Converge, The Distillers, War On Women, Etc. Members Cover Samhain’s “Mother Of Mercy”

“Two Minutes To Late Night” have shared footage of their host Jordan “Gwarsenio Hall” Olds performing a quarantine cover of Samhain‘s “Mother Of Mercy“ with Brian McClelland (Fucked And Bound), Brooks Harlan (War On Women), Nate Newton (Converge), and Andy Granelli (The Distillers). You can check that out below. “Two Minutes To Late Night” commented:

“We’re dropping a November Coming Fire song on the last day of November! It’s a cover of a Samhain song, Danzig‘s underrated middle band after the Misfits! Nate is on a toilet–you love to see it! This is our 32nd bedroom cover made with the support of Patreon. With so many musicians stuck at home with no outlets, we’re going to keep producing these style videos and use the Patreon to give some money to everyone who has a part in them. Please support our friends by donating to our newly redone Patreon at

Watch Integrity, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Etc. Members Cover Misfits’ “Halloween II”

“Two Minutes To Late Night” have shared footage of their host Jordan “Gwarsenio Hall” Olds performing a quarantine cover of Misfits/Samhain’s “Halloween II” with Dwid Hellion (Integrity), Abby Rhine (Life’s Question), Liam Wilson (Azusa, The Dillinger Escape Plan), and Danny Lomeili (Incendiary). “Two Minutes To Late Night” commented:

“And thus the spooky season begins! We covered Samhain/The Misfit’s “Halloween II” with a bunch hardcore folk so put on your masks and let’s open up this socially distanced pit. This is our 24th bedroom cover made with the support of Patreon. With so many musicians stuck at home with no outlets, we’re going to keep producing these style videos and use the Patreon to give some money to everyone who has a part in them. Please support our friends by donating to our newly redone Patreon at

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.

Glenn Danzig To Release “Hidden Lyrics Of The Left Hand Volume II” In August

A new Glenn Danzig lyric collection, featuring tracks from Danzig, Samhain, and Misfits, will be released in a new book called “Hidden Lyrics Of The Left Hand Volume II.” The book, which also contains illustrations by Simon Bisley, will be available in August, and it can be ordered at local comic stores, indie record shops, and at the Verotik-World eBay store.

Ghoul, Child Bite, Ringworm, Etc. Cover Samhain For “We All Want Our Time In Hell” Tribute Album

Corpse Flower Records will be releasing a Samhain tribute album, titled “We All Want Our Time In Hell,” on May 4. The effort, which was curated by Child Bite’s Shawn Knight and mastered by James Plotkin (Old, Scorn, Khanate, Khlyst), will feature Child Bite, Ghoul, Midnight, Acid Witch, Brain Tentacles, Joel Grind, Ringworm, etc. covering Samhain tracks. The vinyl only release will be limited to 300 copies. Pre-orders are up HERE, and a teaser can be found below:

Knight commented:

“I’ve been a huge fan of Glenn Danzig’s music ever since I was a 13-year-old kid, just a couple years after Samhain had dissolved,” relays Knight. “MTV introduced me to Danzig, and a friend’s older brother – along with Metallica’s Garage Days Re-Revisited EP – got me into the Misfits. Discovering Samhain took a bit more digging, and always felt that much more mysterious because of it. All of the classic Danzigian elements are present; murky atmosphere, dark / taboo lyrics, catchy hooks and melodies, gritty DIY art and recordings, and of course that Evil Elvis voice. I’ve always felt that this less celebrated period of Danzig’s output deserved more love, and I hope that our small tribute will introduce a few more kids to the music of Samhain.”

Track Listing:

01. “Night Chill” – Joel Grind
02. “Mother Of Mercy” – Midnight
03. “In My Grip” – Nil Eye
04. “Black Dream” – Ringworm
05. “Macabre” – Ghoul
06. “Halloween II” – Acid Witch
07. “The Howl” – Multicult
08. “The Shift” – Like Rats
09. “Kiss Of Steel” – Shed The Skin
10. “I Am Misery” – Immortal Bird
11. “Unbridled” – Child Bite
12. “Human Pony Girl” – Brain Tentacles
12. “Archangel” – Ritual Howls

Superjoint Ritual To Reunite For Housecore Horror Film Fest

More acts have been announced for Phil Anselmo’s Housecore Horror Film Fest, at Emo’s in Austin Texas, October 23 – 26. One new act announced is Superjoint Ritual, who are reuniting for the festival. This is a big deal considering Anselmo said a reunion would never happen. Other acts added include GWAR, Voivod, Corrections House, Mobile Deathcamp, and War Master.

The previously announced acts include:

Danzig/Samhain, Neurosis, Decapitated, King Parrot, Lustmord, Hobbs’ Angel Of Death, Satyricon, Eyehategod, Cattle Decapitation, Macabre, Unearth, Portal, Warbeast, Ringworm, Brian Posehn, Wizards of Gore (AKA Rigor Mortis), KENmode, SubRosa, Acid Witch, Archspire, Author & Punisher, Witchburn, Fulgora (feat. members of Pig Destroyer/Misery Index), Krigblast (feat. Felix Griffin from D.R.I.), Evil United (feat. Jason McMaster from Watchtower/Dangerous Toys/Broken Teeth), Gasmiasma (feat. Pat Bruders of Down), Heavy As Texas (Feat. Marzi Montazeri of Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals), Skan (ex-Skrew), Child Bite, Chant (feat. Bradley Bills of Die Krupps), Images Of Violence (reunion) and Dead Earth Politics.


Peter Adams To Perform With Samhain At Upcoming Shows

Danzig previously announced that he will be fronting Samhain for a few 30th anniversary dates, and has now revealed that Peter Adams (Baroness/Valkyrie) will be featured as a guest guitarist.

Danzig issued the following statement on Facebook:

“We can confirm that Peter Adams of Baroness & Valkyrie will be stepping in as ‘Special Guest Guitarist’ along with Glenn, Steve & London for the Just Announced SAMHAIN “30 Bloody Years” Shows in Sept.- Oct.”

Adams said the following about performing with the band:

“I’m truly excited, It’s a great honor to share the stage with SAMHAIN on the 30th Anniversary of Initium! Samhain has helped shape how I’ve played music, and the music I’ve listened to, since i was a teenager and will continue to, on into the future.To be a part of this Legacy is Great Beyond Words!”

(Image from 100% Rock)

(Image from 100% Rock)

Danzig Announces More Samhain Dates

Danzig had previously been scheduled to perform with Samhain at RiotFest and has now added more dates. There won’t be a full tour, so the dates announced are exclusive shows.

The following was posted on Danzig’s Facebook:

“Exclusive SAMHAIN Shows have been announced for East Coast Phila.PA.,Wash.DC & NYC.
And West Coast LA & SF, CA. There is ‘No Tour’ as these will be the only Solo SAMHAIN shows apart from the Chicago RIOTFEST Performance.”


Samhain Dates:

09/13 Chicago, IL (Riotfest)
09/19 Los Angeles, CA – Wiltern Theatre (with Goatwhore and Kyng)
09/20 San Francisco, CA – Warfield Theatre (with Goatwhore and Kyng)
10/26 Austin, TX (Housecore Horror Film Festival) (Danzig/Samhain set)
10/29 Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
10/31 Washington, DC – Howard Theatre
11/01 New York City, NY – Best Buy Theatre

More Bands Added To Phil Anselmo’s Housecore Horror Film Festival

Phil Anselmo’s Housecore Horror Film Festival already had a huge lineup, but now it has gotten even better. The newly announced acts include DANZIG / SAMHAIN, Neurosis, Decapitated, Hobbs’ Angel of Death, Lustmord, King Parrot, Gasmiasma (feat. Pat Bruders of DOWN), Heavy As Texas (Feat. Marzi Montazeri of Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals), Skan (feat. former members of Skrew), Child Bite, Chant (feat. Bradley Bills of Die Krupps), Images of Violence reunion and Dead Earth Politics. The previously announced acts can be seen here.

The festival will take place October 23 – 26, in Austin, Texas.

(Image from alarm magazine)

(Image from alarm magazine)