Dillinger Escape Plan Leave Relapse for New Label

Dillinger Escape Plan Leave Relapse for New Label
Now that we live in a less label-oriented era, it seems that more and more bands are leaving record labels to do their own thing. Such is the case with New Jersey's tech champs Dillinger Escape Plan. In a statement made yesterday (May 26), guitarist Ben Weinman said, "We are off Relapse and will be doing things all kinds of ways now that we have 100 percent control of the business side of things. Trent [Reznor] has definitely been an inspiration on that front."

Now, the band have also revealed that they're working with independent metal imprint Season of Mist, saying, "It is becoming clear that as the music industry standard continues to morph and change on a daily basis artistic and operational freedom has become a band's most valuable asset. One hundred percent free of all previous contractual ties, Dillinger is in an amazing position to collaborate with some interesting partners, which will continue to nurture the ethic that we have been doing our best to stay true to for over ten years now. We look forward to releasing our next full-length effort in association with Season of Mist as the very first chapter of this new journey."

The band will begin recording their still untitled fourth album in the next few months for release in early 2010.

The kafuffle forced the band to miss a European tour with Faith No More, causing Weinman to lament, "I want to shoot myself in the tip of my dick." As we previously announced, however, the band still have a healthy dose of North American tour dates in the works.

Those dates for your scheduling pleasure:

6/9 Farmingdale, NY - Crazy Donkey
6/10 Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church
6/11 Washington, DC - Rock & Roll Hotel
6/12 Raleigh, NC - The Brewery
6/14 Manchester, TN - Bonnaroo
6/16 Pontiac, MI - The Pike Room
6/17 Chicago, IL - Reggie's Rock Club
6/18 Columbus, OH - The Basement
6/19 St. Catherines, ON - L3 Nightclub
6/20 Perhaps a secret basement show?
6/21 Toronto, ON - Mod Club