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Mon, February 15, 2016

William Duvall named as vocalist for Mastodon/Dillinger Supergroup!

So we've been hering for sometime that there is a new supergroup in the works. It's called Giraffe Tongue Orchestra. 

Now I know what you're thinking. "BallZach, who in the world would come up with such a ridiculous name for a supergroup?"

Well I'm glad you asked because it is none other than Brent Hinds from Mastodon and Ben Weiman from The Dillinger Escape Plan.

That's right, two of the craziest, most out their personalities in the business are bringing you a band titled Giraffe Tongue Orchestra!!!! I"M STOKED. Dillinger and Mastodon are my two favorite bands, so them having a baby is quite literally music to my ears. 

Now for a long time, based on a random Instagram post and fueled by speculation from the metal journalism community, actress Juliette Lewis was thought to be the voice behind GTO. However, in an interview with MetalSucks, Ben Weiman stated that she only ended up guesting on a song. 

The actual vocalist, according to Ben Weiman and the title of this post, is none other than Alice In Chains front-man William Duvall. Duvall, who had been guesting on Jerry Cantrell's solo stuff for a long time, was brought into AIC to replace the late,great Layne Staley and fuel the comeback the band had following the release of Black Gives Way To Blue. 

Personally, I'm excited to see what Duvall can do with this new project because I don't think he's been given much of a chance to branch out as an artist. He had some pretty big shoes to fill in AIC and was always meant to bring that vocal harmony with Jerry Cantrell that Cantrell and Staley made famous. I'm hoping he's given more creative freedom and from the sounds of the interview that Weiman did with MetalSucks, that may just be the case.

Check the interview out here: http://www.metalsucks.net/2016/02/15/william-duvall-of-alice-in-chains-is-the-vocalist-for-giraffe-tongue-orchestra-mastodon-dillinger-escape-plan/