Trivium, All That Remains, Polyphia, Etc. Members Take Part In Fourth “The Biggest Shred Collab Song In The World”

YouTuber Jared Dines has released his fourth “Biggest Shred Collab Song In The World.” The track features the following: Jason Richardson (All That Remains), Ichika Nito (Ichikoro), TheDooo, Rob Scallon, Nik Nocturnal, Michael Angelo Batio (Nitro), Davie504, Charles Berthoud, Dan Jacobs (Atreyu), Hayden Maringer (Evaride), Felix Martin, Scottie Lepage (Polyphia), Manuel Gardner Fernandes (Unprocessed), Jon Dretto, Cole Rolland, Hiram Hernandez, Stevie T, Angel Vivaldi, Matt Heafy (Trivium), Mikes Dimitri Baker (ex-Rings Of Saturn), Tyler Larson, Ola Englund (The Haunted), Charlie Parra Del Riego, Rabea Massaad (Dorje), Oni Hasan, and Marcin Patrzalek. Dines commented:

“Thank you to everyone who joined in and took the time out of their busy lives to be part of the 4th installment of the biggest shred collab series! I tried to get a lot more, alas some people said no and some people were simply too busy to make it happen! Be sure to follow the players you enjoyed and show them love and support! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all!”

Jared Dines Releases “Shred Feast” EP Featuring Members Of Trivium, Born Of Osiris, Etc.

YouTuber/musician Jared Dines has released a new EP titled “Shred Feast.“ The effort features a number of guests including Matt Heafy (Trivium), Lee McKinney (Born Of Osiris), Angel Vivaldi, Berried Alive, and more.

[via The PRP]

Full Lineup Revealed For Virtual “Slay At Home” Festival

The full lineup for the virtual “Slay At Home” festival has officially been revealed. The event, which was organized by Metal Injection’s Frank Godla, will take place on May 29-30 and it will feature quarantine performances, commissioned music, collaborative covers, and more.


Never Before Seen Performances By:

Suicide Silence
Gavin Rossdale (Bush)
Matt Heafy (Trivium)
Twelve Foot Ninja
Tyler Bates
Steve ‘N’ Seagulls
Darkest Hour
Der Weg einer Freiheit
Employed To Serve
Spirit Adrift
Andy Gillion
Johnny Booth
Moon Destroys
Contracult Collective
Del Judas
AA Williams
Angel Vivaldi
Jo Quail

Commissioned Music By:

“Pallid Veil”:
Luc Lemay (Gorguts)
Dave Davidson (Revocation / Gargoyl)
Liam Wilson (Azusa, ex-The Dillinger Escape Plan)
Elliot Hoffman (Carbomb)

“Digital Ink”:
Ben Weinman (Suicidal Tendencies, ex-The Dillinger Escape Plan)
Billy Rymer (END, ex-The Dillinger Escape Plan)
Brian Sullivan (Thoughtcrimes)

“Solo Set”:
Roy Mayorga (Stone Sour)

“DJ M’s Wacky Attacky”:
Manuel Gagneux (Zeal & Ardor)

Cover Collaborations By:

Pustulus Maximus (GWAR)
Tiziano Volante (Zeal & Ardor)
Trevor Strnad (The Black Dahlia Murder)
Sacha Dunable (Intronaut)
Johnny Kelly (Silvertomb / Type O Negative)
Ash Pearson (Revocation)
Brody Uttely (Rivers Of Nihil)
Gwarsenio Hall (Two Minutes To Late Night)
Dirk Verbeuren (Megadeth)
Steve Zing (Samhain/Danzig)
Hank Hell (Silvertomb)
Pepe Clarke (Kyng)
Jesse Korman (The Number Twelve Looks Like You)
Conor Marshall (Sylosis),
Greg Burgess (Allegaeon)
Frank Godla (Metal Injection)
Mrs. Smith
Phil Pendergast (Khemmis)
Justine Jones and Sammy Urwin (Employed To Serve)
Kevin Antreassian (ex-The Dillinger Escape Plan)
DJ Scully (The Number Twelve Looks Like You)
Billy Rymer (ex-The Dillinger Escape Plan)
Scott Carlson (Repulsion)
Ra Diaz (Suicidal Tendencies)
Phil Demmel (ex-Machine Head)
Marta Demmel (Bleeding Through)
John Tempesta (The Cult, ex-Rob Zombie)
Mike Tempesta (ex-Powerman 5000)
Joey Vera (Armored Saint)
Graham Bonnet (Rainbow / MSG)

Guest Appearances By:

Don Jamieson (That Metal Show)
Jose Mangin (Sirius XM Liquid Metal)
Brian Slagel (Metal Blade Records)
Charlie Benante (Anthrax)
Jamey Jasta (Hatebreed)
Tony Foresta (Municipal Waste)
Chuck Billy (Testament)
Chef Brian Tsao
Chef Chris Santos
Jessica Pimentel (Orange Is The New Black)
Rob Caggiano (Volbeat)

Art Installations By:

Mario Duplantier (Gojira)
Vincent Castiglia
Trine Grimm
Jodi Cachia
Carin Hazmat
Nathaniel Shannon
Kevin Wilson
Rodrigo Fredes
Vertebrae 33
Stefan Raduta

Godla commented:

“By keeping the set times between 5 and 15 minutes for each artist, it allows me to not only keep things moving, but mix it up in ways that conventional festivals simply can’t. Every single hour will contain big names and emerging artists right next to each other.

I’m trying to look at the bright side of our current situation, and not only make this an entertaining way to see the artists you love flex their creativity in new ways, but hope this event acts as a place of discovery for every viewer out there.

Finding a band or artist to fall in love with is the mark of a great festival to me, and it’s my honor to share the work of these amazing individuals I curated because I’m passionate about them. I’ve been in touch with all of them every step of the way, and some even managed to throw me a few surprises.

I’m honored and humbled to have all of them part of this, they truly went above and beyond to showcase their craft for the Slay At Home fest, and I can’t wait for the world to see something really special come to life this weekend.”

Money raised from the event will benefit MusiCares and Global Giving.

Megadeth, Trivium, Animals As Leaders, Etc. Members Take Part In “Biggest Shred Collab Song In The World III”

The third “Biggest Shred Collab Song In The World” has officially been released. The track features a number of YouTubers and musicians including: Jared Dines, Angel Vivaldi, Nik Nocturnal, Become The Knight, Stevie T, Andy James, Felix Martin, Ola Englund (The Haunted, etc.), Lucas Mann (Rings Of Saturn), Rudy Ayoub, Matt Heafy (Trivium), Sarah Longfield, Tosin Abasi (Animals As Leaders), Davie504, Tim Henson (Polyphia), Ichika Nito, Stephen Taranto, Jason Richardson (All That Remains), Cole Rolland, Kiko Loureiro (Megadeth), The Dooo, and Manuel Gardner Fernandes. You can check that out below, but it’s worth noting that there was an issue with Richardson’s part, as Dines explained:

“Hey guys! Unfortunately, i am a dumb dumb and put Jason Richardson’s part over the wrong backing in the final file for the big shred collab video this year. I know I know.. you’d think I’d have my act together by now… 🙄 WELL, here is what he actually intended for you all to hear haha merry Christmas everyone! (Tbh, Jason could play over dumpsters fucking and it would sound good). My deepest apology to you Jason, please don’t SLAPP me at namm 😫😫😫”

Nita Strauss Premieres “Our Most Desperate Hour” Video, Reveals Details For New Album “Controlled Chaos”

Nita Strauss (Alice Cooper, etc.) has premiered a new video for her new song “Our Most Desperate Hour.” This track is from her new album “Controlled Chaos,” which will be released on November 16. Strauss said the following about that effort:

“From bright and fun to aggressive and dark, from peaceful to chaotic, this album is a way for me to give the listener a glimpse into my personality and what goes on inside my mind.”

“Controlled Chaos” Track Listing:

01. “Prepare For War”
02. “Alegria”
03. “Our Most Desperate Hour”
04. “Mariana Trench”
05. “Here With You”
06. “The Stillness At The End”
07. “The Quest”
08. “Hope Grows”
09. “Lion Among Wolves”
10. “Pandemonium 2.0”
11. “The Show Must Go On”

Tour Dates (with Angel Vivaldi):

11/19 New Bedford, MA – Greasy Luck
11/20 Philadelphia, PA – Voltage Lounge
11/21 Clifton, NJ – Dingbatz
11/23 Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Baazar
11/24 Kent, OH – Outpost Concert Spot
11/25 Detroit, MI – The Loving Touch
11/27 Berwyn, IL – Wire
11/28 Iowa City, IA – Gabe’s
11/29 Kansas City, MO – The Riot Room
11/30 Denver, CO – Marquis Theater
12/01 Salt Lake City, UT – Club X
12/02 Boise, ID – The Shredder
12/04 Seattle, WA – Club Sur Rocks
12/05 Portland, OR – Paris Theatre
12/06 Orangevale, CA – The Boardwalk
12/07 San Diego, CA – Brick by Brick
12/08 Scottsdale, AZ – Pub Rock
12/09 Los Angeles, CA – 1720
12/11 Austin, TX – Come and Take It Live
12/12 Houston, TX – Scout Bar
12/13 Dallas, TX – Trees
12/14 Memphis, TN – Hi-Tone
12/15 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
12/16 Orlando, FL – The Haven
12/17 Margate, FL – O’Malley’s
12/18 Tampa, FL – Crowbar
12/19 Spartanburg, SC – Ground Zero
12/20 Richmond, VA – Canal Club
12/21 Asbury Park, NJ – House of Independents

Angel Vivaldi Announces “Melodic Decadence” Tour

Angel Vivaldi will be playing his latest album “Synapse” in full on a summer U.S. tour with Hyvmine and Day Of Reckoning (select dates). Vivaldi commented:

“This tour will visually reflect the concept of what my newest release, Synapse, is all about. Much like the writing process, which included me painting my studio 9 different colors for each song, I plan to use the stage as a blank canvas to vividly bring the audience into that experience with me, but in a live setting. I am anxious to perform Synapse from beginning-to-end in addition to fan favorites for a night of sensory immersion they won’t soon forget. “I’m also very excited to have Hyvmine on this bill! They’re a fantastic new group featuring fellow axe-mate Al Joseph, who’s voice and chops are destined to make waves in the current music scene. Equally looking forward to having Rusty Cooley and his band Day of Reckoning on a portion of this tour as well. It’s going to be a wild ride!”

Tour Dates:

06/22 Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance Theater
06/23 Amityville, NY – Amityville Music Hall
06/24 Baltimore, MD – Ottobar
06/25 Greensboro, NC – Blind Tiger
06/26 Jacksonville, FL – 1904 Music Hall
06/27 Tampa, FL – Orpheum (with Day Of Reckoning)
06/28 Orlando, FL – The Haven (with Day Of Reckoning)
06/29 New Orleans, LA – Southport Music Hall (with Day Of Reckoning)
06/30 Houston, TX – Secret Group (with Day Of Reckoning)
07/01 Dallas, TX – The Rail Club (with Day Of Reckoning)
07/02 Austin, TX – Come and Take It Live (with Day Of Reckoning)
07/04 Phoenix, AZ – Rebel Lounge
07/05 Los Angeles, CA – 1720
07/06 Sacramento, CA – Holy Diver
07/07 Petaluma, CA – The Phoenix Theater
07/09 Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
07/10 Colorado Springs, CO – The Black Sheep
07/11 Lincoln, NE – Burbon Theater
07/12 St. Paul, MN – Amsterdam
07/13 Milwaukee, WI – The Miramar Theater
07/15 Lansing, MI – Mac’s Bar
07/17 Cleveland, OH – The Foundry
07/18 Rochester, NY – Montage Music Hall
07/19 Cambridge, MA – Middle East
07/20 Hartford, CT – Webster Underground
07/21 Clifton, NJ – Dingbatz

Scale The Summit Premiere New Video For “Witch House“ Feat. Angel Vivaldi

Scale The Summit have premiered a new video for their song “Witch House.” This song features Angel Vivaldi, and it appears on the band’s latest album “In A World Of Fear.”

Angel Vivaldi Premieres “Serotonin” Video Feat. Nita Strauss

Angel Vivaldi has premiered a new video for his new track “Serotonin,” feat. Nita Strauss (Alice Cooper). This song is from Vivaldi‘s new album “Synapse,” which will be released on October 6.

Vivaldi commented:

“There’s a huge contrast between the video release for ‘Dopamine‘ and this one for ‘Serotonin.’ My videos are another piece of the concept album that allow me to express what each song is about cinematically. Dancing is one of the best examples of ‘Serotonin‘ working its magic – you feel good, you’re confident and the vibes are just right.

Out of all of my music videos, this was the one that required the most amount of effort to pull off. I really thought it was going to be easier… turned out to be 6 months of constant choreography practice while playing. Even though it’s not a live performance I strived to make sure I put the work in to be authentic, not just some bozo miming sloppy guitar playing while dancing. This is where my Michael Jackson influence undoubtedly shows.”

Scale The Summit & Angel Vivaldi Announce 2017 Co-Headlining Tour

Scale The Summit and Angel Vivaldi have announced a 2017 co-headlining tour. Andy James will serve as support.

Tour Dates:

11/08 Cleveland, OH – Agora Ballroom
11/09 Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Smalls
11/10 Brooklyn, NY – Kingsland
11/11 Easton, PA – One Centre Square
11/13 Greensboro, NC – The Blind Tiger
11/14 Orlando, FL – The Haven
11/15 West Palm Beach, FL – Kelsey Theatre
11/16 Tampa, FL – Crowbar
11/17 New Orleans, LA – Southport Music Hall
11/18 Houston, TX – Scout Bar
11/19 Dallas, TX – The Rail Club
11/20 Austin, TX – Come and Take it Live
11/21 San Antonio, TX – Paper Tiger
11/24 Scottsdale, AZ – Pub Rock
11/25 Hollywood, CA – The Roxy
11/26 Fullerton, CA – Slidebar
11/27 Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst
11/30 Denver, CO – Marquis Theatre
12/01 Kansas City, MO – Aftershock
12/02 St. Paul, MN – Amsterdam
12/03 Chicago, IL – Wire
12/04 Indianapolis, IN – The Emerson Theater
12/05 Detroit, MI – The Loving Touch
12/06 Toronto, ON – The Hard Luck
12/07 Quebec City, QC – La Source De La Martinière
12/08 Cambridge, MA – Sonia
12/09 Hartford, CT – Webster Underground
12/10 Philadelphia, PA – Voltage Lounge

Scale The Summit Premiere New Song “Witch House” Feat. Angel Vivaldi

Scale The Summit have premiered a new song titled “Witch House” feat. Angel Vivaldi. This song is from their new album “In A World Of Fear,” which will be released on May 19.