Mastodon is a metal quartet – Troy Sanders (bass), Brent Hinds (guitar), Bill Kelliher (guitar), and Brann Dailor (drums) – from Atlanta that got together in 2000. It is vocals by committee for this group as they are shared by Sanders, Kelliher and Hinds. The result is a cool mixture of voices to create their sound.
While always having garnered critical acclaimed for their music the band finally achieved commercial success with their 2011 release The Hunter. Their sixth and latest album, Once More ‘Round the Sun, is also doing well on the Billboard Album Chart. They have also earned two Grammy Awards nominations.
As far as categorizing their sound it has blurred the lines between all kinds of metal like progressive, groove, heavy, and experimental. It is also hard to pin down because their sound has evolved over the years. Because of their talent and unique sound they have become one of the more respected metal acts of the 21st century.
-Date: October 29, 2014
-Ticket Purchase: www.ticketmaster.ca
-Ticket Price: $48.80 (plus handling charges)
-Show Time: 7:30 p.m. (Doors @ 6:00 p.m.)
-Opening Acts: Gojira and Kvelertak