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New Jersey-bred maniacal metallers DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN have posted their cover of SOUNDGARDEN's classic "Jesus Christ Pose" on their official MySpace page. The track comes off the band's upcoming iTunes-exclusive digital download EP, "Plagiarism", due on June 13.
Commented the band: "SOUNDGARDEN, man. I'm talking about glory days glass shattering Chris Cornell, not this easy listening slop he's got going on now. Kim Thayil, Matt Cameron, Chris Cornell, Ben Shepherd.... whew! Remember that shit?! That time period was the jam. Shit like that is hard to find now. Anyhow, this is our little homage if you will to a great band from a great time that was influential to all of us."
Other tracks featured on the EP include new versions of DILLINGER classics "Unretrofied" (radio edit) and "The Perfect Design" (live), plus "Wish" (NINE INCH NAILS), "Angel" (MASSIVE ATTACK), and "Like I Love You" (JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE), all recorded and mixed by guitarist Benjamin Weinman on his laptop in his bedroom.
THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN are currently writing material for the group's fourth studio LP, the follow-up to 2004's "Miss Machine". The writing process has been stymied, as Weinman's been sidelined for several months due to surgery on his arm. The band are also preparing for the release of their "Miss Machine" DVD. The disc will reportedly contain all "Miss Machine"-related material, including all the music videos made for the record, behind-the-scenes footage and a live video from the "Miss Machine" touring cycle.
THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN will will be supporting AFI during their inaugural North American tour for their new record beginning on June 13 in Montreal, Quebec. This summer tour will also include NIGHTMARE OF YOU and be making stops in major cities across the country. In addition to their dates with AFI, THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN will be doing several headlining shows with label mates DYSRHYTHMIA in tow.
A beef between Avenged Sevenfoldand the Dillinger Escape Plan is taking shape. According to Dillinger's MySpace page, a feud had been festering for several months when Avenged frontman M. Shadows turned up the heat during a recent interview, saying Dillinger "make sh---y noises and try to pass it off as music." "What about bands that make sh---y noise and try to pass it off as Guns N' Roses?" a Dillinger MySpace post read in response. "This guy and his merry band of musical clowns get more hilarious by the minute. M. Shadows' real name is Matt Sanders or some sh--." With that in mind, Dillinger say they've decided to change their stage names in derision. "So, in his honor, our new names are officially as follows: G. Piranha, Blaster Master Weinman, Bullwhip Benoit, Corpsef---er Pennie [and] Leafeater Wilson. Those are going to be the names on our new CD — 100 percent serious."
Dillinger Escape Plan will issue an iTunes-exclusive EP on June 13. The release will feature new versions of "Unretrofied" and "The Perfect Design," along with four covers: Nine Inch Nails' "Wish," Massive Attack's "Angel," Soundgarden's "Jesus Christ Pose" and Justin Timberlake's "Like I Love You."
As previously reported, Dillinger Escape Plan have lined up a handful of headlining dates with support from Dysrhythmia as well as festival appearances "Infest" (Asbury Park, NJ on June 11th) and Show Of The Summer (June 10th in Virginia). The tour dates with Dysrhythmia are as follows: More...
Show Of The Summer will take place on June 10th in Virginia, and June 11th in New Jersey. Here are the details:
June 10 - Fredericksburg, VA @ KC's
Dillinger Escape Plan
Haste the Day
The Number Twelve Looks Like You
Full Blown Chaos
From a Second Story Window
Black My Heart
Flee the Seen
Suprise Special Guests
+ local talent on second stage
June 11 - Asbury Park, NJ @ Stone Pony More...
Dillinger Escape Plan have lined up a handful of headlining dates with support from Dysrhythmia. Here are the tour dates so far:
7/14 Tucson, AZ @ Skrappy's
7/15 Albuquerque, NM @ Launch Pad
7/18 Houston, TX @ Walter's On Washington
7/19 Dallas, TX @ Gypsy Tea Room
7/20 Austin, TX @ Emo's
7/21 Fayetteville, AR @ The Music Hall
7/22 Des Moines, IA @ House of Bricks
7/23 Madison, WI @ The Annex
7/28 Papillion, NE @ The Rock
7/29 Wichita, KS @ Headway Skatepark
Bands have been announced for an upcoming fest entitled, "Infest", that will be taking place in Asbury Park, NJ on June 11th. Bands are as follows:
Dillinger Escape Plan
The Number 12 Looks Like You
Haste the Day
From a Second Story Window
Job for a Cowboy
Scars of Tomorrow
Too Pure to Die
Inked In Blood
On Broken Wings
Black My Heart
Full Blown Chaos
Flee the Seen
Infest will have 3 stages, one at the Stone Pony inside, Stone Pony outside, and on in Club Deep, which is across from the Stone Pony.
The first batch of dates for this summer's AFI, Dillinger Escape Plan, and Nightmare Of You tour have been announced. Here are the tour dates:
6/13 Montreal, CAN @ Le Medley
6/15 Toronto, CAN @ Kool Haus
6/20 Boston, MA MA @ Avalon
6/22 New York, NY @ Roseland Ballroom
6/24 Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
7/5 Kansas City, MO @ Uptown Theatre
7/11 Denver, CO @ The Fillmore Auditorium
The Dillinger Escape Plan are writing new material for their next album, an update on that is available over at www.dillingerescapeplan.com.
"Unretrofied", the third single and video from THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN's breakthrough album Miss Machine, has been selected for inclusion on the new WWE Smackdown vs. Raw video game available for Playstation 2 and PSP. The game is set for a November 5th release via Sony.
Look for the "Unretrofied" video on MTV2, Fuse and dozens of regional video shows throughout North America. Additionally, "Unretrofied" has also been added to rotation at tastemaker commercial rock stations KEYJ / Abilene, TX, KANR / Wichita, and WKQH / Wausau, WI.
THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN have also announced a full North American headlining tour, their first since late 2004. The tour begins November 6th in Ottawa. A full listing of tour dates is as follows: More...
All tour dates for the Dillinger Escape Plan tour will feature Hella throught November 27th, Between the Buried and Me, The Flashbub, and Horse the Band up to this point are as follows:
November 6 - Ottawa @ Babylon (5 pm show)
November 7 - Hamilton, ON @ The Underground
November 8 - Montreal @ Cabaret Le Tulipe
November 9 - Toronto @ Opera House
November 13 - Edmonton @ Starlite Room
November 14 - Calgary @ MacEwan Hall
November 15 - Vancouver @ The Redroom
November 16 - Seattle, WA @ Neumo's
November 17 - Portland, OR @ Loveland
November 19 - San Francisco @ 12 Galaxies (5 pm show)
November 20 – Los Angeles @ El Rey Theater
November 21 - Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
November 25 - Austin @ Emo's
November 26 - Houston @ Engine Room
November 27 - Dallas @ Trees
November 29 - Kansas City @ El Torreon
November 30 - Minneapolis @ Triple Rock (5:30 pm show)
December 1 - Madison, WI @ The Annex
December 2 - Chicago, Il @ Logan Square Auditorium
December 3 - Detroit @ St. Andrews
December 4 - Cleveland @ Grog Shop
December 6 - Boston, MA @ The Middle East
December 8 - Philadelphia @ First Unitarian Church
December 9 - New York @ Bowery Ballroom
December 10 - Baltimore @ Sonar
The thrid single from Dillinger Escape Plan's album, "Miss Machine", is "Unretrofied" and should be getting play on Fuse's Uranium, MTV2's Headbangers Ball.
DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN have announced a full North American headlining tour, their first since late 2004. The Pure Volume and Decibel Magazine sponsored tour, in support of the band's breakthrough album Miss Machine, begins November 6th in Ottawa at the Babylon Club and includes HELLA (thru November 27), THE BRONX (November 28 onward), BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME, HORSE THE BAND and THE FLASHBULB.
Look for "Unretrofied", the third single and video from Miss Machine, on MTV2, FUSE, Much Music, Musique Plus and dozens of regional video shows throughout North America. Miss Machine also produced the MTV2 Headbanger's Ball and FUSE' Uranium staples "Setting Fire to Sleeping Giants" and "Panasonic Youth".
Dillinger Escape Plan's tour dates are as follows: More...
The Dillinger Escape Plan have confirmed that they will stay on the Relapse label for their next album, thereby fulfilling contractual obligations. However, this will almost certainly be the last DEP record for the label. The band intend to take a break at the end of the year, and then spend six or seven months working on songs for the new album.
God Forbid has their complete fall tour dates for their upcoming North American tour with Meshuggah and European tour with the Haunted. Tour dates are as follows:
With Meshuggah, The Haunted and Mnemic:
Sept. 28 Charlotte, NC - Tremont Music Hall (off dates w/ Mnemic)
Sept. 29 Atlanta, GA - Masquerade (off dates w/ Mnemic)
Sept. 30 Talahassee, FL - Big Daddy's (off dates w/ Mnemic)
Oct. 01 Pinellas Park, FL - Town Square Plaza Park
Oct. 02 Fayateville, NC - Jester's Pub (off dates w/ Mnemic)
Oct. 03 Philadelphia, PA - The Trocadero
Oct. 04 Allentown, PA - Crocodile Rock
Oct. 05 Toronto, ON - The Guvernment
Oct. 06 Montreal, QC - Medley
Oct. 07 New York, NY - B.B. Kings Blues Club
Oct. 08 West Springfield, VA - Jaxx
Oct. 09 Worcester, MA - The Palladium
Oct. 10 Hartford, CT - Webster Theatre
Oct. 11 Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom
Oct. 12 Cleveland, OH - Peabody's Down Under
Oct. 13 Louisville, KY - Headliners Music Hall (off date w/ Mnemic and Dillinger Escape Plan)
Oct. 14 Detroit, MI - Harpo's Concert Theatre
Oct. 15 Milwaukee, WI - Rave Bar
Oct. 16 Mokena, IL - The Pearl Room
Oct. 17 Muskogee, OK - Muskogee Civic Assembly Center (off dates w/ Mnemic)
Oct. 18 Ft. Worth, TX - Ridglea Theatre
Oct. 19 San Antonio, TX - Sanctuary
Oct. 20 Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theatre
Oct. 21 Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre
Oct. 23 Seatle, WA - El Corazon
Oct. 24 Vancouver, BC - Croatian Cultural Centre
Oct. 25 Portland, OR - Berbati's Pan
Oct. 26 Chico, CA - Senator Theatre (off dates w/ Mnemic)
Oct. 27 Sparks, NV - New Oasis
Oct. 28 Orangevale, CA - The Boardwalk
Oct. 29 San Francisco, CA - The Pound
Oct. 30 Los Angeles, CA - The Key Club
Oct. 31 Santa Ana, CA - The Galaxy Theater
Nov. 01 San Diego, CA - SOMA
With The Haunted and Manntis: More...
The Dillinger Escape Plan are set to embark on a tour with Between The Buried And Me and Hella come November, here's the dates:
November 07th Hamilton, ON - Underground
November 08th Montreal, QC - La Tulipe
November 09th Toronto, ON - Opera House
November 13th Edmonton, AB - Starlite Room
November 14th Calgary, AB - Macewan Hall
November 15th Vancouver, BC - Red Room
November 25th Austin, TX - Emo's
Think heavy metal started with KORN? Confused about why people smash into each other at a concert? Know who originally spawned the sign of Satan? Well ask yourselves these questions no more. Fuse TV's "Uranium" is bringing you all of the answers to the questions you're too afraid to ask. Miss Juliya, along with guest lecturers including GOD FORBID, THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, DARKEST HOUR, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD and more, school you on all things metal — from throwing down in the pit to the penalties for misusing the horns to how to tell the difference between death metal and pirate-core. Get ready to throw spitballs during the premiere on Friday, September 9 at 9:00 p.m. EST on Fuse.
THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN will appear as special guests on the Fuse network's acclaimed program "Steven's Untitled Rock Show". The much-publicized quintet will be guests on the program's Wednesday, September 7 edition at 10:00 p.m. EST. The program will air again on Thursday, September 8 at 4:00 p.m.
THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN are breaking new ground with the release of their latest music video, "Unretrofied". The hyper-advanced clip is taken from the band's forward-thinking release, "Miss Machine". The DILLINGER video was written and directed by Josh Graham (ENON, NO DOUBT, JURASSIC 5) and features the band "assembled as retro 'Westworld'-style robots."
A Life Once Lost will be on the road much of the fall. Here's their latest tour schedule:
dates w/ Unearth
9/16 Erie, PA @ Forward Hall w/ Nora, Since the Flood
9/17 Lexington, KY @ Short Street Lounge w/ Nora, The Classic Struggle
9/18 Indianapolis, IN @ Emerson Theatre w/ Zao, The Classic Struggle More...
Guitarist/producer extraordinaire James Murphy (TESTAMENT, DEATH, OBITUARY) has issued the following update:
"Hi everyone. I'm sorry for dropping out. I've been dealing with my grandmother's illness and passing. Several weeks ago she was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor, quite large and inoperable. She has always been a major part of our family life and an 'anchor,' if you will, always there for me with a place to stay and a meal throughout the ups and downs of my career, not to mention her unconditional love.
"Dealing with the emotional side and logistics of always having at least one family member in the hospital with her... And now with the family handling all her final business... It's been overwhelming and ongoing. Her funeral was last week and I have begun to see the light of day again finally.
"Even with these issues I managed to get more recording for the DEATH tribute [album] done. On the day of my grandmother's funeral, after the services, I made the trip to Tampa to record the singer of THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN... And only two days before (one day after she passed) I traveled to Orlando to record the bassist of THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN. It was hard for me to focus but I couldn't lose the opportunity to have these two great musicians on 'Within The Mind'. Their performances for Chuck's [Schuldiner] memory transcend the difficult circumstances I recorded them under.
"I also want to take a moment to express my sadness about the passing of Piggy [of VOIVOD]. I have no words that haven't already been spoken more eloquently than I can manage at this moment. I was given the first two albums as a gift and when number three, 'Killing Technology', came out I was at the store the day it was released. Some months later I stood outside at Janis Landing in St. Petersburg to see the tour and buy the T-shirt. Piggy was, and is, an inspiration."
THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN have been forced to pull out of their remaining Gigantour live dates because of an injury to guitarist Ben Weinman. Weinman severely re-injured his arm Sunday night (having originally injured it several months ago) during the tour's stop in Atlantic City, NJ and was told by a specialist yesterday that he will be unable to perform until further notice.
Weinman commented, "We were enjoying playing every night as part of Gigantour, and to not be able to finish the tour is an enormous disappointment to us."
Gigantour is the traveling hard rock festival founded by MEGADETH frontman Dave Mustaine. Mustaine — who suffered a nearly career-ending arm injury several years ago — said, "We really respect and enjoyed THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN — and will miss them. Meanwhile, I personally hope that Ben has a successful and speedy recovery."
Dream Theater has announced on their website that the Montreal, Canada Gigantour concert at the Bell Centre on September 2nd will be filmed and recorded for an upcoming Gigantour DVD and Gigantour CD.