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The Dillinger Escape Plan’s Greg Puciato: “No One In This Band Is Dumb Enough To Say Something’s Ever Really Done”


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Earlier today The Dillinger Escape Plan guitarist Ben Weinman revealed that the band will call it quits next year. Now comes word from vocalist Greg Puciato on the decision. In a new interview with Altpress.com, it is admitted that the band went into making what may end up being their final album, “Dissociation” (out October 14th,) knowing that they had planned to call it quits. Despite this, the lyrical content of it doesn’t acknowledge the breakup. As Puciato told the site:

“There’s literally nothing on the record referencing our breakup. It’s not even something I was thinking about when I was writing. For me, every record is a time capsule of life at that moment: You want to stuff everything you can in there so that you’re not walking around with it. So if something’s a burden in my life, I’ll try to turn that into something other people can enjoy and get something out of. But most of my life outside of Dillinger has nothing to do with playing in Dillinger.”

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When pressed about why they are deciding to hang it up, he offered:

“Well, no big, calamitous thing happened. It’s just a natural part of the trajectory of individuals’ personal lives and goals not lining up with the lifestyle of doing this. Shit happens, man. [Laughs.] For me, the worst part of talking about all of this is that I don’t have a lot to say. I’m just focused on the reality of my surroundings and the fact that I literally just finished mastering a record a week and a half ago. I haven’t disengaged from the creative process, and I’m immediately now doing interviews and shows, and I already know what my schedule is for the next year. It’s weird.”

He’s keeping things a bit open ended in regards to the finality of it though:

“…Who knows how we’re going to feel after the 200 more shows we still have to play. That’s what I mean: We’re about to announce our breakup, and I’m not even thinking about it. The only thing I care about is that the record is being announced and the release date is being announced and we’re finally going to have the fucking first song off the record for people to listen to properly, instead of a radio stream.

I’m not thinking about a breakup that’s not going to initiate until hundreds of shows from now. And definitely, creatively, I don’t know what the fuck I’m gonna be thinking two years from now when we finally play our last show.”

He continued:

“…No one in this band is dumb enough to say something’s ever really done. If you’re smart and you look at every other band that’s done this, I mean, Guns ‘N Roses are fucking back, for Christ’s sake. Van Halen already came back. So the only thing you can do to make yourself not look like an idiot and not have to eat your own words is to leave it open for possibilities, because that’s reality. People are done when they’re dead.”

For more from Puciato on the decision and his future plans, head to Altpress.com.

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