They’ve said that “all good things must come to an end” and now this all too common phrase comes for the lads in the DEP or Dillinger Escape Plan. Yeah, they are calling it a career with a single show in our own Metal Metropolis and you can indulge in the full press release down below. Don’t worry, I’ll close out with some additional thoughts as usual.
The Press Release:
The end of THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN may be nigh, but the progressive metal pioneers are going out in a blaze of glory. Their final show has been set for December 29th at New York City’s Terminal 5 and it is sure to be a night to remember. Supporting the band at this show will be Code Orange and Daughters.
Dubbed in recent days ‘Among The Greatest Of All Time’ by Metalsucks and one of ‘10 Best Live Bands in Metal Right Now’ by LA Weekly, THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN’s innovative sound and unpredictable, edgy live show, has enabled the band to make a lasting mark in the heavy music world. Greg Puciato (vocals), Ben Weinman (guitar), Liam Wilson (bass), Billy Rymer (drums) and Kevin Antreassian (guitar) are going out on a real high note 20 years after the band’s journey began.
Their world tour in support of their final album, DISSOCIATION (2016), took the band to the UK, Europe, Australia, Eastern Europe, and Israel thus far. A fitting end to THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN’s journey is a show where it all began – at home. “For me, in terms of shows, New York has always been one city on a short list of them, where every Dillinger show felt like a homecoming. Maybe it’s the proximity to New Jersey, maybe because we’re all east coast natives, maybe for me it’s largely because it was the location of my first show with the band back in 2001, and maybe a lot of it is just the overall energy of the city itself,” explains Puciato. “So many incredible shows, unforgettable memories on and offstage, and familiar faces both backstage and in the crowd. Add to that the fact that geographically its the one city that makes the most sense for anyone traveling from the east or west, or up the coast, and this was kind of a no brainer from the beginning.”
ROLLING STONE had an optimistic take on the end “Don’t cry because THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN are calling it a day; smile because they’ve somehow managed to stay alive this long. Since first emerging from Morris Plains, NJ in 1997, the radically experimental hardcore/jazz/metal quintet has played every show with a complete and utter disregard for their own personal well-being, wowing fans and newcomers alike with the sheer intensity, aggressiveness and (sometimes literal) explosiveness of their unhinged performances.”
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: Maybe it’s just me but I’ve always felt that one should check their insurance policy before heading into a DEP performance. Now I should stress that I am not being glib here at all because over the past years that I have seen them I’ve witnessed band members flying into the audience either from the stage or from much higher above. I’ve watched instruments being swung over the crowd’s heads like some sort of murderous axe-wielder and other stuff tossed about like a common beach ball. These shows have left me both awestruck and energized beyond belief and its said to find them coming to an end. It’s safe to say that once you’ve experienced a DEP concert, you never forget it. With this being their final performance ever, the fans are sure in for a spectacle that will very likely defy gravity on more than one occasion. It’s going to be interesting to see this in the Terminal 5 space for sure and I am certain that tickets will sell out very fast. I don’t have much background on Code Orange or Daughters as I’ve not seen either band before but should I go I will be giving them some attention as well. I’m going to do my best to be a part of the history making grand finale because this will be an unforgettable way to end 2017 without a doubt. You can let me know what you think about this news and the band in general if you feel compelled down in the comments section below. Oh, and before I close this up in full, please check out what sort of injuries you are covered for. This is going to be mayhem.