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The Dillinger Escape Plan

The Dillinger Escape Plan is an experimental mathcore band thatintegrates metal,hardcore,freejazz,varyingtimesignatures,andelectr onicsamples.Theyare known for the intensity and tooclose for comfort violence oftheirliveshows,whichhavebeenknown tofeaturestage- diving and fire-breathing. Theband isrumored to choose their music'stimesignatures with theaid ofdice, orwiththe use of somekindofcode, but this ispurelyspeculation. What isn'tspeculationistheir technicalprowess.The band's namerefers toJohnDillinger,ainfamousAmericancriminal who madenumerousbankheistsand prisonbreaks ...read more

The Dillinger Escape Plan is an experimental mathcore band thatintegrates metal,hardcore,freejazz,varyingtimesignatures,andelectr onicsamples.Theyare known for the intensity and tooclose for comfort violence oftheirliveshows,whichhavebeenknown tofeaturestage- diving and fire-breathing. Theband isrumored to choose their music'stimesignatures with theaid ofdice, orwiththe use of somekindofcode, but this ispurelyspeculation. What isn'tspeculationistheir technicalprowess.The band's namerefers toJohnDillinger,ainfamousAmericancriminal who madenumerousbankheistsand prisonbreaks in the 1930's.Even thoughthenamewasspontaneouslychosenduringthedisso lutionoftheirpreviousband,Arcane, it metaphorically represents theband'sstylesince Mr.Dillinger'ssolution to everythingwasto"shootyourway out."[in- depthbiography]...The Dillinger Escape Plan aroseoutof the ashes ofa mediocre'JerseyhardcorebandnamedArcaneinthe late 1990's. Arcaneconsisted ofDmitri Minakakis(vocals),Ben Weinman(guitar),ChrisPennie(percussion),AdamDoll(bas s),andJeffBrantley (guitar). The group recorded ademoforNow orNever Records under thename'The DillingerEscapePlan'andimmediately theblandband Arcane was no more. Beforetheir firstshowsunderthenew name, Brantley leftthebandandwasquicklyreplacedby the giftedguitaristJohn Fulton. Afterrecognition(mainly fromthe buzzsurroundingtheir liveshows)andacontractfromRelapse Records thebandrecorded theUndertheRunningBoard EP and soon afterwards Fulton leftthebandandwasreplacedbyformerJesuitguitaris tBrianBenoit.Shortlybefore the recording of the breakthrough full length,CalculatingInfinity,Adam Dollwasparalyzedfromthechestdown in a caraccident and would eventuallybereplacedwithformerStarkweatherbassi stLiamWilson.Thetechnicallyproficientjazzand grindinfluenced fulllengthCalculatingInfinitygainedtheband someseriousattention,andarguablyfor thisreason, longstandingotherpersonalreasons the band'svocalist Dmitri Minakakis leftthe band.Thebandallowedfor openauditionstoreplacehimbypostinginstrumentalversio n of one oftheir most famous tracks, 43%Burnt, ontheirwebsiteandallowinganyone toperform their ownvocals forthesong.Theband decided on Baltimore, MDnative GregPuciato.Inthemeantime,SeanIngramof[L]Coalesce[/ L] and MikePattonofFaithNoMoredid someguest vocals for the band.Pattonevenworked with theother memberswhilstrecording theIronyIsADeadSceneEP.In 2004, RelapseRecords releasedtheband's first full lengthalbum with newsingerGregPuciatoentitledMissMachine.Itturned out to be a major success butdidshowa significant change in Dillinger'ssound.Alsoin2004whiletouring for their new release,Benoitsuffered nervedamagetohis left hand and hasbeen unable to tour withthebandsince.Inlate2006,founding member Chris Pennie,leftthebandtojoinCoheed andCambria afterDillinger toured withthenew progoutfitthatyear.ToreplaceBenoit,JeffTuttle(formerlyof[ L]HeadsWill Roll[/L] and Capture theFlag)joinedthe band.GilSharoneoftheavantgardeband[L]StolenBabies[/L ]tookover percussion dutiesfor their newestalbum IreWorks,whichwasreleasedin2007byRelapseRecord s.IreWorks has been metwith mixedreviews asitfeaturedmuch more electronics and lessofthechaotichardcore-infused metalthat the bandbecame famousfor.Currently, it isunknown ifSharone is still a permanentmemberof theband.For thetime being,ayounglad namedBillyRhymeristakingoverdrum duties for the band'slive shows.In thesummer of2009, after Relapseallowed their contracttoexpire,thebandsignedwithindependentlabel Season of Mist.Season ofMistis best known for their array of foreign puremetalbands,butrecentlyreleased amajorhitwithlegendaryAmericanprogressivemetal outfit Cynic and theirreunion album TracedInAir.BenWeinman(theband'sonlyremainingfo undingmember) hassaidthat the yplan to release anew album early in2010 and it is expectedthat the bandwillbebackin studio withlong- timeproducerSteveEvettsin July of 2009.Weinmanhas expressed his desire to have Dillinger'smusicappealtoaunderground fanbase andhassaid thattheirnewmaterial isdark and dreary with heavy thrash metalinfluence. « hide

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LPs
Dissociation
2016

4.2
1,151 Votes
One of Us Is the Killer
05/14/2013

4
2,139 Votes
Option Paralysis
2010

4.1
2,936 Votes
Ire Works
2007

3.7
2,748 Votes
Miss Machine
2004

4.1
2,843 Votes
Calculating Infinity
1999

4.2
2,820 Votes
EPs
Plagiarism
2006

2.5
288 Votes
Irony Is a Dead Scene
2002

4.1
1,484 Votes
Under the Running Board
1998

3.8
541 Votes
The Dillinger Escape Plan
1997

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

3.2
28 Votes
Peel Session
2002

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

4
82 Votes

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