I have been convinced for a very long time that New York City has the best local thrash there is. Some people like NYC for our parks, our skyscrapers, our extensive public transit system…I like it for the thrash. Deal with it. Anyway, Slam One Down is no exception to the “local thrash is invariably good” rule. I got to see them for the first time at Trash Bar in Brooklyn (with Alekhine’s Gun, Lies Beneath, and others) last week and they were unsurprisingly superb.
Slam One Down was conceptualized in 2005 by guitarist J.R., but only came to fruition after he met vocalist Bobby Brazen. They’ve been rocking the Tri-State area ever since. They’ve played local shows, they’ve opened for international acts (Drowning Pool, Mushroomhead, and Powerman 5000, to name a few), and just last year, they released their first full-length album, titled Who Really Wants To Live Forever (available on their official website). Luckily for us Northeast US folks, Slam One Down has a few more events lined up, playing a free show in Brooklyn tomorrow and supporting Generation Kill’s release party with Julius Seizure.
Here’s a clip of Slam One Down performing at Blackthorn in Queens, which — by the way — is a really awesome venue that you should check out when you’re in the area. Two Hails in one!
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