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Greg Puciato (The Black Queen/Dillinger Escape Plan/Killer Be Killed) to Release Debut Book, Separate the Dawn


Greg Puciato has been keeping busy in the 12+ months since The Dillinger Escape Plan planned their final escape: last year, he released Infinite Games, the second album from electronic project The Black Queen, and now he’s announced that his first-ever book, Separate the Dawn, will be published on February 12 via Federal Prisoner. The tome is described as “a collection of poetry and photography largely written and taken during The Dillinger Escape Plan’s final year and a half.”

Says Puciato of the book:

“This is the heaviest and most brutal, but ultimately positive and necessary piece, in a series of thematically connected output for me, during what I now see as a long transitional arc, of realization, processing, shedding, accepting, and then finally coming out of the other side into a different place. A walk through a broken mirror. Chronologically this goes after ‘Dissociation,’ and before ‘Infinite Games.’ It’s also a surprising and welcome reconnection with a medium that was my first creative love, even before music, and an equally surprising fascination with a new one. I guess it’s essentially my fist (and maybe only) solo release. Thanks to everyone who picks this up, for continuing to encourage me to keep creating with zero regard for parameters of gene or medium. Also, Lebron James is not greater than Michael Jordan.”

Ah, sports. I completely understand when people talk about them.

ANYWAY, while there is not yet a Separate the Dawn sample for you to read, there is a lengthy interview with Puciato about the book over at Revolver, which oughta further whet your appetite. A limited edition hardcover version is available now via federalprisoner.net with digital pre-orders available via Amazon and Apple. We’ll let you know if he announces a reading tour or something to that effect.

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