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The Dillinger Escape Plan Release “Happiness Is A Smile” Music Video

by Zack Zarrillo - Apr 12, 2014

The Dillinger Escape Plan have released a new music video for “Happiness Is A Smile.” Watch the video below after the jump. 

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The Dillinger Escape Plan, HBSB, NK Members Form No Machine

by Zack Zarrillo - Apr 2, 2014

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Billy Rymer from The Dillinger Escape Plan, Isaac Bolivar from Happy Body Slow Brain, and Michael Sadis from NK have formed a new project called No Machine. A debut EP will be coming from the band, but for now watch a video for “Nobody” below after the jump.

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The Dillinger Escape Plan Announce Second Spring Tour

by Zack Zarrillo - Feb 11, 2014

The Dillinger Escape Plan will be going out on another tour in April and May with Tera Melos and Vattner Viskar. Check out the dates below after the jump.

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The Dillinger Escape Plan, Trash Talk Announce Spring Tour

by Zack Zarrillo - Jan 21, 2014

The Dillinger Escape Plan will be going out on tour in April with Trash Talk, Retox, Shining. Check out the dates below after the jump. 

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The Dillinger Escape Plan UK Tour Support

by Zack Zarrillo - Aug 17, 2013

The Dillinger Escape Plan will be taking out Maybeshewill and Three Trapped Tigers on their fall UK tour. Check out the dates below after the jump.

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The Dillinger Escape Plan Cancel Tour Due To Injury

by Zack Zarrillo - Jun 11, 2013

The Dillinger Escape Plan have been forced to cancel their European tour due to guitarist Ben Weinman injuring his hand and wrist. You can check out a statement from the band below after the jump.

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Morning Recap: Westboro Baptist Church Are Not Fans Of The Dillinger Escape Plan

by Zack Zarrillo - Jun 10, 2013

Westboro Baptists Are Not Fans Of Dillinger Escape Plan

It’s been a minute since we had some fun Westboro Baptist Church news. The Dillinger Escape Plan handled it well.

Angels & Airwaves Recording New Music

Tom DeLonge has begun recording the new Angels & Airwaves album, which was at least half written a month or so ago. The band’s last LP came out several years ago, but it’s not clear when the new AVA will be out. 

Mansions’ Third Album Is Complete

Mansions will start again. 

The Dangerous Summer Late-Summer Headlining Tour

Dates for The Dangerous Summer’s July-September album release tour have begun to make their way online. 

The Cinema To Begin Wrapping Up Album This Week

Leighton Antelman is heading back to Georgia to put the final touches on the second Cinema record that will hopefully be out this fall.

Arturo Vega, Creator Of Ramones Logo, Passes Away

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Westboro Baptist Church Are Not Fans Of The Dillinger Escape Plan

by Zack Zarrillo - Jun 10, 2013

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A Westboro Baptist Church member recently spoke to Kerrang! about his dislike of The Dillinger Escape Plan and their new music. Ben Weinman of Dillinger also reponded to the Church, which has been very well known to protest “scene” shows. Both comments can be read below after the jump.

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The Dillinger Escape Plan Announce UK Tour

by Zack Zarrillo - May 18, 2013

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The Dillinger Escape Plan will be heading to the UK in November. Check out the dates below after the jump. 

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POZ Review: The Dillinger Escape Plan - One Of Us Is The Killer

by Zack Zarrillo - May 16, 2013

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*This review was composed by Marc Gary Gray and edited by Erik van Rheenen

Fans of technical yet aggressive music are drawn to the genre by a variety of factors: the wizardry required to pull off much of the instrumentation, the feeling of belonging to an exclusive club of aficionados who can truly appreciate what they are hearing, and the sheer brutality of the whole thing, which separates truly aggressive bands from their milder mainstream counterparts. 

The Dillinger Escape Plan don’t lack in any of these categories, but what separates them from a crowded landscape of technically proficient but often-forgettable contemporaries is their dynamics. There is something to be said for a relentless barrage of chaos for the entire length of an album, but The Dillinger Escape plan is not that band, and One of Us Is the Killer is not that album. In fact, One of Us Is the Killer is an ACME powder keg owned by Wile E. Coyote: you never know just when it’s going to explode, and the result is rarely what you expect.  

To fans of The Dillinger Escape Plan, none of what I’ve said above is news. There is a larger point to be made here, however: for those who are scared away by tags like “mathcore” or “avant-garde metal” (as Wikipedia calls the band), this album could be your gateway drug into a world of odd time signatures and jazz breakdowns behind screeched and often incomprehensible vocals. Never has such weird music been more palatable for the average metal fan (although one could make a strong argument for Converge or Mastodon in this category). I’m seriously tempted to track-by-track this bad boy, as there is just SO much going on here, but I believe that method to be the laziest form of music review this side of “For fans of <more popular similar band>”. Let’s hit some highlights instead.

The first track is predictably engaging and high-energy, if not frantic. It’s called “Prancer,” and it’s got enough guitar chugging to satisfy the head-bangers while not disappointing those looking for spastic bursts of lead guitar insanity. “Understanding Decay” is the most “typical” Dillinger song on the album (if there is such a thing). A funky little intro gives way to shift after shift, and even at less than four minutes, it’s a vast and almost exhausting journey.  

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The Dillinger Escape Plan “Prancer” AltarTV Video

by Zack Zarrillo - May 16, 2013

The Dillinger Escape Plan and AltarTV have released a new live video of “Prancer.” Watch it below after the jump.

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Albums Out This Week

by Zack Zarrillo - May 12, 2013

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May 14th is just two days away, and there are a few great releases coming out this week. Click “Read More” below to check out the album details and download information for all the great records coming out this week!

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The Dillinger Escape Plan Release “Prancer” Lyric Video

by Zack Zarrillo - May 6, 2013

The Dillinger Escape Plan have released a new song called “Prancer.” Stream it below by clicking “Read More.”

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The Dillinger Escape Plan Stream New Song “Nothing’s Funny”

by Zack Zarrillo - May 3, 2013

The Dillinger Escape Plan have released a new song called “Nothing’s Funny.” Stream it below after the jump.

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