Toilet Radio tag teams Liam Wilson (Dillinger Escape Plan, John Frum)


On this episode of Toilet Radio we’re talking with Dillinger Escape Plan bassist extraordinaire Liam Wilson about his new band John Frum. We’re picking Liam’s brain about the recent bus crash DEP suffered in Poland, the hazards of chaotic performances, and what he’ll miss most when Dillinger is done. Join us as we talk about musical improvisation, Burning Man, yoga, The Simpsons, and cargo cults of the South Pacific. It’s a good one, folks. 

Music featured in this program:
John Frum – “Presage of Emptiness” from A Stirring in the Noos (Facebook)(Preorder)
Weeping Sores – “The Nature of Faith” from Weeping Sores (Facebook)(Bandcamp)

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  • Howard Dean

    Burning Man, you say?

    *vapes aggressively*

    • CyberneticOrganism


    • Doom Scientist

      I always thought the point of vaping was that it’s a healthier way to toke up, not in this case I guess.

      • Óðinn

        I would assume that there will be health issues associated with vaping as well. Especially when you see that way some people go at it.

        • Doom Scientist

          Well, that’s my point. You’re not not supposed to do it like this guy is.

      • Dumpster Lung

        The very first thing I remember seeing were those E-Cigarettes, and the focus seemed to be on the fact that you could get your fix without having to go outside, since there are fewer and fewer places that allow smoking inside at all. Not a terrible idea, but some of the marketing came off kind of snarky like “oh, you thought I was smoking? This isn’t technically a cigarette, it just looks exactly like one, but I fooled you.”

        Then I knew someone who was using it to wean themselves off of tobacco entirely though, and I thought that was a pretty cool concept. Somehow that turned into a lot of people saying they “quit smoking” just meaning they switched from cigarette to vaping. I’m sure it’s still quite a bit better, but I wouldn’t call it “quitting” anything.

        Whatever the case, I have no idea how there turned into this whole subculture thing where people “mod” their vape. . uh, whatever they’re called, and talk about the accessories and stuff the same way guys I knew in high school might talk about a spoiler they got for their 15-year old Honda Civic lol. I unfortunately worked with one of those guys for a little while 😛

        • Doom Scientist

          If you’re still taking nicotine in any form, you haven’t quit anything. You’re just making your consumption less risky.

          • Waynecro

            Several companies sell vape juice without nicotine, so, in theory, you can cut down to zero nicotine over time.

          • Dumpster Lung

            Exactly. And it’s not really a bad idea at all. Less bullshit getting in your lungs, not smelling like cigarettes, all that good stuff, but it’s still not the same as if you didn’t smoke at all. I don’t mind regular smoking either, but in either case, just call it what it is, I guess.

    • Dumpster Lung

      Lol goddamn

  • J.R.™

    You can’t just say “This is a good one” every episode

  • Rain Poncho W.


  • Eliza

    John Frum sounds really good. This is a good episode.

    • RustyShackleford

      Song is fucking badass!!!

  • Dumpster Lung

    Interesting about the Bikram guy. I had to Google that, and wow, that guy sounds like a total asshole. Like Liam said though, I really enjoy the system nonetheless. I didn’t even realize Bikram was a guy’s name at all, haha.

    It’s so damn intense, though. Definitely a great workout. I’ve really enjoyed it a lot the last month/month-and-a-half or so since I started. Fortunately, whether it’s always like that or just where I’m going, there’s not really a lot of ideology or anything that seems to go into the classes. I don’t even make a point to meditate or anything. It’s just kind of natural that when you’re trying to just breathe and survive the class itself, that you don’t really have any chance to think about anything else, so you kind of achieve some level of “clearing your mind” in that regard.

    Getting back into it tonight, I think. I took last week off. Been going to too many shows, drinking way too much, no sleep, all that good stuff. Can’t imagine trying to survive without adequate sleep and a whole lot of hydration lol.

  • Óðinn

    Wormrot had to cancel their US tour because of Trump. That sucks.

    • Joaquin Stick

      See previous post.

      • GL

        Do you have a link?

        (just kidding, bud lolololol)

      • Óðinn

        That’s so weird. That post had disappeared from the timeline on my end. I see that it’s been mentioned previously. Thanks.

        • Joaquin Stick


          • Óðinn

            Maybe I was just scrolling to fast. Anyway, I wasn’t seeing it.

  • Doom Scientist
  • Waynecro

    Fun show, bros. John Frum sounds pretty cool!

  • Howard Dean

    Dude needs to work on his slav squat. “Heel off the ground, non-slav found!”

    Plus squatting in the middle of the street? He wants to die.

    • Óðinn

      He’s not wearing an Adidas track suit. Plus, he’s holding a bass guitar, and not a cigarette, firearm, and/or bottle of vodka. I think he has all of his teeth too.

  • Tim Wilsön

    It’s really cool that everyone in dillinger has shit going on the side to expand on when the band finally ends. It’s a shame when some bands who break float into obscurity

  • Tim Wilsön

    + you guys are really killing it with the guests recently <3

  • Ted Nü-Djent ™

    Toilet radio making the big time

  • Jack Rabbit

    Awesome you got Liam on, love that guy