THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN frontman Greg Puciato is collaborating with Max Cavalera (SOULFLY, CAVALERA CONSPIRACY, SEPULTURA) on “an album of thrash brutality,” according to a recent Facebook posting from the singer. Puciato previously said that the as-yet-unnamed project would be similar in spirit to NAILBOMB, Cavalera’s 1994 one-off industrial punk-infused metal pairing with FUDGE TUNNEL’s Alex Newport.
Puciato joined SOULFLY on stage at the 14th annual “D-Low Memorial” on August 28, 2010 at the Marquee Theatre in Tempe, Arizona to perform the song “Rise Of The Fallen”.
Fan-filmed video footage of the performance can be viewed below.
In an interview with I Heart Guitar, Max stated about SOULFLY’s collaboration with Puciato on “Rise of the Fallen”, “That was one of the great surprises of [the latest SOULFLY album] ‘Omen’. It turned out to be such a classic song, really a great, killer song, and it was done from scratch. I had the idea to invite Greg after I bumped into him at a DEFTONES concert in L.A. that we both sang with the DEFTONES, I invited him to come to the studio, and I mentioned the name of the song, ‘Rise of the Fallen’, and I wanted him to write original lyrics for it, and he felt really good about that. So he wrote all original verses and he helped me with the choruses. Every time I say ‘rise of the fallen,’ there’s a Greg response to that. He was just a great guy to work with. A lot of energy, really excited about the song. He really wanted to make the best song possible. I give him a lot of credit for making ‘Rise Of The Fallen’ one of the most exciting songs I’ve been part of in my career. It’s a track that stands out from the rest, I think. Greg’s ideas were really flowing.”