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Mastodon’s Brann Dailor Recommends These Songs To Those Looking To Get Into His Band


Brann Dailor, drummer/vocalist for the GRAMMY award winning progressive metal band Mastodon, has a few key song choices to recommend to those looking to break into the group’s catalog. Speaking recently with Loudwire Nights, Dailor was asked which song he felt would serve as the best introductory track to the group. Given the rapid evolution of Mastodon‘s material over their two decades as a band, Dailor opted for three different choices, he stated:

“That’s kinda tough because I need to know the person’s… there’s circumstances involved here — what are you into? If they say Deicide, then I’m gonna say ‘March Of The Fire Ants.’ If they say they’re into the Backstreet Boys, I’d say, ‘Show Yourself.’ If they say they’re into Metallica, I’d say almost any of our songs. Maybe listen to ‘Eyes Of Serpents‘ or something off of [‘Hushed And Grim‘] or ‘Tear Drinker‘.”

Mastodon just kicked off their North American tour as direct support to Ghost last night. Spiritbox have snagged the opening spot on that trek, dates for which include:

08/27 Tucson, AZ – Tucson Convention Center Arena
08/30 Austin, TX – Moody Center
08/31 Corpus Christi, TX – American Bank Center Arena
09/02 Huntsville, AL – Von Braun Center’s Propst Arena
09/03 Duluth, GA – Gas South Arena
09/04 Asheville, NC – Arena
09/06 Tampa, FL – Yuengling Arena
09/09 Trenton, NJ – CURE Insurance Arena
09/10 Belmont Park, NY – UBS Arena
09/12 Providence, RI – Dunkin Donuts Center
09/13 Bangor, ME – Cross Insurance Center
09/15 Quebec City, QC – Videotron Centre
09/16 Laval, QC – Place Bell
09/17 Toronto, ON – Coca Cola Coliseum
09/19 Saginaw, MI – Dow Event Center
09/20 Youngstown, OH – Covelli Centre
09/21 Peoria, IL – Peoria Civic Center Arena


09/25 Birmingham, AL – Sloss Furnaces (‘Furnace Fest‘)

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