Liam Wilson

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Liam Wilson
The Dillinger Escape Plan - Wacken Open Air 2017 09.jpg
Wilson performing at Wacken Open Air 2017
Background information
Birth name Liam Wilson
Born December 22, 1979 (age 37)
Origin Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Genres Mathcore, experimental metal, jazz fusion, metalcore, progressive metal
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Bass guitar
Associated acts The Dillinger Escape Plan, Starkweather, Frodus, For Life, John Frum

Liam Wilson (born on December 22, 1979) has been the bass player for the band The Dillinger Escape Plan since the autumn of 2000 and is a former bass player of the bands Starkweather and For Life.

Personal life[edit]

A vegan who is concerned about environmental causes, Liam wore a shirt with the homemade message "Stop MTM/VF" on The Dillinger Escape Plan's February 2, 2008 appearance on Late Night with Conan O'Brien. Liam has been a big advocate for veganism and has appeared in several pro-vegan advertisements for PETA,[1][2] although in the later years he is more flexible about those beliefs because of his Bikram yoga practices and travels.[3]

Other work[edit]

Liam was featured on the cover of Bass Player Magazine's September 2013 issue and has also written several columns for Bass Player magazine in which he extols the virtues of Bikram Yoga in relation to his bass playing.[4][5]

Liam also performed with the band Frodus (aptly labeled 'Frodus Escape Plan') for a few reunion shows March 2009 as a statement in response to the bank-bailouts and the uncovering of corporate corruption in the financial sector.

As of February 2017, Liam is the bass player for psychedelic death metal band John Frum.[6]


Basses: Zon Sonus Special 4-string G&L L-2000 (fretted and fretless) and ASAT; Spector 4-string (studio); custom First Act

Rig: Ampeg SVT-VR head, Ampeg 8x10 cab

Effects: Tech 21 SansAmp Bass Driver DI or RBI, Aguilar Tone Hammer, Hardwire Polyphonic Tuner. Other effects in his aresenal include Dark Glass B7K and B3K; Hardwire DL-8, Bass Synth and Tube Overdrive; Fuzzrocious Custom Pedal; Dwarf Craft Robot Devil; Sound Audio Soundblox Pro Distortion and Programmable EQ; Trex Octamizer; Taurus Qube Amp, T-Di and Abigar.

Other: Ernie Ball Hybrid Slinky strings (.045.105); Dunlop Custom Black Tortex picks (.73mm) with Sri Yantra foil stamp.


  1. ^ "PETA2 // Out There // Dillinger Escape Plan Wants You to Learn the Truth". Archived from the original on January 18, 2006. Retrieved 2011-09-14. 
  2. ^ "PETA2 // Out There // Liam Wilson". Archived from the original on April 9, 2005. Retrieved 2011-09-14. 
  3. ^ Joshua T. Cohen (September 30, 2013). "Dillinger Escape Plan Interview with Liam Wilson". Bellow the Scene. Retrieved May 21, 2016. 
  4. ^ "article". BassPlayer. Retrieved 2011-09-14. 
  5. ^ "article". BassPlayer. Retrieved 2011-09-14. 
  6. ^ BP Staff (February 15, 2017). "Liam Wilson Announces Debut Album From His New Band John Frum". Bass Player Magazine. Retrieved May 22, 2017.