Tool drummer Danny Carey and Mastodon vocalist and guitarist Brent Hinds have come together in a “wacky nautical-themed supergroup” under the moniker Legend Of The Seagullmen.
The band also features OFF!’s Dimitri Coats and movie director Jimmy Hayward producing.
According to a recent feature in Rolling Stone, the Seagullmen concept is the brainchild of Frank, Chris and David Dreyer “who have put on appropriately theatrical concerts and made movies about the band’s long-running legend in recent years.”
The band’s imaginative history concerns a 400,000 year old story of pirates, sailors, a rock band and numerous mystical sea creatures.
The Seagullmen have so far released two suitably sea-worthy songs, “The Deep-Sea Diver” and “Ships Wreck”. You can listen to both via the streams below:
American metal titans Slipknot are streaming three tracks from their forthcoming new album, 5: The Gray Chapter.
You can listen to “XIX” and “Sarcastrophe” below, whilst “AOV” is available via the band’s official website. Pre-ordering 5: The Gray Chapter allows fans to download “AOV” immediately.
Slipknot are set to tour the UK in January, with Korn providing support.
Frontman Corey Taylor said of the live dates: “We’re coming back for the people who started this for us. Prepare yourselves – Hell is coming.”
The band are scheduled to play:
Jan 14: Dublin 3Arena
Jan 16: Sheffield Motorpoint Arena
Jan 18: Glasgow SSE Hydro
Jan 19: Newcastle Metro Radio Arena
Jan 20: Manchester Arena
Jan 22: Liverpool Echo Arena
Jan 23: London Wembley SSE Arena
Jan 24: Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
Jan 26: Nottingham Capital FM Arena
Jan 27: Birmingham Barclaycard Arena
Tickets go on general sale on Friday, October 17th at 9am via Live Nation and Ticket Master priced £39.50 in the UK and €59.50 in Ireland.