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Speaking of supergroups that might actually be super

Back in June, Mastodon’s Brent Hinds revealed that he was working on a new project with Ben Weinman (The Dillinger Escape Plan), Eric Avery (ex-Jane’s Addiction), and Thomas Pridgen (The Mars Volta) — which certainly sounds like a line-up worth getting all hot n’ bothered over. Of course, that’s four very successful dudes who all have their own stuff going on, and so, as Hinds put it, “it’s been hard to get together.”

But now it looks like there may be some progress being made! Writing on DEP’s official website over the weekend, Weinman dished the following info:

“To all of you who have been asking me about my project with Brent Hinds, Eric Avery, and Thomas Pridgen, I will also be posting some song snippets in the coming weeks starting with a little something Eric Avery and I have been working on. Eric and I plan on locking ourselves in my studio for days without food or sunlight. I can’t believe the guy who wrote the ‘Mountain Song’ bass line is gonna be sleeping on my floor.  I’m sure Brent and I will have some pretty serious sessions on tour in Nov. as well. We will keep you informed.”

So that’s progress, right? And way faster than I expected, to be honest, given these dudes’ respective schedules. Hopefully they’ll manage to have this thing up and running sometime in 2012.

Meanwhile, still no word on what the band could be called; Hinds had said he wanted to name it “Giraffe Tongue,” but who knows if that will actually lick.*

-AR

*See what I did there?

[via Metal Insider]

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