Brann Dailor

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Brann Dailor
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Dailor performing with Mastodon at the Warsaw student festival in 2012
Background information
Birth nameBrann Timothy Dailor
Born (1975-03-19) March 19, 1975 (age 44)
Rochester, New York, United States
Origin Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Occupation(s)Musician, songwriter
InstrumentsDrums, vocals, percussion, bass
Years active1989–present
Labels Relapse, Reprise, Roadrunner
Associated acts Lethargy, Today Is the Day , Mastodon, Arcadea

Brann Timothy Dailor (born March 19, 1975 [1] in Rochester, NY) is an American drummer/singer best known as a member of the Atlanta, Georgia metal band Mastodon, in which he is both the drummer and shares vocal duties. [2] Dailor first started playing in a band called Evisceration from 1991 to 1993, when the band broke up. [3] Dailor was also a founding member of mathcore band Lethargy, [4] and the progressive rock/funk metal band Gaylord [5] [6] and played with Today Is the Day. [7]

Mastodon (band) American heavy metal 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 (guitar/vocals), Bill Kelliher (guitar), and Brann Dailor (drums/vocals). Mastodon has released seven 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.

Mathcore is a genre of music often seen as a subgenre of metalcore that combines the speed and aggression of hardcore punk and extreme metal. The genres roots can also be traced to post-hardcore and math rock bands of the early 1990s. Bands in the genre emphasizes complex and fluctuant rhythms through the use of irregular time signatures, polymeters, syncopations and tempo changes. Early mathcore lyrics were addressed from a realistic worldview and with a pessimistic, defiant, resentful or sarcastic point of view.

Lethargy was a technical death metal band formed in Rochester, New York in 1992 and disbanded in December 1999. Their last performance was on Christmas night of 1999. Drummer Brann Dailor and guitarist Bill Kelliher would later appear in Today Is the Day and Mastodon. Guitarist and vocalist Erik Burke is currently active in Nuclear Assault, Sulaco, Kalibas, Brutal Truth, and B.C.T..


In 2015, Brann Dailor announced his side project called Arcadea. The group features Dailor on drums alongside fellow Atlanta musicians Core Atoms and Raheem Amlani. [8]

Arcadea is an American progressive synth metal band from Atlanta, GA., formed in 2015, by Mastodon drummer Brann Dailor, Zruda guitarist Core Atoms, and guitarist Raheem Amlani. Arcadea’s self-titled album was released on June 16, 2017, on Relapse Records. The song from the album "Through The Eye Of Pisces" was featured on an ident for the British free to air TV channel E4 titled "Cult" which first aired in October 2018 and was created by British sci-fi artist Essy May from the production company Funtasy who also made the artwork for the band's debut album

Game of Thrones appearance

Brann Dailor, Bill Kelliher, and Brent Hinds portrayed "wildlings" on S05E08 episode of Game of Thrones , which was filmed in Belfast in Northern Ireland. As previously reported, the band's original song "White Walker" is featured on the Game of Thrones mixtape Catch the Throne Vol. 2 , but in the instance of their physical appearance, a press release from Reprise Records reports that the band was personally invited to participate in the show by Game of Thrones executive producer Dan Weiss, who is a fan of the band. [9]

Bill Kelliher American musician

Bill Kelliher is a musician from Atlanta, Georgia, best known as rhythm guitarist of heavy metal band Mastodon. He is a native of Victor, New York.

Brent Hinds American musician

William Brent Hinds is an American musician best known as a member of the Atlanta, Georgia metal band Mastodon, in which he shares guitar duties with Bill Kelliher and vocal duties with Troy Sanders and Brann Dailor.

"Hardhome" is the eighth episode of the fifth season of HBO's fantasy television series Game of Thrones, and the 48th overall. The episode was written by the series' creators David Benioff and D. B. Weiss, and directed by Miguel Sapochnik.

Grammys 2015 appearance

Brann Dailor made quite the scene when he appeared in a wild balloon suit from OppoSuits at the 2015 Grammys. Together with Brent Hinds who sported a full Dodgers outfit they made several headlines. [10] [11] [12]


OppoSuits is a clothing company founded by Jasper Castelein, Jelle van der Zwet and Guus Bakker in 2012 in Amsterdam. With warehouses in Holland, UK and United States OppoSuits' products are shipped worldwide.

57th Annual Grammy Awards

The 57th Annual Grammy Awards were held on February 8, 2015, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. The show was broadcast live by CBS at 5:00 p.m. PST (UTC−8). Rapper LL Cool J hosted the show for the fourth consecutive time.


Dailor uses and endorses Tama drums and hardware, Meinl cymbals, Evans Drumheads, and Vater drumsticks.

Tama Drums, is a brand of drum kits and hardware manufactured and marketed by the Japanese musical instrument company, Hoshino Gakki. Tama's research and development of products, along with production of its professional and most expensive drums, is done in Seto, Japan, while its hardware and less expensive drums are manufactured in Guangzhou, China. Hoshino has several offices around the world for marketing and wholesale distribution. Drums destined for the U.S. market are assembled and stocked at Hoshino (U.S.A.) in Bensalem, Pennsylvania. The U.S. subsidiary also contributes to Tama's market research and development.

Meinl Percussion company

Meinl Percussion is a manufacturer of percussion instruments based in Gutenstetten, Germany. The company is one of the "big four" manufacturers of cymbals, along with Zildjian, Sabian and Paiste.

Vater Percussion

Vater Percussion is an American drumstick and percussion accessory manufacturing company. It was founded by Jack Adams, and is now run by his three grandsons Alan, Ron and Pedro Vater. Although the company began producing sticks in 1956, it did not officially become Vater Percussion until much later.

Current kit

D'Addario is a manufacturer of musical instrument strings and accessories, primarily for guitars but also many other fretted and orchestral instruments. The company currently has its world headquarters in Farmingdale, Long Island, New York, and its European headquarters in Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, England. It is a family-owned and operated business that is one of the largest string manufacturers in the world, not only producing several lines of strings under their own brand names, but also making OEM strings for other musical instrument companies.

The Tama Iron Cobra is a bass drum pedal line made between 1992 and the present. They are a full-baseplate, double chain or kevlar strap drive, professional quality bass drum pedal used by many leading drummers. The Iron Cobra comes in both single and double pedal configurations with 3 different drive choices and, recently, a longboard Speed Cobra option. Tama also produces an Iron Cobra Junior pedal for the beginner/intermediate audience. The pedal's initial popularity was in its adjustability, but it has also become known for its durability over time.


Brann Dailor performing live at Rock im Park in 2014. Mastodon-Rock im Park 2014 by 2eight DSC7645.jpg
Brann Dailor performing live at Rock im Park in 2014.




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