Greg Puciato (The Dillinger Escape Plan) Recruited Poison The Well & Converge Members To Drum On His New Album

During an interview with Kerrang!, Greg Puciato (The Dillinger Escape Plan, etc.) talked a bit about his upcoming solo album “Child Soldier: Creator Of God.“ The frontman recruited a number of people to record drums on the effort including: producer Nick Rowe, his ex-The Dillinger Escape Plan bandmate Chris Pennie, Poison The Well’s Chris Hornbrook, and Converge’s Ben Koller.

Puciato said the following about the recording process, most of which he did himself:

“Everything except for the drums. Some of it is electronic and doesn’t have drums – in which case I’ve programmed them or had Nick Rowe help me. But I’ve known Chris Hornbrook since we were 23. He knows how to hit a drum. For a lot of the songs on this record, I knew he was the guy. And then Ben Koller – who drums in Killer Be Killed, Converge and All Pigs Must Die – is on a track. Chris Pennie, the original Dillinger drummer, is on a track, too. He’s also done some orchestration and additional instrumentation on a few tracks as well.”

He also talked about the lyrics:

“…This record is post-Black Queen, but it’s hard to tell. When I read these lyrics they do feel a little bit like Dillinger, but they also feel like Black Queen, too. Those two bands are almost like two different aspects of my personality.

I think this record has merged them in a way that they don’t feel like either band, but they do have hints of both. There are songs that sound like nothing people have ever heard me do. And that’s saying a lot, because Dillinger did a lot of different stuff.

But the whole record is sort of celebrating integration, which is something I had a really hard time with in the past, and celebrating owning every aspect of your personality. There’s a lot of newness on this record. It’s not Black Queen meets Dillinger.”

In other news, Puciato also talked a bit about Killer Be Killed’s next album:

“We’ve done a lot, man (laughs). That’s its own thing, and I don’t want to muddy the waters, because we’ve all made a pact that none of us are going to be the person who fucks up and says more than we should say. I will tell you this: it’s not done. And until a record is done, it’s like counting the cheque before it’s cashed.

All of us have been burned by this before. We are significantly further along than we were back then. But we’ve definitely said we’re not going to make any claims as to when it’ll come out or when it’s gonna be done.”

Poison The Well, Showbread, Etc. Added To 2020 Furnace Fest

Poison The Well (performing “The Opposite Of December“), Showbread (performing “No Sir, Nihilism Is Not Practical“), As Friends Rust, and Jeremy Enigk have been added to the 2020 Furnace Fest. That event will take place at the Sloss Furnaces in Birmingham, AL on September 18-20 and it will also feature: ’68, All Get Out, Andrew W.K., Astronoid, August Burns Red, Avail, Bad Cop / Bad Cop, Beloved, Better Off, Bloodjinn, Boysetsfire, Cave In, Codeseven, Comeback Kid, Converge, Counterparts, Defeater, Eighteen Visions, END, ERRA, Evergreen Terrace, Every Time I Die, Few Left Standing, Forever Starts Today, From Autumn To Ashes, Further Seems Forever, Gideon, Glasseater, Haste, Holy + Gold, Hopesfall, Hot Water Music, Knocked Loose, Life In Your Way, Living Sacrifice, Love Is Red, Luxury, Mineral, Misery Signals, Norma Jean, Open Hand, SeeYouSpaceCowboy, Shai Hulud, Stretch Arm Strong, Terminal, The Appleseed Cast, The Beautiful Mistake, The Casket Lottery, The Darling Fire, The Judas Cradle, The Juliana Theory, Unearth, Unwed Sailor, Varials, With Honor, and Zao. Tickets can be found HERE.

Danzig, Mercyful Fate, Emperor, Etc. Set For 2020 Psycho Las Vegas Festival

More artists have been added to the 2020 Psycho Las Vegas festival. The event will take place at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino on August 14-16 and it will feature: Danzig (performing “Danzig II: Lucifuge“), Mercyful Fate, Emperor, The Flaming Lips, Blue Öyster Cult, Down (performing “NOLA“), Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Ty Segall & The Freedom Band, Mayhem, Satyricon, Obituary, Warpaint, Blonde Redhead, HEALTH, Watain, Ulver, Katatonia, At The Gates (“Slaughter Of The Soul” 25th anniversary show), Poison The Well, Paul Cauthen, Amigo The Devil, Exhorder, Wolves In The Throne Room, Thursday, Pinback, Zola Jesus, Drab Majesty, Boris, Eyehategod, Repulsion, Immolation, Midnight, MGLA, Windhand, Cursive, TSOL, Crowbar, King Dude, Pig Destroyer, Brutus, Profanatica, Lower Dens, Cult Of Fire, Intronaut, Boysetsfire, Death By Stereo, Curl Up And Die, Adamantium, This Will Destroy You, Khemmis, Mothership, Guantanamo Baywatch, Dengue Fever, Kaelan Mikla, Black Joe Lewis, Fatso Jetson, Wino, Creeping Death, Mephisofeles, Frankie And The Witch Fingers, Toke, Foie Gras, Flavor Crystals, Silvertomb, Lord Buffalo, Warish, Alms, Bömbers, Glacial Tomb, Relaxer, Black Sabbitch, Hippie Death Cult, Vaelmyst, Mother Mercury, and “Two Minutes To Late Night.” A pre-show “Psycho Swim” party will also be held at the Daylight Beach Club on August 13 and it will feature: Old Man Gloom, Elder, Polyrhythmics, Death Valley Girls, The Skull, Blackwater Holylight, Here Lies Man, and DJ Scott Seltzer.

More Bands Added To 2020 Psycho Las Vegas Festival

More bands have been added to next year’s Psycho Las Vegas festival. The event will take place at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino on August 14-16 and the newly announced acts include: Warpaint, Thursday, Cursive, Pinback, Boysetsfire, Brutus, and This Will Destroy You. Previously announced acts include: Blue Öyster Cult, Ty Segall & The Freedom Band, Mayhem, Satyricon, At The Gates (“Slaughter Of The Soul” 25th anniversary show), Blonde Redhead, Poison The Well, Ulver, Boris, Windhand, MGLA, Kaelan Mikla, Mephistofeles, and Bömbers.

Openers Revealed For Poison The Well’s “The Opposite of December” 20th Anniversary Show

Cult Leader and In The Whale will be joining Poison The Well at their “The Opposite of December… A Season of Separation“ 20th anniversary show. That event will take place at the El Rey Theater in Los Angeles, CA on January 18 and it will find the band performing the album in full.

At The Gates, Poison The Well, Satyricon, Etc. Added To 2020 Psycho Las Vegas Festival

More bands have been added to next year’s Psycho Las Vegas festival. The event will take place at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino on August 14-16 and the newly announced acts include: Blue Öyster Cult, Satyricon, At The Gates (“Slaughter Of The Soul” 25th anniversary show), Poison The Well, Boris, MGLA, and Bömbers. Previously announced acts include: Ty Segall & The Freedom Band, Mayhem, Blonde Redhead, Ulver, Windhand, Kaelan Mikla, and Mephistofeles. More artists will be announced at a later date and the lineup for the August 13 Psycho Swim pre-party is also expected to be revealed soon.

Poison The Well To Release 20th Anniversary Vinyl Pressing Of “The Opposite Of December”

Poison The Well will be releasing a limited edition 20th anniversary vinyl pressing of “The Opposite of December… A Season of Separation“ next month. The effort, which will be available on blue marble vinyl and transparent blue vinyl, can be pre-ordered HERE and it is expected to ship on January 27.

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December 14th “The Opposite of December… A Season of Separation” turned twenty years old. To commemorate and honor our record we’ve put together a special 20th anniversary vinyl limited reissue. This beautiful double gate fold twelve inch comes in a blue swirl vinyl which will be limited to 500 copies which will be first come first serve. All orders after will come in transparent blue. Accompanying the vinyl is a commemorative special booklet that contains rare photos, lyrics and fliers from the 1999 – 2001 era of PTW. In addition we’re offering a special 20th anniversary themed shirt, long sleeve and hoodies. This is online only and will be up for a limited amount of time. Please note that vinyl and merch will ship once the vinyl is finished being manufactured. Estimated shipping date is 1/27/2020. The pre order link to purchase is in our bio!

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