The Dillinger Escape Plan’s Greg Puciato Speaks On Bugchasing Inspiration Of “Sunshine The Werewolf”


The Dillinger Escape Plan frontman has been fielding questions through his official website, A recent answer in the link above has shed some light on the lyrical inspiration behind the bands track “Sunshine The Werewolf“, which as Puciato confirms, is about bugchasing.

An excerpt from his post can be found below:

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“…When the song was written, the lyrics were originally actually inspired by an article that Brian Montuori, the artist responsible for the “Miss Machine” artwork, had sent me. It was a perverse and disgusting article about a strange and extreme subculture of people who would deliberately “give” and “receive” HIV in order to romantically share an eventually fatal disease(queen sized coffin built for two).

The lyrics were fiction, and written from the perspective of the “giver”, who then turned out to have tricked the smitten “receiver” into thinking their love was forever before instead moving on to someone else(there’ll be another just like you…you’re not the only one, etc), sadistically leaving the receiver feeling tricked and scorned…the receiver eventually repeating the cycle as a giver.

HIV vampires basically. A metaphor for people passing abuse forward in relationships…”

Bugchasing on theprp, yet another milestone hit!

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