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.


Never Before Seen Performances By:

Suicide Silence
Gavin Rossdale (Bush)
Matt Heafy (Trivium)
Twelve Foot Ninja
Tyler Bates
Steve ‘N’ Seagulls
Darkest Hour
Der Weg einer Freiheit
Employed To Serve
Spirit Adrift
Andy Gillion
Johnny Booth
Moon Destroys
Contracult Collective
Del Judas
AA Williams
Angel Vivaldi
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:

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
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.”

The Dillinger Escape Plan Announce 2016 U.S. Tour/Band Performs Without Greg Puciato At GWAR-B-Q

The Dillinger Escape Plan have announced a U.S. headlining tour in support of their new album “Dissociation,” which will be released on October 14. As previously reported, this may be the band’s final album.


Tour Dates (with O’Brother & Cult Leader):

10/12 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage (with Bent Knee)
10/13 Providence, RI – Fete Music Hall (with Bent Knee)
10/14 Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance Theater (with Bent Knee)
10/15 New York, NY – Webster Hall (with Bent Knee)
10/17 Pontiac, MI – The Crofoot Ballroom (with Bent Knee)
10/18 Cleveland, OH – House Of Blues (with Bent Knee)
10/19 Indianapolis, IN – The Vogue (with Bent Knee)
10/20 Sauget, IL – Pop’s Nightclub (with Bent Knee)
10/21 Lawrence, KS – Granada (with Bent Knee)
10/22 Denver, CO – Marquis Theater (with Bent Knee)
10/23 Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge (with Bent Knee)
10/25 Seattle, WA – El Corazon (with Entheos)
10/26 Portland, OR – Dante’s (with Entheos)
10/27 Berkeley, CA – The UC Theatre (with Entheos)
10/28 San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick (with Entheos)
10/29 Las Vegas, NV – Beauty Bar (with Entheos)
10/30 Los Angeles, CA – The Regent (with Entheos)
10/31 Phoenix, AZ – The Marquee (with Entheos)
11/01 El Paso, TX – Tricky Falls (with Entheos)
11/03 San Antonio, TX – Paper Tiger (with Entheos)
11/04 Dallas, TX – Trees (with Entheos)
11/05 Austin, TX – Sound On Sound Festival
11/06 Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall (with Entheos)
11/07 New Orleans, LA – Southport Hall (with Entheos)
11/09 Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution (with Car Bomb)
11/10 St. Petersburg, FL – State Theatre (with Car Bomb)
11/11 Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse (with Car Bomb)
11/12 Wilmington, NC – The Throne Theatre (with Car Bomb)
11/13 Knoxville, TN – The Concourse (with Car Bomb)
11/15 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer (with Car Bomb)
11/16 Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club (with Car Bomb)
11/17 Burlington, VT – Club Metronome (with Car Bomb)
11/18 Huntington, NY – The Paramount (with Car Bomb)
11/19 Hartford, CT – The Webster (with Car Bomb)

In other news, the band recently performed at the GWAR-B-Q in Richmond, VA without vocalist Greg Puciato, whose flight got cancelled. With this setback, the group invited Bruce an audience member named Dylan Lawson (Dismantle The Architect, Gage Asylum) to help fill the void.

Chevelle Drop Off 2015 Pegasus Music And Craft Beer Festival

Chevelle have dropped off the Pegasus Music And Craft Beer Festival. Glassjaw have been added as replacements for the event, which will take place September 26, at the Verizon Theatre, in Grand Prairie, TX. Other acts set to appear include: Rise Against, Thrice, O’Brother and Citizen.


Rise Against, Thrice, Chevelle, Etc. Set For 2015 Pegasus Music And Craft Beer Festival

The initial bands have been revealed for the Pegasus Music And Craft Beer Festival. The event will take place September 26, at the Verizon Theatre, in Grand Prairie, TX and will include: Rise Against, Thrice, Chevelle, O’Brother and Citizen.