The Dillinger Escape Plan – Prancer

The Dillinger Escape Plan is an American mathcore band from Morris Plains, New Jersey and currently signed to Sumerian Records. The group originated in 1997 after the disbanding of Arcane, a hardcore punk trio consisting of Ben Weinman, Dimitri Minakakis, and Chris Pennie. The band’s current line-up consists of guitarists Ben Weinman and James Love, bassist Liam Wilson, vocalist Greg Puciato, and drummer Billy Rymer. Their band name is derived from the famous convicted bank robber John Dillinger.

On May 27, 2009, it was reported by Benjamin Weinman that the band started their own label, Party Smasher Inc., which is a collaboration with French record label Season of Mist. After having fulfilled their contract with Relapse, The Dillinger Escape Plan released their fourth studio album in March 2010 through Party Smasher Inc and recorded by Steve Evetts. Option Paralysis was confirmed as the title of the new album in a press release by Season of Mist. Puciato has noted that Option Paralysis was the toughest album the group and himself have ever written. In an interview in The Aquarian, Weinman stated that “it was the most organic and less forced than previous works.”

The Dillinger Escape Plan started the Option Paralysis touring cycle with a short North American tour with Thursday in December 2009, followed by a headlining run in Feb/March 2010 with Darkest Hour, Animals as Leaders, and Iwrestledabearonce. While on the tour, the band received a Golden God Award from Revolver Magazine, for “Best Underground Band”, which Weinman and Puciato accepted.[19] After a short trip to Europe, they participated in Warped Tour 2010, playing June 24 through August 15.[20] After that the band embarked on a massive European headlining run. During a January 12, 2011 interview on the Metal Injection Livecast, vocalist Greg Puciato announced the band is currently in the process of writing new music which would either surface as an EP later in the year or a full-length album the following year. However, in 2011 The Dillinger Escape Plan continued to tour, accompanying Deftones for a nine-week long North American trek from April to June. Touring continued with former labelmates Mastodon, both in the US in late 2011 and the UK in early 2012, followed by their second appearance at Soundwave Festival in Australia, as well as dates with System of a Down in New Zealand and Australia. The group also played its first shows in Malaysia and Bangkok, as well as their first South American performance, headlining the second stage on the first night of the prestigious Rock al Parque festival in Bogota, Colombia. On August 17, 2012, the band announced via their Facebook page that Jeff Tuttle had left the band to pursue other projects in music and film.

On November 21 the band uploaded a video indicating the new album would be released in Spring 2013, and also used the video to announce they signed with Sumerian Records to release the forthcoming album.

On November 24, the band played at the California Metalfest show alongside bands such as Killswitch Engage and As I Lay Dying. While playing this show, a mystery guitar player was noticed filling in for former rhythm guitarist Jeff Tuttle, who had left the band in August. A couple of weeks later, during a phone interview (on the Metal Injection Livecast) while in the studio recording their new album, Weinman announced that this mystery guitar player was James Love, who had played with the band briefly while they toured in support for their album Miss Machine.

On February 18, 2013, the band announced the title of their new album, One of Us Is the Killer,[25] which will be released on May 14 of the same year.[26]
On March 12, they released the first single from the album. “Prancer” is now available for purchase on iTunes Store, Amazon MP3, and other internet sources. Also, a 6 minute album teaser has been uploaded to YouTube.

On April 23, The Dillinger Escape Plan released the first music video from One of Us Is the Killer. The video for track number two, “When I Lost My Bet” was directed by Mitch Massie and was posted on the bands Facebook page and Sumerian Records’s YouTube account.

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