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Video: Mastodon's Troy Sanders Teaches You About Mastodons

Long before Mastodon was a band, it was a large, tusked land mammal that inhabited parts of Asia, Africa, Europe, North America and Central America during the Pleistocene era.

But don't just take our word for it. In this new video from Fuel, Mastodon's Troy Sanders takes a moment away from playing pummeling riffs to teach fans about the band's namesake, an animal Troy says is "even heavier than Zeppelin II.”

Mastodon are currently on the road with Opeth and Ghost.

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Josh Hart is a former web producer and staff writer for Guitar World and Guitar Aficionado magazines (2010–2012). He has since pursued writing fiction under various pseudonyms while exploring the technical underpinnings of journalism, now serving as a senior software engineer for The Seattle Times.