Greg Puciato, frontman of the now-defunct Dillinger Escape Plan (and the dark synthpop band The Black Queen and the supergroup Killer Be Killed), is releasing his first-ever solo album, Child Soldier: Creator of God, this summer via Federal Prisoner (the label Greg co-founded with Jesse Draxler, who's done visual art for Nine Inch Nails, Chelsea Wolfe, Zola Jesus, Daughters, and more). More album details are coming soon, but meanwhile first single "Fire For Water" is out. Greg played everything on the song except drums, which were recorded by Greg's former DEP bandmate Chris Pennie, and it was produced by big-name pop producer (and former guitarist of metal band Bloodsimple) Nick Rowe and mixed by metalcore/punk vet Steve Evetts. Greg says:

I started writing in May or so of 2019, for what I thought would be the next Black Queen album, except that’s not at all what came out. So, just like with everything else that’s been born from necessity, it felt like the right time to create a home for anything that I do that didn’t fit neatly under any other existing roof. The misfits needed a place to go. This particular song came out really quickly. I guess it’s me reclaiming and owning the abrasive part of me. This whole album is, in a way, a very extreme statement of ownership.

"Fire For Water" is indeed abrasive, but more in an industrial metal way than in DEP's mathcore way, and it's a pretty awesome song that already has us excited to hear more of Greg's solo material. It comes with a video that Greg and Jesse Draxler co-directed and edited. Watch/listen below.

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