American chaos-creators The Dillinger Escape Plan are set to disband following the release and subsequent world tour of their forthcoming new album Disassociation, which is set for release in October.
In a press release (via Pitchfork), The Dillinger Escape plan say that Dissociation is “potentially” their last release before they go on an “extended hiatus”.
Speaking with Noisey, The Dillinger Escape Plan guitarist and only remaining founding member Ben Weinman says the group are planning on touring Disassociation around the globe (including in Australia) before calling it a day.
“We are going to do the cycle for this album and that’s it,” he says.
“But there are a lot of things that go into this cycle. We have a full US tour that we’ll be doing in the fall and then we’ll be doing a massive tour in Europe in the winter, and that will probably take us towards playing other areas like Australia or wherever we have to hit.”
Explaining why the band is coming to an end, Weinman says there are actually a couple of reasons.
“I’ve been so involved in every aspect of Dillinger for 20 years, that I really need to do something else, collaborate with other people and release something that isn’t only tied to Dillinger because that isn’t really healthy,” Weinman says.
“I think in some ways we wanted to pull a ‘Seinfeld’ and go out while we’re still on top, you know what I mean? The band has actually never been more prolific and we’re as credible and popular as ever. I think whenever we’re on stage, there’s not another band in the world playing at that time that even comes close to us, and that’s our goal.”
Weinman says the band’s intense live shows are also part of the reason why they won’t be able to continue for much longer.
“I mean, it’s probably a fact that we couldn’t do it when we’re 60, but we’re not stopping right now because we feel incapable, that’s for sure,” he says.
“There’s a reality that eventually, the type of show that we’re doing wouldn’t be realistic—I’m pretty much falling apart at the limbs at this point—but it doesn’t matter, because when we play, we play.”
With the announcement of their forthcoming break-up, The Dillinger Escape Plan have shared the insane new track Limerent Death (below), the first single to be lifted from Dissociation. Posting the song to Facebook, the band had a message for fans.
“Hey everyone, so the first track released off of our new album is a long time coming (it’s been over three years since the last time we did this),” they said.
“As always, thanks for sticking by us and giving a shit about what we do, especially those of you who’ve been around for a long time. Last night in Toronto was a good (and sweltering) start to what’s most likely gonna be another couple of hundred shows, so we’ll see all of you soon.”
The Dillinger Escape Plan, who last toured Australia in August 2015, released their self-titled EP in 1997 and their debut album, Calculating Infinity, in 1999. The band’s music has seen contributions from the likes of Dimitri Minakakis, Mike Patton and, of course, Greg Puciato, who has fronted the group for over a decade.
Earlier this year, Puciato said the band’s new album will be “weirder” and “less accessible” than their previous work.
Dissociation is set for release on 14th October. Stream Limerent Death in full, below.
Listen: The Dillinger Escape Plan – ‘Limerent Death’