Drummer Mark Zonder (ex-FATES WARNING, WARLORD) of SLAVIOR has issued the following update:
On January 21st I will be doing an on-air interview with Norm and his radio show, 'Another State of Mind', on 105.3 FM in San Diego. We will play a few cuts from the new SLAVIOR album as well as some other classics. Norm promises me that he has a few surprises from the past.
"We [SLAVIOR] are currently searching for a seven-string guitar player to play live with us. All serious inquiries please send to www.myspace.com/slaviorband. Los Angeles- or San Diego-based preferred. You must play seven-string guitar. No exceptions, sorry.
"The weekend of Jan. 26-27, 2007 will be a busy one for us as we will be playing both nights. Friday night the 26th we will be playing a gig at Bill's Place Studios in North Hollywood. We should start around 9:00pm. The next night we will be playing at Paladino's in Reseda. Not sure of the time, but keep checking back or give them a call. Hope to see all of you at these shows."
SLAVIOR recently posted the track "Origin" on its MySpace page. The song comes off the group's upcoming self-titled debut album, due in early 2007 via Inside Out Music.
A versatile, melodic hard rock/metal act, SLAVIOR's debut album features elements familiar to Zonder's progressive metal past, but also introduces a wide array influences including reggae, hip-hop, and modern rock.
The band — whose lineup includes MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP guitarist/keyboardist Wayne Findlay and ex-TRIBE OF GYPSIES singer Gregg Analla — had originally inked a deal with Greece's Black Lotus Records, but financial turmoil eventually caused the label to fold, leaving SLAVIOR to re-evaluate matters and come to their initial choice of labels, Inside Out.