Billy Rymer

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Billy Rymer
Born (1984-12-10) December 10, 1984 (age 33)
Long Island, New York, United States
GenresMathcore, progressive metal, alternative metal, experimental metal, jazz fusion
Years active2009–present
LabelsSumerian, Seasons of Mist, Party Smasher Inc.
Associated actsThe Dillinger Escape Plan, NK, No Machine, The Rivalry, Psychostick, Glassjaw

Billy Rymer (born December 10, 1984) is an American musician, most notable for being the drummer for the band The Dillinger Escape Plan. He is the second newest and youngest member of the band.

Rymer was also a member of No Machine and NK (formerly North Korea).[1][2]

The Dillinger Escape Plan[edit]

When Rymer had heard from a teacher that the band was auditioning drummers, he promptly made cover videos and posted them to YouTube, which got the attention of bassist Liam Wilson (Rymer claims to have learned the songs in three-second increments, writing out each part and subsequently piecing them together[3]). After a trial of auditions, guitarist Ben Weinman invited him to Australia to play Soundwave Music Festival, and in early 2009 it was revealed that Rymer would officially replace Gil Sharone as the new drummer.[4]

Rymer has since appeared on The Dillinger Escape Plan's latest three releases, Option Paralysis, One of Us is the Killer and Dissociation.

Other Projects[edit]

Prior to joining The Dillinger Escape Plan, Rymer was the drummer for Long Island-based rock band The Rivalry.[5] Additionally, he played a short stint of shows with Psychostick in September 2010.[6]

Later on in 2010, Rymer began playing with NK (then known as North Korea), featuring members of Envy on the Coast and The Rivalry. NK has released two efforts, an EP Basement Tapes Vol. 1 and a full-length record Nothing To Be Gained Here.

In April 2014, Rymer had begun involvement in a new project, titled No Machine. To date, they have released one EP, Volume One.

In December 2016, Rymer confirmed that he'd tracked drums for "a whole album's worth of material" towards Glassjaw's third album.[7]


Tama Silverstar (Indigo Sparkle):

22" x 18" Bass Drum
14" x 5.5" Snare Drum
12" x 9" Tom
16" x 14" Floor Tom

Zildjian Cymbals:
14" A Custom Hi-Hats
20" A Custom Crash
21" K Custom Hybrid Ride
19" Z3 Ultra Hammered China[8]


With The Dillinger Escape Plan[edit]

With NK[edit]

  • Basement Tapes Vol. 1 (2011)[9]
  • Nothing To Be Gained Here (2013)[10]

With No Machine[edit]

  • Volume One (2014)
  • Good News (2015)

With Glassjaw[edit]