Ten Ton Slug Groove Metal / Co. Galway
The band was originally formed by brothers, Michael and Sean Sullivan, as AUDITORY SHRAPNEL. I don’t know if there was a full line-up at this stage, but some demos did surface online, ‘Harmony Through Aggression’ being one as well as a version of ‘Godes Andsaca’, but have now been removed.
Early in 2014 the brothers hooked up with Adomas and Ragas from fellow Galway Doomsters WEED PRIEST, who were also looking for a new drummer. So Adomas and Ragas joined TEN TON SLUG, and Michael and Sean also joined WEED PRIEST, essentially making two bands with the same members.
Ragas left TEN TON SLUG with Eoghan Wynne taking over on bass. And on vocals the band recruited NA CRUITHNE guitarist, Ronan O ‘hArrachtain. Their first official release, the two track “Live At The Oaks” demo was released in September 2015.
Based in Galway and originally from the depths of Connemara in the west of Ireland, Ten Ton Slug has ingested five humans and leaves a trail of groove-laden sludge metal in its wake.
Gigging started in early 2014 and the band released a live demo ‘Live at the Oaks’ in September 2015, followed by a very well received debut EP ‘Brutal Gluttonous Beast’ in October 2016.
The Slug has worked hard, building a reputation for delivering formidable live performances and has gigged extensively, supporting bands such as Crowbar, Ohhms, Planet of Zeus and Slabdragger and most recently securing a support slot with Crowbar for both of their Irish shows. In addition to this, Ten Ton Slug won the Metal 2 the Masses Ireland competition in May 2016 and played to a packed New Blood Stage at Bloodstock Festival in the UK.
“The Slug is hungry… The Slug shows no mercy.”
Groove Metal, Sludge Metal
- Micheal Sullivan - Drums
- Sean Sullivan - Vocals / Guitar
- Adam Trakumas - Guitar
- Eoghan Wynne - Bass
- Rónán O 'hArrachtáin - Vocals
- Ragas - Bass