The Dillinger Escape Plan vocalist Greg Puciato has taken to his personal website to post a lengthy farewell message to guitarist Jeff Tuttle, who recently left the band.
Praising the guitarist's commitment to the DEP and giving a definite sense the split was amicable, Piacto posted the following on http://www.gregpuciato.com/:
"I’d like to take a second to give a personal thank you to Jeff Tuttle, a great musician who became a great friend and who has given The Dillinger Escape Plan his all over the last six years, and who now needs to follow his inner compass as it takes him towards other pursuits. This band isn’t always easy to be in, mentally, emotionally, and definitely not physically, and Jeff always stepped up in every situation and crushed anything this animal of a band demanded of him. Jeff, it’s been a pleasure having you in the trenches with us, and having you as a friend. You’ve been there through serious shit in my life and been a good ear on tour and a voice of reason whenever I’ve been losing my mind from personal issues, been a partner whenever I’ve decided that I wanted to do some insane 4am workout in a parking lot, and a fellow eater of breakfast at any time of day. I’m proud to have had you in the band and glad to have shared part of this crazy journey with you. You’ve scarred my mind with some of the most disturbing movies I’ve ever witnessed, and I hope to one day watch one that you make. Everyone give Jeff a round of applause for nearly killing himself onstage with us every night, and for somehow not ever attempting to kill the rest of us…I know we aren’t always easy to deal with. Thanks Jeff".
Tuttle, who had melted faces in the DEP since 2006 with his intense stage presence and shredding skills, recently annouced his departure via a Facebook post. He cited the need to pursue other "creative paths" as his reason for departing, stating he intends to study film and film production and undetake other music projects.