THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN‘s January 19 free concert at the Slidebar in Fullerton, California — the band’s “last U.S. [show] for a while” — will be streamed live at 10:00 p.m. at Stickam.com/DillingerEscapePlan.
THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN will head over to the United Kingdom in February to support MASTODON for a week’s worth of dates before travelling to Australia for this year’s Soundwave Festival. The group states, “While we are in that part of the world, we are going to be playing a few shows with SYSTEM OF A DOWN, plus headlining Malaysia and Thailand for the first time ever!”
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.”