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The Dillinger Escape Plan

The Dillinger Escape Plan is an experimental mathcore band that integrates metal, hardcore, free jazz, varying timesignatures, and electronic samples. They are known for the intensity and too close for comfort violence of their liveshows,which have been known to feature stage-diving and fire. breathing. The band is rumored to choose their music's timesignatures with the aid of dice, or with the use of some kind of code, but this is purely speculation. What isn't speculation istheir technical prowess.The band's name refers to John Dillinger, a infamous American criminal who made numerous ba ...read more

The Dillinger Escape Plan is an experimental mathcore band that integrates metal, hardcore, free jazz, varying timesignatures, and electronic samples. They are known for the intensity and too close for comfort violence of their liveshows,which have been known to feature stage-diving and fire. breathing. The band is rumored to choose their music's timesignatures with the aid of dice, or with the use of some kind of code, but this is purely speculation. What isn't speculation istheir technical prowess.The band's name refers to John Dillinger, a infamous American criminal who made numerous bankheist sand prison breaks in the 1930's.Even though the name was spontaneously chosen duringthe dissolution of theirprevious band,Arcane, it metaphorically represents the band's style since Mr. Dillinger's solution to everything was to "shootyour way out."[in-depth biography]...The Dillinger Escape Plan arose out of the ashes of a mediocre 'Jersey hardcore bandnamed Arcane in the late 1990's. Arcane consisted of Dmitri Minakakis (vocals), Ben Weinman (guitar),Chris Pennie(percussion), Adam Doll(bass), and Jeff Brantley (guitar). The group recorded a demo for Now or Never Records under thename 'The Dillinger Escape Plan' and immediately the bland band Arcane was no more. Before their first shows under thenew name, Brantley left the bandand wasquickly replaced by the gifted guitarist John Fulton. After recognition (mainly fromthe buzz surrounding their liveshows) and acontract from Relapse Records the band recorded the Under the RunningBoard EP and soon afterwards Fulton left the band and was replaced by former Jesuit guitarist BrianBenoit.Shortly before the recording of the breakthrough full length,Calculating Infinity, Adam Doll was paralyzed from thechest down in a car accident and would eventually be replaced with formerStarkweather bassist Liam Wilson. Thetechnically proficient jazz and grindinfluenced full lengthCalculating Infinity gained theband some serious attention,and arguably for this reason, longstanding other personal reasons the band's vocalist Dmitri Minakakis left the band. Theband allowed for open auditions toreplace himby posting instrumental version of one of their most famous tracks, 43%Burnt, on their website and allowing anyone to perform their own vocals for the song. The band decided on Baltimore, MDnative Greg Puciato. In the meantime,Sean Ingram ofCoalesce and MikePatton of Faith No More did someguest vocals for the band. Patton even worked with the other members whilst recording the IronyIs A Dead SceneEP.In 2004, Relapse Records released the band's first full length album with new singer Greg Puciatoentitled MissMachine. It turned out to be a major success but did show a significant change in Dillinger's sound. Also in 2004 whiletouring for their new release, Benoit suffered nerve damage to his left hand and has been unable to tour with the bandsince.In late 2006, founding member Chris Pennie, left theband to joinCoheed and Cambria afterDillinger toured with thenew prog outfit that year. To replace Benoit, Jeff Tuttle(formerlyofHeads Will Roll and Capture the Flag) joinedthe band. Gil Sharone of the avantgarde band StolenBabiestook over percussion duties for their newest album IreWorks, which was released in 2007 by RelapseRecords.IreWorks has been met with mixed reviews as itfeaturedmuch more electronics and less of the chaotic hardcore-infused metal that the band became famous for. Currently, it isunknown if Sharone is still a permanent member of the band.For thetime being, a young lad named BillyRhymer is takingover drum duties for the band's live shows.In the summer of 2009, after Relapse allowed their contract to expire, the bandsigned with independent label Season of Mist. Season of Mist is best known for their array of foreign pure metal bands, butrecently released a major hit with legendary American progressive metal outfit Cynic and their reunion album Traced InAir.Ben Weinman (the band's only remaining founding member) has said that the yplan to release a new album early in2010 and it is expected that the band will be back in studio with long-time producer SteveEvetts in July of 2009. Weinmanhas expressed his desire to have Dillinger's music appeal to a underground fan base and has said that their new material isdark and dreary with heavy thrash metal influence. « hide

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LPs
One of Us Is the Killer
05/14/2013

4
1,181 Votes
Option Paralysis
2010

4.1
2,195 Votes
Ire Works
2007

3.7
1,987 Votes
Miss Machine
2004

4
2,054 Votes
Calculating Infinity
1999

4.2
1,941 Votes
EPs
Plagiarism
2006

2.6
246 Votes
Irony Is a Dead Scene
2002

4.1
1,071 Votes
Under the Running Board
1998

3.8
398 Votes
The Dillinger Escape Plan
1997

3.5
254 Votes
Live Albums
Cursed, Unshaven and Misbehavin': Live I
2003

3.3
22 Votes
Peel Session
2002

3.5
9 Votes
Compilations
Under the Running Board (Reissue)
2008

4
51 Votes

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