Concert preview: The Dillinger Escape Plan to embrace its metal and math nerds at A&R

Chris DeVille, Columbus Alive

There are many kinds of nerds, and while you'd be foolish to try to herd them all together under one nerdly umbrella, numerous overlaps do exist. Two prominent forms, the metal nerd and the math nerd, find fellowship in the music of The Dillinger Escape Plan.

The New Jersey combo has been through a lot of lineup changes and stylistic evolutions over the past decade-plus, but the focus on insane technical prowess and gargantuan power have been constants. Early snippets from the forthcoming One of Us Is the Killer suggest those characteristics remain guideposts for Dillinger.

Faceless and Royal Thunder will help Dillinger terrorize A&R Tuesday.

A&R Music Bar

6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 30

391 Neil Ave., Arena District