|Slough Feg parts ways with Harry Cantwell; new drum auditions to begin ASAP
San Francisco, CA – July 22, 2014 – Heavy metal stalwarts Slough Feg have announced that longtime drummer Harry Cantwell will be leaving the band after their July 28 show at Bottom of the Hill in San Francisco. Cantwell has performed with the band for the past seven years, and on their last three studio albums: “Ape Uprising!“, “The Animal Spirits“, and “Digital Resistence“. The band plans to begin auditioning new drummers as soon as possible. Interested drummers can reach out via e-mail or via facebook.com/sloughfegofficial.
Vocalist/guitarist Mike Scalzi offered the following comment: “After almost seven years as drummer of Slough Feg, Harry Cantwell will be leaving the band after our July 28th show at Bottom of the Hill in San Francisco. We’re sad to see him go, for he’s been a great drummer and also truly great person, and of course we wish him luck in all of his future pursuits. Luckily Harry gave us plenty of notice, and also played fantastically at the last two shows in Minneapolis and Chicago— so not a drop of bad blood here. I’m sure we’ll all remain friends, and of course we’ll continue to use Harry’s talents as fashion consultant to the band after his departure. So come celebrate Harry’s last show on July 28th at Bottom of the Hill!! Obviously this news brings up the question: what are we gonna do about a drummer? Well, we do have some stuff scheduled for a few months down the road, so we’ll be auditioning drummers ASAP. If you think you’re up to the task, then let us know!!!”
While you’re there, read Pitchfork’s recent interview with Slough Feg‘s Mike Scalzi HERE.
“Digital Resistance” was recorded with Justin Weis (who produced the album with vocalist/guitarist Mike Scalzi) at Trakworx in South San Francisco from January-October 2013 and marks the band’s first new studio album since 2010’s “The Animal Spirits.” For a much deeper look into the album, read Pitchfork’s interview with Mike Scalzi HERE.