The Dillinger Escape Plan is an American progressive,avante guard, mathcore band from Morris Plains, New Jersey. The group originated in 1997 after the disbanding of Arcane, a hardcore punk trio consisting of Ben Weinman, Dimitri Minakakis, and Chris Pennie. The band’s current line-up consists of guitarists Ben Weinman and Kevin Antreassian, bassist Liam Wilson, vocalist Greg Puciato, and drummer Billy Rymer. Their band name is derived from bank robber John Dillinger.
One of Us Is the Killer is the fifth studio album by American mathcore band The Dillinger Escape Plan, released on May 14, 2013
Greg Puciato indicated that he chose the album title “pretty much as soon as I finished writing the song” of the same name. He explained that the meaning behind the title involves “a lot of issues on the album relate to co-dependency and unknowingly destroying a relationship and taking responsibility for that and not pointing outward. The chorus of the song says ‘one of us must die, but the killer won’t survive.’ In a relationship, you’re both fifty percent at fault. It’s about accepting responsibility instead of directing it outward.”
Puciato arrived at this view as a result of “two really critical relationships in my life that were under a lot of strain” while the album was being written. He acknowledged that the relationships were with guitarist Ben Weinman and his girlfriend, which he described as in “a state of turmoil” and “unhealthy”.
The Dillinger Escape Plan – ONE OF US IS THE KILLER
The Dillinger Escape Plan lead signer Greg Puciato wrote the song, “When i Lost My Bet” with the group’s guitarist Ben Weinman.
“That song is actually a reference to living in LA and seeing people go from human beings to opportunists,” Puciato said in an interview. “The lyrics to that song are about people trying to ‘hang out’ their way to the top, which is what you see pretty much everywhere in LA. What’s really shocking to me is the people that are only fixated on who they know or being around some type of success, but not actually trying to do anything of their own to achieve that stuff. That song was a response to seeing so much opportunism all the time.”
The Dillinger Escape Plan – When I Lost My Bet