The Dillinger Escape Plan is a mathcore band that integrates metalcore with jazz/fusion elements. They are known for the intensity and too-close-for-comfort violence of their live shows, and are rumored to choose their music's time signatures with the aid of dice, or with the use of some kind of code. Their name refers to outlaw John Dillinger, given their use of samples relating to him in their early live shows. They have been dubbed by NME as "The Worlds Most Dangerous Band" and Kerrang! as "The Best Live Band on the Planet." They have recently recorded a series of covers for an iTunes exclusive EP entitled Plagiarism including songs by Nine Inch Nails, Massive Attack, Soundgarden, and Justin Timberlake.
The band's beginnings can be traced back to a hardcore band by the name of Arcane. Arcane's lineup during their final performance included vocalist Dimitri Minakakis, Ben Weinman and Derek Brantley on guitars, drummer Chris Pennie, and Adam Doll filling in on bass. They performed twice with this lineup as Dillinger Escape Plan before Brantley left the group. Managed by longtime friend and whale hunter ...
|years active||1997 - present|
|country||Morris Plains, New Jersey, USA|
|music genre|| Tech Metal|
|current members|| Brian Benoit|