Dead Press! conducted an interview with Ben Weinman, guitarist for American mathcore band THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, prior to the group’s February 6 concert at the Academy in Manchester, England. You can now listen to the chat in the YouTube clip below.
THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN headed over to the United Kingdom in early February to support MASTODON for a week’s worth of dates before travelling to Australia for this year’s Soundwave Festival.
In a recent interview with Australia’s Loud magazine, THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN guitarist Ben Weinman stated about the band’s next album, “We’re about to start working out ideas and we’ll be doing that basically until we come to Australia [in February]. I traditionally come up with the start of most of the ideas and then myself and our drummer will kind of work on them and formulate songs and get the ball rolling.”
Regarding the band’s songwriting process, Ben said, “You know, every time I finish a record, I feel like I can’t make another one. I’m done. I have no more DILLINGER in me. Then after a year or two of just touring heavily on that music, it just seems to come naturally, to start working on new stuff.”
On the topic of how each THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN album is recorded, Ben said, “It takes a while. Because one of the things that we try to maintain is a certain level of… we’re pretty critical about how we record and the music we make. Sometimes playing those guitars parts takes hours and hours because not only do we have to get it done once correctly — which is difficult enough — we have to do four or five more overdubs. It certainly can be pretty daunting.”
“Parasitic Twins”, the new video from THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, can be sen below. The hilarious clip was directed by David Merenyi and produced by Greg Toth. The song comes off the band’s latest album, “Option Paralysis”, which was re-released last year in a “Paralyzing Edition” exclusively as a digital download. This first-anniversary reissue included four bonus tracks, plus a video in the iTunes version.
“Parasitic Twins” video: