One Year Ago The Dillinger Escape Plan Played Their Final Show

It has been a year since the final notes of The Dillinger Escape Plan’s final live performance of their twenty-year career rang out at a sweaty, bloodstained, tears and beers soaked Terminal Five in New York City. While bands reunite all the time and no one should ever say “never”, this one retirement is pretty final. Ghost Cult staff was in attendance all three nights for the final dates of their illustrious career, it still felt so surreal at the time. As Ghost Cult scribe Hans Lopez penned so eloquently in his review of 2016’s Dissociation (Party Smasher Inc.) Dillinger was one of the most polarizing, but also most important bands of all time. Those final shows were performances for the ages. Thoughtfully planned, immaculately performed, with the highest levels of musicianship, a total disregard for the human condition, and most of all fun. Dillinger proved in the final throws of ecstasy and art that music can be dangerous, fun, and emotional all at once, without selling out or sacrificing anything. Our worlds are still rocked a year later., and no, it’s still not okay that they are gone. Thanks for the bruises on our bodies and scars in our minds, Dillinger Escape Plan. Continue reading

GUEST POST: Thieves Top Albums Of 2016

Ghost Cult once again brings you “End Of Year” lists, memories, and other shenanigans from our favorite bands, partners, music industry peers, and other folks we respect across the world. Indie pop-punk up and comers Thieves have had a big 2016, releasing their new album No Motive on Revival Recordings and are touring like crazy all of 2017.  Billy, Nathan, and Chris from the band shared with us their favorite music of the last year, in no particular order. Continue reading

Video: The Dillinger Escape Plan Brought Chaos To Baltimore Soundstage

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It’s a good time to be alive if you’re a fan of The Dillinger Escape Plan. They kicked off their new U.S. headlining tour earlier this week, and finally released Dissociation to fans everywhere today. Continue reading

The Dillinger Escape Plan – Dissociation

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If anything, The Dillinger Escape Plan’s latest LP, Dissociation (Party Smasher Inc), serves as a comprehensive anthology of the various dynamics and styles that this New Jersey act has explored in just about 20 years of existence. This is further compounded by the recent announcement that Dissociation will be the last release before the band collectively buys the farm, so to speak. Continue reading

Audio: The Dillinger Escape Plan Releases Symptom of Terminal Illness Single

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The Dillinger Escape Plan will be releasing their sixth and final album, Dissociation, on October 14th via Party Smasher Inc., and they’ve just released another amazing new song for our listening pleasure. Continue reading