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Mastodon explores the heavy side of life in 'Once More Around the Sun'
Mastodon explores the heavy side of life in 'Once More Around the Sun'

It's not every rock band that can be comfortable and accepted at both the Mayhem and Coachella music festivals, playing for metalheads at one, and new music connoisseurs at the other. For the Atlanta-based Mastodon, it's the norm as the quartet delivers heavy music of complexity and deep emotion, while exploring sounds that don't easily fit alongside typical metal fare. Guitarist Bill Kelliher calls the band "a gateway drug" for the uninitiated to heavy music. "We're not really a metal band. I feel like we're more like a really heavy groovy rock band with some prog elements, and some pretty deep emotional lyrics," he says. "They're...

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