Before they called it a day in 2017, New Jersey tech-noise extremists the Dillinger Escape Plan made no bones about their Nine Inch Nails fandom, especially, their love for the band's 1992 EP, Broken. Singer Greg Puciato has sung its praises as a statement of artistic defiance, and his band not only recorded a reverent take on standout cut "Wish" for their 2006 covers EP, Plagiarism, but also joined NIN onstage, on multiple occasions, to perform the song.
Arguably the best such collaboration was at the Soundwave Festival in Perth, Australia, on March 2nd, 2009. Both bands are total beasts live, and together as one hydra-headed mass of humanity, the intensity was almost unbearable. The performance was captured in awesome pro-shot footage filmed right onstage in the heat of the action, and it culminated in Trent Reznor literally throwing himself into the drumkit.
Before the madness ensued, the NIN ringleader was positively comedic in his introduction of the jam, making a crack about Coldplay before welcoming Dilllinger onstage as "a poor man's Coldplay." "C,mon, you pussies. Get out here," he commands. Watch the insanity go down above.