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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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Interview: Inside the mind of Jeff Tuttle (Malo Konjche, Old Gods, ex-Dillinger Escape Plan)

February 26th, 2015

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We’ve been big fans of Jeff Tuttle ever since we first saw him practically challenge an entire venue for a fight, during The Dillinger Escape Plan’s quite-frankly-infamous two-shows-in-one-day showcase of Option Paralysis at. We were pretty bummed out when he announced his decision to leave one of Thrash Hits’ collectively favourite bands to concentrate on his filmmaking, but at the same time we were super excited about what possibilities that might bring. We caught up with Jeff to talk about his current musical projects – the noise beast that is Old Gods and the more-conventional (but no less kickass) Malo Konjche – as well as to pick his brain about his burgeoning career behind a camera lens.

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Sunday Slaylist: Download Festival 2014 – the bands you know

June 1st, 2014

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In two weeks time, we will be at Download Festival 2014. Still the single biggest weekend in the UK rock calendar, once again around about 100,000 rock fans will descend upon Donington Park for three days of music, drinking, debauchery, and casual sexism. To get us in the mood for the first three of those things (let’s hope there’s a lot less of the fourth this year, right guys?), the next two Sunday Slaylists are all about the line-up to this year’s festival.

This week: The big guns. The heavy hitters. The bands you know.

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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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Sunday Slaylist: The Best of 2013

December 29th, 2013

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The end of the year is here. Pretty much everything that’s going to be released is now out, and barring any late breaking oh-my-God-is-that-actually-happening style news stories, 2013 is done and dusted. And with the convenient if entirely arbitrary transition from one year to the next a mere 48 hours away, we’re dedicating the final Sunday Spotify Slaylist of 2013 to the records that we loved the most this year.

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Album: The Dillinger Escape Plan – One Of Us Is The Killer

December 23rd, 2013

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The Dillinger Escape Plan
One Of Us Is The Killer
BMG / Party Smasher
20 May 2013

by Hugh Platt

The Dillinger Escape Plan released their fifth full-length album over seven months before this review was published. Why the Hell would we publish a review of an album that came out that long ago? Why the Hell would anyone care. It’s because One Of Us Is The Killer and our reaction to it says more about our relationship to music itself than we might think, and what it says about it seven months down the line is a Hell of a lot more interesting than what it did at the time of release.

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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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The Thrash Hits Cloudcast 001: Records of the year (so far) 2013

July 8th, 2013

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This week Raz and Hugh got together to talk about their favourite albums of 2013 so far, but rather than do it as a podcast where we can only talk about the music and not actually play any (because, y’know, licensing laws and all that), we figured we’d put our choices out there via Mixcloud, where we can mix our talk with loud music as much as we damn well please.

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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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