Ben Weinman

Musician & Composer
Founder of Party Smasher Inc.

Benjamin Weinman, a New Jersey native, is most known for his role as guitarist founding member of the band The Dillinger Escape Plan since its inception in 1997.  After eight studio albums, multiple music collaborations, movie soundtracks and countless tours around the globe, Weinman has earned much respect from fans worldwide, with accomplishments such as coverage in both music and business media giants like Rolling Stone, Bloomberg Businessweek, and the New York Times. He has reached Billboard chart status, Revolver Magazine's Golden God award for "Independant artist of the year", and Kerrang Magazine's "Spirit Of Independence" award as well as most recently the Kerrang Magazine “Inspiration” award.   

Weinman has been lauded for his distinct style and musicianship and composition.  He was named one of SPIN magazine's 100 Greatest Guitarists of all time. Weinman was named one of Guitar World Magazine's 50 fastest guitar players of all time alongside Guitar players such as Eddie Van Halen and Les Paul. He was also recently named one of Guitar World's Top 25 Cult Guitarists,  and one of the top modern Metal Guitar players by  Benjamin Weinman has also been listed on as an example of today's most important musicians under their definition of "guitarist" and was named one Alternative Press Magazine's "10 Favorite Guitar Slingers." On Feb 6, 2012 Weinman appeared on the VH1 series Metal Evolution in the final episode on progressive metal where The Dillinger Escape Plan was quoted as being "the worlds most dangerous Band".

Weinman formed Party Smasher inc, as an outlet for him and his trusted circuit of creators to have a place to both express themselves and expose the work of those who have inspired through their expression.


Recent Articles by Ben Weinman

We’ve got an exclusive premiere from Swedish hardcore up-and-comers God Mother. From their upcoming Vilseledd album, take a listen to the band’s disgusting new track “De Ovälkomna.” Read More: God Mother, 'De Ovälkomna' - Exclusive Song Premiere |

God Mother, ‘De Ovälkomna’ – Exclusive Song Premiere
2017.08.29 - by Ben Weinman
PRIMITIVE WEAPONS - The Future of Death
2016.04.15 - by Ben Weinman

Photo by Jimmy Hubbard

Baroness - "Music Business is an oxymoron!"
2016.02.15 - by Ben Weinman

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