Nuclear Blast Entertainment recently announced that they had signed Killer Be Killed, a new metal supergroup that features (you ready for this?) guitarist/vocalist Max Cavalera (Sepultura, Soulfly), guitarist/vocalist Greg PUciato (The Dillinger Escape Plan), bassist/vocalist Troy Sanders (Mastodon), and drummer David Elitch (The Mars Volta). The band has been secretly locked in a Los Angeles studio where they have been working on their debut album, which is being produced and mixed by Josh Wilbur (Lamb Of God, Gojira) and will see a release in 2014.
Puciato tries to explain, saying, “It’s a bit of SABBATH-y doom, a bit of thrash, a bit of hardcore and punk,” while Cavalera expands, “This is a very special project. It’s a one of a kind thing, with a lot of potential. The album is a mix of heavy, fast and melodic songs.”
Cavalera adds, “I love the idea of Greg, Troy and I singing together, with David Elitch’s amazing drumming. Being a part of this is something quite different for me.”
Puciato comments, “There would be no point in doing this if it sounded the same as our other bands. Of any of our bands, it sounds the furthest away from mine, mainly because Dillinger is [guitarist/founder] Ben [Weinman]’s expression, musically.”
Sanders states, “Having met, created and recorded an album together, this experience has easily exceeded my initial expectations. The collective energy and mutual respect for one another eased the entire process and has been very therapeutic for me.” READ MORE
Misha Mansoor, the guitarist and mastermind behind Periphery, has teamed up with blistering fusion metal guitarist Tosin Abasi of Animals As Leaders to record two tracks for Guitar World as part of their “Ultimate Subscription Offer”. The tracks, entitled “Optimist” and “Pessimist”, are part of a four-track instant download pack that also features music from Ben Weinman (The Dillinger Escape Plan) with Kim Thayil (Soundgarden) and Ben Weinman with Dweezil Zappa.
The two tracks from Mansoor and Abasi can be heard below. The Guitar World subscription offer can be seen here. READ MORE
Prog/jazz fusion metal band The Dillinger Escape Plan have released a fantastic music video for “When I Lost My Bet”, which comes from the band’s upcoming album One Of Us Is The Killer (out May 14th via Sumerian Records). The highly stylized, chaotic, frenzied video is full of blood and gore and is what I would imagine Jan Švankmajer’s films would look like were he a bit more macabre. While I’m not a fan of the band, I was definitely hooked by the video and highly recommend giving it a watch below.
TDEP is currently on tour with The Faceless and Royal Thunder. All tour dates are below. READ MORE
Progressive metal band The Dillinger Escape Plan have released a six and a half minute video that features samples from all of the tracks from their upcoming album One Of Us Is The Killer, which comes out May 14th via Sumerian Records. The new album was recorded in Southern California with longtime producer Steve Evetts (Glassjaw, The Cure, Suicide Silence), with additional production at guitarist/co-founder Ben Weinman’s studio. Mastering will be handled by Tom Baker (Deftones, Nine Inch Nails, Beastie Boys). You can listen to the samples below. READ MORE
The Summer Slaughter 2013 Tour lineup has been announced and it’s full of some amazing acts! Headlining the tour will be The Dillinger Escape Plan with prog-metal masters Animals As Leaders and Periphery also on the bill. You’ll also get a chance to see Norma Jean, The Ocean, Cattle Decapitation, and more.
Fans can meanwhile vote for the opening act, which includes Bloody-Disgusting favorite Nekrogoblikon. Head on over here to register your vote via Facebook. READ MORE
Math metal band The Dillinger Escape Plan has released a new song entitled “Prancer”, which comes off their upcoming album One Of Us Is The Killer (out May 14th via Sumerian Records). The song is also available for purchase on iTunes. The song is below along with the lyrics.
Prog-metal band The Dillinger Escape Plan has announced a full N. American tour that will see them touring with The Faceless and Royal Thunder. TDEP will kick off the tour at the New England Metal & Hardcore Fest and will also include a performance at the Revolver Golden Gods award show. The tour is in support of the band’s upcoming album One Of Us Is A Killer, which comes out May 14th.
Guitar Ben Weinman comments, “It’s been a while since we’ve been out doing what we do best. We’re excited to present this album to the world.”
The full touring schedule as well as a short video clip compiled from road footage can be seen below. READ MORE
Prog-metal band The Dillinger Escape Plan has announced that they will be releasing their fifth studio album, One Of Us Is The Killer, this May. The new album was recorded in Southern California with longtime producer Steve Evetts (Glassjaw, The Cure, Suicide Silence), with additional production at guitarist/co-founder Ben Weinman’s studio. Mastering will be handled by Tom Baker (Deftones, Nine Inch Nails, Beastie Boys). The album cover has been revealed and can be seen below.
The band also has several tour dates confirmed, which you can see below. More tour dates will be announced in the near future. READ MORE
Several new acts have been added to the New England Metal & Hardcore Festival XV today, including Allegaon, Alpha & Omega, Born Low, MurderDeathKill, Dark Sermon, Trapped Under Ice, and The Dillinger Escape Plan. You can see the full line up as well as day-by-day schedule and ticke information below. READ MORE
The lineup for California Metalfest 6 has been released and it is packed full of heavy bands. Included is headliner Killswitch Engage who will be performing their 2002 album Alive Or Just Breathing in its entirety for the first time ever in celebration of its 10th anniversary. The event will be held at the NOS Events Center in San Bernardino, CA on Saturday, November 24th. WWE superstar “Mankind” Mick Foley will be hosting the event along with several other TBA special guests. Tickets for the event can be found here.
The line-up also includes Asking Alexandria, As I Lay Dying, Black Veil Brides, Pierce The Veil, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Chiodos w/Craig Owens, For Today, Suicide Silence, Memphis May Fire, Blessthefall, Unearth, Bleeding Through, The Faceless, Born Of Osiris, Winds Of Plague, Shadows Fall, Veil of Maya, Acacia Strain, Attila, Sleeping Giant, Upon A Burning Body, and more. READ MORE
Mastodon have announced a North American tour starting Nov. 1st in LA that sees them hitting the road with The Dillinger Escape Plan and Red Fang. The tour will be hitting 24 cities, so check after the jump to see if they’re coming to your neck of the woods.
Personally, I’d go to check out Mastodon. Who’s your pick on the bill?
When I look back on this past year in music I took into consideration the albums I was looking forward to, the albums I didn’t see coming, and the songs that got stuck in my head all day. It’d really hard to do a retrospective but after serious consideration I finally got the the list right. Enjoy.
In conjunction with the upcoming release Automata from the alternative metal act Return To Earth, Metal Blade Records has launched a LANDING PAGE where fans can go to check out music, two teaser videos that showcase music from the upcoming album, specially low priced preorder packages, an in-the-studio-video, and video footage of Chris Pennie (ex-Dillinger/current Coheed drummer) at the 2010 Modern Drummer Festival. The first single currently streaming is for the track Back of My Hand with more tracks to come before the album is released on August 17.
A music video for the title track Automata is currently in the works with the team that brought you the two trailers for the album, Damien Serban and Yann Bertrand from Absinthe Studio in France. Stay tuned to Return To Earth€’s and Metal Blade Records’ sites for further details on when and where the music video will be premiered.
Whitechapel’s first production video for the track The Darkest Day of Man, directed by David Brodsky of MyGoodEye and featuring animation by David Brodsky & Tim Kellen, is now live on Metal Blade TV and ANewEraOfCorruption.com! Be sure to catch Whitechapel this summer as they tour across the United States on Warped Tour Twenty Ten alongside bands like Every Time I Die, Eyes Set to Kill, Attack Attack, Emmure, The Casualties, and The Dillinger Escape Plan just to name a few.
Check after the jump for a full touring itinerary.
Suicide Silence are set to release a new single for their song, “Disengage” on April 20th. This will feature the album version and a special remix courtesy of Big Chocolate (aka, Cameron Argon of Disfiguring the Goddess & Burning the Masses). A sample of the remix can be heard on Argon’s youtube page here: http://www.youtube.com/user/argon#p/u/1/EN-fR9-0mi0. This single will be issued only in digital and a 7” blue vinyl format, with artwork done by Joshua Belanger (Bring Me The Horizon, Son of Aurelius). You can check out the artwork and pre-order the vinyl now for only $5 at the link below.
Suicide Silence will be hosting this week’s Headbanger’s Ball on MTV2. Singer Mitch and guitarist Mark will be talking about the writing process for their upcoming third album, the making of the “Wake Up” music video, as well as the upcoming Warped Tour where they will be performing with such artists as Andrew W.K., Every Time I Die, Sum 41, and The Dillinger Escape Plan. The episode will also feature a full promo video history of Suicide Silence.
If you had over to The Dillinger Escape Plan‘s myspace page you can stream their upcoming album ‘Option Paralysis’ from start to finish. The album hitsg store shelves on March 23rd and will be the debut release for the band’s brand new label Party Smasher Inc./Season Of Mist.
I am very excited and super pleased to share with you not only the track listing but also the artwork for the new Dillinger Escape Plan album “Option Paralysis”. Produced by Steve Evetts (Poison The Well, Kid Dynamite, EveryTime I Die) “Option Paralysis” has an expected release date of March 23, 2010 on their own label Party Smasher Inc., and if you’ve had a chance to listen to the first single “Farewell, Mona Lisa” you’ll be just as psyched as I am for how intense this album is going to be.