Child Solider: Creator of God is set for an October 23rd release date.
The incendiary former frontman of the beloved Dillinger Escape Plan (the supergroup Killer Be Killed and The Black Queen), Greg Puciato, has announced an October 23rd release date for this highly-anticipated solo debut, Child Solider: Creator of God. Coupled with the announcement is a first look at the project in the form of “Do You Need Me To Remind You?” a bruising single featuring Chris Hornbrook of Poison the Well on drums.
“I’d been writing for so many different projects, Dillinger, then The Black Queen, and Killer Be Killed…and I just kept on writing,” explains Puciato of the 15-song album that sees him singing and performing all instruments, save the drums. “It felt as if I had more to say, but nothing that necessarily filled the script of those bands, so I ended up with something that I found to be intensely personal and super satisfying, but also confusing as far as what to do with it.”
Puciato continued, “When I realized that it was a solo release, it was sort of an ‘oh that’s interesting’ moment, both terrifying and exciting at once, and challenging, and new, and that combo is almost always a good sign, so I committed to it. It’s important to continue taking risks in order to grow both your creativity and your future possibilities, to create new avenues and freedoms for yourself, and it also felt like a good time for me to integrate and own everything that I am into one thing, without fragmentation or limitation. I needed to come out from telling myself that I always have to be ‘guy in a band,’ and to release this as my own name.”
Among the contributing personnel on the project include drummers Ben Koller, Chris Pennie, and the previously mentioned Hornbrook. The album was produced by Nick Rowe (Vampire Weekend, Haim) and mixed by Steve Evetts (The Dillinger Escape Plan, The Cure).
Pre-order Child Solider: Creator of God HERE
Watch the video for “Do You Need Me to Remind You?” from Greg Puciato