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Mastodon Live at Brixton

On February 11, 2012, Mastodon played a sold-out show at London’s O2 Academy Brixton. It was the band’s largest headlining concert to date, with the nearly 5,000 in attendance privy to a metal event for the ages. Luckily, the group…

Modern Drummer
Mar 14, 2014

Mastodon’s Brann Dailor on The Hunter: Change Is Good

  by David Ciauro Perhaps the Mayans were right after all. The End of Days must be upon us when we live in a world that finds the Atlanta-based metal band Mastodon’s latest album, The Hunter, debuting on Billboard’s top…

Modern Drummer
Jan 19, 2012

Neil Peart: More Reasons To Love

When we threw out the net asking drummers to share with us the reasons why they love Neil Peart’s drumming, so many wanted to chime in, we couldn’t fit everyone’s comments in the story. So we held our interviews with…

Modern Drummer
Aug 21, 2009

Mayhem Week! Brann Dailor of Mastodon

The Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem tour has been amazing so far. I kind of knew it would be a lot of fun when I saw the lineup. We’ve been friends with most of the bands on the bill for a…

Modern Drummer
Jul 28, 2008

Brann Dailor of Mastodon

For Mastodon drummer Brann Dailor, playing in a band named after a huge prehistoric beast makes perfect sense. "When I'm performing or writing," Dailor says, "I sometimes think, That definitely sounds like a Mastodon part." Well, how about a "Sea…

Modern Drummer
May 12, 2004