Greg Puciato released his eagerly-awaited solo debut album, Child Soldier: Creator of God (Federal Prisoner), via Bandcamp, a full three weeks earlier than anticipated. The 15-song album will arrive on all digital service providers on Friday, Oct. 9.
Child Solder: Creator of God’s early arrival follows an unauthorized album leak that began spreading through online communities. Puciato said of the leak and pivot to an earlier than anticipated release:
The Dillinger Escape Plan singer says, “I can’t believe this is a thing someone thought would be cool to do to an independent artist in 2020, but some dipshit “reviewer” (we know who it was) leaked my record. Younger me would’ve put his name out there for everyone to see… but we’re going to use this as a chance to highlight the importance of being adaptable, flexible, and able to roll with the punches and call an audible. Shit happens and you need to be able to move quickly to adapt. Would I like everyone to go buy a digital copy now, or check it out on a streaming site next Friday? Yeah, that’d be cool. Vinyl will still be shipping around the original release date of Oct. 23rd….
…So to recap: fuck piracy, fuck that dude that leaked my record, here’s a song, support independent arts and culture(more now than ever), the album’s out now via Bandcamp and next Friday via streaming sites, some other shit is gonna be announced shortly afterwards, hope you’re all staying sane and safe, keep your wits about you and have some empathy and tolerance for one another, and stay intolerant of being turned against each other.”