Unleashing their sophomore album “Deadweight” this past May, Grand Forks, BC tech groove metallers SLAGDUSTER announce they will be performing on day two of this year’s Armstrong Metal Fest in Armstrong, BC on July 15th. This festival’s line up includes headliners Boston tech death / thrash titans REVOCATION, Vancouver’s reggae-metal fusion NINJASPY, Canadian 80’s thrash legends AGGRESSION and Vancouver Whammy Award Best Local Metal Artist winner GOLERS among many more from across the country. (Full fest details can be found at http://armstrongmetalfest.ca)
“We feel privileged to be a fairly regular band on the AMF roster. We always look forward to performing on their big stage, and reuniting with a bunch of our closest brothers and sisters of the Western Canadian metal scene. We’re excited to play our new material for the crowd of friends and festival goers who have probably seen us perform countless times and are ready for some more variety in our live set. The promoters are great at what they do, and have become good friends of ours over the years.” says vocalist / guitarist Shane Sherman.
Inspired by such giants as Goijira. Sikth, Meshuggah, Dillinger Escape Plan, Between The Buried And Me, SLAGDUSTER’s sound can be best described as “progressive, groovy, creative, unique, heavy”. Their next offering “Deadweight” is the follow up their 2010 debut album ‘Nature.Humanity.Machine’. The album features nine tracks that give a variety a flavor with its ripping riffs and tremolo melodies to soft transitional parts and psychedelic interludes on top of constant heaviness and groove.
To check out a full stream of “Deadweight” and purchase, please visit the band’s Bandcamp at http://slagduster.com/album/deadweight
“Deadweight” is also available on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify and all major online retailers.
June 10 – Kamloops, BC – Duchess On Tranquille – info
July 14/15 – Armstrong, BC – Armstrong Metal Fest w/ Revocation, Ninjaspy, Aggression – info