Listen to the new song from Slaves Of Manhattan – Hell Under Fire
Tell us about where you are from and how you got to this position today.
We are from Sacramento, CA where there is not much to do when you’re broke except go to the river or play music. Ever since high school we started playing together and haven’t stopped since and that’s what has gotten us to the position we are in today.
What do you have coming up? What are some of the new projects we can expect to see?
We were planning to release our debut album “Hell Under Fire” by the end of summer, but due to our previous singer moving to Alaska, that has been postponed until we can find our missing piece and get back into the studio and hammer it out.
Tell us more about the current song you are promoting to everyone.
Hell Under Fire is the 3rd song we have released as a band and it is also going to be a single on our album. As of now, it is one of our most powerful, in your face type songs on the record, but the version we have released now is only a preview of what is to come.
How does your music separate yourself from other artists and bands out there?
Coming out of Sacramento we are very different then most bands in our area due to a majority of bands revolving around the hardcore genre. We feel like it’s the genre that is starting to take over and our goal is to steer away from that and keep the rock & roll roots in our music that make you want to just get up and jump around just like all of our favorite bands do for us.
Tell us about one of the hardest challenges you had to face in the industry?
Finding a group of guys that click so well together. We are firm believers that to be a great band, the band members have to get along like brothers. You have to love each other because if you do plan on taking things further these guys will become your family. You will eat, sleep, play, and spend months and months on tour with these dudes and if you can’t stand each other now then good luck dealing with each other out on the road.
What was one of the biggest set backs in your career and how did you bounce back?
We are currently going through our biggest setback. Due to losing our lead singer we have had to turn down numerous shows and instead play smaller, instrumental shows as well as put our album on hold etc. We are currently playing instrumental shows all over Sacramento to promote looking for a new singer as well as working very closely with Zackattackrecords in finding a singer and making preparations for our album.
What are some things artists need to be careful of?
Don’t get taken advantage of and don’t trust anyone, we had to learn that the hard way. The music business is a survival of the fittest type world so keep your friends close and your enemies closer, but never take anything for granted. Just keep in mind that everyone out there is trying to make it just as hard, if not harder, than you are, and even the most trustworthy of people will turn that smile on your face upside down.
What suggestions do you have for other artists like yourself?
Never give up and always chase your dreams. If your starting a band, find a group of guys in which you have common interests with and start jamming! You never know just how far your music can take you and the only way to find out is to keep at it! Not a day goes by which us 3 are not hanging out and making music and we love it. That’s probably the most important thing, if you don’t love what your doing then you need a new interest.
What is one of your favorite ways to promote yourself and your music?
We are on Facebook and all that jazz just like everyone else, but our favorite way of promoting is to go down to the local mall, or even a show with a handful of stickers and pass them out to anyone we think might like our music. It’s a great way to personally meet prospect future fans and most of the time we end up meeting a group of people who are willing to help us out which is always cool.
Where can people visit you?
You can always find the Slaves at a local show or party, but if that’s to much then just check us out on Facebook. Facebook.com/Slavesofmanhattan