It’s been a while, but we’re back, so welcome to another edition of Connecting the Dots, and today we will be focusing on mathcore masterminds The Dillinger Escape Plan! Whilst they’re soon going to be shutting up shop (R.I.P), we can remain eternally grateful to the incredible records they’ve released during their two-decade career, their vicious live performances, and the incredible other musical projects they leave in their wake. Without further ado, let’s dive into the amazing projects these musicians have been a part of.
This Halloween marks the tenth anniversary of the Deftones’s fifth album, Saturday Night Wrist, if you can believe it. The past decade has been a mixed bag for the band; bassist Chi Cheng passed away from medical complications a few years after a debilitating car accident that left him in a coma; the band’s 2010 release Diamond Eyes proved to be a major success for the band, possibly garnering more acclaim than their 2001 smash hit White Pony; and singer Chino Moreno contributed to a number of side projects, including Team Sleep, Palms, and Crosses. I think during all that tumult we lost sight of what an incredible album Saturday Night Wrist is.