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The Dillinger Escape Plan

The Dillinger Escape Plan is an experimental mathcore band thatintegrates metal, hardcore, free jazz, varying timesignatures,andelectronicsamples.They are known for the intensity and tooclose for comfort violence of their liveshows,which have beenknown to featurestage-diving and fire-breathing. The band isrumored to choose their music's timesignatures with the aid ofdice, or with the use of some kindofcode, but this ispurelyspeculation. What isn't speculation istheir technicalprowess.The band's name refers to John Dillinger,ainfamousAmerican criminal who madenumerous bankheistsand prison b ...read more

The Dillinger Escape Plan is an experimental mathcore band thatintegrates metal, hardcore, free jazz, varying timesignatures,andelectronicsamples.They are known for the intensity and tooclose for comfort violence of their liveshows,which have beenknown to featurestage-diving and fire-breathing. The band isrumored to choose their music's timesignatures with the aid ofdice, or with the use of some kindofcode, but this ispurelyspeculation. What isn't speculation istheir technicalprowess.The band's name refers to John Dillinger,ainfamousAmerican criminal who madenumerous bankheistsand prison breaks in the 1930's.Even though the name wasspontaneously chosenduringthedissolution oftheirpreviousband,Arcane, it metaphorically represents the band'sstyle since Mr. Dillinger's solution to everything wasto"shootyourway out."[in. depthbiography]...The Dillinger Escape Plan arose outof the ashes of a mediocre 'Jersey hardcore bandnamedArcaneinthe late 1990's. Arcane consisted ofDmitri Minakakis (vocals),Ben Weinman (guitar),Chris Pennie(percussion), Adam Doll(bass),andJeffBrantley (guitar). The group recorded a demo forNow orNever Records under thename 'The Dillinger Escape Plan' andimmediately theblandband Arcane was no more. Before their firstshows underthenew name, Brantley left the bandand wasquicklyreplaced by the giftedguitaristJohn Fulton. After recognition(mainly fromthe buzz surroundingtheir liveshows) and acontractfrom Relapse Records the bandrecorded theUnder theRunningBoard EP and soon afterwards Fulton left the bandandwas replaced by former JesuitguitaristBrianBenoit.Shortlybefore the recording of the breakthrough full length. CalculatingInfinity,Adam Doll was paralyzed fromthechestdown in a caraccident and would eventually be replaced withformerStarkweather bassist Liam Wilson.Thetechnicallyproficientjazzand grindinfluenced full lengthCalculatingInfinity gained theband some serious attention,and arguablyfor thisreason, longstandingotherpersonal reasons the band'svocalist Dmitri Minakakis left the band. Theband allowed for openauditions toreplace himbypostinginstrumentalversion of one oftheir most famous tracks, 43%Burnt, on their website andallowing anyone to perform their own vocals forthesong.Theband decided on Baltimore, MDnative Greg Puciato. In themeantime,Sean Ingram ofCoalesce and MikePatton ofFaithNoMoredid someguest vocals for the band. Pattoneven worked with the other members whilst recording theIronyIs ADeadSceneEP.In 2004, RelapseRecords released theband's first full length album with new singer Greg PuciatoentitledMissMachine.Itturned out to be a major success but didshowa significant change in Dillinger's sound. Also in 2004whiletouring for their new release,Benoitsuffered nerve damageto his left hand and hasbeen unable to tour with the bandsince.Inlate 2006, founding member Chris Pennie,lefttheband tojoinCoheed and Cambria afterDillinger toured withthenew progoutfit that year. To replace Benoit,JeffTuttle(formerlyofHeadsWill Roll and Capture theFlag) joinedthe band. Gil Sharone ofthe avantgarde bandStolenBabiestookover percussion dutiesfor their newestalbum IreWorks, which was released in 2007byRelapseRecords.IreWorks has been metwith mixedreviews asitfeaturedmuch more electronics and less of thechaotic hardcore. infused metalthat the band became famousfor.Currently, it isunknown ifSharone is still a permanent memberof the band.For thetime being, a young lad namedBillyRhymer istakingoverdrum duties for the band'slive shows.In the summer of2009, after Relapse allowed their contract to expire, thebandsignedwith independentlabel Season of Mist.Season of Mistis best known for their array of foreign pure metal bands,butrecently released a major hitwithlegendaryAmericanprogressive metal outfit Cynic and theirreunion album Traced InAir.Ben Weinman (the band's onlyremainingfoundingmember) has saidthat the yplan to release anew album early in2010 and it is expected that the band will beback in studio with long-time producerSteveEvettsin July of 2009.Weinmanhas expressed his desire to have Dillinger's musicappeal to a underground fan base andhas said thattheirnewmaterial isdark and dreary with heavy thrash metalinfluence. « hide

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LPs
Dissociation
2016

4.1
868 Votes
One of Us Is the Killer
05/14/2013

4
1,879 Votes
Option Paralysis
2010

4.1
2,695 Votes
Ire Works
2007

3.7
2,506 Votes
Miss Machine
2004

4.1
2,579 Votes
Calculating Infinity
1999

4.2
2,548 Votes
EPs
Plagiarism
2006

2.5
279 Votes
Irony Is a Dead Scene
2002

4.1
1,351 Votes
Under the Running Board
1998

3.8
485 Votes
The Dillinger Escape Plan
1997

3.5
297 Votes
Live Albums
Cursed, Unshaven and Misbehavin'
2003

3.2
27 Votes
Peel Session
2002

3.4
14 Votes
Compilations
Under the Running Board (Reissue)
2008

4
72 Votes

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