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.”

Oathbreaker To Return For 2020 ArcTanGent Festival

Oathbreaker will be returning for this year’s ArcTanGent Festival. This will be the group’s first show since going on hiatus two years ago.

The band commented:

“It’s been over 2 years since the last Oathbreaker show, the dust has settled and the last couple of months we’ve been discussing whether or not to play another show. ArcTanGent felt like the right place to do so. We’re incredibly excited to play these songs again. This will most likely be the only Oathbreaker show in 2020. Hope to see a lot of familiar faces.”

The ArcTanGent Festival will take place on August 20-22 at Fernhill Farms near Bristol, UK and it will also feature: Opeth, TesseracT, This Will Destroy You, Amenra, Ihsahn, Perturbator, Rolo Tomassi (performing “Grievances” and “Time Will Die And Love Will Bury It” across two separate sets), Earthtone9, Giraffes? Giraffes!, Frontierer, GosT, Raketkanon, Quail vs Kenny (Jo Quail and Howard James Kenny), Scalping, OHHMS (two sets, including ‘Subjects‘ film set), Svalbard, Alpha Male Tea Party, Stake, Curse These Metal Hands, Boss Keloid, Body Hound, Vasa, Luo, Briqueville, Fes, Tankengine, The K., Mountain Caller, Swans, Metz, The Locust, Maybeshewill, Leprous, Agent Fresco, The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die, Car Bomb, Wear Your Wounds, A.A. Williams, Tides From Nebula, Jo Quail, The Samuel Jackson Five, Petbrick, Herod, Teeth Of The Sea, The Hirsch Effekt, Bent Knee, Astrosaur, tortuganónima, Bolt Ruin, The Hyena Kill, Mutant-Thoughts, Coldbones, Skemer, Natalie Evans, Odradek, Heisa, The Mantis Opera, Last Hyena, Rainbow Slicer, Lack The Low, SEIMS, Elephant Tree, Kokomo, Thumpermonkey, TOTS, Bicurious, God Alone., Land Wars, MIËT, Vogons, Straight Girl, Ogives Big Band, and qariaq.

Opeth, TesseracT, Ihsahn, Etc. Set For 2020 ArcTanGent Festival

The lineup has been revealed for the 2020 ArcTanGent Festival. The event take place at Fernhill Farms near Bristol, UK on August 20-22 and it will feature: Opeth, TesseracT, This Will Destroy You, Amenra, Ihsahn, Perturbator, Rolo Tomassi (performing “Grievances” and “Time Will Die And Love Will Bury It” during two separate sets), Earthtone9, Giraffes? Giraffes!, Frontierer, GosT, Raketkanon, Quail vs Kenny (Jo Quail and Howard James Kenny), Scalping, OHHMS (two sets, including a special “Subjects” film set), Svalbard, Alpha Male Tea Party, Stake, Curse These Metal Hands, Boss Keloid, Body Hound, Vasa, Luo, Briqueville, Fes, Tankengine, The K., and Mountain Caller.

Daniel Tompkins (TesseracT) Premieres New Song “Saved”, Reveals Details For New Solo Album “Castles”

Daniel Tompkins (TesseracT) has premiered new song titled “Saved.” This track features his TesseracT bandmate Acle Kahney and it will appear on his new solo album “Castles” (out May 31).

“Castles” Track Listing:

01. “Saved”
02. “Black The Sun”
03. “Castles”
04. “Kiss”
05. “Limitless”
06. “Cinders”
07. “Telegraph”
08. “Black The Sun (Head Rework)”
09. “Limitless” (feat. Dmitry Stepanov)
10. “Kiss” (feat. Randy Slaugh)
11. “Saved” (feat. Acle Kahney)
12. “Saved” (feat. Paul Ortiz)
13. “Saved” (feat. Randy Slaugh)

Tompkins said the following about the record:

“Everyone has experiences that are relatable to one another in their romantic relationships. We make huge investments of trust and care and commitment into one another and sometimes they simply fail. In fact, most fail.

That said, some survive, thrive and create incredible lifelong partnerships or at least important, long-lasting love. But sometimes, we make massive misjudgements of character and the true nature of someone is always revealed over time.

Sometimes tragic mistakes, physical or mental abuse, compulsion or addiction are an issue and create irreparable harm to relationships and lives, no matter how in love two people may be. This is the area where the most tragic outcomes occur.”

He also added:

“The album is somewhat cathartic lyrically but in other areas it explores amazing, victorious, passionate love. A lot of this story is told from the perspective of someone seeking that perfect partnership and the ultimate fulfilment of finding it.”

Between The Buried And Me Reschedule Two Shows So They Can Attend 61st Annual Grammys

As previously reported, Between The Buried And Me’s “Condemned To The Gallows“ is one of the songs nominated in the “Best Metal Performance” category at next year’s Grammy Awards. As a result, the group have rescheduled the Winston-Salem and Louisville dates on their tour with TesseracT and Astronoid so they can attend the ceremony, which is set to take place on February 10 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA. You can find their revised schedule below.

Tour Dates:

02/08 Athens, GA – 40 Watt Club
02/12 Wilmington, DE -The Queen
02/13 Lancaster, PA – Chameleon Club
02/14 Asbury Park, NJ – Asbury Lanes
02/15 Portland, ME – Port City Music Hall
02/16 Hampton, NH – Wally’s
02/17 Rochester, NY – Anthology
02/19 Cleveland, OH – Agora
02/20 Lansing, Michigan – The Loft
02/21 Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall Ballroom
02/22 Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s
02/23 Omaha, NE – Slowdown
02/24 Boulder, CO – Fox Theater
02/26 Reno, NV – Cargo
02/27 Fresno, Ca – Strummers
03/01 Pomona, California – The Glasshouse
03/02 Tucson, AZ – The Rock
03/04 Odessa, TX – Dos Amigos
03/05 Corpus Christi, TX – House of Rock
03/07 New Orleans, LA – House of Blues
03/08 Pensacola, FL – Vinyl
03/09 Greenville, SC -The Firmament
03/10 Winston-Salem, NC – The Ramkat
03/11 Louisville, KY – Diamond Pub Concert Hall

Between The Buried And Me Announce U.S. Tour With TesseracT & Astronoid

Between The Buried And Me have announced a U.S. tour with TesseracT and Astronoid. You can see the dates for that run below.

Tour Dates:

02/08 Athens, GA – 40 Watt Club
02/09 Charlotte, NC – Neighborhood Theatre
02/10 Louisville, KY – Diamond Pub Concert Hall
02/12 Wilmington, DE -The Queen
02/13 Lancaster, PA – Chameleon Club
02/14 Asbury Park, NJ – Asbury Lanes
02/15 Portland, ME – Port City Music Hall
02/16 Hampton, NH – Wally’s
02/17 Rochester, NY – Anthology
02/19 Cleveland, OH – Agora
02/20 Lansing, Michigan – The Loft
02/21 Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall Ballroom
02/22 Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s
02/23 Omaha, NE – Slowdown
02/24 Boulder, CO – Fox Theater
02/26 Reno, NV – Cargo
02/27 Fresno, CA – Strummers
03/01 Pomona, California – The Glasshouse
03/02 Tucson, AZ – The Rock
03/04 Odessa, TX – Dos Amigos
03/05 Corpus Christi, TX – House of Rock
03/07 New Orleans, LA – House of Blues
03/08 Pensacola, FL – Vinyl
03/09 Greenville, SC -The Firmament
03/10 Winston-Salem, NC – RamKat