It was the late 1980s, and I was a young impressionable aspiring guitar player. Unlike many of my metal and punk peers, I did not have a “cool” older brother or sister to expose me to underground music. I would sit with my guitar and try and play along to my sister’s Jack Wagner record and my dad’s random collection of Broadway musicals searching for something inspiring.
They started like most of us, playing power chords, Nirvana and Metallica. So how exactly did Ben Weinman of the Dillinger Escape Plan, Animals as Leaders’ Tosin Abasi and Periphery’s Misha Mansoor become such damned good guitarists?
The Dillinger Escape Plan, who will performing at the 2013 Revolver Golden Gods, have unleashed a new single, "Prancer." It's the first taste of their forthcoming album, One of Us is the Killer, which will be released May 14 on the band's own Party Smasher Inc. imprint in partnership with Sumerian Records in North America.
Mastodon guitarist Brent Hinds revealed in a recent interview with Noisecreep that he has formed a new "supergroup" with current and past members of The Dillinger Escape Plan, The Mars Volta and Jane's Addiction.