Dillinger Escape Plan Recording New Album

The most energetic band in the world are back in the studio for an April 2013 album release, and promise a return to their hardcore punk roots.

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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.

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    I expect lots of small, furry mammals to be destroyed by this record.
    The Spoon
    Ben Weinman joined Kimbra onstage to play guitar for one of her songs, I think that would rule if they had another Widower type song where Greg and Kimbra would do a duet or something.
    Reminds me of the time I seen DEP in Orlando with Mastodon and Red Fang, Spencer from Underoath joined them and they did "Sunshine the Werewolf".
    The Spoon
    I think I saw a video of Spencer with DEP and I think it's really sweet that they're friends. I think Spencer has one of my favorite screams of all time.
    Yeah, sadly Underoath will be no more after this tour, I made sure I can get to this one.
    The Spoon
    You did? Nice! What date? I want to go but the closest date is in Texas, and I don't think I'd be able to do that.
    I'll be going to the Philly date, bought the VIP bundle that includes a poster and a vinyl with two of the new songs on it. Last show I went to was Thrice's farewell tour so It's been a sad time of music for me.
    The Spoon
    Well that's great that you're going, I'm glad someone else is a fan of both DEP and Underoath. Have fun and take lots of video if you can!
    I'll try my best, I enjoy all kinds of music so I try to go to as many shows as I can. One time I went to see BTBAM and Animals as Leaders in Orlando, FL and after the show my friend and I were walking around the city to get Pizza and ran into Tommy and Paul and I shook their hands and said awesome show. Should have gotten a pic with them but I was amazed at the moment.
    The Spoon
    I took a picture with Dan Briggs after a BTBAM show and my facial expression was just so horrific. I told everyone I had briggsphoria hahah.
    lol nice, soon Coheed and BTBAM are coming to Philly for a tour and I have a VIP pass from buying the Coheed and Cambria Afterman box set which lets me into the show early and they are going to play an acoustic song for the VIP people. I'm going to try and get Coheed to sign my vinyl and probably manage to get BTBAM to sign their vinyl albums for me and get Dan to sign my Trioscapes vinyl.
    I'm actually quite excited, even tho I've never been quite a fan of these guys.
    Hopefully they put out a cool collectors edition box set like they did for "Option Paralysis", the Vinyl/CD combo thing was awesome.
    "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." Never heard of 'em, but this sounds interesting.
    From Greg Puciato's Twitter, 2 hours ago: "Oh, and The Dillinger Escape Plan officially began recording our new album today. It is indeed a good day."