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MASTODON: Happy 20th Anny!

fb_img_15789483824517451081384724693038.jpgHappy 20-year anniversary to one of my all-time favorite bands. In January 2000 drummer/eventual vocalist Brann Dailor and guitarist Bill Kelliher met bassist/vocalist Troy Sanders and guitarist/vocalist Brent Hinds at a HIGH ON FIRE concert in Atlanta and later that month MASTODON was born when the boys had their first infamous band practice. The rest as they say is history.

 

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Mastodon Wins a Grammy!

#GRAMMYs #Mastodon

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So this happened — Mastodon won a Grammy! The metal band’s 2017 magnum opus Emperor of Sand was hands down the best musical release last year for me, and the first song on that album, “Sultan’s Curse”, which was also the first song we heard from the LP, won the Best Metal Performance award. I’m not a watcher of the Grammy’s (and hell, they don’t even include the Best Metal Performance category in the telecast), but I’m extremely happy and proud for the fellas (pictured: Bill Kelliher, Brann Dailor and Troy Sanders — not pictured: Brent Hinds).

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“Blue Walsh” by Mastodon

Unofficial lyric video by John Flynn of my current favorite new song “Blue Walsh” by Mastodon, from their new EP Cold Dark Place (released September 22, 2017).

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Mastodon Discuss Their New Album “Emperor of Sand” | BUILD Series

Troy Sanders (bass/vocals) and Bill Kelliher (guitar) give an in-depth discussion about their forthcoming album Emperor of Sand (out March 31st), a concept album about time and death, inspired by cancer. Easily the most anticipated album of music for me this year.

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“Sultan’s Curse” – New Music from Mastodon | Earworm of the Week

In high anticipation of their next new studio album Emperor of Sand (out March 31st), my favorite modern metal band Mastodon offered up this pre-release single last week that has wormed and embedded itself deep within my subconscious. As the title alludes, the forthcoming concept album is thematically based on time and death, inspired by cancer, the silent killer that has touched the band the past year and a half in two different instances.

Key lyric in this one: Memories of loved ones are passing me by.

Enjoy.