Created across continents, Slice The Cake is a metal band intent on doing things a different way. Formed in early 2009 by guitarist/producer Jonas Johansson and vocalist Gareth Edwards when the two collaborated on a project together, recording guitars, bass and drums in Jonas' own studio in Sweden, with Gareth's own unique vocal stylings added in England. The lineup was completed in late 2009 with the addition of bassist and composer, Jack Richardson, himself living in Australia.
The self-styled "band" then began work on writing a full release of material, taking influences from death metal, and hardcore, while mixing in orchestral based elements, as well as a more technical and melodic approach to song writing. With song writing taking place in three seperate countries before being recorded by each of the members, their debut EP, "Cleansed", shows a group of musicians intent of making something to stand out from the crowd.
The band, set in their ways, was inspired to fuse their influences from Despised Icon, The Black Dahlia Murder, The Acacia Strain, Painted in Exile and Mirrorthrone into a melting pot and seeing what they could forge from this eclectic mix. The result is an aggressive, and razor sharp assault on the senses for the new wave of death metal fans.
Erase everything down to zero, level off the playing field. We must be reborn.