THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN Frontman Comments On New Material, Upcoming Recording Process

THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN is scheduled to enter the studio on September 7 with producer Steve Evetts (EVERY TIME I DIE, SEPULTURA) to begin recording the band's fourth studio album, "Option Paralysis". The CD will be released in early 2010 via Season Of Mist Records in collaboration with the band's brand new label.

Commented THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN vocalist Greg Puciato: "I feel like I'm missing something. I probably am and it's probably because I've been listening to these insane songs and parts on a loop for months now and it's basically starting to feel like I'm being dropped down a long flight of steep stairs over and over again. I'm telling you... every time we make a record, I think we all go gradually more and more insane from it, and we haven't even started real recording yet.

"We wrap on October 30... hopefully we won't all need lobotomies by then. Why do you think we go through members so fast?

"I can't believe that we start actual tracking in less than two weeks! This time two years ago we were mixing 'Ire Works'. Time flies, and things are way different than they were back then. Two years is a relatively short period of time, but things were literally on the brink of destruction at that time and now they are stronger than ever. Crazy.

"Wait 'til you hear what we've got for you now. The vibe when we recorded 'Ire Works' was defined by a feeling of struggle and hope and just staying alive in the face of almost falling apart, feeling triumphant in making it through the previous couple of years, and now the vibe is OK, now we're just gonna fuck everyone up.'"

THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN will take part in the FYF Fest (Fuck Yeah Fest) on September 5 at the Los Angeles State Park in downtown Los Angeles, California. Also scheduled to appear are CONVERGE, TORCHE and LIGHTNING BOLT, among others. According to Puciato, "The fest aims to raise awareness of the possible closure of up to 100 state parks due to recent California budget cuts."

For more information, visit www.fyffest.com.

THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN guitarist Ben Weinman recently told U.K.'s Rock Sound magazine about the band's new material, "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."

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