Wanikiya Record is pleased to announce the addition to the roster of the legendary SLUGCHOP! Furthermore the band’s brand new album “Face Yourself” is set to be released on May 23rd in physical and digital format, on all the best music stores worldwide, on the official store of Wanikiya, and label’s store in Japan as well as on Crash Sound Distribution!
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The theme of the album is the relationship with oneself and between oneself and society, declined through the stages of knowledge and acceptance of what one is. Rhetorical figures and streams of consciousness describe the states of mind that characterize a path that goes from the awareness of what one is to get to the acceptance of what we are, for better or for worse. An invitation to leave our comfort zone to throw ourselves into the unknown of the deepest part of ourselves, a necessary action for a full realization of the Self. This message is well represented by the cover of the album, which depicts a pyramid of shapeless bodies from which rises a man, a kind of Uberberber, who is not a man but a kind of Nietzschean Ubermensch that in the image moves away from the light zone to dive into the darkness above him.
SLUGCHOP is a metal band whose sub-genre is difficult to define, the sound is contaminated by the heterogeneous music of its six components that led the group to have different influences, from Alternative Metal to Nu Metal, from Heavy Metal to Progressive Metal up to Industrial and Deathcore, all mixed to create a continuous evolution.
The meaning of the band name, is as ambiguous as the genre of the band; SLUG, or snail, is a slimy animal, soft, extremely fragile in antithesis with the other meaning of the word, or the bullet, solid and lethal, thus describing the dichotomy that characterizes the human being; The snail is also the animal that symbolizes the slowness par excellence, able to get where it needs to go but in its own time, an invitation to take your time in contrast to the frenzy forced by the society in which we live. Next to this name there is the term CHOP which means to cut, blow, slash, something sharp, fast and violent as the sound of the band.