Dear Santa, if you give me a Dillinger Escape Plan shirt I will give you the Antidote to the poison I put in your milk.

Happy Holidays everyone. It’s me Ben and I’m not just here to tell you that Santa is bull shit and that by telling your kids he exists you are confessing to being a liar when they find out the truth and they realize that most likely all the other mythical creatures you have told them about most likely don’t exist either (and I’m not just talking about the Easter bunny here). No, I’m not a Grinch. I love the Holidays. I even have a Christmas tree for the first time in my life and it’s pretty cool looking.  Check out my friend Kevin from Backroom Studio’s house, where Dillinger and Sir Steve Evetts recorded Miss Machine (shameless plug).


What is getting into people? It’s that time again zombies. You can join the herd and overspend on meaningless gifts that symbolize our need to materialize our relationships. Most of which, let me remind you, doesn’t actually contribute to actually helping anyone in need. Or you can buy the “Gold Teeth on a Bum” limited edition Dillinger Escape Plan shirt of which a quarter of the proceeds will go to a charity of your choice. You can only get this shirt for 24 hours starting on Thursday Dec 22 at 12pm eastern time. Yes that’s right. Now is your chance to actually put gold teeth on a bum. We will put a survey on our Facebook  page before New Year’s Eve and let you guys choose where your money is going.

For those of you in the UK who missed out on the Mastodon, Dillinger, Red Fang shows in the states, you are in luck. We are taking this beast of a tour to you:

February 5, 2012: O2 Academy Bristol

February 6, 2012: Manchester Academy

February 7, 2012: Glasgow Barrowlands

February 9, 2012: Norwich UEA

February 10, 2012: HMV Institute Birmingham

February 11, 2012: O2 Academy Brixton

 We will also be hitting Soundwave 2012 in Feb/March and we are taking David Letterman with us. WATCH Some of these dates have already sold out so go get your tickets soon or you will not be rolling rolling rolling rolling WHAT! With us and the Bizkit.  Last but not least…. We are finally hitting the sands of South East Asia and playing in both Bangkok and Singapore in March. Stay tuned for more details on those shows in the next few days. 

Ps. We love you Jose