Published Apr 24, 2009If you're waiting with bated breath for the release of Dillinger Escape Plan's unnamed fourth studio effort, you'd better find some mouthwash. It's not going to be coming out any time soon.
As guitarist Ben Weinman relayed to UK's Rock Sound Magazine recently, the quartet are still in the writing process and he doesn't expect the project to be finished/into our grubby paws until late this year. He did note, however, that they will enter the studio with favoured producer Steve Evetts (Sepultura, Every Time I Die) in July and August.
Not only that but the mathcore giants also have yet to reveal which label will be releasing it. They are not working with long-time home Relapse Records this time around.
Pouring salt in the wound, Weinman had this to say about how the album is shaping up:
"The new songs sound dark and evil. Very early '90s thrash influenced. Lately I have been realizing the purpose of why I started Dillinger all those years ago. It was to make people truly uncomfortable and to make them not feel accepting of what is happening in their surroundings. When I was growing up, I discovered metal and it interested me, I liked that it was dark and talked about the fact that the world is not all puppy dogs and ice cream cones. But then it just got ridiculous, humorous. I look at black metal bands and they are suppose to be so evil. But it's not real. It's about fiction. About goblins and the gates of hell - pretty much a bad horror movie.
"The music we are writing is influenced by the feelings I get when I hear and see the real evils of this world. Horrible things that make me really question if there is a God or not. This shit is not comfortable, the world is not comfortable, babies are getting raped in your town for God's sake. Young girls are being sold as sex slaves, but most people sitting at their computers downloading music don't want to know. They want to sit on a message board or play fantasy football while their mommy makes them a sandwich.''
While we wait for this masterpiece, Relapse helped ease the hunger pangs by reissuing DEP's 1998 effort, Under The Running Board, with ten bonus tracks not too long ago.