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.

Darkest Hour, TesseracT, Twelve Foot Ninja, Etc. To Take Part In “Slay At Home” Virtual Festival

Metal Injection‘s Frank Godla has organized a new virtual festival called “Slay At Home.” The event will take place on May 29-30 and it will feature quarantine performances, commissioned music, collaborative covers, and more.

Here’s the lineup:

Previously Unseen Quarantine Performances:

  • TesseracT
  • Darkest Hour
  • Twelve Foot Ninja
  • O’Brother
  • Der Weg einer Freiheit
  • Silvertomb
  • Astronoid
  • Contracult Collective
  • Myrone
  • A.A. Williams

Commissioned Music Participants:

  • Luc Lemay (Gorguts)
  • Dave Davidson (Revocation)
  • Liam Wilson (The Dillinger Escape Plan)
  • Elliot Hoffman (Car Bomb)

Collaborative Cover Participants:

  • 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)

Special Guests:

  • Jessica Pimentel (“Orange Is The New Black”)
  • Gost
  • Charlie Benante (Anthrax)

Art Installation Participants:

  • Vincent Castiglia
  • Trine Grimm
  • Jodi Cachia

Fans can watch the festival on YouTube and will also be able to donate money to the MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund and the Global Giving Coronavirus Relief Fund. Godla commented:

“The COVID-19 pandemic has affected nearly everyone on the planet, and sadly some of the last people to get their lives back will be the ones we depend on to get us through these times. I wanted to create a platform that aids artists, their crew, and global healthcare efforts alike.

The experience of a live concert is irreplaceable, but my aim with Slay At Home is to provide every person in the world an experience they haven’t seen yet, right from their own devices. I’ve never been more proud to be part of the metal community and have so many great friends willing to join the fun, as we support two great organizations.”

Oathbreaker To Return For 2020 ArcTanGent Festival

Oathbreaker will be returning for this year’s ArcTanGent Festival. This will be the group’s first show since going on hiatus two years ago.

The band commented:

“It’s been over 2 years since the last Oathbreaker show, the dust has settled and the last couple of months we’ve been discussing whether or not to play another show. ArcTanGent felt like the right place to do so. We’re incredibly excited to play these songs again. This will most likely be the only Oathbreaker show in 2020. Hope to see a lot of familiar faces.”

The ArcTanGent Festival will take place on August 20-22 at Fernhill Farms near Bristol, UK and it will also feature: Opeth, TesseracT, This Will Destroy You, Amenra, Ihsahn, Perturbator, Rolo Tomassi (performing “Grievances” and “Time Will Die And Love Will Bury It” across two separate sets), Earthtone9, Giraffes? Giraffes!, Frontierer, GosT, Raketkanon, Quail vs Kenny (Jo Quail and Howard James Kenny), Scalping, OHHMS (two sets, including ‘Subjects‘ film set), Svalbard, Alpha Male Tea Party, Stake, Curse These Metal Hands, Boss Keloid, Body Hound, Vasa, Luo, Briqueville, Fes, Tankengine, The K., Mountain Caller, Swans, Metz, The Locust, Maybeshewill, Leprous, Agent Fresco, The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die, Car Bomb, Wear Your Wounds, A.A. Williams, Tides From Nebula, Jo Quail, The Samuel Jackson Five, Petbrick, Herod, Teeth Of The Sea, The Hirsch Effekt, Bent Knee, Astrosaur, tortuganónima, Bolt Ruin, The Hyena Kill, Mutant-Thoughts, Coldbones, Skemer, Natalie Evans, Odradek, Heisa, The Mantis Opera, Last Hyena, Rainbow Slicer, Lack The Low, SEIMS, Elephant Tree, Kokomo, Thumpermonkey, TOTS, Bicurious, God Alone., Land Wars, MIËT, Vogons, Straight Girl, Ogives Big Band, and qariaq.

Car Bomb Drop Off Born Of Osiris, Oceano, Etc. Tour

Car Bomb have dropped off their current tour with Born Of Osiris, Oceano, and The Last Ten Seconds Of Life. The band commented:

“Due to unforeseen circumstances, We are deeply sorry to all our fans that we’ve had to pull out of the remainder of the shows with Born of Osiris. 12/10-12/15. We promise to be back in the cities we’ve missed in the future! We are bummed!!! This tour package is CRUSHING! go and Support our buds in Born of Osiris Oceano & The Last Ten Seconds of Life !!!”

The Last Ten Seconds Of Life Added To Born Of Osiris, Oceano, & Car Bomb’s December Tour

The Last Ten Seconds Of Life have been added to Born Of Osiris, Oceano, and Car Bomb’s December tour. Here’s the dates for that run:

12/03 Louisville, KY – Diamond Pub Concert Hall
12/04 Greensboro, NC – Blind Tiger
12/05 Virginia Beach, VA – Elevation 27
12/06 Easton, PA – One Centre Square
12/08 Hartford, CT – Webster Underground
12/09 Quebec City, QC – Le D’auteuil
12/10 Ottawa, ON – Brass Monkey
12/11 London, ON – Rum Runners
12/14 Grand Rapids, MI – Stache
12/15 Palatine, IL – Durty Nellies

Born Of Osiris Announce December Tour With Oceano & Car Bomb

Born Of Osiris have announced a December tour with Oceano and Car Bomb. Here’s the dates:

12/03 Louisville, KY – Diamond Pub Concert Hall
12/04 Greensboro, NC – Blind Tiger
12/05 Virginia Beach, VA – Elevation 27
12/06 Easton, PA – One Centre Square
12/08 Hartford, CT – Webster Underground
12/09 Quebec City, QC – Le D’auteuil
12/10 Ottawa, ON – Brass Monkey
12/11 London, ON – Rum Runners
12/14 Grand Rapids, MI – Stache
12/15 Palatine, IL – Durty Nellies

Car Bomb To Release New Album “Mordial” In September, Premiere New Song “Scattered Sprites”

Car Bomb have announced that their new album “Mordial“ will be released on September 27. With this news, the band have also shared a new song called “Scattered Sprites”:

Greg Kubacki had the following to say about the new record:

“On our last record, ‘Meta‘, one of the biggest surprises was ‘Gratitude.’ That was one of our favorite songs on the album, but we were hesitant to release it since it leans on a lot of our non-heavy influences. After seeing fans react so positively to it we felt like we could explore more of that vibe on ‘Mordial‘. But then we thought, ‘wait, what other sounds can we explore that we’ve always wanted to try?’ With this particular record it really feels like the gloves came off, and that we were free to experiment with whatever we wanted to.”

“This sounds extremely cliche, but ‘Mordial‘ to me is a record that feels the most like ‘us’. I mean we love heavy shit, but that’s not what we listen to on the regular. This album explores a lot of other tones, timbers and vibes that we normally listen to, and I’m really excited that we get to showcase that on this record.

Wrapping up the sessions of ‘Mordial‘ is kinda bitter sweet. I started writing this album after watching Gojira for a month straight on the ‘Magma‘ tour two and a half years ago, and whatever voodoo they had going on during that run had a tremendous effect on me. I really can’t put my finger on what we’ve been going for on this one (because it’s weird AF), but I know that tour was the seed. And it’s sad that it’s all ending because I’ve never felt so alive working on a record.”

Car Bomb & Lee McKinney (Born Of Osiris) To Open For Animals As Leaders’ European/UK Tour

The opening acts have been revealed for the European/UK leg of Animals As Leaders’ 10th anniversary tour. Car Bomb will join the band on the full run, while Lee McKinney (Born Of Osiris) will open on select dates.

Tour Dates:

06/01 Jarny, FRA – Plein Air de Rock Festival
06/02 Nijmegen, NET – FortaRock Festival
06/03 Esch-sur-Alzette, LUX – Rockhal (with Lee McKinney)
06/04 Lyon, FRA – CCO (with Lee McKinney)
06/05 Toulouse, RA – Metronum (with Lee McKinney)
06/06 Madrid, SPA – Mon (with Lee McKinney)
06/07 Barcelona, SPA – Salamandra (with Lee McKinney)
06/08 Bordeaux, FRA – BT50 (with Lee McKinney)
06/09 Montpellier, FRA – Antirouille (with Lee McKinney)
06/10 Geneva, SWI – L’usine (with Lee McKinney)
06/12 Aarau, SWI – Kiff (with Lee McKinney)
06/13 Paris, FRA – Trabendo (with Lee McKinney)
06/15 Donington, UK – Download Festival
06/16 Gothenburg, SWE – Pustervik
06/19 Gavle, SWE – Gaslockorna (with Dream Theater)
06/20 Oslo, NOR – John Dee
06/26 Aschaffenburg, GER – Colos-saal
06/27 Cologne, GER – Kantine
06/28 Hamburg, GER – Uebel & Gefahrlich
06/29 Ferropolis, GER – Full Force Festival
07/25 Tolmin, SLO – Metal Days Festival
07/27 Rome, ITA – Villa Ada
07/28 Milan, ITA – Circolo Magnolia Festival
07/29 Munich, GER – Free & Easy Festival
07/30 Vienna, AUT – Simm City
07/31 Budapest, HUN – A38
08/02 Glasgow, UK – Garage
08/03 Guilford, UK – Radar Festival
08/04 Bristol, UK – SWX
08/05 Manchester, UK – Academy 2
08/07 Moscow, RUS – Aglomerat
08/08 St. Petersburg, RUS – Zal
08/10 Jaromer, CZE – Brutal Assault Festival