Brent Hinds and Ben Weinman

Members Of Alice In Chains, Mars Volta, Dillinger Escape Plan And Mastodon Form Supergroup

Members of famed rock bands Alice in Chains, Mars Volta, Mastodon, Dillinger Escape Plan, and Dethlok have united to form one hell of a supergroup called Giraffe Tongue Orchestra.

The line-up features Alice in Chains singer William DuVall, Mastodon guitarist Brent Hinds, and the former drummer for Mars Volta Thomas Pridgen amongst a few others.

The group banded together last year to work on their first album, which they are reportedly still hard at work on in the studio. Initially, it was thought that actress Juliette Lewis fronted the band, but it now appears they have actually enlisted DuVall as their lead singer instead.

Dillinger Escape Plan’s Ben Weinman recently talked about the current standings of the group in an interview with Christina Rowatt for her new podcast Riffing With Christina.

“[Juliette] is actually not our main singer. She guested… William [DuVall] from Alice In Chains is who has been singing with us. Most of the music was written before he got involved … But everybody is definitely in this band, it’s a real democracy.”

When discussing GTO’s sound Weinman then declared that, “I think when you hear it, it really does sound like all of us in one band somehow.”

During an interview last year on SiriusXM Liquid Metal’s #666-Live Show though, Weinman wasn’t quite so forthcoming about the band’s identity.

“There have been some personnel changes throughout the years, it’s something we’ve been working on for a long time. Interestingly enough, we finished all the music and we’re finalising all the vocals now. Juliette Lewis is singing on the project along with some other guest people.”

He then went on to explain the initial origins of the band, which was built around himself and Mastodon guitarist Hinds wanting to work together on a project. “We were label mates. We’ve been best friends forever–we’ve always wanted to work together and we slowly started trading riffs throughout the years. Then finally recently we got in the studio and we have a bunch of songs that are existing and we wrote a bunch of songs in the studio.”

As yet there are no details for the release of the album. But it is rumoured to be arriving sometime later during this year.

Revisit a Dillinger Escape Plan track below while you wait for the new material:

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