Ben Weinman of The Dillinger Escape Plan on The MetalSucks Podcast #161
The Dillinger Escape Plan guitarist Ben Weinman guests this week on your favorite metal podcast, and we decided to make this the definitive interview about the impending split of the band. He and drummer Billy Rymer were willing to discuss the decision in depth with us, what it means to them to make a choice to quit at the top of their game, who ultimately raised the idea of breaking up, whether there’s a chance it might be a fluke or snap decision, where they plan to go from here… we asked every question about the breakup of the band from every angle we could think of. We also dive a little deeper into Ben’s personal life, and ruin him for any other podcasters out there. Sorry, guys.
We play the new song from In Flames and try to figure out where we’ve heard the chorus before (hint: it was a big hit in 2001). Once you hear it, you won’t be able to un-hear it! The “original” is not just an obscure track, but comes from an album that is listed as one of the top Nu-Metal albums you must own. Coincidence? Are In Flames surrounded by sycophants? Or has the overprotection of new material by an artist fearing the leaking of a new track… backfired?
The Dillinger Escape Plan – “Limerent Death”
In Flames – “The Truth”