Slam Cartel the UK Rock Gods
Thursday 5th May 2016 | John
Slam Cartel started as an idea in Terence Warville’s mind. On a boat, in the sun, with nothing more than a guitar and a tape recorder the seeds were sown for the thirteen killer tracks on critically acclaimed debut album “Handful of Dreams”. The songs took shape with the guidance of producer George De Angelis, as the positions were filled by able musicians, including Marc Neudeck on Bass, Tom Hendriksen on Guitar and Steve Campkin on Drums. As the band stormed stages at the Scala, Sonisphere, Hammerfest and Hard Rock Hell, the singles were snapped up one after another by Planet Rock, and countless independent radio stations around the world.
2014 saw a line up change, with Gary Moffatt taking over vocal duties and Damo Fawcett filling the Lead Guitar role. With this new, stronger line up the live show reached new heights, and saw the release of the AA side single Vanishing Worlds/Hypnotised. 2015 took Slam Cartel even higher, with their super ballad 'Storm Seasoned' release and being played repeatedly on over 200 radio stations Worldwide…A super ballad 'Storm Seasoned' is their latest release, all music is available to purchase from the usual and many digital platforms. Also available on hard copy at THE MUSIC SHOP ASHFORD
* All songs were produced by George De Angelis at Sonic Zoo Studios & mastered by Mandy Parnell at Black Saloon Studios.
2016 saw a new Lead guitarist ''JC'' to replace Damo & has already become a firm fixture with not just the band but the fans too. The band are on tour right now, being sponsored by Marshall Amplfication & endorsed by Dream Cymbals, The WorldStarLove Tour kicked off in April 2016 and the Sundown Boys have been busy with it too. A relentless force of Rock played from Manchester, Birmingham, London, Oxford to name just a few places with many more to come as the band play festivals in May / July and resume the 2nd part of the Tour from October...
With such a powerfull engaging Live performance Slam Cartel are pure Rock as Rock should be. Filling venues & amazing crowds with a polished Live set the band are enjoying a massive growth of Fans and social media attention. http://www.facebook.com/slamcartel is where you can find the band interacting daily whilst their presence on Twitter is booming see this at http://twitter.com/slamcartel
I could go on all day about Slam Cartel telling you how fantastic their sound is but instead will point you attention to some noteworthy music types raving in print...
"They got melodies the size of Texas, hooks that could catch a Great White... and an album that needs to be played really fucking loud while driving up the coast in a convertible sports car. Slam Cartel will be a force to be reckoned with.” Billy Morrison (Billy Idol, The Cult, Royal Machines, Camp Freddy, Stimulator)
“It’s not often that a debut album grabs you by the ears with such determination and conviction. The overall effect is one of immensity – both in sound and potential. Surely the start of an epic career” (Classic Rock Magazine)
"Every now and then you get an album that absolutely blows you away - Handful Of Dreams is a killer debut album.” Paul Anthony (Planet rock radio)
"i haven't been to a show like that for a long time!" Roger Taylor (Queen)
“Slam Cartel have produced a debut that does a great job of referencing rock history whilst being progressive at the same time. There should be more than a handful of dreams coming true on the back of this.” Filled with hooks to conquer all radio waves and riffs to convince every rock fan. It’s been said that, “It's the sort of music you can strip to, They sound like Heaven, They feel like God's burning a hole into your heart, They play like demons, and They sure smell like Rock 'n' Roll....”