Drummer Brann Dailor of Atlanta progressive metallers MASTODON dropped by the Vintage Room at Guitar Center in Hollywood, California to talk about his musical upbringings and motivations. In addition, he really lets loose on a Tama kit. Check out the footage below.
MASTODON's sixth album, "Once More 'Round The Sun", is likely to sell between 25,000 and 28,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release, according to industry web site Hits Daily Double. The estimate was based on one-day sales reports compiled after the record arrived in stores on June 24 via Reprise Records. The chart will be unveiled on Wednesday, July 2.
MASTODON's fifth album, 2011's "The Hunter", opened with 39,000 units to land at position No. 10 on The Billboard 200 chart. The band's previous CD, "Crack The Skye", registered a first-week tally of 41,000 copies back in April 2009 to debut at No. 11. MASTODON's 2006 effort, "Blood Mountain", came in with just over 24,000 units — significantly more than the 8,000 first-week total of its predecessor, 2004's "Leviathan" — which put it at No. 32.
"Once More 'Round The Sun" was recorded in Nashville with Grammy Award-winning producer Nick Raskulinecz, who is known for his work with RUSH, DEFTONES, FOO FIGHTERS and ALICE IN CHAINS. Also available on June 24 was a stunning deluxe 2LP vinyl edition of "Once More 'Round The Sun". This limited edition includes two discs pressed onto 180-gram black vinyl housed in a quadruple gatefold vinyl jacket featuring artwork by Skinner, plus a CD of the complete album. The package includes four exclusive lithographs derived from the album artwork.