Review: SPYLACOPA – “Parallels”

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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


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 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

KILLER BE KILLED Streaming Two New Tracks From Self-Titled Debut

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The supergroup featuring members of Soulfly, Mastodon, The Mars Volta, and The Dillinger Escape Plan, Killer Be Killed, have debuted two new songs from their forthcoming full length debut. The band’s lineup consists of Troy Sanders (Mastodon), Max Cavalera (Soulfly), Greg Puciato (The Dillinger Escape Plan), and Dave Elitch (Ex Mars Volta). The two tracks are entitled “Wings of Feather and Wax” and “Face Down” and are chock full of groove metal riffs, which is not surprising considering Cavalera’s input. I am curious as to what you all think of this highly anticipated project. You can stream the tracks after the break.

Killer Be Killed will be released on May 13th via Nuclear Blast. You can pre-order your copy here.

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In addition to their forthcoming North American tour with Trash Talk, Retox and Shining, The Dillinger Escape Plan have announced the second leg of the tour. These new handful of dates will feature support from poppy math rockers Tera Melos and black metal outfit Vattnet Viskar. You can check out all current tour dates after the break.

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TDEP TourWell what a fucking tour this one is. The Dillinger Escape PlanRetoxTrash Talk and (Norway’s) Shining are teaming up for one beast of a tour for the month of April. I mean, holy shit, is that a line-up or what? I’m personally not a fan of Shining (not this one anyway), but the other three are all amazing bands. You can check out the full poster and dates after the jump.      Continue reading

Best Of 2013: Gnarly’s Favorite Albums Of The Year

2013bestThis has been an amazing year for music. Not just metal, but a great year for all styles and genres. I have enjoyed so many different styles of music this year as well as many, many artists within each style and it was a real pain for me to make this list. I keep this list simply to full-length albums (or LPs, kids). I used to keep it strictly metal when it came to this list and I would weed out rock for its own list, but this year I included non-metal stuff on my list as well. Not a lot of non-metal, but some nonetheless.       Continue reading

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Your Wife Is The Killer: WIFE Releases Remix Of THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN

dillinger remixJames Kelly, vocalist and guitarist of Altar of Plagues, also has an electronic project under the name Wife, who has just released something very interesting: a remix of The Dillinger Escape Plan‘s “One of Us Is The Killer.” You can stream the dark, ominous remix after the jump.

Personally, I think it’s pretty killer. Continue reading