Earlier this week I caught up with The Dillinger Escape Plan, who are touring in support of their studio release, Option Paralysis. My main goal for this shoot? Bring back compelling images of wunderkind drummer Billy Rymer, the newest member of metal's most brutal live show.
For a band who are absolutely insane to photograph live, this was a bit of a tall order.
However, for all the challenges, I also think that the Dillinger Escape Plan are also hands down one of the best bands for live music photography, and one that should be on every concert photographer's radar.
Of course, having stage access and a few “tricks” up my sleeve didn't hurt in making the images I needed to deliver. Needless to say, I had a blast at this concert. View a larger version of this preview.
Big shout out to Billy, Lauren, and Fallon for helping set this up. Stay tuned for the full set of images from Dillinger's set coming up soon. And of course, Option Paralysis drops on March 23.
Can't wait for more DEP photos? Check out photos from Dillinger Escape Plan's 2009 support of Thursday and the portrait session I did with the guys.