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
OriginAtlanta, Georgia, United States
Occupation(s)Musician, songwriter
InstrumentsDrums, vocals, percussion, bass
Years active1989–present
LabelsRelapse, Reprise, Roadrunner
Associated actsLethargy, 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]

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]

Game of Thrones appearance[edit]

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]

Grammys 2015 appearance[edit]

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]


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

Current kit[edit]

  • DrumsTama Starclassic Performer B/B[13]
    • 22x18 Bass Drum
    • 10x8 Tom
    • 12x9 Tom
    • 13x10 Tom
    • 16x16 Floor Tom
    • 14x6 Starphonic Brass Snare Drum
  • CymbalsMeinl[14]
    • 14" Mb20 Heavy Soundwave Hi-Hat
    • 18" Mb20 Heavy Crash
    • 20" Mb20 Heavy Crash
    • 8" Classics Medium Bell
    • 21" Mb8 Ghost Ride
  • DrumheadsEvans[15]
    • Bass: EQ3 Clear – EQ3 Reso Black
    • Toms: G2 Clear – G1 Clear
    • Snare: Power Center Snare Batter – 300 Snare Side
  • Hardware – Tama[13]
    • Tama Speed Cobra Double Bass Pedal
    • Tama Iron Cobra Lever-Glide Hi-Hat Stand
    • Tama 1st Chair Ergo-Rider Drum Throne
  • Other


Brann Dailor performing live at Rock im Park in 2014.


  • Fondling the Dead (Demo) (1992)



Sparkling Cool (1998)

Today is the Day[edit]



  • Arcadea (2017) - Drums, percussion, vocals


  1. ^ "Brann Dailor profile". Meinl Cymbals. Archived from the original on February 18, 2012. Retrieved July 30, 2013.
  2. ^ Monger, James Christopher. "Biography: Mastodon". Allmusic. Retrieved May 31, 2011.
  3. ^ "Evisceration". Retrieved November 4, 2014.
  4. ^ Rivadavia, Eduardo. "Biography: Lethargy". Allmusic. Retrieved May 31, 2011.
  5. ^ "Brann Dailor – Metal Storm". Retrieved November 4, 2014.
  6. ^ "GAYLORD". Retrieved November 4, 2014.
  7. ^ Kennedy, Patrick. "Biography: Today Is the Day". Allmusic. Retrieved May 31, 2011.
  8. ^ "Check Out 8-bit Side-Project From Mastodon's Brann Dailor | Music News @". Retrieved July 26, 2016.
  9. ^ "Mastodon Portray "Wildlings" on Game of Thrones". Retrieved June 1, 2015.
  10. ^ "Note To Other Bands - This Is What You Wear To The Grammys". February 9, 2015. Retrieved July 26, 2016.
  11. ^ "Grammys 2015: Polka dots, Dodger uniforms and a lotta blue". Los Angeles Times. February 8, 2015. Retrieved July 26, 2016.
  12. ^ "MASTODON's Brann Dailor Wins Best Dressed at The Grammys And Other Metal Notes". Metal Injection. Retrieved July 26, 2016.
  13. ^ a b "Tama Drums profile". Tama Drums. Retrieved May 29, 2015.
  14. ^ "Meinl Cymbals profile". Meinl Cymbals. Retrieved May 29, 2015.
  15. ^ "Evans Drumheads profile". D'Addario. Retrieved May 29, 2015.
  16. ^ "Vater Percussion profile". Vater Percussion. Retrieved May 29, 2015.