid "writing the same album twice".
Since their inception Mastodon have released seven studio albums, with their debut album Remission (2002) garnering critical acclaim and over time building more of a fanbase as their sound adapted over time with 2011's The Hunter garnering commercial success and widening their audience. The band has made appearances with a wide range of other medias (Whether acting or contributing music) such as Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Tony Hawk's American Wasteland, Monsters University and Game of Thrones to name a few.