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Ten Ton Slug gave us an exclusive stream of their mighty ‘Matriarch of Slime’ from their forthcoming ‘Blood and Slime’ EP which is scheduled for release on October 31st. Listen here and get your limited pre-order bundle while stocks last!

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As reported on Overdrive earlier this month, Galway doom crew, Ten Ton Slug are gearing up for the release of ‘Blood and Slime‘ on October 31st and we have an exclusive stream of ‘Matriarch of Slime‘ which has quickly become a staple track in the bands live shows.

The new EP has been in the works for most of the summer with the four-piece taking their sound to a darker, heavier and equally melodic sonic landscape. Containing three monumental tracks that clock in just under twenty-five minutes, ‘Blood and Slime‘ see’s the band reaching new levels of dynamics and strength, offering a labyrinth of riffs and sky-cracking vocals.

Matriarch of Slime

Below you will find the selections of Blood and Slime merch/Bundles.

Blood and Slime’ CD

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CD in 4-panel digipack. All art by Eoghain Wynne.

Bundle 1:

  • Blood and Slime’ CD + T-Shirt (Limited to 30)CD in 4-panel digipack.
  • Black heavy cotton Gildan t-shirt, with ep art on the front. (sizes small to XXL).

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Bundle 2:

Blood and Slime’ CD + Zip-up Hoodie (Limited to 15)

  • CD in 4-panel digipack.
  • Black heavy cotton Gildan Zip-up hoodie, ‘Circle of Slime’ design on front left chest, EP artwork on the back. (Sizes small to XXL)

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Bundle 3:

Blood and Slime’ CD + Zip-up Hoodie + 4-Piece Aluminium grinder + Vinyl stickers (Limited to 5)

  • CD in 4-panel digipack.
  • Black heavy cotton Gildan Zip-up hoodie, ‘Circle of Slime’ design on front left chest, EP artwork on the back. (sizes small to XXL)
  • 4-piece aluminium grinder for smokables/herbs and whatnot, in green with ‘Circle of Slime’ design laser engraved on the lid.
  • 2 ‘Circle of Slime’ Vinyl stickers (6cm)
  • Something extra

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Pre-orders come with an immediate download of ‘Matriarch of Slime’, and a full digital download of the EP on 31/10/17. All pre-orders will close on 31/10/17 upon the EP’s release with shipping commencing later that week. Available exclusively here or at this location. In addition, digital downloads will be available through all major digital distributors, including iTunes, Spotify, amazon music, Deezer etc.

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Photo – Down The Barrel Photography © 2017

The band commented of the release:

The approach on this EP was different to the last in that we went from recording all together as on ‘Brutal Gluttonous Beast’ to tracking separately in order to try and better capture the energy, definition and the tones that best represent our live sound.

We’ve learned a lot and have progressed a lot as a band since our last EP and certainly feel it shows on this new release. We’ve been constantly writing, playing and getting tighter and heavier as a unit. Our recent endorsement by Vocalzone came just in time for vocal tracking and Ronan laid down some blood-curdling shrieks and screams which we are all delighted with.

Overall we can’t wait to release this and get stuck into writing again, before hitting the road in the new year for gigs around Ireland and the UK.

The slug is hungry.”

Ten Ton Slug will be performing at the following shows:

Zhora album launch – On the Rox, Dublin, Oct 20th

Jinjer support – Dolans, Limerick, Nov 17th

Manorfest,  UK – May 12th


Oran O’Beirne

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