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The Dillinger Escape Plan to play ‘special songs’ this June

Posted by on June 1, 2015

The Dillinger Escape Plan will hit the road in a few weeks in company of Mutoid Man, Primitive Weapons and Rosetta, in addition to playing a few festivals. But even if the tour seems to be rather short, the band has plans to make all the shows “special”, according to guitarist Ben Weinman. Looking forward to […]

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The Dillinger Escape Plan’s Ben Weinman plays with broken finger

Posted by on May 29, 2015

The Dillinger Escape Plan is one of the most intense live bands out there, with absolutely no regard for safety. That’s what makes them so interesting and unique, and what that means is that injuries will occur every now and then like the one that just happened to guitarist Ben Weinman. Just imagine the following […]

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The Dillinger Escape Plan touring with Mutoid Man, Primitive Weapons, Rosetta

Posted by on March 23, 2015

We haven’t heard a ton from The Dillinger Escape Plan lately. One of us is the Killer came out almost two years ago, and while they’ve toured in support of it, Greg Puciato has had Killer Be Killed and Ben Weinman’s been busying himself with his excellent Party Smasher Inc. blog as well as Giraffe Tongue […]

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Mastodon’s Brent Hinds (allegedly) gets kicked out of Grammys

Posted by on February 9, 2015

Although they may not have won a Grammy for their song “High Road,” Mastodon did in fact win all of our cold, metal, diamond-plated hearts. From Brann Dailor’s birthday suit, to Brent Hinds’ LA Dodgers outfit that he just so happened to be still wearing from practice the night before, everybody seemed to be out for […]

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Ben Weinman interviews GTO-mate Brent Hinds

Posted by on August 29, 2014

Party Smasher Inc., the website started by The Dillinger Escape Plan guitarist Ben Weinman, got off to a great start, with him interviewing one of his idols, Mike Patton. Now he’s talking to one of his contemporaries, friends, and new bandmates, Mastodon’s Brent Hinds. It was recently announced that Giraffe Tongue Orchestra, the band featuring […]

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The Dillinger Escape Plan’s Ben Weinman launches Party Smasher Inc.

Posted by on July 16, 2014

It’s a little strange to think that with a 17-year career, The Dillinger Escape Plan are elder statesmen of the metal world. However, guitarist Ben Weinman has picked up a lot of knowledge and insight, and today he launched his own website, PartySmasherInc.com. He describes the site as a “collective of creative professionals and artistic […]

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The Ocean and Ash Avildsen Debate Crowd Surfing During Summer Slaughter Tour

Posted by on August 15, 2013

Recently, German post-metal band The Ocean has been making waves (get it?) about crowd surfing (another Ocean joke!) on the Summer Slaughter tour, resulting in a debate with tour founder and Sumerian Records founder Ash Avildsen. Now, Summer Slaughter is essentially a touring metal festival, but instead of playing outdoor venues such as amphitheaters and […]

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Ben Weinman Gets The All Clear To Play Summer Slaughter

Posted by on July 10, 2013

Good news: Ben Weinman will be returning to the guitar after recovering from a broken wrist (and a brief stint reading Revolver magazine at the side of the stage during at Orion Fest). This means fans can be reassured that The Dillinger Escape Plan will be playing in full force as they headline the Summer […]

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The Dillinger Escape Plan’s New Video Is Killer

Posted by on June 19, 2013

The music video for “One of Us is the Killer”, the title track of The Dillinger Escape Plan’s new album is out, and it’s especially metal. After all, what’s a metal video without shots of steak being mutilated? There is also plenty of blood, and a rocking chair. Anyway, the video and song are both […]

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Orion Music + More Wraps Up Triumphant Second Year

Posted by on June 10, 2013

As soon as they announced the lineup of last year’s Orion Music + More Festival. it was apparent that Metallica were doing things differently. While anyone could have slapped together a solid two-day lineup of heavy bands, the world’s biggest metal band brought country, plenty of indie rock and a brass band to play the […]

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