With 2 Grammy awards and loads of Kerrang!, VH1 and Golden God awards between them, the members of supergroup Giraffe Tongue Orchestra have announced their collective debut with Broken Lines, which will be released in September on Party Smasher Inc/Cooking Vinyl.
The group consists of William DuVall of Alice In Chains, Ben Weinman of The Dillinger Escape Plan, Brent Hinds of Mastodon, Pete Griffin of Dethklok and Thomas Pridgen of The Mars Volta.
Brent said “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.” Ben added “That giraffe made it happen… like us, he figured it out”
The band will make their live debut in Reading & Leeds festival alongside parent bands Dillinger Escape Plan and Mastodon, so check them out!