In a recent Metal Hammer exclusive, vocalist Greg Puciato and guitarist Ben Weinman of Dillinger Escape Plan discussed a wide array of topics, ranging from their early musical influences to naming the person they would like to kill.
When asked about the worst injuries they ever picked up, Weinman started off by saying its surprising that some of the band members are even walking. Puciato then described each show as a car accident, adding that the group puts itself under tremendous amount of physical exhaustion each night, a kind of exhaustion a human body is "not meant to absorb ever, especially not every single night."
"Its surprising that some of us are walking, it's not even a joke. Things have happened to us that shouldn't keep us walking. We never know what's gonna happen."
The group will apparently remain well known for their tight tour schedule reputation and already has a long series of booked concerts stretching all the way to December. As far as the new studio release goes, "One of Us is a Killer" is set for a May 14 release and according to the official announcement, "it represents a new holistic pinnacle of the band's constantly evolving and engaging dynamics." In a separate interview with the Noisecreep, which he considers completely different from any other group, emphasizing the amount of details as one the its most distinctive features.
"Dillinger is a different beast in tracking than most normal bands. Even Steve has told me that there's no other band that he has recorded that requires this amount of attention to detail. We take a longer amount of time to do one thing than most bands take to do ten. At this point, talking to Ben about it, we only do this once every three years on average so ten years from now I don't want to look back and think, 'F--k man, we should have finished that one three weeks earlier!' Who cares? You want it to be right and you want it to be the thing that was the closest to what your vision actually was."\
While talking about the musical direction of the new record, the singer has described the new riffs as aggressive, with lots of "old punk and hardcore record" influence.
"I can hear the influence of old punk and hardcore records a lot. I can definitely hear that in some of the riffs, which are really aggressive. It's not a blatant hardcore record or anything like that. I actually think this is the most all over the place and weirdest record we've ever written. It's the first one since I joined the band where Ben has sent me songs and I've been like, 'What the f--k is happening? This sounds like a beehive!"
The band has recently posted a preview of the new release, giving the fans a glimpse of the new material. As the fifth record in the group's catalogue, "One of Us is a Killer" features Steve Evetts (The Cure, Suicide Silence, Glassjaw) at the helm of production and is already available for pre-order.