Brann Dailor is the drummer for Mastodon, an American heavy metal band based in Atlanta, Georgia.
His style is very jazzy and prog-rock influenced and has been considered by many to be one of the best and most exciting modern drummers. Many describe his style as "organized chaos". His style is polyrhythmic and very fill-heavy, rarely using conventional drumming methods and common rock beats.
He has stated in interviews that his favorite albums are Stevie Wonder's Songs in the Key of Life and Genesis' The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway.
Many predict that he will emerge as a premier rock drummer in the next few years, as Mastodon achieves greater mainstream success, and Dave Grohl (ex-Nirvana drummer, Foo Fighters frontman) recently claimed he thought Dailor was the best drummer in the world.
Before forming Mastodon, he and fellow Mastodon member Bill Kelliher were members of the Rochester-based band Lethargy, and they played on the album In the Eyes of God by Today Is the Day.
Brann Dailor has also performed at the Modern Drummer Festival 2006 and at PASIC 2007 - Columbus, Ohio.
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.