Published Mar 02, 2020Between the Black Queen, Killer Be Killed, the release of his first book and more, Greg Puciato has had plenty on his plate since the Dillinger Escape Plan decided to call it quits in 2017. Now, the vocalist has begun teasing the arrival of a debut solo album.
A press release reveals that Puciato will release solo debut Child Soldier: Creator of God this summer via his own Federal Prisoner label.
While a concrete release date has yet to be set, Puciato has shared single "Fire for Water," which you can hear below. The song's accompanying video was edited and directed by Puciato and artist/Federal Prisoner co-founder Jesse Draxler.
"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," Puciato said of the album in a statement. "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."
He added, "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" was produced by Nick Rowe and mixed by Steve Evetts. Puciato played all of the instruments on the song except for drums, which were handled by Dillinger Escape Plan co-founder Chris Pennie.
The song marks the first material Puciato and Pennie have worked on together since Dillinger Escape Plan's 2004 sophomore album Miss Machine.
Two other founding members of the Dillinger Escape Plan also released new music this past January.