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January 21st, 2013

2013 Album Preview: The Dillinger Escape Plan – TBC

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The Dillinger Escape Plan
Sumerian Records
ETA Spring 2013

What They’re Saying

After regular updates on their Facebook over the festive period explaining that they were recording over Christmas and the New Year with longtime producer Steve Evetts, this interview with Greg Puciato in Revolver spilt the beans all over the internet.

Here are a couple of quotes about how it may sound. (Different.)

“I feel like our work on Option Paralysis was like us refining Miss Machine. It wasn’t like we were making colossal jumps. This is the first one since Miss Machine where I felt like, Wow, all of us as individuals and collectively are moving into, like, some other phase of our career.”

“We made a really conscious effort this time to try to do some different stuff. I feel like, as any band that’s put out a bunch of records, we have our patterns, even if our patterns are a little harder to decipher. We’ve made a really deliberate, conscious effort to be like, “The first song is gonna start differently than any Dillinger record because every Dillinger record starts with like a train wreck and ‘Aaahhhh‘ right away.” We want to do it differently this time. Ya know, “Have we ever started a song with bass before? No? Well, let’s start a song with bass.” “Have we ever started a song with just drums? No, we haven’t done that? Let’s do that.” Just anything we can do to push ourselves into uncomfortable territory now because I think that’s necessary because no one else is gonna do it.”

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Thrash Hits verdict:

As well as saying that the new record will sound both purposefully and naturally different, Puciato also comments on Jeff Tuttle’s amicable split from the band. The fact that they haven’t felt the necessity to replace him just yet might indicate a stripped-down sound, but then again, it might not. There are guest appearances on the album and Puciato implies that they will be shocking. Whether that means they’ll be more or less metal or whether they’ll incorporate a whole different genre is totally unclear. That is the beauty of The Dillinger Escape Plan’s unpredictability. That’s why both Hugh and Raz voted Option Paralysis their favourite album of 2010. It’s why it ultimately came top of our Albums of the Year in 2010. Needless to say, we’re looking forward to this one a lot.


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