Dillinger Escape Plan’s Greg Puciato Offers Update on Max Cavalera + Troy Sanders Project
There were some eyebrows raised last year when Mastodon's Troy Sanders and Soulfly's Max Cavalera revealed they were working on a project together, and the anticipation level grew once it was revealed that Dillinger Escape Plan frontman Greg Puciato and The Mars Volta's former drummer Dave Elitch were involved as well. With some time for the band to work through the specifics, Puciato has offered an update on their new album progress.
He tells Noisecreep, "We have 11 songs written … We had a really easy time writing and we may actually be recording really soon, like in the next month or so. And then we'll have to sit on it. We can't release it right behind the Dillinger record and we also have to figure out when the Mastodon record is coming out and the same for whatever Max is doing next. It's going to come out. It's just going to be a matter of logistics as to when."
Puciato says the idea for the band came together when he was at a Deftones show in Los Angeles and started talking with Cavalera about their shared love for old thrash metal, punk and hardcore. He recalls, "We found ourselves referencing many of the same things and we were like, 'F-- man, we should make a record and do it together as a one-off like Nailbomb."
The Dillinger leader adds, "No one in metal makes collaborative records like people in jazz and hip-hop do. It doesn't have to be like a band that you're launching from the ground that you go on tour with. There is something to be said for collaboration and throwing yourself out there and learning something new from working with different people."