Sacrificial Slabs – Interview
Interview with Pete Devine of Pete’s Rock News and Views (http://petesrocknewsandviews.com)
PD: What type of artist are you?
SS: Slabs is a extreem band, but also we are very entertaining- you never know what crazy shit you will see, every show is unique.
PD: Tell us the brief history of yourself.
SS: Myself and Simon(drummer) started this idea of- lets go super heavy, and yes, we were hammered. I played mostly bass in bands, so there was my opportunity for trying out my low tuned guitars. And it bloody worked like a charm! Then we invited these crazy maniacs to sing (Liudwig and Yozii) and then our endless drunken nights started I guess?
PD: Who are your musical and non-musical influences?
SS: Tough question! Our bands favourite influences are Nepalm Death, Forgotten Tomb, Canibal Corpse, Tool, Korn.
Non musical- drugs, alcohol, sex.. Only joking. Personally I love Jim Carrey, he was my influence when I was a kid.
PD: What are your dreams and goals?
SS: As a band – tour the whole world! But for now goal is to play as many feativals in 2020, try to party less and do more promotion.
PD: Who writes your songs, what are they about?
SS: Our writing process is done in a rehearsal room. We start either with a drum beat or guitar riff, then the rest comes. Main ingredients for the songs are long working hours, no sleep and booze. What are they about? I can’t hear the lyrics cause of the loud drumming!
PD: How do you promote your band and shows?
SS: Like many other bands , we use Facebook, Instagram, so quick photo shots or short videos that we try to do weekly.
PD: What do you think about downloading music online?
SS: There is few things that I don’t like about downloading or especially streaming music- it kills the song quality and most musicians are not getting payed for their work.
PD: What song do you wish you’d written and why?
SS: There is too many to choose from. There is soo many good songs out there that I wish I would be that genius who wrote it.
PD: What are some of your pet peeves?
SS: Music is a very expensive hobby! So I wish music paid like any other job.
PD: What is your proudest moment in music?
SS: Seeing people being shocked of our music after we play makes us proud. Personal proudest moment- I managed to play whole set after eating many tacos.. I had to RUN to the toilet after.
PD: So what are you working on at the moment?
SS: At the moment most of us are working on new songs and preparing for upcoming festivals. I guess our vocalist Yozii is shopping for new outfits, and Ed is in a gym.
PD: Tell us about your next shows and why we should be there.
SS: There is a lot to see- a duo of a crazy Nepali singer in a k pop trend clothing with piercing high vocals and a all buffed up death metal angry British guy in a grindcore-death- groove metal band? I woud like to watch this myself, instead of playing