Based in Galway and originally from the depths of Connemara in the west of Ireland, Ten Ton Slug has ingested 5 humans and leaves a trail of sludge/groove metal in its wake. Some say it came from the bog, others claim it originated in the mountains, what is known for sure is that its first victims were Sean and Micheal Sullivan. Originally formed in 2008, gigging started in early 2014 and have already managed to leave a trail of brutal destruction and slim across Ireland the U.K and beyond.
Having released their well received two-track live demo ‘Live at the Oaks’ in September 2015, Ten Ton Slug has gigged extensively around Ireland winning the hearts and minds of legions of metal fans, with their earth-craking ability to mix irresistible melody with a hypnotic groove. Crowned as Ireland’s Metal 2 the Masses in past May 2016, the five-piece embarked on a small run of shows in Scotland before playing to a packed New Blood Stage at Bloodstock Festival 2016 in the UK.
The band will be spreading the slime far and wide over the coming months, with a run of shows booked around Ireland and further afield, including Coventry in the UK in November, Germany (Munich) in December and a mini tour of the UK again in March.
The Slug is gearing up to release its debut E.P Brutal Gluttonous Beast, comprising four tracks of heavy groove-laden sludge and clocking in at over 26 minutes. Recorded at the Oaks Studio in Eniskillen, mixed and mastered by John Moffat and Kenneth Coyne, the E.P promises to deliver the sound of the Slug as people have come to expect from live performances; raw, crushingly heavy and packed full of riffs.
The Slug is hungry.
The Slug shows no mercy.
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