Origin: Lancashire, England  
Genres: Death Metal
Page online: August 16, 2020
Last update/review: August 16, 2020

Slugdge

Slugdge has risen in stature relatively quickly, debuting in 2013 and, er, slugging it out for several years releasing self-financed albums until finally signing with Willowtip for 2018's Esoteric Malacology. Musically they slot in the intricate, technical, somewhat melodic blackened death metal camp, with a hint of sludge befitting their name. And then there's the elephant in the room -- or, in this case, the giant slug in the room, as their lyrics and imagery deal with slugs (including a bounty of slug puns in their song titles, and of course the band name itself). Yes, it's a gimmick, and just as with any band that employs any kind of less-than-serious gimmick, there's a segment of the listening public that downgrades the band for this reason alone (Nekrogoblikon is another contemporary band that faces this). Frankly, the music is plenty serious and the slug tie-ins are really an amusing side note and nothing more.

Current Members

Matt Moss

vocals

Kev Pearson

guitars

Matt Lowe

bass

Alan Cassidy

drums (Black Dahlia Murder)



Discography


Born Of Slime  
2013 independent
  1. All Shell Perish
  2. Slime Traveller
  3. Eyehatesalt
  4. Killing Fields
  5. Pod Hates Us All
  6. Deus Ex Mollusca
  7. War Prayer of Slish
  8. Day of Sludgement
  • Matt Moss
  • Kev Pearson



Gastronomicon  
2014 independent
  1. Dark Side of the Shroom (Intro)
  2. Gastronomicon
  3. Lettuce Prey
  4. The Sound of Mucus
  5. Slimewave Zero
  6. Invertahate
  7. Salters of Madness
  8. Pax Aranea
  • Matt Moss
  • Kev Pearson



Slug Life  EP
2015 independent
  1. 21st Century Schizoid Man (King Crimson cover)
  2. Static (Mistress cover)
  3. Taste the Poison (Napalm Death cover)
  4. Salt Mine (Assück cover)
  5. Chemical Goat (Circle of Dead Children cover)
  6. Worldcraft (Nasum cover)
  • Matt Moss
  • Kev Pearson



Dim & Slimeridden Kingdoms  
2015 independent
  1. Dim & Slimeridden Kingdoms
  2. Spore Ensemble
  3. The Toxic Salts
  4. Suffering Quahog
  5. Flying Snails
  6. The Chapter for Transforming into a Slug
  7. Pellet in the Head
  8. Unchained Malady
  • Matt Moss
  • Kev Pearson



The Cosmic Cornucopia  COMPILATION
2015
  1. All Shell Perish
  2. Slime Traveller
  3. Eyehatesalt
  4. Killing Fields
  5. Pod Hates Us All
  6. Deus Ex Mollusca
  7. War Prayer of Slish
  8. Day of Sludgement
  9. Dark Side of the Shroom
  10. Gastronomicon
  11. Lettuce Prey
  12. The Sound of Mucus
  13. Slimewave Zero
  14. Invertahate
  15. Salters of Madness
  16. Pax Aranea
  17. Dim & Slimeridden Kingdoms
  18. Spore Ensemble
  19. The Toxic Salts
  20. Suffering Quahog
  21. Flying Snails
  22. The Chapter for Transforming Into a Slug
  23. Pellet in the Head
  24. Unchained Malady



Esoteric Malacology  
2018 Willowtip
  1. War Squids
  2. Crop Killer
  3. The Spectral Burrows
  4. Slave Goo World
  5. Transilvanian Fungus
  6. Putrid Fairytale
  7. Salt Thrower
  8. Limo Vincit Omnia
  • Matt Moss
  • Kev Pearson




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