Watch Employed To Serve, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Etc. Members Cover Deftones’ “Elite”

Last month, Justine Jones (Employed To Serve), Sammy Urwin (Employed To Serve), Billy Rymer (The Dillinger Escape Plan), Kevin Antreassian (The Dillinger Escape Plan), and DJ Scully (The Number Twelve Looks Like You) performed a quarantine cover of Deftones’ “Elite” as part of Metal Injection‘s “Slay At Home” event. You can see footage of that below:

In related news, Jones also recently discussed her love for Deftones’ “White Pony” with Revolver:

“This album is one of my favorites for all-night tour drives and was a big part of me transitioning from teenager to adult. The Deftones catalog in general grows with the fan — there’s an album for every mood. White Pony‘s lyrics are amazing as Chino [Moreno]’s lyrics come across more like dialogue between fictional characters rather than things he’s going through in his life, which was the first I’d noticed a vocalist doing that at the time.”

She also added the following about covering “Elite”:

“It’s one of my favorite Deftones songs that I’ve always wanted to cover. The lyrics are perfect for social media culture right now — despite it being released in 2000! We kept it more or less the same because the song is perfect in my eyes.”

[via The PRP]

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.

The Fall Of Troy Announce December Dates

The Fall Of Troy have announced some December shows. Here’s the dates:

12/06 Philadelphia, PA – Voltage Lounge (with Kaonashi & Body Thief)
12/07 Brooklyn, NY – The Knitting Factory (with Kaonashi & Body Thief)
12/08 Allston, MA – Brighton Music Hall (with Kaonashi & Body Thief)
12/20 Los Angeles, CA – 1720 (with The Number Twelve Looks Like You, Strawberry Girls, Andres, Sufferer & Dead American)

Hatebreed, DevilDriver, Etc. Set For Fall 2016 So What?! Music Festival

Mored bands have been announced for the fall edition of the So What?! Music Festival. The event will take place at the Deep Ellum in Dallas, TX on October 21-23, and the updated schedule includes: 2×4, ’68, A Sounding Sea, Acolyte, Agerasia, As Cities Burn, At All Cost, Avion Roe, Between California & Summer, Bodysnatcher, Darke Complex, Foxing, He Is Legend, Hotel Books, I Declare War, Icarus The Owl, In Her Own Words, It Lives It Breathes, Jonny Craig, Kyle Lucas, Least Of These, Limbs, Losing Teeth, Mercury Girls, Mirror Eyes, My Only Safe Haven, Myke Terry, Odd Folks, Oh Captain My Captain, Outliers, Outline In Color, Palisades, Rival Choir, The Human Experiment, The Number Twelve Looks Like You, The Orphan The Poet, The Rocket Summer, The Stolen, Trails Of Man, Traitors, Unity-TX, 7 Minutes In Heaven, Aaron Gillespie, Acceptance, Ace Enders, Assuming We Survive, Balance And Composure, Blindwish, Capsize, Chase Huglin, Citizen, Cruel Hand, Cult Leader, Dance Gavin Dance, Dark Sermon, Depedence, Desires, DevilDriver, Devil You Know, Eternal Sleep, Everyone Dies In Utah, Exalt, Free At Last, Glass Houses, Good Tiger, Hail The Sun, Hatebreed, Hawthorne Heights, Mount Tyrant, Polyphia, Recent Rumors, Ringworm, September Stories, Spite, The Contortionist, The Last Ten Seconds Of Life, The News Can Wait, The White Noise, To The Wind, Until We Are Ghosts, Vanna, Vinnie Caruana, We Came As Romans, Will Deely, Will To Die, William Beckett, and Woven In Hiatus.