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Mastodon

A mastodon (mastós 'breast' + odoús 'tooth') is any proboscidean belonging to the extinct genus Mammut (family Mammutidae) that inhabited North and Central America during the late Miocene or late Pliocene up to their extinction at the end of the Pleistocene 10,000 to 11,000 years ago. Mastodons lived in herds and were predominantly forest-dwelling animals. They survived on a mixed diet and obtained food by browsing and grazing, somewhat similar to modern elephants, but probably with greater emphasis on browsing M. americanum, the American mastodon, and M. pacificus, the Pacific mastodon, are the youngest and best-known species of the genus. Mastodons disappeared from North America as part of a mass extinction of most of the Pleistocene megafauna, widely believed to have been caused by a combination of climate changes at the end of the Pleistocene combined with overexploitation by Clovis hunters.

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Call of the Mastodon

Call of the Mastodon is a compilation album of early recordings of the metal band Mastodon. It was released on February 7, 2006, by Relapse Records. It was the band's final release on Relapse; they subsequently signed with Warner Music. The album contains alternate re-ordered versions of all the songs from their early EPs Lifesblood and Slick Leg. It also includes the track "Call of the Mastodon", which previously only appeared on their demo release 9 Song Demo. The Japanese edition contains a bonus live version of "Where Strides the Behemoth" from their debut album Remission. In a documentary on the making of Crack the Skye, guitarist/vocalist Brent Hinds referred to Call of the Mastodon as the band's first studio album. This sentiment was also echoed by Bill Kelliher when he appeared on Loudwire's 'Wikipedia: Fact or Fiction'.

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Leviathan (Mastodon album)

Leviathan is the second album by American heavy metal band Mastodon, released in 2004 on Relapse Records. It is Mastodon's first concept album, loosely based on the 1851 novel Moby-Dick by Herman Melville. The songs "Iron Tusk", "Blood and Thunder", "I Am Ahab" and "Seabeast" were released as singles. Three magazines awarded the album Album of the Year in 2004: Revolver, Kerrang! and Terrorizer. In 2009 and 2015 MetalSucks named Leviathan the best metal album of the 21st century. Leviathan was also released with an audio DVD of DVD-Video format in a limited edition set with a black and gold slipcase. The album brought Mastodon widespread critical acclaim and together with the ensuing tour greatly extended their fan base. It sold 106,000 copies by September 2006. Guitarist Bill Kelliher considers this album a representation of the water element, in keeping with the elemental tetralogy of the band's first four albums.

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Mastodon (band)

Mastodon is an American heavy metal band from Atlanta, Georgia, formed in 2000. The group is composed of Troy Sanders (bass/vocals), Brent Hinds (lead guitar/vocals), Bill Kelliher (rhythm guitar/backing vocals), and Brann Dailor (drums/vocals). Mastodon has released eight studio albums, as well as a number of other releases. The band's 2002 debut album, Remission, garnered significant critical acclaim for its unique sound. Mastodon's second full-length release, Leviathan, is a concept album based on the novel Moby-Dick by Herman Melville. Three magazines awarded the record Album of the Year in 2004: Revolver, Kerrang! and Terrorizer. The song "Colony of Birchmen" from the band's third album (released in 2006), Blood Mountain, was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance in 2007. Blood Mountain was followed in 2009 by Crack the Skye, and in 2011 by The Hunter, which debuted at No. 10 on the Billboard 200 chart and achieved major commercial success in the United States.

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Mastodon (software)

Mastodon is free and open-source software for running self-hosted social networking services. It has microblogging features similar to the Twitter service, which are offered by a large number of independently run Mastodon nodes (known as "instances"), each with its own code of conduct, terms of service, privacy options, and moderation policies.Each user is a member of a specific Mastodon instance, which can interoperate as a federated social network, allowing users on different nodes to interact with each other. This is intended to give users the flexibility to select a server whose policies they prefer, but keep access to a larger social network. Mastodon is also part of the Fediverse ensemble of server platforms, which use shared protocols allowing users to also interact with users on other compatible platforms, such as PeerTube and Friendica. The Mastodon mascot is an animal with a trunk, resembling a mastodon or mammoth, sometimes depicted using a tablet or smartphone. Messages posted using the software are known as "toots".

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Mastodon discography

The discography of heavy metal band Mastodon consists of eight studio albums, two live albums, three compilation albums, one video album, six extended plays, 27 singles and 22 music videos. The band was formed in 2000 by guitarists Brent Hinds and Bill Kelliher, bassist and vocalist Troy Sanders, and drummer Brann Dailor, in Atlanta, Georgia. Mastodon released their debut extended play, Slick Leg in 2001, before signing with Relapse Records and releasing their second EP Lifesblood the same year, followed by the band's first studio album in 2002, Remission. After a tour promoting the album, Mastodon released their second studio album, Leviathan, in August 2004. In February 2006, Mastodon released two records—first, a compilation of their first two EPs, titled Call of the Mastodon, and shortly after, the video album, The Workhorse Chronicles. In the same year, Mastodon released their major label debut, Blood Mountain through Reprise Records, peaking at number 32 on the Billboard 200 chart. Mastodon then released Crack the Skye in 2009, The Hunter in 2011, Once More 'Round the Sun in 2014, Emperor of Sand in 2017 and Hushed and Grim in 2021, which entered the Billboard 200 at number 11, number 10, number 6, number 7 and number 20 respectively.

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Perry Mastodon

Perry Mastodon (sometimes called Perry, the Mastodon) is the name for some mastodon skeletal remains that were discovered along Riford Road in Glen Ellyn, Illinois. The remains were found on the property of Judge Joseph Sam Perry and Mrs. Nelle Perry on October 16, 1963, thus inspiring naming the remains after them. The remains can be seen in a recreated state on the campus of Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois at the science building, where the Geology Department also is housed. The mastodon inspired some Wheaton College alumni to submit Mastodons as a suggestion for the school's mascot when the school was seeking to change its mascot. Perry Mastodon also inspired a song called Perry, the Mastodon by college campus band, The Two Twangs. The mastodon has been the victim of many pranks over the years. The most legendary occurred on Parents' Day 1975, when a bogus tape recording was inserted in place of the true story of the Mastodon. This prank was written up in the 1976 yearbook, the school newspaper, the Wheaton Daily Journal, and the official history of the college by Paul Bechtel.

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