Brann Dailor, All-rounded drummer and vocalist

Brann Timothy Dailor was born on 19th March 1975 in Rochester, New York, United States. He is a drummer, singer, songwriter, and member of a band known as the Mastodon.

Brann Dailor has two roles in this band, which are drumming and assisting the vocal team. His origin is Atlanta, Georgia, USA, and that made him active in the Atlanta-based band. He plays about five musical instruments, including drums, vocals, percussion, and bass.

The music genres that interest him the most are heavy metal, progressive rock, and experimental rock. Acting in two different roles and playing different instruments makes him a great player in the band. But where did all these started from? Brann started playing drums in a band known as Evisceration between 1991 and 1993. However, the band was disbanded, and he had to find other ways to survive in the music industry.

Oyafestivalen, Day 2, Oslo, Norway 11 Aug 2016
Oyafestivalen, Day 2, Oslo, Norway 11 Aug 2016

After the band was disbanded, Brann Dailor, together with other members, founded the mathcore band, Lethargy band, and progressive rock and funk metal band known as Gaylord. Also, he played with a band known as Today is the Day. Playing in all these bands made him famous, and he showed great dedication to music.

The thing that made him outstanding is the different techniques that he employs in his music. However, in 2015 Dailor released his first personal project called Arcadea. This group has Dailor as the drummer, Raheem Amlani, and Core Atoms, fellow Atlanta musicians’ fellow members.

Together with Brent Hinds and Bill Kelliher, Brann played a vital role in season 5, episode 8 of Game of Thrones. The film was recorded in Belfast in Northern Ireland, and the three portrayed wildlings in the episode. The band’s original song was featured in the Game of Thrones mixtape, and the band was invited to participate by the executive producer Dan Weiss, their fan. In 2015 Grammy’s, Dailor was seen in the balloon suit from OppoSuits.

He also had an opportunity to feature in the 2018 episode of the History Channel show known as counting cars. Dailor received significant influence from the Genesis band member Phil Collins. He admits that when he saw Sean Reinheirt performing with his progressive metal band Cynic, he was happy and eager to learn drumming. In his teenage, he saw the possibilities of becoming a technical drummer.

Brann Dailor Performing
Brann Dailor Performing

Some other drummers and musicians played a vital role in his life. They include Dave Lombardo, Tony Williams, Elvin Jones, Mikkey Dee, Billy Cobham, Stevie Wonder, Dave Witte, and Bill Bruford. Brann has used several drums, hardware, and accessories in his entire career, but specific types of drums have impressed him. He uses Tama drums and hardware, Meinl cymbals, Evans Drumheads, and Vater drumsticks. He has worked with several labels, including Relapse, Reprise, and Roadrunner.

His love for music has continued to grow over the years, and he has never seemed to age since getting into the industry. He has served in the industry since 1989, and that has made him gain so many fans from all over the globe. He always thanks his friends who have worked together in different bands for giving him the chance to showcase his talent, skills, and techniques.

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Andrea is a music lover and an experienced drummer with more than 15 years of drumming with different bands and music projects, such as Seditius and Hermano & the Marines.

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