The Dillinger Escape Plan was an American metalcore band formed in Morris Plains, New Jersey, in 1997. Developed from an earlier, defunct project called Arcane, the band originally consisted of bassist Adam Doll, lead singer Dimitri Minakakis, drummer Chris Pennie and guitarist Ben Weinman. During the course of their existence, they underwent various line-up changes; by the time the band ended, the only remaining member from the group's inception was Weinman. The band's final lineup consisted of Weinman, bassist Liam Wilson, vocalist Greg Puciato, drummer Billy Rymer, and rhythm guitarist Kevin Antreassian.
The band achieved critical success, releasing six studio albums during its existence. Their debut album Calculating Infinity (1999) has been noted by critics as a landmark release in hardcore punk and heavy metal music. They continued to have success with subsequent albums, each of which appeared on various album charts around the world. In 2017, the band won an AIM Award for "Outstanding Contribution to Music".
Prior to the release of their final album, Dissociation (2016), The Dillinger Escape Plan announced that they would be disbanding at the end of the album's touring cycle. Their final shows took place at Terminal 5 in New York City from December 27–29, 2017. During these final performances, the band was joined by past members; Doll, Minakakis, Brian Benoit and guest vocalist Mike Patton.