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The Dillinger Escape Plan

Mike Patton Vocals, Percussion, Sampler 

Benjamin Weinman Guitar, Keys 

Chris Pennie Drums, Percussion, Keys 

Brian Benoit Guitar 

Liam Wilson Bass 

Adam Doll Keys, Samples 


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The Dillinger Escape Plan

Precise, rigorous and artfully plotted, Irony Is A Dead Scene - the Epitaph debut from New Jersey's DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN -- is perhaps best described as the sonic equivalent of the syndicated television program, "World's Scariest Police Chases." An action packed, arresting amalgam of explosive hardcore, skillful speed metal and trippy jazz, Irony may only clock in at eighteen minutes, but the EP has two album's worth of hair-raising tempo changes. Hearing it conjures up exhilarating and frightening visions of a primer-spotted '81 Chevy Malibu dragging a sparking tailpipe while darting in and out of five lanes on the Jersey Turnpike at 90 miles an hour.

With that in mind, it's little surprise that the Garden State's noisecore specialists DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN -- currently comprised of guitaristis Ben Weinman and Brian Benoit, bassist Liam Wilson and drummer Chris Pennie -- have become a leading force in the world of extreme music in just a few short years. Propelled by tremendous technique and a tireless work ethic, the band's first album, 1999's Calculating Infinity (Relapse), became an underground success soon after it dropped.

Scoring an early fan in Mike Patton, THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN hit the road that year to support his band Mr. Bungle. Three years later - following the 2000 expanded reissue of DILLINGERS's original self-titled record (Now Or Never) and the departure of their original vocalist -- the former Faith No More frontman now ups his D.E.P. endorsement by lending his careening pipes to the long-anticipated Irony Is A Dead Scene.

If the introductory track on Irony, "Hollywood Squares," seems reckless at first, a closer listen reveals a meticulous grindcore craftsmanship. Fusing a number of unp...



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Irony Is A Dead Scene EP

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