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The Dillinger Escape Plan

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The Dillinger Escape Plan is a band from Morris Plains, New Jersey, United States. The group originated in 1997 after the disbanding of Arcane, a hardcore punk trio consisting of Ben Weinman, Dimitri Minakakis, and Chris Pennie. The band performs a fast-tempo, technically proficient style of heavy music popularly known as mathcore. The band recorded their second EP with Relapse Records in 1998 entitled Under the Running Board. A year later, this was followed with the album Calculating Infinity Read more on Last.fm

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The future of British rock and metal festivals

April 1st, 2014

With Black Sabbath, Soundgarden, Faith No More, Motörhead and Soulfly (and Wolfmother…) set to fill the main stage of a day at British Summer Time festival in Hyde Park this July, it struck Raziq Rauf that the same bill could easily have been announced in 2000 to the same fanfare. What has (or has not) happened in the last 14 years for this to be the case and what does the future have in store?

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What is the future of music festivals? I’m not talking 2015 (because 2014’s summer season lineup is just about fully lined up), I’m talking about something more like 2025. What is going to happen to our music festivals in the next ten years? Will Metallica still be headlining on a rota with Slipknot, Iron Maiden and Linkin Park? The classic rockers like Aerosmith, Def Leppard and Black Sabbath have a shelf-life. Are Avenged Sevenfold or Rammstein the answer? While they sell out arenas in London and that simply translates to headlining Donington or Knebworth, neither have ever had quite the same impact as those first mentioned few and they likely never will.

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The Thrash Hits Top 20 Albums of 2013

December 12th, 2013

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Like any artform, music is not a competition. There is only good and bad music and that categorisation in itself is all down to subjective taste. However, in a bid for scientific rigour; some quantitative analysis to fortify the qualitative spiels, we’ve asked all the Thrash Hits contributors to list their favourite albums of 2013. Yeah, it’s here to boost our egos by claiming what we say is best and it’ll surely get some good clicks and you may (rightly) point out that it’s just another list but, at the very least, you might see an album that you’ve never heard of and think about buying it. That would be cool.

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Thrash Hits Editors’ Albums of 2013 – Raziq Rauf + Hugh Platt

December 11th, 2013

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Due to the fact Raz and Hugh run things at Thrash Hits, their opinions are the most important. Yes there’s an overall TH Top 20 Albums of 2013 and there’s a list of the individual contributors’ favourite albums, but their opinions are also the most correct. That’s why they’ve got their own post where they can explain their own favourite albums of 2013 without being sullied by democracy.

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The Thrash Hits Albums of 2013 In Numbers

December 10th, 2013

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If you’re on this page, you really should have seen the Thrash Hits Albums of the Year 2013 list already. If you haven’t, you should click that link or this link and sort that out. This piece will attempt to delve into some vague statistical analysis of the results. This is really only interesting if you care deeply about either the Thrash Hits Top 20, any old statistical analysis or both, so the chances are you’ll have clicked through to something else by now. Anyway…

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Interview: Greg Puciato of The Dillinger Escape Plan emails us

May 28th, 2013

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This was meant to be a phone interview with The Dillinger Escape Plan but Greg Puciato didn’t manage to make the connection – that is what we assume to be the connection problems – so we’ve had to do this via email. There appears to have been a bit of a sense of humour transplant with the first question, but this is an email interview and Greg is an interesting man so it’s still ok. We know first-hand that he doesn’t mind spouting nonsense face-to-face, so it’s cool. To be fair, we could’ve put more effort into writing down more intriguing or incisive questions, but then Greg could’ve put more effort into picking up the phone. SO IT’S COOL. NO PROBLEM HERE. OK.

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Thrash Hits was back on the Radio 1 Review Show TONIGHT

April 23rd, 2013

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If you’re not one of the literal thousands of people who follow Thrash Hits on Facebook and Twitter (err…why not?), then this might’ve passed you by: tonight our Editor, Raziq Rauf, was one of the guests on the BBC Radio 1’s Review Show, where he was one of the pundits joining Edith Bowman to talk about a whole loads of brand new tracks, including one the title-track from The Dillinger Escape Plan’s forthcoming album, One Of Us Is The Killer, as chosen by Raz himself.

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Sunday Slaylist: RIP Pat Egan from Relapse Records

February 24th, 2013

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This week we’re turning over the Sunday Slaylist to something a little different – we want you to go buy something. On Monday 18 February, Pat Egan, Relapses Records’ Director of Retail Sales, died following a the result of complications with a case of pneumonia. To raise money for Pat’s daughter’s college fund, the folks over at Relapse have gone and put together a compilation of 20 of the finest bands ever to have worked with the label – and we think it’d be a damn fine gesture if a few of our readers joined us in buying it, in recognition of the awesome music Pat helped bring us over the years, as well as to help out the family of a fellow metal fan when they need it most.

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Video: Lose Weight, Get In Shape – it’s The Dillinger Escape Plan Jogging Method

January 2nd, 2013

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It’s the New Year. We’ve all overdone it over Christmas. We don’t want reminding of the entire day we spent lounging on the sofa in our pants, eating nothing but Ferrero Roche and drinking every leftover can of lager we found in the fridge. What we need is an exercise regime to go hand-in-hand with those New Year’s resolutions we’re inevitably jettisoning in the next two weeks. What we need is a way to combine it with this ludicrous love of heavy music that we’ve got going on.

What we need is Dillinger Run – aka The Dillinger Escape Plan Jogging Method.

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Top 6: Reasons we’re not (too) sad that Jeff Tuttle has left The Dillinger Escape Plan

August 18th, 2012

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Okay. That blog title is a massive piece of misdirection. When the news came in yesterday that Jeff Tuttle had decided to part ways with The Dillinger Escape Plan, we were really bummed out. We frickin’ love DEP, and we frickin’ love what Tuttle brought to the band. Although he didn’t appear on Ire Works, Tuttle had been in the band since they started touring that release, and his contributions to 2010’s Option Paralysis – which was Thrash Hits’ Album of 2010 – can’t be understated either.

However, rather than despair that a member of our favourite bands has decided to leave, we’re giving this one a positive spin. Which is why we’ve gone and put together….

Six we’re not (too) sad that Jeff Tuttle has left The Dillinger Escape Plan:

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