Posts Tagged ‘Slaves’

NEWS: Slaves announce headline UK tour for October 2017!

Sacramento based post-hardcore troupe Slaves have just announced that they’ll be returning to the UK once again this October as part of a bigger run across mainland Europe, and selected dates will see the support slot filled by up-and-coming Los Angeles metalcore outfit, Bad Omens.

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NEWS: Artery Recordings acquired by Warner Bros. Records!

Sacramento based label Artery Recordings, which was founded back in 2010 by Eric Rushing and helped to initially launch the likes of Chelsea Grin and Attila, has reportedly been bought and acquired by Warner Bros. Records for an undisclosed amount of money. Along with acquiring the label, it’s been reported that all of the staff, including president Shan Dan Horan, have been fired.

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NEWS: Jonny Craig hospitalised; Slaves postpone March 2017 UK tour!

Having announced that he has suffered from some severe back pain for the past few weeks, Jonny Craig, frontman for California based post-hardcore outfit Slaves, has sadly been hospitalised and undergone treatment and three major surgery procedures in an effort to relieve the pain.

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VIDEO: Slaves – I’d Rather See Your Star Explode

Last year was a turbulent year for Sacramento’s Slaves, but the post-hardcore troupe (who made our list of ones to watch throughout 2017) are making good on their word to come back strong by dropping a video for their new single, ‘I’d Rather See Your Star Explode’.

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FEATURE: 35 Bands To Look Out For In 2017!

Whether a band are releasing their first album or their tenth, we’ve covered them in our definitive list of bands to keep your eye on in 2017. With hundreds of shows and festivals planned around record releases, this year is already looking hot for new talent and big comebacks alike and, although it will take a lot to rival the heights that 2016 got to, we here at DEAD PRESS! are quietly confident.

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LIVE: Download Festival @ Donington Park (Saturday – 11/06/2016)

Date: June 11th, 2016
Venue: Donington Park, Donington

It would come as no surprise if the 2016 run of Download Festival would be known forever going forward as the year of Drownload. Easily the wettest Download Festival to have happened, with storms and torrential downpours happening throughout almost the whole weekend, it’d be impossible to be mud free, even if you were only catching one band. Thankfully, we had wellies and warm waterproof clothing well equipped. Download, let’s be ‘aving ya!

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NEWS: Slaves deny break-up; explain future plans for line-up and sound!

Despite originally stating that the final show of their latest headline tour in Santa Cruz (April 9th 2016) would also be their final as a band, Californian outfit Slaves have confirmed that they haven’t broken up and that they “just needed a break”, with vocalist Jonny Craig and bassist Colin Viera remaining as the only members.

As such, the band will still be going ahead with their scheduled appearance at Download Festival in Donington and other UK dates next month.

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NEWS: Jonny Craig posts open letter; confesses he’s “struggling”!

With the announcement of Sacramento’s Slaves deciding to part ways last week, frontman Jonny Craig confirmed an announcement of his own was to follow a few days after. Craig has now posted said announcement, which is an open letter regarding his ongoing struggles as an addict, that he’s “struggling”, and plans to get help following his confirmed solo tour in North America.

You can read the full statement, which was posted by Craig via Slaves‘ official Facebook page, below:

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NEWS: Slaves decide to call it a day!

Following less than two weeks since guitarist Alex Lyman announced he was stepping down from the group, Sacramento’s Slaves have announced they will be hanging up the towel and calling it a day, making tonight’s show in Santa Cruz their final one together as a band.

The band confirmed the news via a tweet they made via their official Facebook and Twitter accounts, which you can find below:

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NEWS: Slaves part ways with guitarist, Alex Lyman!

Alex Lyman, guitarist and founding member of the Californian post-hardcore troupe Slaves, has announced via his official Facebook profile earlier today that he’ll be parting ways with the group following the conclusion of their current North American headline tour.

You can read the full statement that was posted by Lyman below:

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