It’s all over now: For two decades, the Dillinger Escape Plan tore down the seemingly exclusionary walls separating various music genres to create a furious synergy of their own design. While they routinely took metal and hardcore to new levels of extremity over the course of six albums and several EPs, Dillinger were the dictionary definition of danger when it came to live gigs, simultaneously enrapturing fans and confounding ER doctors. Now the band will finish their storied career with three dates (Dec. 27-29) at the New York City venue Terminal 5, joined at various junctures by Code Orange, Daughters and God Mother, as well as teaming up with Mike Patton for a one-time-only performance of their 2002 EP, Irony Is A Dead Scene.
“”We give a lot of fucks about not giving a fuck.”
Last week, some middle-aged millionaire had the last interview with DEP braintrust guitarist Ben Weinman and frontman Greg Puciato. So we went through our archives to reveal one of the first interviews the duo did after announcing that their 2016 LP, Dissociation, would be their last. Here they discuss their chief motivations of the past 20 years, the tolls (physical and psychic) it takes to be in this band, why the adage “never say never” is a fallacy, and which actors they’d like to see play them when the Hollywood bio-pic of their career gets made. You’ll laugh. You’ll smile. You’ll dare legions of other bands to take up their torch.
“All we ever wanted to sell was honesty.”
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