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Greg Puciato (Ex-The Dillinger Escape Plan) Details His Debut Solo Album, Premieres “Do You Need Me To Remind You?”


Former The Dillinger Escape Plan frontman Greg Puciato (also The Black Queen & Killer Be Killed) has shared the details for his new solo album, “Child Soldier: Creator Of God“. Slated for an October 23rd release through Federal Prisoner Records, the opus was produced by Nick Rowe (Vampire Weekend, Haim) with Steve Evetts (The Dillinger Escape Plan, The Cure) stepping in to mix.

Several guest drummers were recruited to fill out the sessions, including Ben Koller (Converge, etc.), Chris Hornbrook (Poison The Well, etc.) and Puciato‘s ex-The Dillinger Escape Plan bandmate Chris Pennie. Speaking of the album, Puciato offered:

“I’d been writing for so many different projects, Dillinger, then The Black Queen, and Killer Be Killed...and I just kept on writing. It felt as if I had more to say, but nothing that necessarily filled the script of those bands, so I ended up with something that I found to be intensely personal and super satisfying, but also confusing as far as what to do with it.

When I realized that it was a solo release, it was sort of an ‘oh that’s interesting’ moment, both terrifying and exciting at once, and challenging, and new, and that combo is almost always a good sign, so I committed to it. It’s important to continue taking risks in order to grow both your creativity and your future possibilities, to create new avenues and freedoms for yourself, and it also felt like a good time for me to integrate and own everything that I am into one thing, without fragmentation or limitation.

I needed to come out from telling myself that I always have to be ‘guy in a band,’ and to release this as my own name.”

A music video for the latest single from the outing, “Do You Need Me To Remind You?“, has debuted below. The song finds Hornbook guesting. Pre-orders for the album can be found here.

Child Soldier: Creator Of God” track listing:

01 – “Heaven Of Stone
02 – “Creator Of God
03 – “Fire For Water
04 – “Deep Set
05 – “Temporary Object
06 – “Fireflies
07 – “Do You Need Me To Remind You?
08 – “Roach Hiss
09 – “Down When I’m Not
10 – “You Know I Do
11 – “Through The Walls
12 – “A Pair Of Questions
13 – “Evacuation
14 – “Heartfree
15 – “September City

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