Review: SPYLACOPA – “Parallels”

Parallels cover art

Greg Puciato of The Dillinger Escape Plan, John LaMacchia of Candiria, Julie Christmas of Made Out of Babies and Jeff Caxide of Isis. Just the mere prospect of these musicians coming together would excite any fan of forward-thinking heavy music. In November of 2008, it happened with the first self-titled Spylacopa EP. The six-track release was commendable for deviating from the formulas of each of its members respective musical outlets in favor of something more accessible but no less heavy and catchy. A follow-up release was scheduled for 2011 but never came due to the passing of drummer Troy Young. Isis and Made Out of Babies broke up and Julie Christmas’ musical output stopped after her 2010 solo record, The Bad Wife, and her Coextinction Recordings release. Spylacopa was beginning to feel like a distant memory. But, not far into 2015, LaMacchia announces that the group’s long-delayed debut full-length will be released. Sure enough, March saw the unveiling of Parallels, a 40-minute tour de force of metallic eccentricity.     Continue reading

THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN Release Music Video For “Paranoia Shields”

We all love The Dillinger Escape Plan. It’s not even an issue at this point. Well, the band is still churning out material from their latest album One Of Us Is The Killer. This time the band has released their newest, and final for this album cycle, music video. The video is for their track “Paranoia Shields” and you can check it out below. Dillinger never do anything half-assed, so fucking watch.     Continue reading

KILLER BE KILLED Release Music Video For “Curb Crusher”

Killer-Be-Killed-Killer-Be-KilledI love Killer Be Killed, the supergroup featuring members of Mastodon, Soulfly and The Dillinger Escape Plan. The band released a phenomenal debut album a while back and, after a handful of shows recently, they have released a new music video. This video was shot around their recent shows and it’s pretty cool. Check it out below and let us know what you think.      Continue reading

GIRAFFE TONGUE ORCHESTRA Find Lead Singer In Actress JULIETTE LEWIS

Yeah, you read the headline correctly. Oscar-nominated actress Juliette Lewis, who was incredible in both Hellion and Kelly & Cal last year, has been announced as the vocalist for Giraffe Tongue Orchestra. GTO is the supergroup consisting of members of Mastodon, The Dillinger Escape Plan and The Mars Volta and now, Juliette Lewis. This isn’t the actresses first foray into music, as she has been the vocalist of a few projects in the past including Juliette & The Licks, a solo career and standing in with the New Romantiques. Check out Juliette & The Licks after the jump with a blurb from Ben Weinman of Dillinger.      Continue reading

RETOX Release Music Video For “Let’s Not Keep In Touch”

etoxHardcore heathens Retox will unleash their new record Beneath California next month and the band has released a very fun music video for their song “Let’s Not Keep In Touch.” The video features one of my lifelong dreams: to be chased by Dillinger Escape Plan‘s Greg Puciato with a baseball bat. Lucky fuck. You can check out the video below. It’s rad. Enjoy.     Continue reading

THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN Tease New Material

The Dillinger Escape Plan guitarist Ben Weinman recently took to Instagram to tease new material he has been working on for the band. The brief clip of the new track can be seen below.

It has begun… @dillingerescapeplan @partysmasherinc #music #beats

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Weinman was also in the studio recent recording material with Giraffe Tongue Orchestra with producer Ross Robinson. No word yet on when that project will see the light of day.

THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN Release Music Video For JARREN BENTON Collaboration “Rage”

dillinger-escape-plan-headerThe Dillinger Escape Plan have been teamed up with rapper Jarren Benton for a Converse compilation titled Cons EP Vol. 2, which sounds to me like a revamped version of Judgement Night. The collaborative track is titled “Rage” and it’s pretty phenomenal. Jarren‘s rapping over whacky Dillinger riffs rules. You can check out the music video for the effort after the jump.     Continue reading

KILLER BE KILLED Release Music Video For “Wings Of Feather And Wax”

Killer-Be-Killed-Killer-Be-KilledKiller Be Killed, the supergroup featuring members of Soulfly, Mastodon and The Dillinger Escape Plan has released it’s first music video for the track “Wings Of Feather And Wax.” This happens to be my favorite track on the album and I am stoked to get a music video to accompany it. The video is superbly-shot performance footage and it’s great. Check it out below.     Continue reading

KILLER BE KILLED Streaming New Album In Full

Killer-Be-Killed-Killer-Be-KilledMetal supergroup Killer Be Killed (featuring members of Mastodon, Soulfly, The Dillinger Escape Plan, etc.) released a new song the other day called “I.E.D.” and here we are now and the band has unleashed the full power of their debut album! I have spoken of my adoration for these tunes and I am stoked to finally get a chance to listen to the album in full. It’s just as good as I thought it would be. Rad. Check out a full stream of Killer Be Killed below, courtesy of MetalSucks.      Continue reading

KILLER BE KILLED Streaming New Track “I.E.D.”

Killer-Be-Killed-Killer-Be-KilledKiller Be Killed, the supergroup founded by members of Soulfly, The Dillinger Escape Plan, The Mars Volta and Mastodon are currently streaming a new track off of their forthcoming, self-titled debut. I have only listened to one other song off of this album and I gotta say that I’m digging what’s going on here. It’s interesting and I dig it. You can check out the track “I.E.D.” after the jump. What do you think?     Continue reading