Greg Puciato Partners With Carpenter Brut For “imaginary Fire” Single



Click the image above to view the “Imaginary Fire” video


Jan. 27, 2022, LOS ANGELES – Greg Puciato has teamed with Carpenter Brut for the latest addition to Puciato’s ever-growing body of work, launching the single and video “Imaginary Fire” today (

The track kicks off a year that will be one of the busiest to date for the former The Dillinger Escape Plan singer with the LA-based musician touring with Jerry Cantrell as well as slating a June release for his own sophomore solo album, Mirrorcell. Additional details about the collection will be unveiled in the coming weeks.

“This came out of the blue,” explains Puciato about the collaboration. “My buddy and bandmate Ben Koller (Converge, Killer Be Killed, Mutoid Man) linked Carpenter Brut and myself. Peak excitement for me about this one. CB and I were already very familiar with, and fans of, each other’s work, so he sent me the instrumental, and I wrote the vocals, and that was that. Straight to the point, no real crazy process with this one. Here’s the music. Okay cool, here are the vocals to that music. Done. It came out really fast, one of the faster ones ever, for me at least, very lightning in a bottle feeling overall, where the melodies and phrasings and lyrics all sorta come through at once, in a really quick stream of consciousness burst. That’s a special thing that doesn’t happen too often, and you hope that it somehow now and then keeps happening. One-off collaborations are great because you can really just focus all of your energy on one track; not an album, not a band, not ten songs on your fifth album, just one singular song-length intersection. I’m really proud of this one, happy to cross these musical paths. I love how the video turned out too. Lyrically the song is pretty to the point. Two people frustratingly trying to get rid of their fears and their made-up bullshit so they can move forward, together or separate, free of outcome.”

In December, Federal Prisoner, the label Puciato co-founded with artist Jesse Draxler, marked the one year anniversary of Puciato’s solo debut, Child Soldier: Creator of God, with a limited-edition 2LP metallic swirl vinyl offering. Federal Prisoner simultaneously released Fuck Content on clear vinyl with a new Draxler-designed gatefold layout. The pair of vinyl releases mark the first time the two albums have been available on the format since selling out of their initial pressing. A small remaining number of the the 500 hand-numbered online variants are available now via the Federal Prisoner webstore (


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