Slay At Home Virtual Metal & Art Festival To Benefit MusiCares
Get ready to Slay At Home, as Frank Godla of Metal Injection has announced a new kind of metal and art virtual festival coming to your screens on May 29 and 30. The two-day curated livestream event will feature never-before-seen performances from over 30 bands, art installations and much more and will benefit MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund and the GlobalGiving Coronavirus Relief Fund.
Slay At Home will also bring you a dozen cover song collaborations, commissioned music debuts, special guest appearances. The first wave of bands includes Darkest Hour, Tesseract, Twelve Foot Ninja, O'Brother and Silvertomb, and confirmed participants include GWAR's Pustulus Maximus, The Black Dahlia Murder's Trevor Strnad, Anthrax' Charlie Benante and many more.
"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,” said Godla in a statement. “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."
Established by the Recording Academy and MusiCares, the COVID-19 Releif Fund to help music creators and professionals affected by the Coronavirus crisis. Thanks to support from various artists, organizations and charites, the fund has raised over $10 million so far, but much more is needed.
Slay At Home will follow this first wave announcement by adding more bands each day through May 22. For a full list of bands and guests, visit the festival website. For more information on the GlobalGiving Coronavirus Relief Fund, visit the organization's website.
Learn more about how you can donate to or apply for assistance via the Recording Academy's and MusiCares' COVID-19 Relief Fund.
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