The Dillinger Escape Plan, OPN, and Cold Cave are replacing Death Grips on Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden’s upcoming tour. Check out the dates below after the jump.
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.
The Dillinger Escape Plan, Trash Talk Announce Spring Tour
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.
The Dillinger Escape Plan have released a music video for “One Of Us Is The Killer.” Watch it below after the jump.
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.
It’s been a minute since we had some fun Westboro Baptist Church news. The Dillinger Escape Plan handled it well.
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 will start again.
Dates for The Dangerous Summer’s July-September album release tour have begun to make their way online.
Leighton Antelman is heading back to Georgia to put the final touches on the second Cinema record that will hopefully be out this fall.
You know that Ramones logo that’s pretty famous? This guy created it.
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.