Greg Puciato Announces “Fuck Content” Streaming Event

Greg Puciato (The Dillinger Escape Plan, etc.) has announced a special streaming event, which he is calling “Fuck Content.” The show will take place on December 11 and it will feature a combination of visual art, audio, live performance, and studio footage.

Puciato commented:

“‘Fuck Content‘ is just another creative release, but in a different medium, marrying visual art, audio, live performance, studio footage….a lot of different elements together. I wanted to make the modern equivalent of a VHS release you would have bought from a band decades ago, but with more of an arthouse sensibility.

Like any other thing I’ve released, and that we’ve released with Federal Prisoner, it was born from excitement, and flamed up really quickly from the initial spark into what it became. Jesse (Draxler, Federal Prisoner label-partner and acclaimed visual artist) and I were having a conversation about making a visual release, to tie into my record, that would include live performance but also much more, and got to talking about the idea of ‘content,’ how dumb and revolting the idea of, and emphasis on, ‘content’ is overall, and how the opposite of content is substance, that we needed to make sure whatever we made had real substance.

We were both ranting about it and at one point I said, ‘fuck content,’ and that was the spark we needed to build up the fire to start putting this together. As we were making it, it took twists and turns, and new ideas formed, just like making a record, and we just followed them to their natural end points.

This for me is a release, as much as any other, it’s not a livestream, it’s not some way to placate people who aren’t seeing shows, or to keep me busy. It’s something we sank our teeth into creatively, as much as a record, and I’m excited for everyone to see and hear what we’ve got to show them.”

Tickets for the event can be found HERE.

Greg Puciato (The Dillinger Escape Plan, Etc.) To Appear In New Horror Short Film “Metavision”

Greg Puciato (The Dillinger Escape Plan, etc.) will be featured in an upcoming horror short film called “Megavision.” The clip, which will also include an appearance from David Yow (The Jesus Lizard), was directed by Jai Love (“Dead Hands Dig Deep”) and it will debut on October 15 as part of the “Screamfest” in Van Nuys, CA. Puciato commented:

“I had actually just seen Jai’s film, ‘Dead Hands Dig Deep,’ when he reached out to me. Life is full of synchronicities. This is the second time I’ve been asked to kill someone in a video of some sort, the first time being in a music video. I dunno what that says about me. This time it was like ‘Can you kill someone, while cackling with laughter, with David Yow?’ Uh yeah, I think I’m exactly your guy. Tell me when and where.”

Greg Puciato (The Dillinger Escape Plan, Etc.) Releases New Album “Child Soldier: Creator Of God” Three Weeks Early

Greg Puciato (The Dillinger Escape Plan, etc.) has digitally released his new album “Child Soldier: Creator Of God“ via Bandcamp. The effort will also hit other digital outlets on October 9. The record was supposed to come out on October 23, but Puciato was forced to move up the release after it was leaked online.

Puciato commented:

“I can’t believe this is a thing someone thought would be cool to do to an independent artist in 2020, but some dipshit reviewer(we know who it was, they’re individually watermarked, he’s already being dealt with etc) leaked my record two days ago. Pretty cool dude, I hope you feel like the cool kid in school now. Younger me would’ve put his name out there for everyone to see, but hey guy…it’s all good. You do you.

What we ARE doing is using it as an example of how to be adaptable and flexible and roll with the punches, so we’re releasing the high quality digital version of the record now on Bandcamp, and the streaming sites(Spotify, Apple, etc) will get the record on Friday, October 9th.

Shit happens and you gotta move quick to adapt. I don’t mind a little chaos. Would I like everyone to go grab a high quality digital copy or check it out next Friday streaming? Yeah, that’d be cool.

I’d much prefer what I’ve been working on creating, recording, and readying for the last 18 months to be heard in an actual high quality format from front to back rather than some low quality rip from some goober’s leak. Either way, happy October, the record’s out three weeks early.

Vinyl will still be shipping around the original release date of October 23rd. We still have some copies of the European variant and the Australian variant left…feel free to check ’em out, along with various pieces of merch. You can find those links at the Federal Prisoner website… That’s the important part for me right now. I just want everyone to hear the record the way it was intended to be heard.

We’re also cooking up something cool and related….I can’t really spill the beans on that yet….but will do so very very soon.

So to recap: fuck piracy, fuck that dude that leaked my record, support independent arts and culture(more now than ever), the album’s out now, some other shit is gonna be announced soon, hope you’re all staying sane and safe, keep your wits about you and have some empathy and tolerance for one another, and stay intolerant of being turned against each other.

GP”

Greg Puciato & Jesse Draxler Premiere “Everyone Dies And Nothing Goes On” Video

Jesse Draxler and Greg Puciato (The Dillinger Escape Plan, etc.) have shared a video for their new collaborative track “Everyone Dies And Nothing Goes On.” This song is from Draxler’s new album “Reigning Cement,“ which is available now. That effort was put together after Draxler challenged various musicians “to create sound collages/songs using only 34 sonic assets [he] supplied.”

Draxler told Brooklyn Vegan of the following:

“To accompany Greg‘s track I wanted to split the video into two halves mirroring the song itself. Building chaos crashing into a psychedelic afterlife. Death and the subsequent soul leaving the body. Pre and post extinction. All of the footage was shot by myself and again Rizz (of Vowws) crushed the edit, who I also worked with for the past three ‘Reigning Cement‘ videos.”

Puciato added:

“My whole life I’ve heard people say that ‘all DEP is is screaming over noise.’ So when it came time to actually scream over noise I felt right at home.”

Greg Puciato & Jesse Draxler Share Teaser For New Song “Everyone Dies And Nothing Goes On”

Jesse Draxler and Greg Puciato (The Dillinger Escape Plan, etc.) have shared a teaser for their collaborative track “Everyone Dies And Nothing Goes On.” The full song will be released on September 4 and it will also appear Draxler’s upcoming album “Reigning Cement.“ That effort, which also features Chelsea Wolfe, Uniform, Dylan Walker (Full Of Hell), etc., was put together after Draxler challenged various musicians “to create sound collages/songs using only 34 sonic assets [he] supplied.”

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Greg Puciato (The Dillinger Escape Plan, Etc.) Premieres “A Pair Of Questions” Video

Greg Puciato (The Dillinger Escape Plan, etc.) has premiered a new video for his new song “A Pair Of Questions.” This track is from his new album, “Child Soldier: Creator Of God,“ which will be released on October 23.

Puciato told NME the following about the song:

“‘A Pair Of Questions‘ is a sentiment of being able to feel someone when you aren’t around them, of time passing, life passing, but you can still hit the same note with that person, and how nice it is to know that. It’s a very literal song.

Two people whose roles in each other’s lives are hard to define, hard to pin down, dancing around one another, maybe it never focuses into a fixed definition but the feeling never changes. It’s obviously a romantic song, but there’s also some longing, and there’s an element of being perplexed and a little frustrated by the feeling as well, but ultimately there’s sort of a bewildered contentment and appreciation for the feeling.”

Greg Puciato (The Dillinger Escape Plan, Etc.) Teases New Song “A Pair Of Questions”

Greg Puciato (The Dillinger Escape Plan, etc.) has posted a teaser for his new song “A Pair Of Questions.” The full track will be released on Friday (August 28). It will also appear on Puciato’s new solo album, “Child Soldier: Creator Of God,“ which will be released on October 23.

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Greg Puciato (The Dillinger Escape Plan, Etc.) Premieres New Song “Roach Hiss”

Greg Puciato (The Dillinger Escape Plan, etc.) has premiered a new song titled “Roach Hiss.” This track is from his new solo album “Child Soldier: Creator Of God,“ which will be released on October 23. Notably, Revolver have also launched pre-orders for a special bundle featuring a limited edition vinyl pressing of the album and a limited edition “Roach Hiss” 7 inch.

Greg Puciato (The Dillinger Escape Plan, Etc.) Premieres “Do You Need Me To Remind You?” Video

Greg Puciato (The Dillinger Escape Plan, etc.) has premiered a new video for his new song “Do You Need Me To Remind You?.” This track is from his new solo album “Child Soldier: Creator Of God,“ which will be released on October 23.

“Child Soldier: Creator Of God” Track Listing:

01. “Heaven Of Stone”
02. “Creator Of God”
03. “Fire For Water”
04. “Deep Set”
05. “Temporary Object”
06. “Fireflies”
07. “Do You Need Me To Remind You?”
08. “Roach Hiss”
09. “Down When I’m Not”
10. “You Know I Do”
11. “Through The Walls”
12. “A Pair Of Questions”
13. “Evacuation”
14. “Heartfree”
15. “September City”

Puciato said the following about the record:

“I’d been writing for so many different projects, Dillinger, then The Black Queen, and Killer Be Killed…and I just kept on writing. It felt as if I had more to say, but nothing that necessarily filled the script of those bands, so I ended up with something that I found to be intensely personal and super satisfying, but also confusing as far as what to do with it.

When I realized that it was a solo release, it was sort of an ‘oh that’s interesting’ moment, both terrifying and exciting at once, and challenging, and new, and that combo is almost always a good sign, so I committed to it. It’s important to continue taking risks in order to grow both your creativity and your future possibilities, to create new avenues and freedoms for yourself, and it also felt like a good time for me to integrate and own everything that I am into one thing, without fragmentation or limitation.

I needed to come out from telling myself that I always have to be ‘guy in a band,’ and to release this as my own name.”

It’s also worth noting that Puciato tracked all of the instruments himself, minus the drums which were tracked by Ben Koller (Converge, etc.), Chris Hornbrook (Poison The Well, etc.), and Chris Pennie (ex-The Dillinger Escape Plan).

[via Revolver]

Greg Puciato (The Dillinger Escape Plan, Etc.) Teases New Song “Do You Need Me To Remind You?”

Greg Puciato (The Dillinger Escape Plan, etc.) has posted a teaser for his new song “Do You Need Me To Remind You?.” The full track will air on SiriusXM‘s “Liquid Metal” on Thursday (July 9), before officially being released on Friday (July 10). It will also appear on Puciato’s upcoming solo album “Child Soldier: Creator Of God.“ Pre-orders for that effort will launch on Friday as well.