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SLOWER (US) SLAYER but slow you say? Yes! It is a thing, it has a name, and it is “SLOWER.” The ultimate Slayer cover band comprised of hard hitting legends from the heavy underground. Mighty thrash classics are slowed way the fuck down, creating an aural beating of a whole different kind and judging by the phenomenal response to their self-titled album released in January, there’s no slowing down this riff train. The SLOWER slaughter takes place on on the 8th of November at Musikens Hus, we look forward to unleashing their sludged up, tuned down mayhem over Göthenburg. See you in the pit!

The brain child of Bob Balch from FU MANCHU, SLOWER started in 2019 while slowing down the Slayer song “South Of Heaven” to teach to a beginner student. Thinking it sounded cool, Bob tuned down to B standard and tried it himself and after adding some drums he thought that someone in the doom community should do take it on and the name “SLOWER” occurred to him. A special, chance meeting backstage leading to a great friendship and collaborative spirit borne out of the pandemic galvanized the involvement from some of doom & stoner’s preeminent talents and SLOWER became a reality. Join us on for SLOWER, a doomed down SLAYER experience featuring some of the heavy underground’s most legendary artists.

SLOWER is: Drums: Esben Willems of Monolord Bass: Peder Bergstrand of Lowrider Bass: Scott Reeder of Kyuss Vocals: Amy Barrysmith of Year Of The Cobra Vocals: Laura Pleasants of Kylesa Guitar: Bob Balch of Fu Manchu

Read all about the SLOWER story via Bob Balch below.

Bob Balch from FU MANCHU here. The idea for the SLOWER project started around four years ago. I was teaching a student how to play “South Of Heaven” by SLAYER but she was a beginner so we slowed it down. I thought that sounded cool so I tuned down to B standard and tried it. I added some drums and thought “someone in the doom community should do this and name it SLOWER.” A few years later I befriended Steven “Thee Slayer Hippy” Hanford, best known for his work as the drummer in the influential Oregon punk band Poison Idea. He was backstage at a FU MANCHU show. Oddly enough I was wearing a POISON IDEA shirt and he told me that my shirt sucks. I asked who he was and why he was in our backstage. He told me and I felt stupid. We started drinking whiskey and talking about music. We stayed in touch over the next year or so and during Covid I told him about my SLOWER idea. He asked me to send him tracks. I waited too long because the day I sent the tracks he passed away. Totally tragic. I’m glad I got to know him even for a few years. He was a monster musician with a giant heart. He will be greatly missed. I shelved the project for a while after that. One day Esben from MONOLORD posted about musical collaborations. I love MONOLORD so I thought what the hell. I sent him some tracks and he killed it on drums. So I sent more. Then more. Shortly after that we started reaching out other musicians to get them involved. That’s how we ended up with this lineup. Everyone that contributed completely knocked it out of the park and I can’t thank them enough.

This project has been a long time coming and I’m beyond stoked on how it turned out. Without all of the players involved, Steven Hanford and my baritone Reverend guitar it wouldn’t have happened. Thanks to everyone involved and I hope you dig it! I’m a giant SLAYER fan so it’s been a treat to dig into these classic songs. Hopefully we can do another record in the near future.

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