Gas Giant during their reunion.
|Genres||Stoner Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Alternative Rock, Alternative Metal|
|Years active||1998 - 2006, 2015|
|Labels||Loudsprecher, Burnt Hippie Recordings, Nasoni Records, Swamp Room Records, Elektrohasch|
|Associated acts||Øresund Space Collective|
|Past members|| Tommy Dan Nielsen|
Gas Giant was a stoner rock/alternative rock group from Copenhagen, Denmark. Active between 1998 and 2006 they were considered to be one of Copenhagen's premier stoner acts with a sound influenced by the likes of the Jimi Hendrix Experience, Pink Floyd and Black Sabbath.
Gas Giant began life as Blind Man Buff, playing for several years under that name before choosing a new name to reflect their bigger, more spacious sound in 1998. The group would release their first album in Portals of Nothingness circa 1999. Then heavy and spaced out follow-up Pleasant Journey in Heavy Tunes came out in 2000 and opened a lot of doors for the band, but it was later the same year that things got rolling. They hooked up with drummer Tommy Dan, who had been playing both hardcore/rap scene and various jam bands for a while. The new lineup was the perfect match for the band to move on to new musical levels. They now sounded like a four piece machine, ready to hit the road full tilt. In 2003 with two albums in Mana and Jam Of The Month they set the order how to make heavy and spaced out stoner rock in the state of Denmark. The album was the best yet, and it defined Gas Giant once more as a big and spacious sound. Gas Giant would disband in 2006.
In 2015 Gas Giant would reform, performing more of an alternative rock/stoner rock sound. They mainly performed at festivals such as Dustown Fest in Berlin, Heavy Days in Doomtown in Denmark and Freak Valley Festival in Germany before quietly disbanding once again.
- Portals Of Nothingness (1999)
- Pleasant Journey in Heavy Tunes (2001)
- Jam of the Month (2003)
- Mana (2003)
- Riding The Red Horse To The Last Stronghold Of The Freaks (2001)
- Swamp Room Single Club (2002)
with Good Witch of the South
- Mountain/Mama Cool (2004)
with Colour Haze
- Jesper Valentin - Vocals - 1998-2006
- Stefan Krey - Guitar - 1998-2006
- Thomas Carstensen - Bass - 1998-2006
- Tommy Dan Nielsen - Drums - 1998-2006
- Gas Giant's Bandcamp
- Freak Valley Festival writeup
- Gas Giant live recordings at Archive.org