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.

Sepultura Share Footage Of “Roots Bloody Roots” From “Dimebash” All-Star Jam

Sepultura have shared official footage of “Roots Bloody Roots” from the 2020 “Dimebash” all-star jam. That performance found Sepultura’s Derrick Green performing with Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters), Roy Mayorga (Stone Sour), Art Cruz (Lamb Of God), Gene Hoglan (Testament), Tanya O’Callaghan, Ola Englund (The Haunted), and more.

[via The PRP]

Rock/Metal Musicians Pay Tribute To The Late Neil Peart (Rush)

As previously reported, Rush’s Neil Peart has sadly passed away following a battle with brain cancer. A number of rock/metal musicians have since taken to social media to pay tribute to the legendary drummer and some of the various posts can be found below:

Geddy Lee (Rush):

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Rest in peace, my brother. 💔

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Metallica’s Lars Ulrich and Kirk Hammett:

Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins:

Slash (Guns N’ Roses):

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RIP #NeiPeart

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Geezer Butler (Black Sabbath):

KISS’ Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons:

Gary Holt (Exodus):

David Ellefson (Megadeth):

Anthrax’s Scott Ian, Charlie Benante, and Frank Bello:

Dave Lombardo (ex-Slayer, etc.):

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R.I.P. #nealpeart An extraordinary talent.

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King Diamond:

Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine):

John Dolmayan (System Of A Down):

Steven Adler (ex-Guns N’ Roses):

Sebastian Bach (ex-Skid Row):

Mike Portnoy (ex-Dream Theater, etc.):

Roy Mayorga (Stone Sour):

Overkill:

Mike Inez (Alice In Chains):

Billy Corgan (Smashing Pumpkins):

Alex Bent (Trivium):

Taylor Momsen (The Pretty Reckless):

Chris Jericho (Fozzy):

Matt Sorum (ex-Guns N’ Roses, etc.):

Jason Hook (Five Finger Death Punch):

Adam Gontier (Saint Asonia, ex-Three Days Grace):

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~ Shocked. The Legend. Rest In Peace Neil Peart. 🙏🏻

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Shawn Drover (ex-Megadeth, etc.):

Sacred Reich:

Matt Halpern (Periphery):

Zach Myers (Shinedown):

Chuck D (Public Enemy, Prophets of Rage):

Dan Briggs (Between The Buried And Me):

Peter Frampton:

Jack Black (Tenacious D):

Wednesday 13 To Release New Album “Necrophaze” In September, Premieres New Song “Decompose”

Wednesday 13 has announced that his new album “Necrophaze” will be released on September 27. You can check out the effort’s first single “Decompose” below:

Wednesday 13 said the following about the new song:

“The track ‘Decompose’ is one of the first songs that was written for the new album, and one of the songs I was most excited about. Our drummer Kyle came up with the music, and once the band all got together, it took on a new life. With the addition of the eerie keyboard/piano pieces added in by Roy Mayorga (Stone Sour, HELLYEAH), this is another classic Wednesday 13 graveyard sing-along.”

“Necrophaze” was recorded with producer Mike Spreitzer (DevilDriver) and in addition to Mayorga, it also features guest appearances from Alice Cooper, Lacuna Coil‘s Cristina Scabbia, Children Of Bodom‘s Alexi Laiho, and ANTiSEEN’s Jeff Clayton. Wednesday 13 said the following about the record:

“To say we are excited about this release would be an understatement. We have re-built and Frakensteined an all new Wednesday 13. This is the next chapter, the next experience, the next phase into our world…Enter the Necrophaze. This is the most elaborate, horror themed album I’ve ever released under the name Wednesday 13.

Channeling the atmosphere of early 80s horror films, tv shows, cartoons and movie soundtracks the ‘Necrophaze‘ was complete. To add a little more Blood to the party, we had the complete honor of having the Godfather of shock rock, the legendary Alice Cooper. Alice is a guest doing the introduction to the album and the title track ‘Necrophaze‘.

We wanted to give the listener the ultimate listening experience as if our band was the soundtrack to a horror film. The artwork for the CD and vinyl is a visual guide to the songs, and the live show will be the living breathing horror movie version. There will be a Wednesday 13 action figure, music Videos, movie soundtrack trailers, commercials and more all on the way with the release of ‘Necrophaze‘. The artwork and packaging is a tribute to the classic art and packaging from my favorite time of the 1980s. So welcome to Party…but bring your own blood.”

The album will feature two different cover arts including one inspired by John Carpenter‘s “The Fog” for the vinyl version and one inspired by “Creepshow” for the CD/digital versions.

“Necrophaze” Track Listing:

01. “Necrophaze”
02. “Bring Your Own Blood”
03. “Zodiac”
04. “Monster”
05. “Decompose”
06. “Be Warned”
07. “The Hearse”
08. “Tie Me A Noose”
09. “Life Will Kill Us All”
10. “Bury The Hatchet”
11. “Necrophaze Main Theme (End Credits)”
12. “Animal (Fuck Like A Beast)” (W.A.S.P. cover)

HELLYEAH Play First Show Since Vinnie Paul’s Passing, May 11th Declared “Vinnie Paul Day” In Clark County, Nevada

HELLYEAH took the stage for the first time since the tragic death of Vinnie Paul for a special tribute show at the House Of Blues in Las Vegas, NV last night (May 11). Footage from the concert, which saw the band performing with guest drummer Roy Mayorga (Stone Sour), can be seen below. It’s worth noting that the set included the live debut of “333” and covers of Pantera’s “I’m Broken” and “Walk.” Furthermore, the day was also declared “Vinnie Paul Day” in Clark County, NV. You can see footage of the proclamation below as well.

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Clark County proclaimed today as Vinnie Paul Day #vinniepaul

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HELLYEAH Officially Recruit Stone Sour’s Roy Mayorga As Their Guest Drummer

HELLYEAH have officially recruited Stone Sour’s Roy Mayorga as their guest drummer. He will be taking the stage with the band during their Vinnie Paul tribute show at the House Of Blues in Las Vegas, NV on May 11. The group issued the following statement:

“Please welcome our dear friend and brother Roy Mayorga, who will be guesting behind the drum kit as we honor our brother Vinnie Paul. These men had so much love and mutual respect for each other, this makes our transition so much easier. Ready or not, here we come!”

HELLYEAH Rumored To Have Recruited Drummer Roy Mayorga (Stone Sour)

According to Blabbermouth, some unconfirmed rumors have been circulating saying that HELLYEAH have recruited Stone Sour drummer Roy Mayorga. This news comes after Mayorga recently shared photos of his new drum setup, which looks similar to the one used by the late Vinnie Paul Abbott. HELLYEAH will return to the stage next month to play a special celebration of life show for Abbott at the House Of Blues in Las Vegas, NV on May 11.

Lamb Of God’s Mark Morton Reveals More Special Guests For New Solo Album “Anesthetic”

In addition to the previously revealed guest vocalists, Lamb Of God guitarist Mark Morton’s new solo album “Anesthetic” will also feature Stone Sour drummer Roy Mayorga, Megadeth bassist David Ellefson, and Korn drummer Ray Luzier. Morton confirmed the news in the below tweets. “Anesthetic” will be released on March 1.

[via The PRP]

Stone Sour’s Roy Mayorga Planning To Release An “Experimental” Solo Album

During an appearance on the Talking Metal podcast, Stone Sour drummer Roy Mayorga revealed that he is planning to record and release a new solo album next year. He said the following about that:

“I don’t know if a lot of people out there know what I do other than play drums, but I also compose a lot of music for indie films and commercials and stuff like that, on the down time. I use a lot of hardware modular synthesizers. So the material on the record that I’m gonna be working on is gonna be mostly just drums and modular synthesizers. No format of verse-chorus-verse-chorus; it’s gonna be pretty experimental and improvisational. I’m hoping to do a nice 16 minutes a side of a record — kind of the old-school style. The way you would hear a Tangerine Dram record or a Jean-Michel Jarre record — those old electronic records from the ’70s. But it’s not gonna sound like that; it’s gonna be more in that format.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Watch Stone Sour Prank Their Drummer Roy Mayorga

During their show at the Brady Theater in Tulsa, OK last night (October 11), Stone Sour decided to prank Roy Mayorga by putting glitter all over his drum kit. The band posted the following footage of that: