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.”

Converge Announce 2017 European Tour With Havok, Gorguts, Revocation, Etc.

Converge have announced a 2017 European tour. Havok, Gorguts, Revocation, Gold, and Supergenius will also joine the band on select dates.

Tour Dates:

08/18 Bristol, UK – ArcTanGent
08/19 Allstedt, GER – Destruction Derby
08/20 Wroclaw, POL – Zaklete Rewiry (with Havok & Gorguts)
08/21 Bratislava, SLO – Majestic Music Club (with Havok, Gorguts, & Revocation)
08/22 Vienna, AUT – Arena (with Havok, Gorguts, & Revocation)
08/23 Munich, GER – Backstage (with Havok, Gorguts, & Revocation)
08/24 Aarau, SWI – Kiff (with Havok, Gorguts, & Revocation)
08/25 Paris, FRA – Trabendo (with Havok, Gorguts, & Revocation)
08/26 Tilburg, NET – 013 (with Gold & Supergenius)

Gorguts, Revocation, Fallujah, Havok, & Venom Prison Announce 2017 European Dates

Gorguts, Revocation, Fallujah, Havok, and Venom Prison have announced some European shows together. Check out the dates:

08/14 Wiesbaden, GER – Schlachthof
08/15 Leipzig, GER – Naumanns
08/16 Rotterdam, NET – Baroeg
08/17 Oberhausen, GER – Kulttempel

Gorguts Announce 2017 U.S. Tour With Defeated Sanity & Exist

Gorguts have announced a U.S. tour with Defeated Sanity and Exist. Check out the dates below.

Tour Dates:

06/03 Syracuse, NY – Lost Horizon
06/04 Rochester, NY- Montage Music Hall
06/05 Detroit, MI – Loving Touch
06/06 Cleveland, OH – Agora Ballroom
06/07 Chicago, IL – Reggies
06/08 Columbus, OH – Alrosa Villa
06/09 Milwaukee, WI – Club Garibaldi
06/10 St. Louis, MO – Fubar
06/11 Kansas City, MO – Riot Room
06/12 Oklahoma City, OK – Thunder Alley
06/13 San Antonio, TX – Rock Box
06/14 McAllen, TX – Sofies
06/15 Houston, TX – White Oak Music
06/16 New Orleans, LA – Siberia
06/17 Tallahassee, FL – The Wilbury
06/18 Orlando, FL – The Haven
06/19 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
06/21 Richmond, VA – Strange Matter
06/22 Baltimore, MD – Metro Gallery
06/23 New York, NY – Le Poisson Rouge
06/24 Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
06/25 Hoboken, NJ – Maxwell’s (Gorguts only)

Marduk, Gorguts, Etc. Set For Direct Underground Fest Australian Shows

Marduk (performing “Heaven Shall Burn… When We Are Gathered”), Gorguts, Départe, Ulcerate and MGLA, have all been set for two Direct Underground Fest shows in Australia. Here’s the dates:

03/17 Sydney, AUS – The Factory Theatre
03/18 Melbourne, AUS – The Corner Hotel

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Gorguts Announce 2016 North American Tour With Intronaut & Brain Tentacles

Gorguts have announced a North American headlining tour. The band will also be joined by special guests Intronaut and Brain Tentacles.

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Tour Dates:

10/03 Brighton, MA – Brighton Music Hall
10/04 Montreal, QC – Theatre Fairmont
10/05 Ottawa, ON – Maverick’s
10/06 Toronto, ON – Hard Luck
10/07 Cleveland, OH – Agora Ballroom
10/08 Chicago, IL – Subterranean
10/09 Minneapolis, MN – Cabooze
10/10 Winnipeg, MB – The Park Theatre
10/11 Regina, SK – The Exchange
10/12 Edmonton, AB – The Starlite Room
10/14 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theater
10/15 Seattle, WA – Studio 7
10/16 Portland, OR – Panic Room
10/19 San Francisco, CA – DNA Lounge
10/20 W. Hollywood, CA – The Roxy
10/21 San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick
10/22 Mesa, AZ – Club Red
10/24 Fort Worth, TX – The Rail Club
10/25 Austin, TX – Dirty Dog Bar
10/27 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
10/28 Baltimore, MD – Metro Gallery
10/29 Philadelphia, PA – Voltage Lounge
10/30 New York, NY – Le Poisson Rouge

Gorguts Stream “Pleiades’ Dust” EP In Full

Gorguts are streaming their new EP “Pleiades’ Dust” in full, via Decibel. The effort will officially be released on May 13.

Luc Lemay said the following:

“Dear fans,

It with great joy that we can finally share this new sonic painting with you. I must say that I’ve been looking forward this moment for quite some time now. I couldn’t be more proud of this new amalgam of themes, ambiances and surprises that appeared along the process of carving this new composition. I like to call them “happy accidents”. That’s what the beauty of writing and composing is all about.

I’m also very happy that the story of a long forgotten library made his way to my curiosity. With this theme, I was able to pay an ode to those ancient thinkers, to the beauty of books and history. Three things that have been fascinating me for a long, long time.

Enjoy!

Luc“

Gorguts’ Tour Bus Window Gets Smashed Out

According to Manchester Evening News, a man shattered Gorguts’ tour bus window in Manchester, England, after punching it. He then walked towards the end of the bus, and punched out the back window as well. The incident resulted in the band missing their Glasgow show, and their booking agency, Avocado, is looking for the offender.

Gorguts Stream “Besieged” Segment Of “Pleiades’ Dust” EP

Gorguts will be releasing their new EP “Pleiades’ Dust” on May 13, and as previously reported, it will contain only one 33 minute song.  You can check out an excerpt from the track, titled “Besieged,” courtesy of Guitar World.