As festival postponements continue due to the ongoing and deadly Covid-19 pandemic, it’s uncertain when we’ll be able to embrace a traditional festival again. So what do we do in the meantime?
Enter the Slay At Home festival, a first of its kind FREE virtual metal & art festival organized by Frank Godla of Metal Injection. Taking inspiration from some of Godla’s favorite European festivals, Slay At Home will be an artfully curated two-day livestream event with exclusive never-before-seen performances from over 30 bands, a dozen cover song collaborations, commissioned music from artists that will debut at the fest, special guest appearances, art installations and much more!
The Slay At Home virtual livestream is set to air on May 29th & 30th at the Metal Injection YouTube page for free, in an effort to raise funds for the MusiCares Covid-19 Relief Fund helping artists, crew and industry workers during financial crisis, as well as the Global Giving Coronavirus Relief Fund, an organization helping front line workers in need during the crisis. The donation pages are now live, please lend your support before the big event. For more information on the event and the cause visit the festival website.
Slay At Home has announced the first wave of bands, with more each day through May 22nd. The initial initial release include never before seen performances from the homes of:
Twelve Foot Ninja
Der Weg einer Freiheit
There will also be commissioned music created by curated groups, set to debut at the festival. The first group announced includes:
Luc Lemay (Gorguts)
Dave Davidson (Revocation / Gargoyl)
Liam Wilson (Azusa, The Dillinger Escape Plan)
Elliot Hoffman (Carbomb)
There will be a dozen brand new cover collaborations, with over 40 musicians. The first names released are:
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)
The initial announcement also includes special guest appearances from Jessica Pimentel (Orange Is The New Black), Gost, Charlie Benante (Anthrax) along with art installations from Vincent Castiglia, Trine Grimm, Jodi Cachia.