Dillinger Escape Plan's Greg Puciato: "We're Breaking Up, We're Not Going on an Extended Hiatus"

Dillinger Escape Plan's Greg Puciato: "We're Breaking Up, We're Not Going on an Extended Hiatus"
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Well, there's really no point sugar-coating it anymore, Dillinger Escape Plan fans. After initially announcing they'd be taking an "extended hiatus" following the promo run of their forthcoming Dissociation LP, frontman Greg Puciato has now doubled-down on the goodbyes and explained that the band are actually breaking up.

The vocalist confirmed the end of the band in a recent interview with Metal Hammer, explaining that the initial reports of a hiatus, promoted through the media as well as through their own management, might be giving fans a bit too much hope for a return. Apparently, that won't be the case.

"'Extended hiatus' would lead people to believe that we think we're gonna come back," Puciato said. "We're breaking up. We're not going on an extended hiatus."

The conclusion of the band isn't on bad terms, though. Puciato added that he still loves playing and recording with Dillinger Escape Plan, but that the group has reached its natural conclusion.

"In the last few years, we've started to reach what felt like a thematic conclusion to our band, particularly Ben [Weinman, guitar] and I, where we realized that in our lives, psychologically, we were reaching a sort of a resolve and that we had used our relationship with one another and our artistic outlet together in the Dillinger Escape Plan to kind of work through a lot of things as people and as a couple of people on earth," he said.

You'll find the interview down below.

Puciato's comments follow Weinman's recent revelation to Exclaim! TV that "It's done."

As previously reported, the group's Dissociation sees release October 14 through the quintet's own Party Smasher Inc. and Cooking Vinyl. A press release had been promoting the release as "what is to potentially be the final full-length album before an 'extended hiatus.'"

The band's forthcoming U.S. and European show schedule can be found here.