Watch Employed To Serve, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Etc. Members Cover Deftones’ “Elite”

Last month, Justine Jones (Employed To Serve), Sammy Urwin (Employed To Serve), Billy Rymer (The Dillinger Escape Plan), Kevin Antreassian (The Dillinger Escape Plan), and DJ Scully (The Number Twelve Looks Like You) performed a quarantine cover of Deftones’ “Elite” as part of Metal Injection‘s “Slay At Home” event. You can see footage of that below:

In related news, Jones also recently discussed her love for Deftones’ “White Pony” with Revolver:

“This album is one of my favorites for all-night tour drives and was a big part of me transitioning from teenager to adult. The Deftones catalog in general grows with the fan — there’s an album for every mood. White Pony‘s lyrics are amazing as Chino [Moreno]’s lyrics come across more like dialogue between fictional characters rather than things he’s going through in his life, which was the first I’d noticed a vocalist doing that at the time.”

She also added the following about covering “Elite”:

“It’s one of my favorite Deftones songs that I’ve always wanted to cover. The lyrics are perfect for social media culture right now — despite it being released in 2000! We kept it more or less the same because the song is perfect in my eyes.”

[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.

Lineup:

Never Before Seen Performances By:

Suicide Silence
TesseracT
Gavin Rossdale (Bush)
Matt Heafy (Trivium)
Twelve Foot Ninja
Tyler Bates
Steve ‘N’ Seagulls
Darkest Hour
Allegaeon
Entheos
Der Weg einer Freiheit
O’Brother
Khemmis
Silvertomb
Mantar
Astronoid
Employed To Serve
Spirit Adrift
Spotlights
Cadaver
Andy Gillion
Johnny Booth
Panamama
Moon Destroys
Nitesoil
Contracult Collective
Spylacopa
Del Judas
Myrone
Chronus
AA Williams
Angel Vivaldi
GlerAkur
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:

Gost
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
Zein
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.

Ho99o9 Recruit Drummer Billy Rymer (The Dillinger Escape Plan) For Upcoming Touring

Ho99o9 have recruited drummer Billy Rymer (The Dillinger Escape Plan, Thoughtcrimes) for their upcoming touring. He will be taking over for Brandon Pertzborn, who recently joined Marilyn Manson’s band.

Ho99o9 said the following:

“Much love & respect for our road dog in chaos @brandonpertzborn – unfortunately he will not be playing the upcoming tours with us this summer. He’ll be taking in the new drummer position with Marilyn Manson on the Twins of Evil Tour alongside Rob Zombie. Our close friend @billyrymer from @dillingerescapeplan will be filling in for him this summer taking his place as we hit the road. First show w/ @ghostemane starts tonight in Tucson, AZ”

Rymer also commented:

“Some of you may know this but I’m happy to announce I’ll be filling in for my good friend @brandonpertzborn on these next two tours with @ho99o9 while he takes on duties with Marilyn Manson. Had a blast playing my first show last night with them at the Rialto Theater in Tuscan. Check out the dates. Hope to see some familiar faces this summer!”

You can catch the band on tour with Ghostemane and Horus The Astroneer:

05/31 Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
06/01 Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst
06/02 Reno, NV – Jub Jub’s
06/04 Boulder, CO – Fox Theatre
06/06 Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s
06/07 Omaha, NE – The Waiting Room
06/08 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
06/09 Indianapolis, IN – Citadel
06/11 Grand Rapids, MI – Elevation at the Intersection
06/12 Cleveland Heights, OH – Grog Shop
06/14 Toronto, ON – The Opera House
06/15 Quebec, QC – Le D’Auteuil
06/16 Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
06/18 Philadelphia, PA – The Foundry at the Fillmore
06/19 Washington, DC – U Street Music Hall
06/20 Charlotte, NC – The Underground
06/22 New Orleans, LA- Republic
06/23 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
06/25 El Paso, TX – Lowbrow Palace
06/26 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theatre
06/27 Las Vegas, NV – Bunkhouse Saloon (Ho99o9 only)
06/28 Santa Barbara, CA – Velvet Jones

The group will also perform on select dates of Korn and Alice In Chains’ upcoming tour.

Thoughtcrimes (The Dillinger Escape Plan) Stream New EP “Tap Night”

Thoughtcrimes, the band featuring Billy Rymer (The Dillinger Escape Plan), are streaming their new EP “Tap Night” in full. The effort will officially be released tomorrow (March 22).

[via Metal Injection]

Thoughtcrimes (The Dillinger Escape Plan) Premiere New Song “Punk Rock Guilt”

Thoughtcrimes, the band featuring Billy Rymer (The Dillinger Escape Plan), have premiered a new song titled “Punk Rock Guilt.” This track will appear on the group’s upcoming EP.

[via Revolver]

Thoughtcrimes (The Dillinger Escape Plan) Premiere New Song “Artificer”

Thoughtcrimes, the band featuring Billy Rymer (The Dillinger Escape Plan), have premiered a new song titled “Artificer.” This track is expected to appear on the group’s upcoming EP.

Rymer told Kerrang! the following about the band:

“This whole thing started from a conversation nearly five years ago about building a platform for creative freedom. We’re fortunate to have found a team of like minded individuals willing to take risks and further explore the realm of possibility.”

Vocalist Rick Pepa added the following about the song:

“It’s about harnessing your experiences with physical violence and emotional tribulation as tools for your personal liberation, instead of weapons of self destruction.“