Sacrificial Slabs' Simon and Edward Discussion of New Music and Recent EP Release!

Twisting death metallers SACRIFICIAL SLABS is from the U.K. and currently have one EP release out titled "Gore N Roll", with all new music in discussion. Shows are also in the works as well as more plans for later on this year! Two of the band members, drummer Simon and vocalist Edward take turns in this discussion.

1. Please tell us about the history of your band and its members.

(S): The band formed in the summer of 2019 by myself and Sarunas, we had previously played in other bands, but decided over a beer or 5 to start a new more extreme project in the vain of Death metal, Grind core, but making sure it had a big groove slam aspect, within 8 weeks we had Sacrificial Slabs up and running even with our debut EP "Gore N Roll" recorded and released.

The original band consisted of myself on drums, Sarunas on guitars, Ludwig lead vocals, Yozii Lead vocals and Arnas on Bass guitars. Unfortunately due to time constraints and personal reasons both Ludwig and Arnas had to leave the band, we are all still in touch and great friends, wrong time and place for us I guess.

Luckily we knew a vocalist called Edward, who filled in straight away on vocals and fitted into the band straight away, Nick on bass joined about 2 weeks after, so no momentum was lost.

Current line up is:

Edward Walls: Lead Vocals
Yozii Sama: Lead vocals
Sarunas: Guitars
Nick Chandler: Bass guitars
Simon: Drums

2. What’s the origin of the band’s name? 

(S): The band name was pretty easy, I had a working title of Slabs, which was a reference to how the powerful treat the rest of us like slabs of meat, or concrete slabs they feel they can walk over, then Ludwig suggested to ad Sacrificial to it, to make it sound more sinister, we all like it, so it stuck.

3. Where is the band based out of and what is your music scene like there? Are there any local bands you could recommend?

(S): The band is based in London and plays shows all over the UK and further afield. Myself and Edward have definitely noticed the Metal scene is on the up, over the past 18 months or so theirs been much more of a buzz around metal shows, and a lot more people coming out to support bands.

(E): There’s a lot of great bands out there, but the 2 at the moment that stick out, Slave Steel, are a great band who have great songs and are awesome guys, the other is Gyomor, who are another example of what London has to offer for fans of a more extreme style of music. It’s a good feeling that real heavy music is on the up again and that we can be involved and even contribute.

4. How would you describe your style?

(E): The whole idea of our bands style is to be extreme, whether that’s the music being a bit Grind core, Death Metal and even a bit Black Metal in places, it’s about extreme, plus with the groovy parts, it makes us all happy. The band in general likes to play in low end, heavy fast and groovy style with extreme vocals, it’s fun we like it.

5. What have you released so far and what can someone expect from your works?

(S): Like we touched on before we have and EP out called "Gore N Roll", it’s a bit of a hard one for us, as this whole EP was written and released within 6 weeks of the band really coming together, so a lot has changed since, but the EP is extreme and is the foundation of what we are doing now. If you came to see us now, the vocal style has changed and sits slightly differently than before, which is obvious really as Edward isn’t Ludwig and vice versa.

6. Do you have any new music in the works?

(E): We have lots of new music, in fact we’re in talks with studios about our next recording, the newer songs are still extreme, but probably have more going on in them lets say. Also they are brutal, some of the new stuff is going to be crazy.

(S): Yeah I’d agree, the new songs are still, heavy and you’ll tell it’s us playing them, but, there’s much more intensity and more going on, they’re fun to play, and we can’t wait to play them for our fans. We are so looking forward to our live show, it’s going to be insane.

7. How about playing shows and touring, have anything planned out?

(S): Where to start with this, Freight train comes to mind, of the chaos and noise the band brings to a stage, and we wouldn’t want it any other way, it’s a cliche but we leave everything on stage, blood sweat, tears but never beers. Hahaha, for us being a new band the fans response has been awesome and without them this band wouldn’t be at the level of playing we are right now.

We have a few shows planned, we are playing this Saturday in Banbury, the following Saturday in London, then on the 2nd of April with The Sickening (Norway and awesome), then more London shows, then off to Bosnia, possible a mini tour of Belgium and Holland in May, in June we’re playing Flex Festival in Romania with the mighty Vader, then more UK shows, after the in August maybe Bulgaria then Rock N Iasi in Romania. I believe more shows after that but not sure.

8. What plans do you have for the future as a band?

(E): As well as the shows we’ve mentioned, ideally another recording by the end of the year, with the possibility of a new album in 2021, mostly though its about playing as many shows as possible, we want to bring the chaos to as many places as possible.

(S): I completely agree with what Edward said, it’s all about playing shows and getting the name out there.

9. Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff?

(E): The usual places, iTunes, Spotify, YouTube, but best of all check where we’re playing and come see us live, that’s where the real fun action is.

10. What is it you’d like a listener to remember the most when hearing your music for the first time?

(E): We all remember the first time you heard a group or band play and blow your socks off, that’s exactly what we want to do, we want to be that band that as soon as you’ve heard us, you want to come see us live and see what the hell is going on, we want shock and awe with much more (hahahaha that I’m a poet and didn’t know it), even with what we play we can still stand out and that’s what I want to do as a front man with this band.

(S): I want to blow peoples fucking heads off with our style of music, push the boundaries and help extreme music to be back to where it used to be, we want people to remember us and be like that’s that weird band that has two vocals and is fucked up, but they’re really cool and I want more of that.
If we can get that and get our fans coming back for more, then we’ve won, and we’ll be the happiest guys on the planet. Keep the Slab boys happy.

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