Pretty much the entirety of 2019 has seen Sacramento’s Slaves work on their new chapter as a band following frontman and founding member Jonny Craig‘s departure in January.
Craig stepped down from the band moments before they were due to head over to the UK and Europe for a tour supporting Escape The Fate, citing that he was going to focus on his health and his ongoing struggles with addiction. You can read more about this here.
As a last minute fill-in, the band recruited Matt McAndrew, who feature on The Voice, with his first show fronting the band taking place at Gorilla in Manchester on January 25th.
Since then, it has been confirmed that McAndrew has been enlisted as their full-time frontman, and more recently the band have completed tracking and recording their fourth album and follow-up to 2018’s ‘Beautiful Death’.
The band took to Twitter to confirm the completion of their recording sessions.
It’s 3:07 AM and we just finished tracking our 4th full length album.
— SLAVES (@SLAVESOFFICIAL) August 24, 2019
McAndrew has also tweeted about the completion of tracking and recording the album, reminiscing back to first meeting the band several months ago under the bridge where the entrance to Manchester’s Gorilla is located.
Just finished recording the new @SLAVESOFFICIAL album. 7 months to the day I met the guys under a bridge in Manchester to play our first show ?@colin_vieira @Felisophical @ZDrumsSometimes @WestonTRichmond
— Matt McAndrew (@MattMcAndrew) August 24, 2019
More details surrounding the band’s fourth full-length album will be confirmed as it develops.