Ben Weinman (The Dillinger Escape Plan, Etc.) And Empty Streets Premiere New Video For “Fracas”

Ben Weinman (The Dillinger Escape Plan, etc.) and Empty Streets have premiered a new video for their song “Fracas.“ That track was previously released through Weinman‘s Patreon and proceeds from it will go towards his Party Smasher Sanctuary. Weinman previously commented:

“I’ve been trying to figure out a way to work on something with Aaron [Thompson, of Empty Streets] for a while now and this seemed like the perfect opportunity to throw a weird one at him, in the spirit of Halloween, while creating more content for my Patreon. Patreon has been such an amazing way to keep me making tunes while also helping me with the ever-growing expenses associated with taking care of approximately 75 farm animal rescues with my wife and kids.”

[via Revolver]

Ben Weinman (The Dillinger Escape Plan, Etc.) Releases New Song With Empty Streets “Fracas”

Ben Weinman (The Dillinger Escape Plan, etc.) and Empty Streets have joined forces for a new song titled “Fracas.“ The track is available through Weinman‘s Patreon and a teaser for it can be found below. He said the following about the song:

“I’ve been trying to figure out a way to work on something with Aaron [Thompson, of Empty Streets] for a while now and this seemed like the perfect opportunity to throw a weird one at him, in the spirit of Halloween, while creating more content for my Patreon. Patreon has been such an amazing way to keep me making tunes while also helping me with the ever-growing expenses associated with taking care of approximately 75 farm animal rescues with my wife and kids.”

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 On The Possibility Of The Dillinger Escape Plan Returning One Day: “At Some Point Five Or Six Years From Now, Maybe There Will Be Room In All Our Lives Where This Thing Can Live”

During a recent interview with Revolver, Greg Puciato talked a bit about his former band The Dillinger Escape Plan. While discussing a possible reunion, the frontman said “at some point five or six years from now, maybe there will be room in all [their] lives where this thing can live.” However, he went on to say that the “time does not exist right now.”

Puciato said the following when asked if he missed anything about The Dillinger Escape Plan:

“I don’t miss the expectation that you have to make a record and go on tour for two or three years. It’s like a time warp, dude. You make a record when you’re 30, and when you finish touring it, you’re 33. But you didn’t grow — you only played a bunch of shows.

So you end up becoming psychologically trapped at age 24 when you’re really 38 because all your life has been in this bubble with these other people who are trapped in there with you and no one’s able to grow outside of the bubble.

No matter who I meet from other bands, that’s what happens. You only grow as a person when you’re not on tour or in the studio, and that’s not that much time. You’re trying to cram all this growth into the four months you’re home, and it’s unrealistic.

You meet other people your age who have had all this life experience and all you’ve done is play ‘Panasonic Youth‘ 2,000 times. [Laughs] You have all these sick memories, but it’s a different reality. So I feel like we’ve all grown more in the last two years than we have in the previous 10.

But I do miss the intensity of the shows, when we were all in synch and we could all objectively say, ‘That was sick.’ And there weren’t that many of them that all of us would say that about. But I don’t miss being in an active band that takes up 200 percent of my life.

And I don’t miss the expectation of, ‘This is your full time thing, and everything else is a side project.’ Because right now, nothing’s a side project and nothing’s a full-time thing. So when the inevitable question comes up, ‘Would you guys ever get back together?’ the first thing I say is, ‘If you knew me, you wouldn’t ask that.’”

He also added:

“But the other answer is: If it were to happen, it would be in such a drastically different context than what a fan would be thinking of. It wouldn’t be about turning a full-time thing on and off.

At some point five or six years from now, maybe there will be room in all our lives where this thing can live and we can all be happy with where it’s living, but that time does not exist right now.

I’d never make one thing the main thing for me ever again. What’s exciting to me now is not doing the same thing over and over again. I want to see how I can grow and learn and make myself uncomfortable.”

Watch Integrity, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Etc. Members Cover Misfits’ “Halloween II”

“Two Minutes To Late Night” have shared footage of their host Jordan “Gwarsenio Hall” Olds performing a quarantine cover of Misfits/Samhain’s “Halloween II” with Dwid Hellion (Integrity), Abby Rhine (Life’s Question), Liam Wilson (Azusa, The Dillinger Escape Plan), and Danny Lomeili (Incendiary). “Two Minutes To Late Night” commented:

“And thus the spooky season begins! We covered Samhain/The Misfit’s “Halloween II” with a bunch hardcore folk so put on your masks and let’s open up this socially distanced pit. This is our 24th bedroom cover made with the support of Patreon. With so many musicians stuck at home with no outlets, we’re going to keep producing these style videos and use the Patreon to give some money to everyone who has a part in them. Please support our friends by donating to our newly redone Patreon at http://www.honorableswords.com

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”

Ben Weinman (The Dillinger Escape Plan, Etc.) Scores New Film “Red 48”

Ben Weinman (Suicidal Tendencies, The Dillinger Escape Plan) has been recruited to score a new film titled “Red 48.” That movie stars Tyrese Gibson, John Malkovich, and Michael Jai White and The Hollywood Reporter shared the following description of it:

“Gibson will play Kyle Snowden, a troubled former Marine turned child protective service officer who must save an immigrant child from a dangerous criminal who has trapped them and other hostages inside a convenience store. Adding more power to the keg: The store is owned by the Snowden’s stepfather, Sam Safty, being played by Malkovich. White plays Sparks, the Safty’s no-nonsense bodyguard and confidant.”

[via The PRP]

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.”

Listen To “99 Bottles” Benefit Single Featuring Pantera, Trivium, Mastodon, Etc. Members

Scour‘s Derek Engemann and John Jarvis recently recruited 99 musicians, including members of Pantera, Trivium, Mastodon, Arch Enemy, Exodus, Testament, Butcher Babies, etc., to guest on a special “99 Bottles“ benefit single. That track has since been released and can be streamed below. Proceeds from it will be donated to Old Dog Haven in an effort to help out senior dogs. You can still contribute to the campaign via GoFundMe.

Jarvis commented:

“In conjunction with our friends at Old Dog Haven and The World Famous BOOZEHOUNDZ (Derek & I’s satirical overly drunk punk band) we present the “99 Bottles” out on International Dog Day!!!”

Engemann added:

“This has been an epically fun project involving the entire Metal scene, and even a few Ska bands! This project originally began back in 2013, but was brought back to life once we discovered Old Dog Haven. The “99 Bottles” has truly shown the good side of humanity during these wild times that we are in. I was amazed at all of the people who were eager to sign up for a verse. Winston, Clementine, Tasha, and The Boozehoundz thank everyone involved, and thank you to everyone who takes the time to give this insane track a spin!”

Here’s the full list of guests:

99. Mike IX Williams – Eyehategod
98. Chris Copp – The Soiled Doves
97. Mark “Barney” Greenway – Napalm Death
96. Obie Flett – Pathology / Inherit Disease
95. Matt McGachy – Cryptopsy
94. John Gallagher – Dying Fetus
93. Alex Cha – Ampallang Infection
92. Fredrick Söderberg – Soreption
91. Yngve “Bolt” Christiansen – Blood Red Throne
90. Nader Sadek
89. Colin Clive – Mustard Plug / The War Between
88. Mike Majewski – Formerly of Devourment / Kill Everything
87. Chris “Whiskey” Wilson – Gornography / Introvert Perversions
86. Sherwood Webber – Skinless
85. John McEntee – Incantation
84. Jeremy Wagner – Broken Hope
83. Heljarmadr – Dark Funeral
82. Steve “Zetro” Souza – Exodus
81. Brian Slagel – Metal Blade Records
80. Tim Goergen – Within the Ruins
80. Taylor Nordberg – Massacre
79. Lenzig Leal – Cephalic Carnage
78. Liam Wilson – Azusa / Ex-The Dillinger Escape Plan
77. Tony Sekthdamon – Emperor / Myrkskog
76. Carla Harvey – Butcher Babies
75. Ally Levine – Beekeeper
74. L.Z. – Voice Actress
73. Jessica Pimentel – Alekhine’s Gun / Star of Orange is the New Black
72. Heidi Shepherd – Butcher Babies
71. Jeremy Kling – Venom Inc.
70. Stu Block – Iced Earth
69. Matt Heafy – Trivium
68. Madison – Cloud Rat
67. Shawn Knight – Child Bite
67. Phil Demmel – Vio-lence / Ex-Machine Head
66. Paul Ryan – Origin
65. John Jarvis – Nest / Scour
64. Carlos de Anda – Gloryhole Guillotine
63. “Necro” Tom Quach – Harkonin
62. Chuck Billy – Testament
61. Jarvis Leatherby – Night Demon
60. Kate Richardson-Anselmo – Housecore Records
59. Mike D’Salvo – Akurion, Ex-Cryptopsy
58. Anthony Trapini – Odious Mortem
57. Alissa White-Gluz – Arch Enemy
56. Matt Harvey – Exhumed
55. Dan Potthast – Mu330
54. Dave Hill – Witch Taint
53. Don Jamieson – That Metal Show
52. Cody Souza – Hatriot
51. Slasher Dave – Acid Witch
50. Mike De Leon – Philip H Anselmo and the Illegals
49. Jason Asberry – Stormruler
48. Ben Marotta – Eukaryst
47. B.C. Brian Craig – Don’t Mind Dying / Slugtrail
46. Torin Ridgeway – Liquid Death
45. The Doc – The Boozehoundz
44. Zach Gibson – Shit Life
44. Joshua Riley – Unmerciful
43. Kyle Thomas – Exhorder
42. Alexandre Leblanc – Neuraxis / Heavy Metal Chaos
41. Gene Meyer – Bandit
40. Shawn the Butcher – Sirius XM
39. Tommy “Death Metal God” Dahlstöm – Aeon
38. Tony Reust – formerly of Unmerciful
37. Tony Foresta – Municipal Waste
36. “Captain” Chris Andrews – Devourment
35. Nick Moreno – Flesh Hoarder
34. Ryan “Loop Man” Vincent M – Legend / Apollo Audio Alternative
33. James Lee – formerly of Origin
32. Ross Dolan – Immolation
31. Andrew Ortega – Oracle
30. Shaun LaCanne – Putrid Pile
29. David White – Heathen
28. Steve Brogden – Nukem
27. Dennis Sanders – Spirit in the Room
26. Derek Engemann – Scour
25. Courtney Cox – The Iron Maidens
24. Toshihiko Takahashi – Palm
23. Kelly Shaefer – Athiest
22. Danko Jones
21. Jeff Becerra – Possessed
21. Paul McGuire – Cerebral Bore
20. Mallika Sundaramurthy – Abnormality
19. Mark Osegueda – Death Angel
18. Brian Kingsland – Nile
17. Alex Carmago – Krisiun
16. Nasty – Crackwhore
15. Robin Mazen – Gruesome / Derketa / Castrator
14. Matt Young – King Parrot
13. Leon Del Muerte – Nails / Murder Construct
12. Mark Kloeppel – Misery Index / Cast the Stone
11. Jason Netherton – Misery Index
10. Brendon Small – Dethklok / Galaktikon
09. Johnny Kelly – Type O Negative
08. Burton C. Bell – Fear Factory
07. Gary Holt – Slayer / Exodus
06. Bill Kelliher – Mastodon
05. Matt Byrne – Hatebreed
04. Derrick Green – Sepultura
03. Andrew Huskey – Cast the Stone
02. Kirk Windstein – Crowbar / Down
01. Philip H Anselmo – Pantera

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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