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.

Ben Weinman (The Dillinger Escape Plan, Etc.) To Appear On New Episode Of “The Wizard Of Paws”

Ben Weinman (The Dillinger Escape Plan, etc.), who runs an animal rescue with his wife, will be featured on a new episode of “The Wizard Of Paws.” The show will air on BYU tomorrow (April 15).

Original The Dillinger Escape Plan Members Ben Weinman & Dimitri Minakakis Collaborate On New Project

Original The Dillinger Escape Plan members Ben Weinman and Dimitri Minakakis have reunited for a new project. The duo released a new song titled “Choir Boy” exclusively through Weinman’s Patreon. That track also features Organ Dealer‘s Eric Schnee.

Ben Weinman Reflects On The Dillinger Escape Plan’s Final Show Two Years Later

Yesterday (December 29), marked the second anniversary of The Dillinger Escape Plan’s final show at Terminal 5 in New York, NY. Guitarist Ben Weinman recently reflected on that via Instagram:

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Two years ago today @dillingerescapeplan played our last shows after 20 years of nonstop creation and grind. What a ride. I may not speak often with all of the people who shared this experience with me, and some were sadly missing on that final day, but we will always share something that will never quite be replicated. The musical climate has changed. I'm not going to say for better or worst because I will just be accused of being either old and removed or pandering to the new guard. But the fact is that we made music during a time when bands were mythology. Innovation came from limitations and a musician could not be influential by simply playing cover songs or scales from the comfort of their bedroom. They did it by making a global cultural impact by how they performed and the music they created. So much so that it was impossible to ignore. The word content had a different meaning. To us, it was the physical detail and meaning of our art. Not data to fill someone else's multi-billion-dollar website or mobile app. I embrace evolution and prefer to get on the arc rather than sink with the dinosaurs, but feel really lucky and grateful to have experienced what I did with the people I did it with. #dillingerescapeplan #thedillingerescapeplan #punkrock #hardcore

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Ben Weinman (The Dillinger Escape Plan) Streams Solo Track “It Is Nothing”

Ben Weinman (The Dillinger Escape Plan, etc.) is now streaming his solo song “It Is Nothing” via YouTube. The track was previously only available through his Patreon.

Weinman commented:

“‘It Is Nothing,’ was the first solo track released through my Patreon. Until now, this song was only available to those who signed up for one of the tiers offered through the site. Since then I have released 2 other songs and will continue to release my music exclusively to my Patreon supporters.

This Patreon was created to motivate me to continue to make stuff despite my recent retirement from being a full-time musician. All proceeds will go towards taking care of the animals at a rescue my wife, and I run out of our home.

If you would like to sign up, we would be forever grateful, and so would our little friends. You can do so by going here:

This song goes out to all the hunters, hunting for life who can’t spend any money but are still selling rice. Maybe living for the weekends, but those days never come? You’ll say on your deathbed that it was all dumb. This song is a meditation and features the beautiful Violin work of Earl Maneein. Use it to free yourself of your chains.

Thank you to the moon and back Oleg Rooz for creating these kick-ass visuals to my music. (http://olegrooz.com)

Love always


Watch Season One Finale Of “Two Minutes To Late Night”

The season finale of “Two Minutes To Late Night” has been released and can be seen below. This episode features Ben Weinman (The Dillinger Escape Plan), Vinnie Stigma (Agnostic Front), El-p (Run The Jewels), and more. As always, Mutoid Man also appeared as the house band, and this time they covered some Thin Lizzy. If you enjoy what you see, you can donate to the show’s Patreon to help them finance a second season.

[via Kerrang!]

Ben Weinman (The Dillinger Escape Plan) Is In The Studio Working On New Suicidal Tendencies Music

Ben Weinman (The Dillinger Escape Plan) has been touring with Suicidal Tendencies and now it looks like he is in the studio working on new music with the band as well. The guitarist has posted footage from the sessions over at Patreon. You can also find some teasers below:

[via The PRP]

Ben Weinman (The Dillinger Escape Plan) To Share New Music Via Patreon For His Animal Rescue

Ben Weinman (The Dillinger Escape Plan) has announced that he will be sharing new music via Patreon. The campaign was set up to raise money for Weinman and his wife Jennifer’s “Party Smasher Sanctuary” animal rescue.

[via The PRP]

Suicidal Tendencies Recruit Ben Weinman (The Dillinger Escape Plan) For Upcoming Shows

Suicidal Tendencies have recruited guitarist Ben Weinman (The Dillinger Escape Plan) for their July dates. Weinman will be filling in for Jeff Pogan, who recently exited the group. Here’s where you can catch them:

07/14 New York, NY – House Of Vans
07/15 Mansfield, OH – Inkcarceration Festival
07/17 Vancouver, BC – Vogue Theatre (feat. Havok and Extinction A.D.)
07/19 Edmonton, AB – Union Hall (feat. Havok and Extinction A.D.)
07/20 Calgary, AB – The Palace Theatre (feat. Havok and Extinction A.D.)
07/22 Winnipeg, MB – The Garrick Centre (feat. Havok and Extinction A.D.)
07/25 Toronto, ON – Rebel (feat. Sick Of It All)
07/26 Kitchener, ON – Elements (feat. Sick Of It All)
07/27 Montreal, QC – Parc Jean Drapeau (‘Festival 77‘)

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SxTx is getting ready to take off for the July tour dates. Speaking of flying, we're extremely honored and SToked to have the insane @BenWeinman playing guitar for us on these shows! Hope you are ready for this, we definitely are! Look for some "fireworks". Have a safe Fourth of July! . Saturday, July 14th – House of Vans, Brooklyn, New York Sunday, July 15th -INKCARCERATION FeSTival Ohio . Tuesday, July 17th – Vogue Theatre, Vancouver, CAN Thursday, July 19th – Union Hall, Edmonton, CAN Friday, July 20th – The Palace Theatre, Calgary, CAN Sunday, July 22nd – The Garrick Centre, Winnipeg, CAN Wednesday, July 25th – The Phoenix Concert Theater, Toronto, CAN Thursday, July 26th – Elements, Kitchener, CAN Friday, July 27th – Parc Jean Drapeau, Montreal, CAN And look out for more U.S. dates STarting with two special shows September 7th in BoSTon and D.C. September 8th with the release of "STill Cyco Punk After All These Years". Thanks for the support and SEE YOU IN THE PIT! – SxTx ✊🏼 #SuicidalTendencies #StillCycoPunkAfterAllTheseYears #MikeMuir #CycoMiko #DaveLombardo #BenWeinman #DeanPleasants #RaDiaz #DillingerEscapePlan #DeadCross #TourDates #SUICIDAL #STAYCYCO

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Ben Weinman Reflects On The Dillinger Escape Plan Following The Band’s End

The Dillinger Escape Plan came to an end following three farewell shows at Terminal 5 in New York City, NY in December 2017. Now that the band is officially gone, guitarist Ben Weinman has taken some time to reflect on his time in the group. You can read what he had to say in the below Instagram post:

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The amygdala is a tiny, almond shaped structure deep inside the emotional part of your brain. It is visceral and autonomous Nature gave it to us for survival in a time when well thought out decisions would often have deadly consequences. Playing in @dillingerescapeplan would often put me in an extended state of fight or flight which enabled me to react almost exclusively on emotional impulse. The speed and intensity of our music and live shows were a catalyst for pure free expession with very little opportunity to reflect on my other daily stresses or even feel pain or fear. Thanks to all the people out there who contributed to allowing me this periodic meditation for the past 20 years. I will certainly miss this. Photo: @steveoshoots

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