Published Jan 11, 2019Greg Puciato, known best as the vocalist and songwriter for the Dillinger Escape Plan and the Black Queen, has announced plans to release his first book of original poetry and photography.
Titled Separate the Dawn, the 226-page book collects poems and photos largely written and taken during the Dillinger Escape Plan's final year and a half. It hits shelves February 12 through Federal Prisoner.
"This is the heaviest and most brutal, but ultimately positive and necessary piece, in a series of thematically connected output for me, during what I now see as a long transitional arc, of realization, processing, shedding, accepting, and then finally coming out of the other side into a different place," Puciato said in a statement.
He continued: "Chronologically this goes after Dissociation, and before Infinite Games. It's also a surprising and welcome reconnection with a medium that was my first creative love, even before music, and an equally surprising fascination with a new one. I guess it's essentially my fist (and maybe only) solo release. Thanks to everyone who picks this up, for continuing to encourage me to keep creating with zero regard for parameters of gene or medium. Also, Lebron James is not greater than Michael Jordan."
A limited hardcover edition of Separate the Dawn is available for pre-order here. The Dillinger Escape Plan called it quits at the end of 2017, playing a trio of sold-out shows at New York City's Terminal 5. The group's final album was 2016's Dissociation.