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Ben Weinman reflects on The Dillinger Escape Plan’s end

Posted by on January 4, 2018

2016 ended with Mariah Carey’s horrific New Year’s Eve performance in Times Square, while 2017 concluded a few days earlier and five Avenues west at Terminal 5 with The Dillinger Escape Plan’s three final shows. As bittersweet as it was to say goodbye to one of the best live bands out there after a twenty-year career, all good things eventually come to an end. People flew in from around the world for the momentous three-night affair, and even if you weren’t there, you couldn’t escape seeing the live feed from social media accounts.

Speaking of social media, guitarist Ben Weinman shared his own reflection about the band via his Instagram with the following message:

The amygdala is a tiny, almond shaped structure deep inside the emotional part of your brain. It is visceral and autonomous Nature gave it to us for survival in a time when well thought out decisions would often have deadly consequences. Playing in @dillingerescapeplan would often put me in an extended state of fight or flight which enabled me to react almost exclusively on emotional impulse. The speed and intensity of our music and live shows were a catalyst for pure free expession with very little opportunity to reflect on my other daily stresses or even feel pain or fear. Thanks to all the people out there who contributed to allowing me this periodic meditation for the past 20 years. I will certainly miss this.”

 

 

The amygdala is a tiny, almond shaped structure deep inside the emotional part of your brain. It is visceral and autonomous Nature gave it to us for survival in a time when well thought out decisions would often have deadly consequences. Playing in @dillingerescapeplan would often put me in an extended state of fight or flight which enabled me to react almost exclusively on emotional impulse. The speed and intensity of our music and live shows were a catalyst for pure free expession with very little opportunity to reflect on my other daily stresses or even feel pain or fear. Thanks to all the people out there who contributed to allowing me this periodic meditation for the past 20 years. I will certainly miss this. Photo: @steveoshoots

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We’ve all heard the expression, “when one door closes, another one opens.” Well, earlier today (4th), The Black Queen, the project that features frontman Greg Puciato, shared a new post on their Instagram and it looks like we will see something new in the near future.

 

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In the meantime, here are a few reactions via Twitter of The Dillinger Escape Plan’s finale:

[via ThePrp]

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