"Jeff Tuttle has been a valuable member of The Dillinger Escape Plan since the beginning of the Ire Works cycle. He started his time with us in mid-2006 in a period of turmoil, and his positivity and team player mentality, his enthusiasm, and his fire onstage, will always be appreciated and will never be forgotten. That being said, for now, as you will read, his future with us is uncertain, but whatever the future holds for our relationship with him, we love him and wish him well and success as a brother who has gone into battle with us for six years, and we hope he enjoys and finds creative fulfillment in film school and his future endeavors."
Says Tuttle: "To the fans of Dillinger, and to the multitude of people I’ve met, kicked, guitar-smashed, face riffed, or otherwise touched, I’m writing this to formally announce that as of today I will be taking my departure from The Dillinger Escape Plan. The years I’ve spent with this band have been some of the greatest in my life. I’ve seen and done so many things I never thought possible and I will forever be grateful to these memories and to the band that made them possible.
I’d like to thank everyone who has given me support and encouragement along the way and to express all the gratitude that fills my bones. Dillinger is a beast that cannot be contained and I have no doubts that the band will continue on the road of destruction. I wish them nothing but the best in the years to come.
Music is in my blood and I will continue making it with OLD GODS and my solo effort, MALO KONJCHE. I will also be taking the opportunity to study film and film production in the fall; something I’ve been deeply passionate about for many years.
Life may lead me back to the Dillinger fold in the future, but for now I’ve decided to pursue these creative paths. The past six years have been amazing and I’m lucky to have made it out alive. I’ll never forget the time we shared on stage… the scars won’t let me."
The Dillinger Escape Plan recently released the music video for the track ‘Setting Fire To Sleeping Giants’, taken from their album Miss Machine. Check it out below:
As previously reported, the self-titled debut album from The Dillinger Escape Plan has been reissued and is out now in Europe on CD and, for the first time ever, on vinyl LP.
Originally released in 1997, the album immediately created a stir in both hardcore and metal circles with its intensity and technical approach, and saw the band going on to become one of the most important heavy bands in today's scene.
The album is available now on limited edition digipak CD, as well as on ultra-limited coloured vinyl as part of Earache's First Time On Vinyl campaign. The vinyl version is available in the following quantities and colours:
100 - Yellow & Black Splatter (SOLD OUT)
200 - Clear
300 - White
400 - Black
Get The Dillinger Escape Plan on limited edition CD and coloured vinyl in Europe now at this location.