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Winners of Metal 2 The Masses Ireland 2016, TEN TON SLUG are planning world domination with their bone-crushing sonic sub-fuckery and as they prepare for the gig of their lives this weekend at the annual BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR FESTIVAL in the UK, we are treated to a new thread of slime. Yes kids, get your ear-holes around ‘UNIT’!


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. Gigging started in early 2014 with Adam former bassist Ragas, who escaped in 2015. New bassist Eoghain Wynne then joined around the time vocals were appointed to lung slug Ronán Ó ‘hArrachtáin.


Ten Ton Slug released a well received two-track live demo Live at the Oaks in September 2015, and has gigged extensively around Ireland since, most notably winning the Metal 2 the Masses Ireland competition in May 2016, securing a slot on the New Blood Stage at Bloodstock Festival 2016 in the UK.

In light of the bands forthcoming debut appearance at this years Bloodstock Festival, the guys have released a special cut from their follow up E.P. Get your taste of ‘UNIT’ on the link below!

Expect to see Ten Ton Slug leave its sludgy trail around Ireland and the UK over the coming months as it gears up to release it’s debut EP Brutal Gluttonous Beast at the end of September.

The Slug is hungry. The Slug shows no mercy.

TEN TON SLUG, will be taking to the Bloodstock New Blood Stage, on Saturday August 13th at 12.00pm and will be just one of the bands that will be representing Ireland at this years festival. Check out the graphic below for all the stage times and dates for TEN TON SLUG, THE CRAWLING, RABID BITCH OF THE NORTH, PSYKOSIS, TWO TALES OF WOE and ZLATANERA.


Bloodstock Festival 2016 kicks off this Thursday August 11th with four days of mind-bending metal mayhem. Headlining this years event is none other than Twisted Sister who will by saying goodbye with their last ever UK performance. Mastodon and Gojira on Saturday and Slayer, Anthrax on Sunday as well as over 100 other bands ranging from Behemoth, Venom, Fear Factory, Paradise Lost, Corrosion Of Conformity, Rotting Christ, Goat Whore, Acid Reign and many more!

For more information and your last chance to get the limited amounts of tickets that are available, please click on the graphic link below.

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