Employed To Serve are born out of a time where it felt like their generation had given up on their hopes and aspirations. The music is abrasive and unforgiving but the band have a continuing positive theme present in the lyrics throughout their releases, trying to better yourself instead of getting stuck in the groundhog day of a miserable, mundane existence. Employed To Serve is about striving to achieve with a belief that something good will come from our generation’s lifetime.
After the release of their debut record ‘Greyer Than You Remember’, Employed To Serve have made it their mission to decimate every venue in the UK and Europe that lay in their wake. Famed for their relentless live charge, they have made appearances at Damnation Festival, Incubate Festival as well as touring with the likes of Rolo Tomassi, Heck, Black Peaks alongside their own headline tours.
2017 marks the release of Employed To Serve’s sophomore album ’The Warmth Of A Dying Sun’. Recorded at The Ranch Production House with producer Lewis Johns (Gnarwolves, Funeral For A Friend), this record was written with the intent of creating a heavier and darker album by a band who has established their sound and with that confidence, have created their strongest release yet. The band are inspired by artists such as Deftones, Will Haven and Botch.
Formed in 2008 by Sam Thredder, Yusuf Tary and Matt Byrne. Debut album Regress released in 2011 through Holy Roar Records. Split 12" with Meadows released in 2012 through Head of Crom.
Slabdragger has shared stages/toured with Saint Vitus, Acid King, UFOMAMMUT, Church of Misery, Dub Trio, Orange Goblin, Black Pyramid, and have played festivals such as Supersonic, Desertfest and Damnation Festival.