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After a serious bus crash in Poland over the weekend, The Dillinger Escape Plan has now issued this update about the situation:
"By now I'm sure many of you have already heard the news, but we wanted to communicate to you all directly. Not just to express the fact that nobody is in critical condition, but to express our gratitude to the fans who have seen us or who were going to see us on this tour, the crew who was also in the accident with us and part of why things have been going so smoothly, the various promoters and venue staff, Live Nation Poland who have been so helpful in the last 38 hours, the many police and medics and emergency workers who came to the scene, the hospital workers, and the friends and family who have reached out to us personally since yesterday morning.
"We were in the middle of playing some of our favorite shows we've ever played, and having a better time on and off stage than we have in a long time.
"We were ripped out of sleep at 8:25AM to what still feels like a lucid nightmare. The cacophony of metal bending and things breaking and people screaming and what felt like being hit by a missile. Without going into detail, not everyone is out of the hospital yet, some of us are hurt worse than others.
"Questions like why did this happen, why are we alive and others not, why are the people from the Bay Area fire dead, why at all is anyone here or not. What the hell is all of this. Remember how valuable life is. We are all lucky to be alive. To just have any time at all.
"Anyway, thanks to you all for caring. We were truly having an amazing time and we're blessed to have you all, such a high caliber group of people. It's been an honor to play these shows, but we unfortunately have to cancel the remainder of them. We will reschedule every one that we can, and we'll update more when we can." More...
While touring across Europe in support of latest album "Dissociation" (reviewed here), The Dillinger Escape Plan has been involved with a major accident. According to ITV.com the band's vehicle crashed while traveling to Krakow. ITV reported:
Aneta Wlazlowska, a spokeswoman for Radomsko police, said the band members were not seriously hurt but were taken to hospital for further tests. She said the most injured person in the crash was the driver of the lorry that hit the band's tour bus, which was parked partly on the road and hard shoulder. The New Jersey band were due to play in Krakow on Sunday, but the gig has been cancelled.
Following the initial news, Metal Injection issued this statement after speaking with DEP's Ben Weinman:
I spoke with Dillinger Escape Plan guitarist Ben Weinman about the current situation, and he said "Everyone is alive, a few injuries, but it could be much worse." He explained that the bus was hit from the back, with the truck smashing through their gear before continuing to plow into the bus itself. The impact was serious and banged them up pretty good. The whole situation sounds horrific.
Unfortunately, it seems as though the fate of the band's gear was not as lucky as the members, as you can see from the phone photo Ben had sent. Needless to say, the show in Krakow has been canceled. No word yet on what will happen with the rest of the tour. The next scheduled show is this Tuesday in Germany. We're just happy everyone in the band is alive, and wish them a speedy recovery!
We'll update you with more info when a statement is officially released from any of the Dillinger Escape Plan channels. More...
Magic Bullet Records uncovered some classic old footage covering one of The Dillinger Escape Plan's earliest performances in Warminster, PA. Check out a clip of this DIY show from June 1998 below. The guys have come a long way since then to releases like "One Of Us Is The Killer" and latest offering "Disassociation."
Soundgarden and Kid Rock will headline the third annual Northern Invasion this coming Saturday, May 13th and Sunday, May 14th at Somerset Amphitheater in Somerset, WI.
Northern Invasion hosts the biggest rock bands for over twelve hours each day on three stages, and offers a top tier campground experience. In 2016, Northern Invasion expanded to two full days, with over 45,000 in attendance. The music lineup for Northern Invasion 2017 is as follows:
Soundgarden, Kid Rock, Godsmack, The Offspring, Bush, Papa Roach, Alter Bridge, The Pretty Reckless, Amon Amarth, Opeth, In Flames, Gojira, Pierce The Veil, Sum 41, The Struts, Motionless In White, The Dillinger Escape Plan, The Story So Far, Nothing More, Fozzy, Every Time I Die, Rival Sons, Attila, Starset, I Prevail, Dinosaur Pile-Up, Volumes, Bad Omens, As Lions, Radkey, Dorothy, Sylar, Wage War, Bleeker, Goodbye June, Badflower, The Charm The Fury, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, Citizen Zero, and more.
"Looking forward to bringing the Smack to Northern Invasion,” said Godsmack’s Sully Erna. It’ll be awesome to share the stage with so many great artists."
Gavin Rossdale of Bush said, “We are so excited to come play the Northern Invasion. So many killer bands I want to see…starting with Soundgarden. We plan on bringing the fire.”
Soundgarden (Friday), Def Leppard (Saturday) and Avenged Sevenfold (Sunday) will headline the 7th annual Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion May 5, 6 and 7 at Rock City Campgrounds at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, NC.
Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion presale tickets and layaway packages, as well as hotel, camping and VIP packages, are on sale now at this location. In 2016, Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion had another record breaking year with over 90,000 fans in attendance, so fans are encouraged to buy early and save and to be sure to secure a ticket for 2017.
The lineup for Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion is as follows: Soundgarden, Def Leppard and Avenged Sevenfold, A Perfect Circle, Korn, The Offspring, The Cult, Volbeat, Mastodon, Papa Roach, Three Days Grace, Seether, Chevelle, Alter Bridge, Tesla, Pierce The Veil, The Pretty Reckless, Eagles of Death Metal, Highly Suspect, Coheed and Cambria, Taking Back Sunday, Opeth, Amon Amarth, Sum 41, Skillet, Machine Gun Kelly, Gojira, In Flames, In This Moment, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Falling In Reverse, Motionless In White, Nothing More, Beartooth, Starset, Rival Sons, Every Time I Die, Fozzy, All That Remains, The Amity Affliction, I Prevail, Dinosaur Pile-Up, Kyng, Crobot, Radkey, Volumes, Dorothy, As Lions, Fire From The Gods, Goodbye June, Sylar, Wage War, Badflower, DED, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, The Charm The Fury, Royal Republic, Mother Feather, Cover Your Tracks, and Citizen Zero. More...
An unprecedented lineup has been announced for the 11th annual Rock On The Range festival taking place May 19th, 20th, and 21st at MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus, OH.
Rock legends Metallica, Soundgarden, and Korn will each headline one night of the festival. Overall, Rock On The Range 2017 - fueled by Monster Energy - will feature over 50 bands performing on three stages, plus the comedians in the ROTR Rolling Rock Comedy Tent, The Music Experience, art installations, and unique onsite activities during the three-day weekend.
Presale and layaway tickets, as well as limited numbers of new Weekend Field VIP tickets and Premier (hotel and camping) Packages, are on sale now at this location. The Rock On The Range music lineup includes: More...
Cult Leader is kicking off a tour tonight alongside The Dillinger Escape Plan, Car Bomb, and Entheos. Catch the package live on these impending U.S. tour dates:
10/12: Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage w/ The Dillinger Escape Plan, O'Brother
10/13: Providence, RI @ Fete Music Hall w/ The Dillinger Escape Plan, O'Brother, Bent Knee
10/14: Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance Theater w/ The Dillinger Escape Plan, O'Brother
10/15: New York City, NY @ Webster Hall w/ The Dillinger Escape Plan, O'Brother, Bent Knee
10/17: Pontiac, MI @ The Crofoot Ballroom w/ The Dillinger Escape Plan, O'Brother, Bent Knee
10/18: Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues w/ The Dillinger Escape Plan, O'Brother, Bent Knee
10/19: Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue w/ The Dillinger Escape Plan, O'Brother, Bent Knee
10/20: Sauget, IL @ Pop's Nightclub w/ The Dillinger Escape Plan, O'Brother, Bent Knee
10/21: Lawrence, KS @ Granada w/ The Dillinger Escape Plan, O'Brother, Bent Knee
10/22: Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater w/ The Dillinger Escape Plan, O'Brother, Bent Knee
10/23: Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge w/ The Dillinger Escape Plan, O'Brother, Bent Knee
10/25: Seattle, WA @ El Corazon w/ The Dillinger Escape Plan, O'Brother, Entheos
10/26: Portland, OR @ Dante's w/ The Dillinger Escape Plan, O'Brother, Entheos
10/27: Berkeley, CA @ The UC Theatre w/ The Dillinger Escape Plan, O'Brother, Entheos
10/28: San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick w/ The Dillinger Escape Plan, O'Brother, Entheos
10/29: Las Vegas, NV @ Beauty Bar w/ The Dillinger Escape Plan, O'Brother, Entheos
10/30: Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent w/ The Dillinger Escape Plan, O'Brother, Entheos
10/31: Phoenix, AZ @ The Marquee w/ The Dillinger Escape Plan, O'Brother, Entheos More...
The Dillinger Escape Plan premieres a new song entitled "Manufacturing Discontent", taken from the upcoming farewell album "Dissociation", which hits stores on October 14th.
Check out now a preview of "Manufacturing Discontent" below.
The Dillinger Escape Plan premieres a new song entitled "Symptom Of Terminal Illness", taken from the upcoming farewell album, "Dissociation", which will be out in stores October 14th, 2016.
Check out now "Symptom Of Terminal Illness" skipping ahead to 01:56 in the player below. States guitarist Ben Weinman about the band's impending post-tour breakup: "The reason why we say why you never know if we’ll come back or whatever is you never know.
"Like Guns N’ Roses came back you know what I mean? But as far as I’m concerned this is it. As far as I am concerned, I don’t have any plans to be playing play in this band at all, ever again. At some point we might - who the fuck knows. It’d be stupid to say it’ll never happen cause every band says that and it’s bullshit." More...
For this week's Pit Story we go back more than a decade to a time when shows tended to get a lot more rowdy than they do now ('course, anybody who saw Slayer in the late '80s during shows that started riots is probably laughing pretty hard at the thought of 2002 being anything close to extreme for live shows).
Our Pit Story today comes courtesy of Dave Gates from Season of Arrows, recalling an insane performance from The Dillinger Escape Plan at Furnace Fest 2002. Dave retells the story like this:
Brandon, Brad, and I were fortunate to play this festival in Birmingham, AL. We were in a band called Fall With Me at the time. I remember it was very hot outside and there were so many people there. It was my first hardcore 3-day festival experience. I was into a lot of the bands that played, such as The Dillinger Escape Plan, Zao, Norma Jean, Bleeding Through, Shai Hulud, Eso-Charis, etc. to name a few. Most of the bands put on a great show that weekend. However, there was one that pulled off live stage antics and a jaw dropping performance like I have never seen before!
That band was, The Dillinger Escape Plan. I was very familiar with them and I knew they played very mathematical technical noisy hardcore. I had heard that their live show was truly incredible. I remember, they just got a new singer, perhaps that why this particular show was so insane, like he had something to prove. They started off playing and moving around quite a bit, which was typical of bands of that ilk. However, I noticed early on the singer hit his head on the headstock of one of their guitars. It was bleeding pretty bad. He takes his shirt off and wraps it around his head like fucking Rambo. Then he proceeds to climb up this light beam pole which was about 25-30 feet high. He was screaming at the top of his lungs bleeding through his shirt he wrapped around his head. Ha.
Then one of the guitarist jumps up and nose dives straight into the crowd with the headstock of his guitar pointing towards the insane pit. The singer comes down form the pole and then picks up the mic stand and holds it over his head like Conan while screaming like a mad man, flawlessly I might add. This is one of those mic stands that has the heavy circle weight on the end and he grabs the mic from it and throws the stand into the massive spinning circle pit. A few songs later, he takes one of the guitarists 4x12 cabs and tosses it into the pit. People were pulling it apart like it was the flesh of a human during a violent zombie attack. I saw tons of kids with pieces of the speaker cones, tolex, and wires flinging them around to the beat of the song all while moshing. If that wasn’t enough, they started to play my favorite song from them called "43% Burnt." I forgot to mention they had a fire breather dude this whole time this was going on up on stage with them.
They all eventually leave the stage and light the drum kit on fire and then one of the guitarist plugs in and starts to play the awesome main riff of the song again, which is so heavy still to this day. He keeps playing it over and over, meanwhile the drums are burning behind him. The next thing I know, the drummer runs from beside the stage and jumps back on the kit and starts to play along with this riff hitting the drums as hard as he possibly can. They all come back in and finish a lengthy added ending to this brutal song. It was a site to see man, I will never forget that show.
We managed to dig up some footage from that wild performance back in '02 - check it out below! Nashville’s Season Of Arrows will release new album “Give it to the Mountain" via Static Tension Recordings on October 28th, 2016. A teaser trailer is available after the Furnace Fest footage. More...
Less than 24 hours after announcing a "final" tour, The Dillinger Escape Plan was already backpedaling on just how "final" that would really be.
In an interview with Altpress.com, Greg Puciato commented that "No one in this band is dumb enough to say something’s ever really done" and "So the only thing you can do to make yourself not look like an idiot and not have to eat your own words is to leave it open for possibilities, because that’s reality. People are done when they’re dead."
He also goes on to mention that there are still "hundreds" of shows before the planned breakup even initaties. Excerpts from the interview can be read below.
Altpress: Do you have plans for life post-Dillinger?
Possibly, but who knows how we’re going to feel after the 200 more shows we still have to play. That’s what I mean: We’re about to announce our breakup, and I’m not even thinking about it. The only thing I care about is that the record is being announced and the release date is being announced and we’re finally going to have the fucking first song off the record for people to listen to properly, instead of a radio stream. I’m not thinking about a breakup that’s not going to initiate until hundreds of shows from now. And definitely, creatively, I don’t know what the fuck I’m gonna be thinking two years from now when we finally play our last show.
Altpress: So you’re leaving things open?
Well, yeah, because no one in this band is dumb enough to say something’s ever really done. If you’re smart and you look at every other band that’s done this, I mean, Guns ‘N Roses are fucking back, for Christ’s sake. Van Halen already came back. So the only thing you can do to make yourself not look like an idiot and not have to eat your own words is to leave it open for possibilities, because that’s reality. People are done when they’re dead.
The band will release new album "Disassociation" on October 14th, 2016 and first new track "Limerent Death" can be heard below. More...
The Dillinger Escape Plan has announced that the band will be going on indefinite hiatus after the release of newest album, "Dissociation." The band's 20 year anniversary tour is confirmed to be its last, after which the band will take a break from touring for the foreseeable future.
According to guitarist Ben Winman in an interview with Vice:
Well, I think in some ways we wanted to pull a Seinfeld and go out while we're still on top, you know what I mean?
The Dillinger Escape Plan will be embarking on an autumn tour of the United States later this year before playing final shows in 2017. Currently announced dates are as follows: More...
The Dillinger Escape Plan premieres a new song entitled "Limerent Death", taken from the band's upcoming new album "Dissociation", which will be out in stores October 14 through Party Smasher Inc./Cooking Vinyl.
Check out now "Limerent Death" on the BBC Radio 1 "Rock Show" with Daniel P. Carter, skipping ahead to 02:00:00.
We are just over five weeks away from the wildest party of the summer, the one and only GWAR B-Q in Richmond, VA at Hadad's Lake on August 20th.
It has already been announced that GWAR, Lamb Of God, Against Me, August Burns Red, American Nightmare, EyehateGod, and others will will devastate and earfuck everyone at the event.
Today the show's organizers are pleased as piss in your mouth and announce the addition of The Dillinger Escape Plan. Guitarist Ben Weinman commented:
"In honor of the legendary Oderus Urungus, we are proud to take part in this year's GWAR B-Q. After all, any band who sings songs about killing hippies and Skinheads while simultaneously condemning war and shooting many gallons of blood on the crowd are friends of ours!"
Giraffe Tongue Orchestra - a new supergroup featuring Alice In Chains vocalist/guitarist William DuVall, Mastodon vocalist/guitarist Brent Hinds, The Dillinger Escape Plan guitarist Ben Weinman, ex-The Mars Volta drummer Thomas Pridgen and Dethklok bassist Pete Griffin - premieres a new song entitled "Crucifixion" today.
The song is taken from the upcoming debut album "Broken Lines", which will be out in stores September 23 through Party Smasher Inc./Cooking Vinyl.
Check out now "Crucifixion" below (skip to 4:42 if you just want to hear the track). More...
The Dillinger Escape Plan premieres a new live video for the track "Prancer", captured at the annual "Arctangent Festival" in the UK. Recording sessions for the band's new album began earlier this year with release dates details still pending.
Check out now "Prancer" below.
Sweden's The Great Discord just launched a drum playthrough for "Panasonic Youth," originally recorded by The Dillinger Escape Plan. Check out Aksel Holmgren's cover version of this track below.
A previously posted drum playthrough video for The Great Discord's "L'homme Mauvais," taken from the "Duende" album, can also be seen at this location.
In accordance with the label's ongoing 25th anniversary celebrations, Relapse and Party Smasher Inc. are proud to announce that the first three full-length releases from The Dillinger Escape Plan will see deluxe vinyl reissues this November.
"Calculating Infinity," the band's landmark debut, has not seen a vinyl release in 15 years (outside of a very limited picture disk printing in 2000), and will now be pressed on three exclusive colors. The Dillinger Escape Plan's breakthrough 2004 record "Miss Machine," which put the band on the map for mainstream and underground audiences alike, has not been pressed on vinyl in more than ten years, while the band's experimental 2007 full-length "Ire Works" will be repressed for the first time on vinyl in over eight years.
Considering the huge potential for crossover between metal and gaming fans, it's always baffled me that there aren't more heavy metal focused video game soundtracks. Rather than going for sounds that make the player bang their heads and launch their controller through the television, most games – even highly action focused ones – tend to stick with more tepid ambient soundtracks based on electronica. Techno is about as “heavy” as most game soundtracks tend to get.
This week we're going to take a look at a handful of games that buck that trend and offer up honest-to-Lucifer extreme metal in their playlists. Not an exhaustive list (and we'll be looking at more in the future), this is just a few that are worth your time and are notable for their inclusion of tracks from excellent metal bands or for having original soundtracks rooted strongly in the metal tradition.
This one's a no-brainer, as it's essentially THE heavy metal video game, created solely to celebrate our beloved genre. Eddie may be a lowly roadie, but through the power of metal (and a battleax, wicked car, and some magic powers) he can annihilate the goths, please the gods, and get the girl (or two).
Although it seems like a gimmick to get heavy music fans interested, the gameplay is actually really solid and revolves around three different styles: strategy large-scale combat as a general over an army, open world GTA car driving shenanigans, and elements of combat-heavy action games like God of War or Dante's Inferno
The game features more than 100 metal tracks (some of which have to be unlocked in-game) covering a huge range of sub-genres with everything from In Flames to Cradle Of Filth, along with a whole lot of classics from the likes of Motorhead and Judas Priest.
If you loved the holy living shit out of "One Of Us Is The Killer" (reviewed here) like we did (managing to make the runner-up spot for album of the year in our 2013 metal awards), you'll be pleased to know The Dillinger Escape Plan is well into the process of working on a new album.
Some info has now finally leaked through an interview with Ben Weinman conducted by TheRockPit.net. Excerpts from the interview follow.
TheRockPit: It's been about 2 years since the last album so are you guys maybe thinking of doing the next one?
Ben: Yeah we're already writing! We're well onto a new record and the writing process and we're going into the studio around November so we're already getting it going.
TheRockPit: So I guess with the success of the last album, do you feel any kind of pressure to maybe outdo that one?
Ben: I don't think we really try to think about it too much, we just start moving and start making stuff. It's like just take what you got and get to work and at some point you just got to write the first riff and not look back. We just want to make sure it always moves us, We're proud of pretty much every single thing we ever put out. We've always put 110% into it and we've always been the kind of band where some of our music may seem clever but that's not the most important part. The most important part is that it has emotion and energy so I like to think what differentiates us from some of the technical bands is that everything we do has to feel like it can't just be interesting, it actually has to move us. We have to be able to picture us playing it live and feeling it and so the carthartic nature of our music is the most important thing. So with that in mind it's not about beating something or topping it, it's about maintaining that level of emotion and really feeling or believing that we're creating something honest. And that's the challenge, we have to be in the right state of mind to do it, we can't just force it.
TheRockPit: How is the writing process for writing new music? Especially for you as the guitar player, how do you come up with ideas and is it a very collaborative effort with the whole band or do you do your own thing and then come together later on? More...