Giraffe Tongue Orchestra (Mastodon, Alice In Chains, Dethklok Etc.) Premieres New Song “Crucifixion” From Upcoming New Album “Broken Lines”

Giraffe Tongue Orchestra – a new supergroup featuring Alice In Chains vocalist/guitarist William DuVall, Mastodon vocalist/guitarist Brent Hinds, The Dillinger Escape Plan guitarist Ben Weinman, ex-The Mars Volta drummer Thomas Pridgen and Dethklok bassist Pete Griffin – premieres a new song entitled “Crucifixion”, taken from the upcoming debut album “Broken Lines”, which will be out in stores September 23 through Party Smasher Inc./Cooking Vinyl.

Check out now “Crucifixion” below (skip to 4:42 if you just want to hear the track).

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Party Smasher Inc. Interviews Mastodon’s Brent Hinds

Party Smasher Inc. – the musician / artist / photography site created by Dillinger Escape plan’s Ben Weinman – has released a new video interview with Mastodon’s Brent Hinds, which can be seen below. Party Smasher also comments:

“Mastodon started in 1999; a couple of years after the Dillinger Escape Plan. Fifteen years later, Brent Hinds and Ben Weinman surprisingly still bear each other enough to start a brand new project together as GTO, the Giraffe Tongue Orchestra.

“For this 1-on-1 between the two, Brent Hinds recollects how he was just listening to ‘devil music’ for his parents before he became one of Satan’s worst rejects himself a few years later with Mastodon, and the upcoming GTO. “

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Dillinger Escape Plan Posts Footage With Mike Patton

The Dillinger Escape Plan has posted footage online of the band performing live with Mike Patton, which can be viewed below. The band also issued the following road report:

“Wow this tour is really good. Red Fang are killing it and Mastodon is better than ever. It’s only been a week and a half and we already have had so many tour highlights. Rocking with Patton in San Fran was obviously one of them. Check out this video for a glimpse of that.

“Hanging out with our old friend Jello Biafra was stimulating as usual. We must have sat in our back lounge with our driver Tal for 2 hours at least talking about Wesley Willis. For those of you who don’t know who that is please educate yourself. Before becoming our baby sitter, Tal handled Wesley until his unfortunate death from leukemia in 2003. Jello released all his music on his label Alternative Tentacles. I have his bowling ball. The finger holes are so big I can probably fit my entire hand in one of them but it’s still an honor to possess it.

“It was also great meeting up with the Cavalera boys. We all hope to see Greg’s project with Max surface someday soon. We will surely keep you updated.

“So about G.T.O (Giraffe Tongue Orchestra), Brent and I have already got new material. The guy just spits out riffs like a riff machine. Day off tomorrow in Colorado and we shall be working all day on sweet sweet melodies sure to make the young girls cry and the old one scream (not necessarily in that order).

“Thanks again for coming out to these shows and representing. This isn’t exactly a typical Dillinger crowd but you guys are really helping to make these shows amazing. Just about out of these Dillinger/Botch Calculating Infinity European posters but we are holding on to a few limited edition Option Paralysis boxes sets for this tour. Just a few per show if you are interested. Shit, Jello has one.”

Untitled from The Dillinger Escape Plan on Vimeo.

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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 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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