The Dillinger Escape Plan frontman Greg Puciato has excited some fans and confused others by announcing that the band’s upcoming sixth album will be “less accessible” than their previous work.
This is no small feat, coming from a band whose back catalogue ranges from the rhythmically-experimental to the sweetly melancholic to just plain insane noise; often in the space of one song.
Speaking with Metal Wani, Puciato indicated that the band have recently started tracking drums for the new LP, and will now work on bass and guitar parts.
“So far, it’s a lot weirder to me than the other stuff that we’ve done,” he said. “It’s a lot less accessible which I’m sure may be a shock to people.”
He also referenced the band’s last album One Of Us Is The Killer, saying that fans might expect the next album to be more melodic still, but they won’t get ‘One Of Us Is The Killer, Part 2.’
“Obviously, we’ve got a lot more melodic over the years. As of right now, it’s pretty weird. I don’t know if I would use the word aggressive. It’s just really a change.”
This time around, the band plan to record in segments and take longer breaks between sessions.
Puciato also reckons he’s keen to “see what would happen if we record more than we need.”
Probably some damn fine magic.
Listen: The Dillinger Escape Plan’s Greg Puciato interview with Metal Wani
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