Dillinger Escape Plan have returned to the studio to record a new album, scheduled for an April 2013 release.
Producer Steve Evetts, who has recorded every one of the band's releases, is once again at the helm for the new record.
Fans will be pleased to hear that the band are digging deeper into their hardcore roots, as guitarist Ben Weinman explains (via Blabbermouth):
"This new material is very punk-, very hardcore-influenced. Maybe it's all the amazing bands reuniting from my youth that is inspiring this. Billy [Rymer, drums] and I have just been listening to old hardcore records blasting through my house and then going down to the dungeon and just bashing. Greg [Puciato, vocals] also seems to be in a very dark place lyrically.
"I think it's going to be pretty creepy. If these songs don't put some holes in the wall, I don't know what will."
The new album won't feature rhythm guitarist Jeff Tuttle, who recently announced his departure from the band.
Meanwhile, frontman Greg Puciato joined Deftones onstage in late October for a rendition of their song "7 Words", as captured by this Instagram photo.
Are you excited about the new Dillinger album? Are you pleased about the return to their hardcore roots, or were they always representing the front-line of modern hardcore anyway? Share your opinion in the comments.