Giraffe Tongue Orchestra Performs In The U.S. For The First Time Ever

Giraffe Tongue Orchestra finally made their live debut in the States on Friday night at the Loudwire/Clrvynt showcase at SXSW. Continue reading

GUEST POST: Doc Coyle’s Top 10 Albums Of 2016

Ghost Cult once again brings you another of our guest “End Of Year” list, memories, and other shenanigans from our favorite bands, partners, music industry peers, and other folks we respect across the world. Today we have our pal Doc Coyle’s Top Ten Albums Of 2016 list. The metal personality, blogger and ex-God Forbid guitarist has had a banner year; touring with drummer and YouTube sensation Meytal Cohen, dropping an EP with his new rock band Vagus Nerve, and starting a killer podcast The Ex Man. Hailz!  Continue reading

Giraffe Tongue Orchestra Cancels U.S. Tour

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Giraffe Tongue Orchestra has some bad news about their upcoming tour. Due to Brent Hinds breaking his leg in a motorcycle incident, they’ve decided to cancel their U.S. run. Continue reading

Brent Hinds Of Mastodon Breaks Leg In Accident, Tour Dates In Doubt

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Mastodon, by Melina D Photography

Brent Hinds of Mastodon has revealed  post on Instagram that he broke his leg riding his motorcycle and cast doubt on his availability to tour with his various projects including his new supergroup Giraffe Tongue Orchestra, Fiend Without A Face, and Mastodon. Continue reading

Revolver Music Awards Nominees Announced, Tickets On Sale Now

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As previously reported by Ghost Cult last night the Revolver Music Awards, previously known as the Revolver Golden Gods Awards have made a comeback. Taking place December 13th in New York City, at Webster Hall, the event will be co-hosted by Jose Mangin and Dave Mustaine of Megadeth.  The full list of nominees is now announced: Continue reading

September 23rd, 2016 Heavy Metal Releases

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Check out all of today’s new releases in the heavy metal world! Continue reading

Video: Giraffe Tongue Orchestra Releases Blood Moon And Tour Dates!

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Giraffe Tongue Orchestra will be releasing their highly anticipated debut album, Broken Lines, on September 23rd via Party Smasher Inc./ Cooking Vinyl. Continue reading

Audio: Giraffe Tongue Orchestra – Crucifixion

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center>Giraffe Tongue Orchestra. Photo credit: Johnny Buzzerio

‘Crucifixion’, a track from rock supergroup Giraffe Tongue Orchestra, the new band w Alice In Chains vocalist William DuVall aligned with members of Mastodon and The Dillinger Escape Plan, premiered on BBC Radio 1‘s “Rock Show With Daniel P. Carter”. You can hear the track at this link or below:

‘Crucifixion’ is from Giraffe Tongue Orchestra’s début album Broken Lines, with a release date for September 23 via the Party Smasher Inc./Cooking Vinyl labels.

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Brent Hinds commented on the formation of the band:

During the time Mastodon was there for Soundwave, I was at the zoo in Sydney, Australia and was checking out the giraffes. They are amazing animals – one just grabbed a bunch of bananas from my hand with its tongue and peeled them with it as well – by the time the bananas got to its mouth, they were ready to be eaten. I saw Ben who was at Soundwave too and said ‘Man I think I found the name for our band,’ and told him the story.”

That giraffe made it happen… like us, he figured it out.”, Ben Weinman of Dillinger escape Plan/Party Smasher Inc. added

William Duvall also commented on the band:

Writing lyrics for these songs was somewhat like writing for film – the mood shifts rapidly and drastically within a song … sometimes the whole scene changes. There were a lot of times where, if you were trying to impose conventional rock songwriting standards on this, you’d be in a whole world of trouble.”

Weinman concluded:

“Brent, William, and myself have all been friends for a long time. Finishing the GTO record with William completes the puzzle. He is a man of diverse talents, and this band gives him the opportunity to spread his wings.”

Giraffe Tongue Orchestra’s lineup has changed since the project was launched in 2012. Actress/singer Juliette Lewis (Juliette And The Licks) was the original vocalist for the group, but has only contributed backing vocals to Broken Lines. Queens of the Stone Age’s Jon Theodoe appears on two tracks as well. The band has also set up a Pledge Music campaign for special merch and album versions and the album is available for pre-order at the following links.

Pre-order “Broken Lines” now

PledgeMusic – http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/gto

Amazon – http://po.st/GtoBLamz

iTunes – http://po.st/GtoBLiT

Giraffe Tongue Orchestra is:

William DuVall -Vocals

Brent Hinds – Guitar

Ben Weinman – Guitar

Pete Griffin – Bass

Thomas Pridgen – Drums

Giraffe Tongue Orchestra online

Giraffe Tongue Orchestra on Facebook

Giraffe Tongue Orchestra on Twitter

Giraffe Tongue Orchestra on Instagram

Party Smasher Inc online

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