Top 20 Mastodon Band Facts

1- Mastodon is an American heavy metal bandformed in 2000  in Atlanta, Georgia, 

2- Mastodon recorded the song “White Walker” in tribute to the show and the song was included on the “Game of Thrones” mixtape.

3-  The “Game of Thrones” TV series  includes the members of Mastodon. 

4- Brent Hinds, guitarist for the band, hates heavy metal music

5- Mastodon’s 2014 album, Once More ‘Round the Sun, peaked at No. 6 on the Billboard200 chart

6- Mastodon guitarist Brent Hinds learned to play music by playing the banjo

7- The band recorded a demo in 2000, which featured Eric Saner on vocals

8- The members of Mastodon met at a High on Fire show in Atlanta, Georgia.

9- “Iron Tusk”, the fifth track on the album, can be found on the soundtrack of the skateboarding video game Tony Hawk’s American Wasteland and in 2K Sports video game NHL 2K9.

10- The band’s first single off Blood Mountain, “Capillarian Crest,” was ranked number 27 in Rolling Stone Magazine’s Top 100 Songs of 2006

11- The band’s 2002 debut album, Remission, garnered significant critical acclaim for its unique sound

12- Three magazines awarded the record Album of the Year in 2004: RevolverKerrang! and Terrorizer.

13- Blood Mountain is about a man who is searching for the “Crystal Skull”, which is on top of the “Blood Mountain”.

14- The band performed “Colony of Birchmen” at the 2007 MTV Video Music Awards live with Josh Homme

15- Mastodon guitarist Brent Hinds absolutely loves Soundgarden but was unimpressed by singer Chris Cornell

16-  “Blood and Thunder” is featured in the video games Need for Speed: Most Wanted,

17- Mastodon’s second full-length release, Leviathan, is a concept album based on the novel Moby-Dick by Herman Melville

18- Hinds and Kelliher once again returned to Game of Thrones as wights among the White Walker army for the season 7 finale episode, “The Dragon and the Wolf”

19- The band’s seventh album, Emperor of Sand, was released on March 31, 2017, and features the band’s most commercially successful song to date, “Show Yourself”, which peaked at No. 4 on the US Billboard Mainstream Rock Songs chart in June 2017

20- Emperor of Sand mainly deals with the themes of death and survival and is about a desert wanderer faced with a death sentence

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Sources

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