Welcome to the Slave Zero website
The plan to launch our new EP this summer did not work out for a number of reasons. Mixing is taking a lot longer than expected and Karol also parted ways with the band. We have however been working hard behind the scenes.
We hope to have an update soon with news of more positive developments.
Any parties interested in playing bass for the band - Get in touch by email - email@example.com
April / May 2012 Update
We are delighted to announce that we will be playing 3 EP fundraiser gigs in May. Neifenbach will be playing main support for 2 of these shows and this will be their last gigs together in Dublin and Kilkenny. See the gigs section for more details.
We are currently finalising the mixing for our new EP which will be released in July but in the meantiime click the link below to listen to the first track from our new EP entitled 'Mathematically Legitimate Solution'
We have also recorded a video for this song which is currently at the editing stage, so watch this space. We had great time recording it and the location for the video was unreal.
We also delighted to announce that our artwork has been completed by Paul Mc Carroll and he did an incredible job.
We are also working hard on a new website which we are hoping to launch next month. We will post images of the artwork with the launch of our new site so make sure and keep an eye out for updates.
January 2012 Update
Happy New Year,
It may seem that we have been quiet over the past few months but we have been busy working away on writing and producing our new EP. All the recording has been completed and we are currently at the mixing stage. We hope to put one of the tracks online in the coming weeks so look out for that!
We are delighted to announce that Paul Mc Carroll from Unhinged Art has agreed to once again create the artwork for our forthcoming project. Paul has been involved with Slave Zero for the last 3 releases and he never fails to produce excellent & unique results. Visit http://www.unhinged.me.uk to see more of his work.
We have also agreed that the title for the 5 track EP will be 'Disambiguated Visionary' which represents an evolutionary leap in lyrical direction for the band. We feel it definitely suits the music which has also developed from our last release.
We have also been working away on a few others projects which will be announced in the run up to the launch which is likely to be in April/ May so watch this space.
All the best for 2012 and thanks to everyone for the continued support of Slave Zero.
Ed, Graeme, Ben & Karol
September / October Update
Slave Zero will begin recording their new 5 track EP in early October 2011. The recording and mixing for the EP will be done by our drummer Ben Wanders at his own Nebula Recording Studios in Limerick. We hope to have the EP ready for release by the start of 2012 and will outline tour plans once a launch date has been confirmed.
In preparation for the recording, we will be playing 2 CD fundraiser gigs. The first will take place on August 27th in the Pint, Dublin.
Support comes from Fragments; Xenocide; Brick Top and Weeping Ulcer.
Fragments - http://www.facebook.com/#!/fragmentsmetal
Xenocide - http://www.facebook.com/#!/XenocideIreland
Brick Top - http://www.facebook.com/#!/BricktopHardcore
Weeping Ulcer - http://www.facebook.com/#!/WeepingUlcer
We will also be playing a gig in Kilkenny on Friday, September 23rd in Cleere’s pub. Confirmed support so far includes Atrax Mantis and Brick Top.
We would like to thank everyone for their support over the past 18 months in particular. We hope that you can make it out to the gigs and help us to raise funds for the new release. The support bands alone are worthy of the entry fee.
Below is a pre-production track from the upcoming release.
Keep it brutal
June / July 2011 Update
We have just hosted a pre production track on our facebook page that will appear on their forthcoming EP which is due to be recorded this September. The track is called 'Anthropic Landscape Theory'
Another track will be hosted in the coming weeks as well as a new video which is currently being worked on. Watch this space.
Upcoming Slave Zero gigs:
July 9th - 'Curse of the Summer Gods' all dayer in the Pint, Dublin, Ireland
August 20th - Cleere's Kilkenny, Ireland
August 26th - Fibber Magee’s, Dublin, Ireland
For those interested, We have a sale on most of their merchandise and copies of their last album. Visit the link below for more details.
UK and European shows will be sorted once the EP is released. Please get in touch if you wish to book the band.
March / April Update 2011
We have completed the recording of 3 tracks at our drummer Ben's studio. The tracks still need to be mixed but we are happy with how they are turning out. We should have a track online hopefully in the coming weeks so watch this space.
We are also delighted to announce that we will be opening for Soilent Green at Whelan’s, Dublin on Tuesday, May 10th. As previously announced, we are playing ‘The Siege of Limerick’ on April 24th and playing support to Desecration, at Fibber Magee’s, Dublin on May 14th.
We are also now booking shows for the summer months and hope to play some European shows before the end of the summer. If you would like to book us for a gig, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks for all your support and hope to see you at the upcoming gigs
Keep it brutal
January / February 2011 Update
Happy New year,
We are currently working away on writing and developing new tracks, some of which, we hope to play at our next gig. We will post some samples online when the tracks are complete.
Regarding the search for a bass player, we hope to have an update in the coming weeks so watch this space.
We have 2 confirmed gigs in the coming months. We are delighted to announce that we will be playing support to Desecration on May 14th in Fibber Magees, Dublin.
We will also play 'The Siege of Limerick' on Sunday, April 24th. This is a full day of metal with over 20 bands on the bill. There is 2 stages. Entry is free. Other bands confirmed so far include Warpath, Zealot Cult and Brigantia.
Keep it brutal
November / December Update
We have been very quite lately as we are busy working on new material as well as a cover of one of our favourite death metal bands for a compilation that is being released in 2011. We hope to have a pre-production recording of the 3 new songs and the cover completed before the end of December.
We are still on the lookout for a new bass player, so interested parties, please email email@example.com. No time wasters please.
We would like to thank everyone that supported us and came to our gigs in 2010 which was a challenging year with line up changes etc.
We hope to be back gigging and have a new recording sorted within the first half of next year.
Have a bludgeoning Christmas
September / October
We are happy to announce that we will be playing a headline show in Fibbers on October 2nd 2010 in order to raise money to help finance our next EP. This will our last gig for a while as we will be concentrating on writing new material and we plan to enter the studio before the year is out.
June / July Update
Slave Zero to support Cattle Decapitation:
We are delighted to announce that we will be supporting Cattle Decapitation on Sunday August 1st 2010.
Slave Zero - 10 Year Anniversary Kilkenny Gig
The gig takes place in Cleere's pub on Parliament st.
Links for bands:
Footage from the Dublin gig from May 27 2010 can be seen at the link below:
Live footage includes:
The Insult that Feeds
Engineering Opportunities to 'Ordain' the Innocent
Exempt from All Tolerance
Warpath with Graeme on Vocals doing 'Tear it down' by Hatebreed followed by Gorefare
Warpath - New Song
Atrax - Last 2.30 mins of their set
Keep it Brutal
May Update 2010
To commemorate 10 years of Slave Zero, the band will be performing a one off summer show in Fibbers on Saturday, May 29th. It will be their first show with drummer Ben Wanders and their first live performance since October 2009. We are delighted to share the stage with Warpath, Atrax Mantis, Atheos & VisitorQ in celebration of 10 years of hard work.
The band has just begun the writing process for their 5th as of yet untitled release and will spend much of the coming months focusing on writing and developing new material.
Check out the below links for details of the other bands:
Check our reviews section for a fantastic new review from Nothern Blaze Fanzine.
March 2010 Update
We are delighted to announce that we are currently jamming with a new drummer, Ben Wanders.
Our plan is get him up to speed on the album material and hit the road in early summer for some shows.Watch this space for further details. We are particularly looking forward to working with Ben on new material which we will begin shortly.
We have received two fantastic new reviews for 'Exempt from all Tolerance' from 'Spirit of Metal' & 'The Evil Inquisition', which have been added to the Reviews section.
Additionally, 'Fame Rocks' reviewed our Belfast performance of the Exempt tour.
Check them out and keep it brutal!
January / February 2010 Update
Just a quick update on what is going on with us at the moment. We are still looking for a new drummer. If you're into our music and you can play drums well, then get in touch. Check out our myspace page to hear our tunes.
2 new reviews have been added to the end of the reviews section from metal.de and brutalism.com. Click the link above for details.
Finally, Paul Mc Carroll from Unhinged Art, the artist responsible for 'The Pain Remits' and 'Exempt from all Tolerance' artwork has put together a flash clip detailing the stages of development he went through in creating the Exempt artwork. This clip shows how much work went into it and it is a testament to his creativity and hard work. Click the link below and go to the news page for more details.
Ed & Slave Zero
December News - Slave Zero seeks Drummer
Slave Zero are seeking a full time, technically proficient drummer that is available to practice in Dublin twice a week. The successful applicant will be required to fit the criteria below:
Must have their own equipment and means to transport it
Ideally have gigging experience
Possess a creative ability and desire to write extreme, technical, heavy music
Willing to commit 100% to the bands schedule and any planned gigging roster including international shows (No criminal record is a necessity)
Ideally have a means of income that can support the financial demands of the band such as rehearsal room rental, travelling to gigs, recording time etc.
No time wasters please.
visit our myspace page to hear our music. Interested parties please email firstname.lastname@example.org
December News 09
Just a quick update on things that are going on at the moment. As you will see above we are currently recruiting a new full time drummer. Bob has set off travelling and we need a permanent replacement to step in, start writing with new music and keep SZ alive. We wish Bob all the best!
We have been getting some great reviews of 'Exempt from All Tolerance'. Reviews from Metal India and Metalbite.com are detailed below. Watch this space for further review updates.
METAL INDIA REVIEW:
In 2006 Irish metaller’s Slave zero’s release ‘The pain remits’ (EP) received a thumping response/support from metal press worldwide.3 years down the line band releases its first full length album ‘Exempt from all tolerance’ an effort that furthermore reinstates their mature and solid musical progress.
The compositions are reverent of Death metal/Grind core and thrash. Two-way vocal attack throws in a hardcore/grindcore and growl overture throughout the record. This for some might be interesting and annoying for some. Drumming is very hard pressed/bush beaten and thrives the pace. The whole musical match looks like royal rumble in a wrestling ring as every musician tries creating a slam of its own & tries overpowering the other. Groove element is intact unlike the flat grind core biggies.Although I wished the guitar tone to be a bit heavier.
This band is a perfect for the moshpit kids as the music progresses from heavy segments to crisp well tuned thrash trains and subsequently moving to breakovers which can twist a listener’s neck with ease.
When I heard the first track ‘Exempt from all tolerance’ I never expected the album to grow over me so rapidly, but to my utter surprise it did courtesy....the experience it offers in terms of punkish nature, upbeat momentum and the unique ability to keep the listener on the edge.
Their support performance for Exodus, Hatebreed, Skinless, Cephallic carnage, Misery index, Abbadon Incarnate and Sanatorium is a super reflection of how closely their music follows these successful acts. Another unique parameter where Slave Zero score is track length, unlike the bands from their genre their songs provide musical totality. Tracks that got my maximum attention are.’ Antidote to suffering’, ‘Straight for jugular’ and ‘Vengeance.
Those of you into music ranging from Gojra, Abbadon incarnate, and Hatebreed to Misery Index shall applaud the effort. Rest of you can wait for their next release. (8/10)
MetalBite Review by JD on 11/13/2009
The newer styling of Death Metal mixing with Nu-Metal has been an interesting ride as the movement really starts to unfold on the metal scene. Slave Zero seems to be embracing this movement with heart and class, ending up creating their own brand of metal.
With very interesting arrangements through out the album, the band clearly have major amounts of talent, not to mention this sort of explosive energy that fuels the group. They are a Death Metal version of some hardcore metal in the vein of Hatebreed.... a feat that some have tried and horribly failed at, but it is clear that Slave Zero finally have done just that and done it very well.
With so many songs on this album that could be classified as amazing, I wont go into them, but just say that I was never bored throughout the disk. With my attention firmly affixed on each brash and highly volatile note this band produced, I found that I was becoming more and more impressed with each track.
The only side problem was the production... I thought it was a ‘muddy’ sort of recording that was put down... thankfully this little fact never did hurt Slave Zero’s album in the long run. Just go to the store, buy Slave Zero’s "Exempt From All Tolerance" and enjoy this offering. That is as simple of an endorsement that I can give.
In other news, you can purchase our latest Album 'Exempt from all Tolerance' on:
iTunes (http://itunes.apple.com/album/exempt-from-all-tolerance/id340203880?v0=9989&ign-mpt=uo%3D1) and
Finally, check out the link below from a recent Hatebreed show in the US.
Ed & Slave Zero
SZ September '09 news update!!!
Please see below for a full news update from the SZ camp.
- We have just uploaded two new MP3's to the SZ myspace available to stream! The tracks are entitled 'Antidote to Suffering' and 'Vengeance'. Please give them a listen and all feedback is appreciated!
- We have two shows coming up over the next two weekends in Clonmel and Dublin. Itchy trigger Finger were due to play main support but have had to pull out due to unforeseen circumstances. Our good friends in Atrax Mantis will replace them on the Dublin show.
- Unfortunately the Kilkenny show due to be held in the Set theatre on October 3rd in Kilkenny has been pulled. We apologize to anyone who was due to go to this show but the reason for cancellation is beyond the control of Slave Zero.
- We have been getting excellent reviews in for the new album! Please see below to see what Beo wolf productions had to say about the new CD!
SLAVE ZERO - EXEMPT FROM ALL TOLERANCE
(9 track CD) DOUBLE STANDARD PRODUCTIONS
Ireland's SLAVE ZERO are back with a follow up to 2006's "THE PAIN REMITS" in the form of
"EXEMPT FROM ALL TOLERANCE". The guys play extreme Death Metal with some other Metal
influences mixed within. They have changed their sound slightly since the last release. They have
gotten a bitter faster, heavier & more brutal. There are more elements of Grind & Black Metal in their
sound along with the usual Death & Thrash Metal elements they are known for. The vocals have also
changed a bit too. There are more lower ended Death growls with mid to higher Grind screams.
SLAVE ZERO have taken their sound to new heights. After one listen you will know why they are
understandably one of the best bands to come out of Ireland!
*SEP '09 NEWS* New live & album reviews and upcoming gigs!
Just a quick update to say there is a fantastic live review that has come in from Metalireland.com for our album launch in Whelans, massive thank you to Tom Cunningham for reviewing the show!!!
Please read it here http://www.metalireland.com/2009/08/27/slave-zero-stand-up-guy-live-review/
Also, another fantatic review for the album came in from Metal team UK ...
Read it here: http://www.metalteamuk.net/aug09reviews/cdreviews-slavezero.htm
We are playing two shows over the next two weekends in Kilkenny & Cork.
All details are below!
We hope you can make it out for them and support us!
*11th Aug 2009* Slave Zero update!
This is our final news update before we release the new album next week!
There is a lot going on with the band at the moment so please read on to find out all the latest news on Slave Zero!
- We have just uploaded one more track from the new album. It is entitled ‘The insult that feeds’ and it is only available on the SZ myspace to stream. Please give it a listen and all feedback/comments are welcome!
- The full tour for the new album is now up and all dates are on our myspace and website. There may be a few more added in the next while but the ones posted are the main dates. We hope you can make it to one of the dates but we especially hope you can show your support at the official album launch being held on Thursday, 20th August in Whelans, Dublin. It is a gig not to be missed!
- Unfortunately due to unforeseen circumstances Mass Extinction have had to pull out of the Whelans show, but it is with great pleasure to confirm that the mighty Stand Up Guy from Belfast will be replacing them!
- “Exempt from all tolerance” will be on sale in limited stores around the country over the coming weeks but for right now it is exclusively available in Sentinel records, ....Dublin..... Pick it up if you want to listen to it before the launch, it is priced at €10.
- Slave Zero will be featured on Phantom FM this coming Monday, 17th August where there will be an interview with the band and a chance to win plenty of SZ goodies (CD’s, T-shirts, tickets for the launch etc). We hope you can tune in! Check out phantom FM on 105.2 or listen online at www.phantom.ie, the show starts at 10pm.
- Orders for all SZ merch on myspace and in the ‘Store’ section of www.slavezero.net will be online in the next week, we apologise for the delay. We have also posted individual pics of the merch up in the photos section of our myspace.
Stock is limited so if you want to put in an order in advance please email email@example.com
Thank you for the support and stay brutal!
*NEWS - 7TH JULY '09* NEW WEBSITE IS LAUNCHED!
Welcome to the new Slave Zero website which has been done in accordance with the release of our new album ‘Exempt from all tolerance’!
We are happy to announce that the new album will be launched at Whelans, Dublin on August 20th, 2009 and will be followed by a full tour.
The launch night promises to be a fine night of Irish metal so we hope people can come out to support us after a long year of hard work to get the new album out!
Please see poster below for full details and keep an eye on the ‘Gigs’ section as more tour dates will be added as they come in!
Please see the ‘Downloads’ section of the site where you can enjoy a free download of the first MP3 off the new album entitled “Engineering opportunities to ‘ordain’ the innocent”. We hope you enjoy the track!
Images of the new official SZ merch (Hoodies and T-shirts) are now available to view in the ‘Store’ section of the site.
Pre orders will be taken for these and the album from the 20th of July so keep an eye out to order the new merchandise!
Also, reviews for the new album will be uploaded to the ‘reviews’ section over the next few months so keep an eye to see what is said about the new album!
We hope you enjoy the new website, thank you for the support and please leave a comment in the guestbook!