The Dillinger Escape Plan guitarist Ben Weinman told The Rock Pit that the band has begun writing new material for their next album, and will enter the studio around November to begin recording it for an early 2016 release. Asked if he felt any pressure to outdo the band’s last record, Ben replied:
“I don’t think we really try to think about it too much. We just start moving and start making stuff. It’s, like, just take what you’ve got and get to work, and at some point you’ve just got to write the first riff and not look back. We just want to make sure it always moves us, We’re proud of pretty much every single thing we ever put out. We’ve always put 110 percent into it and we’ve always been the kind of band where some of our music may seem clever, but that’s not the most important part. The most important part is that it has emotion and energy, so I like to think what differentiates us from some of the technical bands is that everything we do has to feel like it can’t just be interesting, it actually has to move us. We have to be able to picture us playing it live and feeling it, and so the carthartic nature of our music is the most important thing. So, with that in mind, it’s not about beating something or topping it, it’s about maintaining that level of emotion and really feeling or believing that we’re creating something honest. And that’s the challenge — we have to be in the right state of mind to do it, we can’t just force it.”
The Dillinger Escape Plan’s last studio album, One of Us Is the Killer, was released in May 2013 on their own label Party Smasher Inc. in partnership with Sumerian Records in North America (and BMG worldwide).