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The Dillinger Escape Plan Posts "Black Bubblegum" Video Online

THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN sees the worldwide premiere of their video for "Black Bubblegum," the second video from their acclaimed new album Ire Works, today via MySpace. The video was shot in Los Angeles, CA with Ilan Sharone of Pneuamtic Pictures.

THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN are currently rounding out their Australian and New Zealand headlining tour. The band will then return to Europe in June for dates with MESHUGGAH and a number of festival appearances including Download, Gods Of Metal, Roskilde, and more. THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN has also been added to a portion of this Summer's Warped Tour followed by a U.S. tour with CAVALERA CONSPIRACY, THROWDOWN, and BURY YOUR DEAD. THE DILLINGER ESCAPE will also be performing as part of the Monsters Of Rock Festival in Calgary along with OZZY OSBOURNE, JUDAS PRIEST, HATEBREED, VOIVOD, and more.

Here are the latest Dillinger Escape Plan tour dates:

Dillinger Escape Plan on Warped Tour:
July 9 Atlanta, GA Lakewood Amphitheater
July 10 Orlando, FL Central Florida Fairgrounds
July 11 St Petersburg, FL Vinoy Park
July 12 Miami, FL Bicentennial Park
July 13 Elkton, FL St. Johns County Fairgrounds
July 14 Charlotte, NC Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
July 15 Virginia Beach, VA Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

Dillinger Escape Plan with Cavalera Conspiracy, Throwdown, Bury Your Dead, and Incite:
July 17 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory
July 18 Worcester, MA Palladium
July 19 New York, NY The Fillmore
July 20 New York, NY The Fillmore
July 21 Baltimore, MD Ramshead Live
July 23 Chicago, IL Vic Theatre
July 25 Toronto, ON Wakefest
July 26 Calgary, AB McMahon Stadium (as part of Monsters Of Rock fest)

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1. Tirentu writes:

Worst song on the album. Lame stuff. At least Milk Lizard had that badass riff.

# May 21, 2008 @ 9:50 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. cruor writes:

Black Bubblegum? wtf

# May 21, 2008 @ 10:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. miguelsanchezae86 writes:

brilliant song, brilliant band, somewhat strange but good film clip. everyone that didn't like ire works can succulently draw upon my pubicle sack.

# May 22, 2008 @ 5:35 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. CrawfordTexasJingoJango writes:

^^ I agree. There went my comment.

# May 22, 2008 @ 9:42 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. deathmetalrules420 writes:

yes...this is for sure a f***ing awesome record...from track(s) 1-13...

# May 22, 2008 @ 2:10 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. CrawfordTexasJingoJango writes:

I found the rare grey vinyl of Ire Works and you wouldn't believe how "When Acting As A Particle", "When Acting As A Wave", and "Sick on Sunday" sound with lots of low-end in it. Holy shxt. The only vinyl I own that sounds better is Acid Bath's "When The Kite String Pops" and The Sword's "Gods of the Earth". Simply stunning.

# May 22, 2008 @ 2:24 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. coldiem writes:

I get a kick out of how nobody calls a song like this a sell-out. It's about as close to teeny-bop crap as it gets coming from a metal band. Personally, I think the song is awful, but I don't like DEP to begin with. The video, at least, is plenty more imaginative than a lot of videos from metal bands.

# May 22, 2008 @ 4:50 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. RememberMetal? writes:

It's an okay song, built on a tweaked version of the main riff from "Calculating Infinity"...Their full on melody stuff is always a hard pill to swallow for fans, at least at first...The rest of the world latches onto that kind of track first.

Most metal fans around here completely reject this band but I think they're pioneers...There was nothing like Calculating Infinity when it came out.

I like "When Acting as a Particle", "Horse Hunter" and Fix Your Face" off the Ire Works. Good cd overall, this song is ok but my least favorite on the album...

# May 22, 2008 @ 4:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. CrawfordTexasJingoJango writes:

It's hard to call anything DEP does sell-out, especially since their style has differed with every release due to various member changes, and whatnot. And if you're looking to call a DEP song teeny-bop crap, then why not call "Unretrofied" a sell-out song. It has more melody and coherence than any other DEP song to that point, and I love DEP, but I can't stand "Unretrofied".

...and unless you're blind, retarded, or both, you'd notice that the song title has the word "Bubblegum" in it. And that's not because the song is about Big League Chew. If you don't like it, don't listen to it. I don't understand how nobody can figure that out. There's a sh**load of buttons and features on any stereo/mp3 player, and most, if not all of them will change the song you're listening to if you dislike it. Wow! What a time we live in, eh?

# May 22, 2008 @ 5:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. coldiem writes:

I don't know about most people around here rejecting them. There's plenty of people who stand vigilantly by them, almost to the point of being fan-boys. You make it sound like the rest reject them arbitrarily, but it's pretty easy to see why people wouldn't like the band. Personally, I've listened to them on many occasions and never found anything about them that I like. Just because they might be pioneers doesn't mean people have to like them.

# May 22, 2008 @ 5:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. coldiem writes:

Exactly the kind of response I expected from you, Crawford. Thanks for not disappointing. The "If you don't like it, don't listen to it." response is a tired, bland argument that is only useful against those who spew baseless crap about bands they don't like just because they can.

The fact of the matter is I listened to the song and formed my own opinion of it despite knowing full well that I am not a fan of anything else they've done. Unlike most, I'm not one to immediately dismiss a song or a band on a whim, but rather give it or them a chance (time and time again, as it may be) and see if I change my mind.

This song did not. But, if you'll notice, I did praise the video. You've selectively ignored that, probably because you couldn't use it to attack me. You can call me blind and retarded if you want, and somehow use the title of the song to prove that (???), but I don't see where you're going with it. The word "Black" also appears in the title, and that's pretty metal. What's your point?

# May 22, 2008 @ 6:06 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. Cynic writes:

"If you don't like it, don't listen to it. I don't understand how nobody can figure that out." - Wow that's rich coming from you Crawford, I guess the rules on MU is that it's OK to flame a band unless of course they're one you like?

Personally I'm not a fan of DEP because they're not metal, and in most of what I've heard including this sound more like Fallout Boy than anything else. Secondly, the reason they're pushed into the negative spectrum for me is their style of technicality (read, randomness) has influence metal bands into writing random bullsh** technical parts, people somehow thinking that's cool. Necrophagist, now that's technicality with a meaning. Also the "spastic tough-guy beat each other on stage" act of which people seem to worship is a real turn off, who gives a f*** if you can backflip while two handed tapping I just want music.

Now Playing: High On Fire - "Cyclopean Space"

# May 22, 2008 @ 6:10 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. coldiem writes:

"influence metal bands into writing random bullsh** technical parts, people somehow thinking that's cool. Necrophagist, now that's technicality with a meaning."

Amen to that, Cynic. Bang on.

# May 22, 2008 @ 6:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. psythe writes:

I definitely wouldn't say that particular song was 'metal', but I definitely wouldn't say it was as bad as Fall Out Boy, either. I'd almost call it a stab at bands like FOB- like, a kind of "here's how to make the kind of music you do, but with actual expertise". Not a great song, as far as metal goes. But for that more mainstream rock kind of music, it wasn't too bad.

As for the video, I really, really enjoyed the singer having his mic with him. Most film clips like that, the vocalist will be singing to the camera, without their mics, trying to put more emphasis on the story behind the video clip than on the people making the music in it, I guess. I thought it was pretty cool that DEP disregarded that seemingly 'artistic' approach.

Now Playing: Tomahawk - "God Hates A Coward" (can't stop listening to this damn song!!)

# May 22, 2008 @ 8:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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