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Win tickets to The Dillinger Escape Plan!!!

by James Glazebrook

[EDIT: this competition is now closed. Click here to see if we’re running any open competitions]

When was the last time you saw a frontman risk concussion and third-degree tongue burns, while performing a DEPECHE MODE cover? Enter The Dillinger Escape Plan, probably the most ferocious live band in metal today:

HOW TO WIN 2 X TICKETS FOR THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN AT LIDO ON 16TH OCTOBER:

Love the smell of lighter fluid in the moshpit? Just answer this question in the comments below:

What’s the most kick-ass live show you’ve ever seen?

You have until 6pm on Sunday 13th October. Good luck!

The Boring Bit (yawn, RULES):

1. You must be at least 18 years old to enter.
2. ONE ENTRY PER PERSON!
3. We will keep a record of each comment in a database and then a random number generator picks the winner.
4. Remember to include your full (real) name or we won’t be able to put you on the guestlist!
5. We will announced the winners via our Facebook page on Monday 14th October.

Full concert details on Songkick.

Metal Montag: Deftones

by James Glazebrook

Deftones at The Paramount Theatre - Seattle on 2011-04-14 by Dave Lichterman under licence CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Deftones at The Paramount Theatre – Seattle on 2011-04-14 by Dave Lichterman under licence CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Chino Moreno is my spirit animal. He was there when I was a teenage metalhead with a closet full of “unacceptable” music tastes, outing himself as a fan of everything from Depeche Mode to Björk. And he was over a decade later when I was scared shitless of moving to Berlin – when I changed our one-way flight to see his band play the Brixton Academy, they gave me the strength to commit to my new life. He even proved that it’s possible to come back after your “fat years”, a valuable lesson for anyone who finds themselves sliding towards a fate similar to Elvis Presley’s.

In short, the Deftones have always been there, and I hope they always will. They’re back in Berlin tomorrow night, in support of their sophisticated new album “KOI NO YOKAN”, and lucky ticket-holders will find me curled up, sucking my thumb, in the middle of the pit. Whether you can make it or not, here’s a blast from the past for all the old school Def’heads – the band’s complete performance at Bizarre Festival in Cologne, 1998.

Deftones play Huxley’s Neue Welt tomorrow, February 26th. It’s SOLD OUT, sorry!