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Slander was formed in 1990, following a last minute request from the Blackpool Gazette to make up the numbers for a local Rock Battle. Andy Saxon - Lamb and Steve Slater were given 24 hours notice to recruit musicians and rehearse their set. After rehearsing through most of the previous night, they hammered out a thirty minute set to an unsuspecting crowd. From the positive audience reaction it was clear that their brand of heavy metal was a winning formula. In late 1990 Slander’s “Fighting Talk” appeared on Radio 1’s Friday Rock Show’s “Rock Wars”. The feature showcased the talents of unsigned bands and was hosted by the late Tommy Vance. Unfortunately, they were runners up, but this only spurred the band on to return to the studio for 2 more sessions. The best twelve tracks from all the previous sessions were released on their self financed debut album “Careless Talk Costs Lives” in late 1991. The album received airplay on many radio stations around the world; most notably Alan Freeman played five different songs from the album on his Radio 1 Rock Show. Paul Mills reviewed the album for Kerrang magazine and gave it a favourable “KKK” rating saying “Cry of the Wolf is quite likely to leave you breathless and nursing an aching neck”.

“Careless Talk Costs Lives” sold out in less than six months and is still regarded as a very rare and collectable title by record collectors worldwide.


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  • ObscureSolstice

    British Heavy metal

    28 Sep 2013 Reply
  • WoodWoman

    'Careless Talk Costs Lives' - Whoa, excellent material!

    10 Aug 2013 Reply
  • kukatz

    also UK HC band from early 90's.

    15 Aug 2012 Reply
  • mdbsick

    интересные товарищи! приятно удивилили :)

    26 Jun 2011 Reply
  • zyczliwy_marcin

    Pozdrowienia dla ludzi z Kóńskich słuchających mocnych rockowych brzmień. Slander pewnie miałby szanse zaistniec na polskiej scenie ,gdyby powstał w obecnych czasach ... dla mnie bardzo dobrze kojarzące sie ostre brzmienie.

    13 Feb 2009 Reply

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