Hi guys! Give a brief history of Slagduster, music style, and the members.
We all met in our small town playing shows in different bands. we just kind of picked the best four guys for the job and went hard at it. We all wanted to do something challenging and sexy. After a few months of rehearsal and spin the bottle we knew pretty quickly we were on the same page musically. Plus we were all very soft kissers, which is important. Our vision slipped along, almost as smooth as our young hairless bodies. We glided into our first album. A mix of all our musical influences was apparent. That’s still what we do now. incorporate vast musical influence and knowledge We kiss hard now though.
Give in more detail, some information about your upcoming album ‘Deadweight’?
Deadweight is a long time coming. We took a very leisurely approach to it. Having your own studio can do that. Shane and Alex took a ton of time writing and that was matched by Joey and zak adding drums and bass to it. Some days were entirely devoted to rubbing each others shoulders and relaxing one another through the magic of the “sphinct lab.” Which is way more about garlic and less about analog pedals than it sounds. But despite all the Russian red distraction, we came up with an album we are very proud of.
Slagduster has signed with Waterlow Audio Records, tell more about that?
Waterlow Records is our bass player Zaks home studio. He’s done lots of local projects and both our records. His house has a pool and a smoke room and a fridge always stocked with beers. It’s pretty well paradise. We get together and jam, brush each others hair, groom our beards, eat a hearty dinner, jam, record and then all fall asleep in one big waterbed.
What is the difference between your latest and the very first records?
Our new record is much more thought out and structured in comparison to our last. We wanted to take our time with this album. oh, and did we ever. Deadweight is a great example of what we can do with unlimited time. Nature.Humanity.Machine is an excellent example of us under the gun. Our next release will be a balance of those two ideas.
What inspires Slagduster music and lyric writing? What does Slagduster lyrics talk about?
Slagdusters lyrics always note real life situation. Bleak and desperate. lonely and struggling. Stories from the bottom of the barrel. Not in a way that is judgmental, more from experience. The album has a theme of characters all experiencing the crossroads of their lives. Based on true stories and real people. just amplified.
Do you play live often? Do you like abroad gigs?
We play as often as we can. We love the live show and we always go as hard as possible. Many times Shane might even headbang a half dread into the crowd. We’ve only played locally to our country of Canada. But as soon as we can get abroad, we’ll be sliming up all the stages we can. leaving dreads, skin tags, and beard hairs all over any stage we can.
How often does the band practice and work on new material?
We practice all the time! We practice telling each other who has the worst ideas,(Joey). Who has the worst fashion sense, (Alex). Who has the biggest ego, (shane). and who is too sexy for his own good, (Zak). We also practice our song once our twice a week.
How did the band come up with the name Slagduster and tell what does it means for you?
A Slagduster is an old machine used for mining copper in our area. We like the idea of using something local to represent us. Plus one time Alex dusted a chocolate chip off shanes shoulder blade only using his ween. Then Joey was like “you slagged that chip in a single dutst!’ Zak smiled, licked his lips and whispered… “slagduster, baby.”
What does the band plan on doing in near time?
We plan on playing wherever we can. Whenever we can. we just want to get our tunes out there.
Any message to Sick and Destroy readers?
Check us out. We’re doing something different. Even if you hate us let us know. We’re really lonely.