THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN Guitarist Ben Weinman On New Album - "This Time We Wanted To Write Material That We’re Not Comfortable With"
May 27, 2013, a year ago
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THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN guitarist/co-founder Ben Weinman is featured in a new interview with Raymond Westland at Ghost Cult. An excerpt from the discussion is available below:
Ghost Cult: One Of Us Is The Killer seems rather more song- and groove-orientated than your usual fare, certainly compared to older DEP material. What’s your opinion on this?
Weinman: "Maybe you’re right about that. This time we wanted to write material that we’re not comfortable with. It had be to be a challenge in order to keep things fresh and interesting for us. We used rhythms that are not natural for us, but at the same time the material sounded surprisingly groovy, like you said."
Ghost Cult: The most interesting part is the musical evolution you’ve made from Calculating Infinity to the present day.
Weinman: "That’s also true, and over the years we really started paying attention to song writing, culminating on Option Paralysis and One Of Us Is The Killer. Many people still think that Calculating Infinity is our most advanced record, because it sounds so chaotic and unpredictable. The real challenge for us is to incorporate all our different influences in our music and make it fluid. That’s difficult at times because of all the different rhythms and time signatures we use, in combination with certain sounds we want to use. The real challenge is to maintain that chaotic side of us and concentrating on writing real songs at the same time."
Go to this location for the complete interview.
The Dillinger Escape Plan's new album, One Of Us Is The Killer, debuted at #25 on the Billboard Top 200 chart, with close to 15,000 copies sold. Other Billboard chart positions include:
#1 - Top Hard Music Album
#4 - Top Internet Album
#4 - Independent Chart
The album was recorded in Southern California with longtime producer Steve Evetts (GLASSJAW, THE CURE, SUICIDE SILENCE), with additional production at guitarist/co-founder Ben Weinman's studio. Mastering was handled by Tom Baker (DEFTONES, NINE INCH NAILS, BEASTIE BOYS).
One Of Us Is The Killer tracklisting:
'When I Lost My Bet'
'One of Us Is The Killer'
'Hero Of The Soviet Union'
'CH 375 268 277 ARS'
'Magic That I Held You Prisoner'
'The Threat Posed By Nuclear Weapons'
BraveWords' review of One Of Us Is The Killer can be found at this location.
DEP are on the road with support from THE FACELESS and ROYAL THUNDER; remaining shows are listed below:
28 - Columbia, SC - New Brookland Tavern
29 - Charlotte, NC - Amos' South End
30 - Carborro, NC - Cats Cradle
31 - Asheville, NC - Orange Peel
1 - Richmond, VA - Kingdom