DEP’s Puciato Talks Cavalera Project

Greg Puciato

Dillinger Escape Plan vocalist Greg Puciato recently spoke with an A&R rep who, I guess, also writes for Noisecreep, and discussed his long-in-the-works project with Soulfly’s Max Cavalera, Mastodon bassist Troy Sanders and former The Mars Volta drummer Dave Elitch. Speaking.

“We have 11 songs written,” says Greg. “It’s me, Max, Troy from Mastodon and Dave Elitch, who played drums in Mars Volta for a little bit. Here’s how it started. We were at a Deftones show in L.A. at the Palladium and we were talking backstage about old thrash metal, punk and hardcore and we found ourselves referencing many of the same things and we were like ‘fuck man we should make a record together and do it as a one-off like Nailbomb. A month later, I talked to Max again and he said we should actually do that.”

Good things happen at Deftones shows. Also, Nailbomb was the shit. Check them out if you’re unwise.

“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. Dave was a buddy of mine already and he’s a phenomenal drummer. He was the first person I thought of to play drums.”

Greg also said the guys “spent a lot of time touring with Mastodon and Troy seemed like a really obvious fit. 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.”

Personally, I can’t wait to hear this album.

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