Last week it was announced that New York’s SLAM ONE DOWN will be taking part in this year’s Skateboard Marketing LTD, ReverbNation and Horns Up Rocks CMJ Showcase. The event is scheduled to take place Thursday October 18th at Webster Hall in the “Marlin Room”. Doors will open at 7:00 pm for CMJ Badges and ticket holders. SLAM ONE DOWN is slated to hit the stage at 7:15.
Guitarist JR Gurrieri commented on SLAM ONE DOWN being chosen to perform on at the showcase:
“We are very excited to be a part of CMJ this year. Just adding our name to the incredible list of bands that have taken part over the past 30+ years CMJ has been in existence is an accomplishment to us. We realize that this is an incredible opportunity and will no doubt be a great and rewarding experience. We would like to thank Munsey Ricci and everyone at Skateboard Marketing for inviting us, as well as Horns up Rocks & ReverbNation. We are looking forward to meeting a lot of new people and having the time of our lives….as usual.”
The concept of SLAM ONE DOWN originated in 2005, when guitarist J.R. began developing riffs for what would eventually become the band’s demo album. These riffs followed J.R. throughout three different bands…until he met vocalist Bobby Brazen in 2007. This happened during their time in the New York metal act 4 in the Chamber, and was the catalyst that finally brought S1D to life. Together, the two combined their vision for a band that deftly incorporated elements of thrash metal, metalcore and rock n’ roll in their sound. They recruited the talents of Roach, a veteran drummer from area bands like Shot and Dudes of Doom, and Shane, a seasoned bassist who’d previously played in NYC bands including Sicks Deep and Swear on Your Life. Today, with a tight, aggressive sound and stronger-than-ever lineup, the band is set to dominate the metal scene.
A mainstay on the NYC show circuit, SLAM ONE DOWN has performed with national acts like Drowning Pool, Bleeding Through, Powerman 5000, Unearth, Full Blown Chaos, Mushroomhead, Emmure, Veil of Maya, God Forbid, Generation Kill, Periphery, and Revocation. Fusing blistering style with a unique brand of substance (beer funnels, drinking anthems, and a no-holds-barred stage show), S1D is the band that defines hard-hitting fun.
The band’s first full-length studio album, Who Really Wants to Live Forever, was released at the beginning of September. Appealing to both die-hard Metalheads and crossover rock n’ roll fans, Who Really Wants to Live Forever is sure to blaze a trail through a wasteland of uninspired, cookie-cutter metal – breathing new life into the genre.
Who Really Wants to Live Forever is available for purchase on the band’s website, Amazon and iTunes.