Misery Signals, Xibalba, Thou, Modern Life Is War, Burn, END, and tons more have contributed to a new benefit compilation for The Movement For Black Lives. That effort is titled “Shut It Down: Benefit For The Movement For Black Lives” and it can be purchased via Bandcamp.
Will Putney (Fit For An Autopsy, END) has announced a special livestreamed charity event for the American Civil Liberties Union. The virtual event, which is being called “We Can Do Better: Words From The Underground,” will take place on June 14 at 9am PDT/12pm EDT and it will find musicians, labels, producers, etc. taking part in discussions and various giveaways.
The following participants have been confirmed:
- Ice-T (Body Count)
- Keith Buckley (Every Time I Die)
- Bryan Garris (Knocked Loose)
- Matt Heafy (Trivium)
- Kurt Ballou (Converge, God City)
- Andrew Marsh (Thy Art Is Murder)
- Tom Williams (Stray From The Path)
- Scott Vogel (Terror)
- Todd Jones (Nails)
- Buddy Nielson (Senses Fail)
- Alan Day and Dan O’Connor (Four Year Strong)
- Josh Smith (Northlane)
- Doc Coyle (Bad Wolves, God Forbid)
- Anthony Martini (E-Town Concrete, Commission)
- Patrick Sheridan (Fit For An Autopsy)
- Brendan Garrone (Incendiary)
- James Pligge (Harms Way)
- Brendan Murphy (Counterparts, END)
- Ethan Harrison (Great American Ghost)
- Mark Lewis (Producer)
- Anthony DiDio (Vein)
- Monte Conner (Nuclear Blast)
- Justin Louden (Closed Casket Activities)
- Carl Severson (Ferret, Good Fight Music)
- Equal Vision Records
- Pure Noise Records
- Nuclear Blast
- Relapse Records
- Closed Casket Activities
- Good Fight Entertainment
- Ferret Records
- Liquid Metal
- Metal Injection
- Evil Greed
“To be honest I was initially torn about doing this. The distaste and rage I have for our systemic issues in this country are more palpable than they ever have been. But I am NOT the voice of the oppressed, and I would never pretend to be.
What I can do is sit down with my fellow artists, friends, peers, and heroes alike and start a conversation about what we CAN do to support institutions for positive change, because something HAS to change. And the money that will roll in from this event will go to the experts. The ACLU. The Civil Rights organization that has fought for the purest form of free speech, justice, and equality for ONE HUNDRED YEARS (let one hundred years sink in for a second). The work that they are heavily involved in today aims to tackle these systemic issues.
The artists who will appear on this livestream come from different corners of life, different upbringings, different tax brackets. Naturally, some people are more comfortable expressing their opinions and beliefs to the public than others. I ask that you do not expect fire and brimstone from everyone, and do not scorn those who’d like to have a lighthearted conversation about music. The act of participating and donating sought after items to a worthy charity should be enough for you to understand their intentions.
This raffle will be one for the books. Extremely rare items, tons of merch, test presses and limited vinyl, music gear, it goes on and on. A lot of those involved are bringing something special and I truly thank them for parting with sacred items.
The link is live to start donating now. We will be announcing more details and giveaways soon.
If you’d like to participate on any level just message me.
Go big or go home.”
END (Counterparts, Fit For An Autopsy, etc.) have premiered a new video for their new song “Hesitation Wounds.” This track is from the band’s new album “Splinters From An Ever-Changing Face,” which will be released on June 5.
The band commented:
“This Friday, June 5, we release our debut LP, ‘Splinters From An Ever-Changing Face‘. It doesn’t feel like an appropriate time to be promoting music and we intentionally ignored yesterday’s release of our latest single, while members of ‘END‘ and the label worked on non-profit projects instead.
We decided to launch our latest music video for the single ‘Hesitation Wounds,’ which was filmed by Eric Richter, as we approach release day, and will be donating 100% of profit from END merchandise sold through the Closed Casket Activities store now through this weekend to the American Civil Liberties Union in an attempt to support our communities that are suffering.
Over a year was spent creating this album and we are all incredibly proud of the final product, but not proud of taking up space for more important voices, so you won’t be hearing much more from us for the time being. Thank you and enjoy the record.”
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:
Gavin Rossdale (Bush)
Matt Heafy (Trivium)
Twelve Foot Ninja
Steve ‘N’ Seagulls
Der Weg einer Freiheit
Employed To Serve
Commissioned Music By:
Luc Lemay (Gorguts)
Dave Davidson (Revocation / Gargoyl)
Liam Wilson (Azusa, ex-The Dillinger Escape Plan)
Elliot Hoffman (Carbomb)
Ben Weinman (Suicidal Tendencies, ex-The Dillinger Escape Plan)
Billy Rymer (END, ex-The Dillinger Escape Plan)
Brian Sullivan (Thoughtcrimes)
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)
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)
“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.
Nails frontman Todd Jones has launched a new podcast, which he is calling the “Unsilent Death Podcast.” The first three episodes, which feature Dylan Walker (Full Of Hell), Will Putney (Fit For An Autopsy, END) and Arthur Rizk (Sumerlands), can be found HERE.
END (Counterparts, Fit For An Autopsy, etc.) have premiered a new song titled “Fear For Me Now.” This track is from the band’s new album “Splinters From An Ever-Changing Face,” which will be released on June 5.
END (Counterparts, Fit For An Autopsy, etc.) have premiered a new video for their new song “Covet Not.” This track is from the band’s new album “Splinters From An Ever-Changing Face,” which will be released on June 5. The group commented:
“‘Covet Not‘ is a song about being infatuated with familiarity, no matter how damaging it can be. Recognizing that you are suffering and running in circles, whether it be with yourself or someone else, and making peace with the situation. You cannot possess something that does not exist, and you either break free or you let it kill you.”
Misery Signals have postponed their May tour with End and Neck Of The Woods due to the coronavirus pandemic. The trek will now take place in November.
11/19 Edmonton, AB – The Buckingham
11/20 Edmonton, AB – The Buckingham
11/21 Calgary, AB – Dicken’s Pub
11/22 Regina, SK – The Exchange
11/23 Winnipeg, MB – The Goodwill
11/24 Minneapolis, MN – Amsterdam
11/25 Iowa City, IA – Gabe’s
11/26 Milwaukee, WI – X-Ray Arcade
11/27 West Chicago, IL – WC Social Club
11/28 St. Louis, MO – Red Flag
Misery Signals commented:
“Amidst this unprecedented time, it is with heavy hearts that we must postpone our upcoming May tour dates. The safety of our fans and all the venue staff is of the utmost importance to us.
We have rescheduled the tour in November; this time frame will continue to include support from END and Neck of the Woods.
Promoters will be honoring advance tickets purchased for May in November.
If you’re unable to attend the rescheduled dates, refund on advance ticket sales are available through point of purchase.”
END, the band featuring Brendan Murphy (Counterparts), Will Putney (Fit For An Autopsy), Gregory Thomas (ex-Shai Hulud, etc.), Jay Pepito (Reign Supreme), and Billy Rymer (Thoughtcrimes, ex-The Dillinger Escape Plan), have premiered a new video for their new song “Pariah.” This track is from their new album “Splinters From An Ever-Changing Face,” which will be released on June 5. The group said the following about that record:
“‘Splinters From An Ever-Changing Face.’ 11 tracks that dive deep into a psyche of chaos, isolation, madness, and violence. Collectively an overwhelming amount of creative work and intensity went into this record. We can’t wait for you to experience it all”
“Splinters From An Ever-Changing Face” Track Lsiting:
01. “Covet Not”
04. “The Reach Of Resurrection”
05. “Fear For Me Now”
06. “Hesitation Wounds”
07. “Captive To My Curse”
08. “Evening Arms”
09. “An Apparition”
10. “Every Empty Vein”
11. “Sands Of Sleep”