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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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Interview: Jared Leto of 30 Seconds To Mars talks about his bed and beating himself up

May 24th, 2013

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Aaah, 30 Seconds To Mars. The ultimate in style over substance, right? They’re a massive band with average songs but really quite cool videos and they released a new album this week – Love, Lust, Faith + Dreams. This meant that we got a few minutes on the phone with Jared Leto to ask him as many questions bland enough so that he wouldn’t hang up the phone on as possible. But yes, of course we asked him about his bed. This isn’t a good interview.

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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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The Dillinger Escape Plan are coming back to London in April – and maybe a whole UK tour to boot

February 13th, 2012

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They might’ve only just finished touring the UK in support of Mastodon, but it seems The Dillinger Escape Plan already look set to be making a return to our shores sooner rather than later. We’ve just spied this date – 26 April 2012 – as a scheduled Dillinger Escape Plan show over on The Highbury Garage’s website, even though there’s not been an official announcement anywhere else yet.

Tickets go on sale on 15 February, i.e., on Wednesday. You better believe we’re going to be at the head of queue. We’ll have more dates and details for you when we get ’em. Although thinking about other bands’ album release schedules, it’d make sense (and be a frickin’ KILLER line-up) if this turned out to be a dual-headliner jaunt with either Cancer Bats or Every Time I Die as opposed to just a Groezrock warm-up show….

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Retrospective Review: The Devin Townsend Project – Deconstruction

December 11th, 2011

When we asked our contributors to tell us their albums of the year, we also offered them the opportunity to retrospectively review any of their Top 10 list that we hadn’t reviewed already. Ruth Booth took us up on that offer.

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The Devin Townsend Project
Addicted
HevyDevy Records
20 June 2011

by Ruth Booth

If Addicted wasn’t heavy enough, then bloody hell, you can’t say you haven’t got what you’ve asked or here. Depth of sound has always been a trademark of Townsend’s work, but even by those standards, Deconstruction is a tremendously dense record, one that’s way too heavy to be just metal; stuffed with (deep breath) opera, death metal, lullabies, space olympics raves, Al Jolson on ice; Meshuggah, Melechesh and Stephen Sondheim; metal luminaries in double figures, the Prague Philharmonic and PA’DAM choir; sex, death, religion, evolution, giant fast food, aliens… I’m not sure about the kitchen sink, but I’m pretty sure I heard a cat on there at one point.

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Live & Photos: Devin Townsend plays ‘Deconstruction’ @ London ULU – 12 November 2011

November 30th, 2011

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It’s night no.3 of Devin Townsend’s four night London residency under the An Evening with The Devin Townsend Project banner, and tonight was the night things really got weird. When you’re talking about Devin Townsend, that’s some claim. With Deconstruction by far the most guest-musician stuffed record from Townsend’s 4-album series, just how was he going to reproduce it all live? Ruth Booth was on hand to find out.

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