ALBUM REVIEW: Azusa – Loop of Yesterdays

As we are stuck at home wondering what to do with all this unprecedented free time, I believe that we should invest our time to catch up with all the releases that have come out this year. Actually, I have to get into that myself, there are a lot of releases that I have missed so far this year and Azusa’s Loop of Yesterdays (Solid State Records) was one of them. I’m glad I listened to this album though, it has a very interesting balance between really heavy Melodic Death Metal riffs and progressive/experimental segments that present big ambient soundscapes.

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Tomahawk Are Working on New Music

According to a published report, in a new interview with Premier Guitar, Duane Denison (Jesus Lizard) says that supergroup Tomahawk is working on a new album. It will be the follow-up to their 2013 release Oddfellows (Ipecac Recordings). Watch the video below! Continue reading

The Three Tremors Talk About Supergroups, Power Metal, and More!

Ghost Cult caught up with the guys from The Three Tremors before their show in New York City. Hanging out at the Gramercy Ale House, We chatted with Tim “Ripper” Owens (Judas Priest, Iced Earth, Dio Disciples, Spirits of Fire), Harry “The Tyrant” Conklin (Jag Panzer, Satan’s Host, Titan Force), and Sean “The Hell Destroyer” Peck (Cage, Denner/Shermann, Death Dealer). About how the project came together. We also touched on topics like Power Metal and Heavy Metal making a resurgence in America, pop fans versus metal fans, the cover art of Marc Sasso, Spotify versus fans buy physical merch and much more! The Three Tremors debut album is out now via Steel Cartel Records. Check out the interview with these legendary and distinct metal voices and personalities! Interview by Keefy, with videography by Omar Cordy for OJC Photography.

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All Souls – All Souls

When the word came out last year that Tony Aguilar and Meg Castellanos were finally releasing their début album with their side project, fans rejoiced. The former Totimoshi members haven’t released anything together since 2011’s Avenger. In 2015, they came together with guitarist Erik Trammel of Black Elk and Fatso Jetson’s Tony Tornay on drums to form the heavy All Souls. Continue reading

GUEST POST: David Gates Of Season of Arrows Top Ten Albums Of 2016

Ghost Cult once again brings you another “End Of Year” list, as we close out 2016. Today we get a list from David Gates of Nashville sludge and doom rockers Season Of Arrows. The band just signed a new record deal with Argonauta Records, Give it to the Mountain, due out on March 24th 2017. David puts down his axe, and picked up his laptop to send us in his essential list of albums from this past year, and it’s killer! Continue reading

Superjoint – Caught Up In The Gears of Application

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One thing that is apparent as we grind down to the end of 2016 in the music world, is the dearth of quality legacy acts. Sure there are some great bands still kicking around and the dad metal crowd will always love the reunions that seem to be on tour forever. It’s definitely tough be nostalgic when you don’t have time to miss anyone. So when a quality act like Superjoint makes a comeback, you need to pay attention to it. Continue reading

Vanishing Life Debuts New Single, Debut Album Out Tomorrow

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Punk rock supergroup Vanishing Life which counts members of Rise Against!, Quicksand, …And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead, Gorilla Biscuits and Bad Religion, have their début album Surveillance dropping tomorrow from Dine Alone Records. Check out new single ‘Thinking Weightless’ below: Continue reading

Gone Is Gone Drop New Lyric Video -Sentient, Debut Album Early Next Year

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Rock supergroup Gone Is Gone has dropped a new lyric video for their track ‘Sentient’. The song comes off of their début full-length due early next year.  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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