Introduce us to your band!
Yozii: Hello everyone, I hope everyone is safe. We are Sacrificial Slabs based in London, we’re a bunch of crazy people coming to make a difference in the world with the power of our extreme music . Our music is in your face and we have a ‘don’t give a shit attitude’ – we want to make extreme, death gore ‘n roll metal with a different kinda style. If you want something different in your life, please do come to our shows. We’ll make sure u guys won’t be disappointed with our shows. You guys will leave with your eyes open saying ‘wtf’.
How did you guys start out?
Yozii: Our band started with founding member Simon (drums) and Sarunas (guitar). They used to play in their previous band, OEW (Other Wise Eyes), and one day Simon wanted to start a 2 vocal style extreme band with Sarunas. So, Simon bought Ludwig – our ex-vocalist – and Sarunas bought me, A.K.A Yozii Sama along. That’s how we started with this project and everyone was on the same page. We have our own style, tone and drum style – Sacrificial Slabs, metal for your life.
Describe your band’s sound.
Simon: I like to describe it as fast, heavy and groovy. It has intensity that is right in your face – we don’t hold back. We want our sound to smash down walks. You could say it sounds like walking on broken glass whilst someone hits in the face with a hammer. That’s fucking extreme metal.
What influences your craft?
Simon: Lots of things, but beer mainly (joking…well kinda), anything can have an influence on this band – from the city we live in, to other bands, or anything that’s creative. For myself personally, listening to music of any genre (as long as I have a connection with it) helps push my boundaries, so I’ll bring that into the band. Or a dark movie, I look and listen and think ooo how can I put that into our style of music. Influences are all around us, you just have to look for them.
What makes your project different?
Edward: I would say we’re an unusual band in that our musical influences differ vastly yet we’re on the same page about what we want to produce. I would like to think the average extreme-metal listener of any genre will find something they enjoy in us.
When introducing people to your music, what song should I show them first? What is your quintessential track?
Edward: We Come From Below is certainly a fan-favourite and tends to be what we open our set with. Any new listeners will get a feel for what Sacrificial Slabs are about with this tune.
What is the biggest struggle of your career so far?
Nick: Well, the Coronavirus hasn’t exactly helped us to fulfill the domestic and international gigs we’d lined up… it’s also pretty hard to practice together during self-isolation!
What is the biggest highlight of your career so far?
Nicks: The drinking? It’s just awesome playing in a decent band and getting fucked up during/after gigs.
Simon: Also the fact we’ve got all of this together, got an EP out, and got loads of shows booked. So the highlight for us is drinking and getting to play music we love.
How bright is the future of your band – what are the plans?
Sarunas: When the Covid-19 pandemic is over, we are back in the game of gigging. So, we will start off with rehearsals just to remove that dust and also start focusing on the new songs.
When all is said and done, how would you like to be remembered?
Sarunas: As the most brutal, extreme and heaviest band on the planet – no doubt! On a serious side, hopefully we will be remembered as a fun 5-piece who knew how to party and play good music.
Simon: …and, that whatever we do, whether that’s music, drinking, partying… we always gave 100 percent