Tool/Mastodon Supergroup Legend Of The Seagullmen Premiere “Shipswreck”

Legend Of The Seagullmen, the supergroup featuring Tool‘s Danny Carey on drums and Mastodon‘s Brent Hinds on guitar, have inked a deal with Dine Alone Records. A February 09th release date has been slated for the band’s self-titled debut album, with a stream of the first single “Shipswreck” available below:

The group’s lineup runs as follows:

Vocals: David “Dr Dreyer” Dreyer
Guitars/vocals: Jimmy Hayward (musician/director)
Guitars: Brent Hinds (Mastodon, etc.)
Bass: Pete Griffin (Giraffe Tongue Orchestra, etc.)
Drums: Danny Carey (Tool, etc.)
Synth: Chris Digiovanni

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Mastodon Premieres New Song “Toe To Toes” From Upcoming New EP “Cold Dark Place”

Mastodon premieres a new song entitled “Toe To Toes”, taken from the upcoming new EP “Cold Dark Place”, which will be out in stores September 22nd. Describes Mastodon vocalist/guitarist Brent Hinds the effort: “One is an album I wrote myself, and recorded with Brann and Troy during the ‘Once More ‘Round The Sun‘ sessions. My part is called ‘Cold Dark Place‘, and it has to do with a nasty breakup that I went through. I wrote some pretty dark, beautiful, spooky, funky, ethereal, melancholy music, which also sounds like the Bee Gees a little bit.”

Check out now “Toe To Toes” below.

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Mastodon’s Brent Hinds: “I Fucking Hate Heavy Metal”

It would appear Brent Hinds of Mastodon is tired of conducting interviews to promote his band. In a rant with Guitarplayer.com, he reveals he doesn’t want Mastodon to be a heavy metal outfit anymore and is no longer excited about anything to do with the band. Excerpts from the interview follows:

I never really liked heavy metal in the first place. I came from Alabama playing country music, surf rock, rockabilly, and stuff like that. I just went through a phase in my 20s where I thought it was rebellious to play heavy metal. And then I met Brann [Dailor, Mastodon drummer] and Bill [Kelliher], and they were really, really, really into heavy metal. And ever since then, I’ve been trying to get Mastodon to not be such a heavy metal band, because I fucking hate heavy metal, and I don’t want to be in a heavy metal band.

It would be nice if magazines and all interviews would just go fall off the face of the earth along with all the cigarette smoke and all the other fucking things I hate in life. I don’t like doing interviews, I don’t read interviews, I don’t need to know how people go about doing things. It frustrates me to do interviews, because I have to talk about things I’ve talked about over and over and over and over again. So, no, there’s nothing that we can talk about that involved Mastodon that I’ll get excited about. After 15 years of doing this every fucking day of my life, the last thing I want to do is talk about doing it.

I’m very passionate about playing guitar—I’m just not the most passionate guy in the world about talking about any of it. Breaking details down and getting micro about what cable I plug into what pedal is, to me, a very unnecessary type of dialogue. I understand you have readers that want to know that stuff, but they’re not going to find out from me.

So what do you think – is he just trolling, is he totally right, or should he suck it up, stop being a whiny ass baby, and realize being a rock star means having to answer the same questions in interviews every album cycle?

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Tool / Mastodon Members Form Bizarre Group The Legend of the Seagullmen

The Legend of the Seagullmen is the title of a wacky nautical-themed super group featuring Mastodon frontman Brent Hinds and Tool drummer Danny Carey.

The band also features OFF’s Dimitri Coats and movie director Jimmy Hayward (Horton Hears a Who, Jonah Hex), who serves as the project’s producer.

A bizarre track titled “The Deep-Sea Diver” can be heard below. Stay tuned for more details.

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The Dillinger Escape Plan’s Ben Weinman Announces New Album

Metal Injection recently had the chance to speak with Ben Weinman, guitarist of The Dillinger Escape Plan, at Backroom Studios as part of the newest edition “The FiX.” Metal Injection correspondent Frank Godla asked Ben about all his current projects and got an update on what’s on Ben’s schedule.

On Giraffe Tongue Orchestra, his project with Mastodon guitarist Brent Hinds and Jane’s Addiction bassist Eric Avery:

“We’re pretty much half done. Brent from Mastodon is going on tour in November/December. I’ll be in the studio with Dillinger in November/December. Eric Avery will be finishing up touring with Garbage in December. So I think that probably January/February we’re going to finish up.”

On heading into the studio with The Dillinger Escape Plan:

“We’re looking around April for a new release. I’ve been working on pre-production and demoing stuff everyday. We’re going in starting November 5th to start the new record. A lot of migraines trying to figure this out.”

To hear Ben’s thoughts on collaborating with Wyclef Jean and more watch the latest episode of The FiX right here or in the playe rbelow.

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Totimoshi Announces New West Coast Tour Dates

California desert death rock trio, Totimoshi, will hit the road again later this month for a short run of West Coast shows. The tour will commence on April 12th in Bellingham, Washington, then hit Centralia, Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Long Beach, and San Diego. Totimoshi will be joined by Black Elk on select dates.

The band will be touring in support of the “Avenger” full-length (reviewed here), released last year via At A Loss Recordings. Offering up the group’s signature brand of heavy eclectic rock, “Avenger” was produced by Toshi Kasai (Melvins, Shrinebuilder, Tool), mastered by John Golden (Melvins, Mike Watt, OM) and includes appearances by Dale Crover (Altamont, The Melvins, Shrinebuilder), Brent Hinds (Mastodon) and Scott Kelly (Neurosis, Shrinebuilder).

4/12/2012 The Shakedown – Bellingham, WA
4/13/2012 Hub Bar & Grille – Centralia, WA
4/14/2012 The Comet – Seattle, WA
4/16/2012 East End – Portland, OR
4/19/2012 Bottom of the Hill – San Francisco, CA w/ Black Elk
4/20/2012 Alex’s Bar – Long Beach, CA w/ Black Elk
4/21/2012 Side Bar – San Diego, CA w/ Black Elk

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Brent Hinds And Ben Weinman Form Supergroup Giraffe Tongue

The Dillinger Escape Plan’s Ben Weinman and Mastodon’s Brent Hinds have recently formed a new band alongside members of The Mars Volta and Jane’s Addiction.

Formed under the working name of Giraffe Tongue, the band currently has some material written, although there is no information on when the band’s debut album will be released.

Brent Hinds has explained the delay to Noisecreep.com by saying, “We tried to get together and do an album, but there’s been no time. We want to record crazy stuff and Ben is working on that, but it’s been hard to get together.”

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Brent Hinds And Ben Weinman Form Supergroup Giraffe Tongue

The Dillinger Escape Plan’s Ben Weinman and Mastodon’s Brent Hinds have recently formed a new band alongside members of The Mars Volta and Jane’s Addiction.

Formed under the working name of Giraffe Tongue, the band currently has some material written, although there is no information on when the band’s debut album will be released.

Brent Hinds has explained the delay to Noisecreep.com by saying, “We tried to get together and do an album, but there’s been no time. We want to record crazy stuff and Ben is working on that, but it’s been hard to get together.”

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Mastodon Guitarist To Release Compilation Album For Side-Projects West End Motel And Fiend Without A Face

Mastodon guitarist/vocalist Brent Hinds has announced that he will be releasing a special two CD set featuring material from both of his folk/rock side-projects West End Motel and Fiend Without A Face. The special package is set for release on June 7, 2011 through Rocket Science Inc. You can view the album’s track listing below.

Disc 1- Fiend Without A Face
1. Calypso
2. Black Grass
3. Green Slime
4. Cha-Cha
5. Bank Robbin Bandits
6. Tsunami
7. Hot Rod
8. New York
9. Don’t Like
10. Cosmonaut
11. Stupido
12. Get Straight
13. Volcano

Disc 2- West End Motel
1. The Confident Wino/…And We Are Here To Entertain You
2. The Devil Called Me Tommy
3. I Like It A Lot
4. She’s On Fire
5. Under My Skin
6. Silly Old Song
7. Highwaters

FIEND WITHOUT A FACE

WEST END MOTEL

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