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.”

Watch Chelsea Wolfe Cover Ozzy Osbourne’s “Crazy Train” With Cave In, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Etc. Members

“Two Minutes To Late Night” have shared a quarantine cover of Ozzy Osbourne’s “Crazy Train.” The clip features Chelsea Wolfe and her bandmate Ben Chisholm, as well as Stephen Brodsky (Cave In, etc.), Liam Wilson (The Dillinger Escape Plan, etc.), Urian V. Hackney (Rough Francis, etc.), and the show’s host Jordan “Gwarsenio Hall” Olds.

Devin Townsend Shares New Track “Heavy Factions”

Devin Townsend has shared a new track called “Heavy Factions” as part of his “Quarantine Project.” This latest song features Wes Hauch (ex-The Faceless, etc.), Liam Wilson (Azusa, ex-The Dillinger Escape Plan), and Samus Paulicelli (Decrepit Birth). Townsend commented

“Heres a heavier demo idea. I recorded the drums with Samus during the Empath sessions. Liam plays bass and Wes does a ripping solo. Its all about balance I guess, sometimes chill, sometimes frantic. This would be ‘frantic’ =) I hope you have a good weekend. Please take care of yourself and your loved ones. Dont let the stress get you down, try to write some music or make some art maybe this weekend? …or cookies? They’re good too…“

Devin Townsend Recruits Former Members Of The Dillinger Escape Plan, Decapitated, Etc. For Summer Tour

During a recent interview with MetalSucks, Devin Townsend revealed the artists that will be joining him during his summer touring. They include: guitarist Wes Hauch (ex-The Faceless/Black Crown Initiate), bassist Liam Wilson (Azusa, ex-The Dillinger Escape Plan), and drummer Kerim “Krimh” Lechner (Septicflesh, ex-Decapitated).

Townsend said the following:

“The next [touring] thing is Volume 2, which I’m starting with all these festivals — we’re doing Rock am Ring, Rock im Park, Bloodstock, Tuska, Wacken, and Hellfest. And that is a different group of people, which is an amazing group of people. I basically did a poll online and said, ‘What do you want to hear?’ from the entire catalogue, Strapping included. For the Volume 2 thing, which I will then bring to North America later, it’s those songs, which is a shit load of Strapping, a shit load of DTP, all of the stuff that people want to hear.

For the summer, I’ve got a band — but it’s a four person band — and at this point it looks like it’ll have Wes Hauch, who played with me on 70,000 Tons of Metal cruise. He was in The Faceless and Glass Casket. Such a fuckin’ good guitar player, holy shit. And Krimh playing drums, who was with Septicflesh, Decapitated, and Behemoth.

Super strong player and he can blast with the same volume as he does with the groovy stuff. It looks like it’s gonna be Liam who used to be in Dillinger Escape Plan playing bass. Really great guys, super confident players. Good vibes.

I want that tour — the Volume 2 thing — to be completely different. I want it to be open to the audience and to say, ‘What do you want to hear?’ There’s 25 records full of shit. There’s Strapping, there’s Terria, there’s Ziltoid, there’s DTP, there’s DTB, there’s all this shit. Tell me what you want me to play, and I’ll play that. So, that’s the tour after this one that’s coming up.”

The Dillinger Escape Plan, Extol, Etc. Members Join Forces In Azusa

Liam Wilson (The Dillinger Escape Plan), Christer Espevoll (Extol), David Husvik (Extol), and Eleni Zafiriadou (Sea + Air) have joined forces in a new band called Azusa. The group’s debut album “Heavy Yoke” will be released on November 16 and a video for the first single “Interstellar Islands” can be found below:

The band said the following about the upcoming album:

“This album is special for all of us and we’re currently feeling the same excited feelings we got before we debuted any of our previous efforts. We are really fortunate to have been able to create these songs together and to be able to share them with fans of our former and current bands, as well as new fans.

It has been such a relief crafting music without having any outside expectations placed on us. Turning to creative playfulness with a more relaxed and intuitive approach to songwriting, we feel that this collection of songs will hold a unique space in the atmosphere of heavy music.”

“Heavy Yoke” Track Listing:

01. “Interstellar Islands”
02. “Heart of Stone”
03. “Heavy Yoke”
04. “Fine Lines”
05. “Lost In the Ether”
06. “Spellbinder”
07. “Programmed to Distress”
08. “Eternal Echo”
09. “Iniquitous Spiritual Praxis”
10. “Succumb to Sorrow”
11. “Distant Call”

John Frum (The Dillinger Escape Plan, Ex-The Faceless, Etc.) Premiere “Pining Light” Live Video

John Frum, the band featuring Matt Hollenberg (John Zorn, Cleric), Eli Litwin (Intensus/Deveykus/Knife The Glitter), Derek Rydquist (ex-The Faceless), and Liam Wilson (The Dillinger Escape Plan, Starkweather), have premiered a new live video for “Pining Light.” The footage was capture during the band’s first show, which took place on April 15 at Saint Vitus in Brooklyn, NY. The band’s debut album “A Stirring In The Noos” will be released on May 12.

Live Footage Of John Frum (The Dillinger Escape Plan, Ex-The Faceless, Etc.) Performing “Memory Palace” At First Live Show Posted

John Frum, the band featuring Matt Hollenberg (John Zorn, Cleric), Eli Litwin (Intensus/Deveykus/Knife The Glitter), Derek Rydquist (ex-The Faceless), and Liam Wilson (The Dillinger Escape Plan, Starkweather), officially played their first live show on April 15 at Saint Vitus in Brooklyn, NY. You can see footage of them playing “Memory Palace” during the performance below. The band’s debut album “A Stirring In The Noos” will be released on May 12.

John Frum (The Dillinger Escape Plan, Ex-The Faceless, Etc.) Premiere New Song “Memory Palace”

John Frum, the band featuring Matt Hollenberg (John Zorn, Cleric), Eli Litwin (Intensus/Deveykus/Knife The Glitter), Derek Rydquist (ex-The Faceless), and Liam Wilson (The Dillinger Escape Plan, Starkweather), have premiered a new song titled “Memory Palace.” This song is from band’s debut album “A Stirring In The Noos,” which will be released on May 12.

The band commented:

“‘Memory Palace‘ is a journey into the ever changing and expanding void we find ourselves hurtling through, and a reflection on the fleeting knowledge one stands to gain within. It also speaks to the pitfalls of our god complex and the futility of enlightenment on any scale.”

John Frum (The Dillinger Escape Plan, Ex-The Faceless, Etc.) Premiere “Presage Of Emptiness” Music Video

John Frum, the band featuring Matt Hollenberg (John Zorn, Cleric), Eli Litwin (Intensus/Deveykus/Knife The Glitter), Derek Rydquist (ex-The Faceless), and Liam Wilson (The Dillinger Escape Plan, Starkweather), have premiered a new video for their song “Presage Of Emptiness.” This song is from band’s debut album “A Stirring In The Noos,” which will be released on May 12.

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“A Stirring In The Noos” Track Listing:

01. “Presage Of Emptiness”
02. “Pining Light”
03. “Memory Palace”
04. “Through Sand And Spirit”
05. “Lacustrine Divination”
06. “He Come”
07. “Assumption Of Form”
08. “Wasting Subtle Body”