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Lamb of God Unleash ‘Erase This’ Song Ahead of New Album Release

[pb_vidembed title=”” caption=”Lamb of God” url=”″ type=”yt” w=”500″ h=”385″] Lamb of God are not being stingy with their new music, unleashing yet another new song ahead of the release of their VII: Sturm und Drang disc. This time it’s a track called “Erase This” getting the advance preview. Simply put, it’s a heavy rocker that’s sure to please […]

Dillinger Escape Plan’s Greg Puciato Offers Update on Max Cavalera + Troy Sanders Project

Anna Weber / Carlos Muina / Karl Walter, Getty Images There were some eyebrows raised last year when Mastodon ‘s Troy Sanders and Soulfly ‘s Max Cavalera revealed they were working on a project together , and the anticipation level grew once it was revealed that Dillinger Escape Plan frontman Greg Puciato and The Mars Volta ‘s former drummer Dave Elitch were involved as well. With some time for the band to work through the specifics, Puciato has offered an update on their new album progress. He tells Noisecreep , “We have 11 songs written … We had a really easy time writing and we may actually be recording really soon, like in the next month or so. And then we’ll have to sit on it. We can’t release it right behind the Dillinger record and we also have to figure out when the Mastodon record is coming out and the same for whatever Max is doing next. It’s going to come out. It’s just going to be a matter of logistics as to when.” Puciato says the idea for the band came together when he was at a Deftones show in Los Angeles and started talking with Cavalera about their shared love for old thrash metal, punk and hardcore. He recalls, “We found ourselves referencing many of the same things and we were like, ‘F– man, we should make a record and do it together as a one-off like Nailbomb.” The Dillinger leader adds, “No one in metal makes collaborative records like people in jazz and hip-hop do. It doesn’t have to be like a band that you’re launching from the ground that you go on tour with. There is something to be said for collaboration and throwing yourself out there and learning something new from working with different people.” [button href=” ” title=”Next: Dillinger Escape Plan – Top 21st Century Metal Songs” align=”center”]

Dillinger Escape Plan Singer Lays Down the Law on Illegal Downloading

Mark Metcalfe, Getty Images Illegal downloading has singlehandedly been the hottest topic within the music industry throughout the 2000s, but how much does it affect the bands? The question has been asked an endless amount of times, and the answer is different for every band both financially and personally. In response to a recent fan question on the subject, Dillinger Escape Plan vocalist Greg Puciato gave a passionate and somewhat irritable response. The anonymous fan wrote to Puciato, “Hey dude, just wondering about where the music as a physical product sits with you guys now. To exchange money, what’s best for you as an artist and me as a fan? Should I buy your album on iTunes? Download it for free and buy a t-shirt to make up for it? How does it all work these days?! Note: I bought your albums.” The Dillinger Escape Plan vocalist replied in detail: Hey I took this pair of shoes for free but it’s cool ‘cause I bought a coat right? Do whatever you want….but the root is the music. THAT’s the most important…not a shirt. They are separate. We’re not forcing anyone to buy our music or our shirts. If you want one, that’s separate from the other. Nobody’s doing us a favor by buying our shirt after they took our album. We’re not artists pandering on the side of the street hoping for someone’s “charity”. This is what we spend our LIVES doing, we spend MONTHS recording and up to a year writing. Ethically, taking it for free is always wrong….even if you’re massive…but when you’re not a household Walmart name as a band…it hurts particularly more because every album is a greater sized fraction of the total. If people want “alternative” art, or smaller scenes, genres, or bands to be able to exist at a professional level of quality, they should treat them professionally and intellectual property with the same respect as tangible property. As a listener it just doesn’t even make sense anymore to download music for free if digital is the way you wanna go. It’s way faster and more convenient to get it from Itunes or as a direct download from the artist, the prices are way lower than CD’s were in the past and you don’t have to pay shipping or drive to go and get it. If you don’t care about “owning” the MP3’s, then use Spotify or something. There’s just really no excuse for bankrupting a scene or band you’re into anymore. If people care about the art that they like existing, then this attitude is important to adopt across the board. [button href=”” title=”The Dillinger Escape Plan: Top 21st Century Metal Songs” align=”center”]