Through Art We Are All Equals

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Through Art We Are All Equals
Studio album by
ReleasedJune 24, 2014 (2014-06-24)
Recorded2014; Sacramento, California
Genre Post-hardcore, experimental rock
Label Artery
Producer Kris Crummett, [1] Jonny Craig (additional)
Slaves chronology
Through Art We Are All Equals
Routine Breathing
Singles from Through Art We Are All Equals
  1. "The Fire Down Below"
    Released: April 22, 2014
  2. "The Upgrade, Pt. II"
    Released: May 14, 2014
  3. "Starving for Friends"
    Released: May 26, 2014
  4. "My Soul Is Empty And Full of White Girls"
    Released: July 9, 2014

Through Art We Are All Equals is the debut album by American post-hardcore band Slaves released June 24, 2014 through Artery Recordings. The lead single "The Fire Down Below" was released on April 22, 2014 on YouTube. On May 14, the band released "The Upgrade, Pt. II" as the second single from the album. The third single "Starving for Friends", featuring Vic Fuentes of Pierce the Veil was released on May 26. The album was produced by Kris Crummett. [1] It's the only album to feature bassist Jason Mays who left the band on May 30 prior to the album's release. [2]

Post-hardcore is a punk rock music genre that maintains the aggression and intensity of hardcore punk but emphasizes a greater degree of creative expression initially inspired by post-punk and noise rock. Like post-punk, the term has been applied to a broad constellation of groups. Post-hardcore began in the 1980s with bands like Hüsker Dü, and Minutemen. The genre expanded in the 1980s and 1990s with releases by bands from cities that had established hardcore scenes, such as Fugazi from Washington, D.C. as well as groups such as Big Black and Jawbox that stuck closer to post-hardcore's noise rock roots. In the 2000s, post-hardcore achieved mainstream success with the popularity of bands like My Chemical Romance, AFI, Underoath, Hawthorne Heights, The Used, At the Drive-In and Senses Fail. In the 2010s, post-hardcore bands like Sleeping with Sirens and Pierce the Veil achieved success and bands like Title Fight and La Dispute experienced underground popularity.

Slaves (American band) A rock band from Sacramento, California founded by Jonny Craig.

Slaves is an American post-hardcore group formed in Sacramento, California. The band currently consists of bassist Colin Vieira, guitarists Weston Richmond and Juan Felipe Sanchez, drummer Zachary Baker, and lead vocalist Matt McAndrew. The band released their debut album, Through Art We Are All Equals on June 24, 2014. Their second studio album, Routine Breathing, was released on August 21, 2015. The band released their third studio album Beautiful Death on February 16, 2018.

Artery Recordings is an American record label based in Sacramento, California, United States, founded in 2010 as an imprint of Razor & Tie by Eric Rushing, owner of The Artery Foundation.



On March 3, 2014, Jonny Craig announced that he would be signed to Artery Recordings with his band, Slaves. A video was uploaded on the same day of Craig and the band recording the album in Sacramento, California on Artery Recordings' official YouTube channel. The band released their first single, "The Fire Down Below" on April 22. Kris Crummett was announced to be the producer for the album and the track listing and album art cover was released soon after. [3] It was confirmed that the album's featured guests would include Tyler Carter of metalcore band Issues, Craig's sister Natalie Craig, Kyle Lucas, and Vic Fuentes of post-hardcore band Pierce the Veil. [4] Jonny Craig confirmed that the album's release will not be involved with his former label, Rise Records. On May 13, 2014, the band confirmed that they would tour on the All Stars Tour. The singles "The Upgrade Pt. II" and "Starving for Friends", featuring Vic Fuentes, were released as singles on May 14 and May 26, respectively, in the iTunes Store. The title "There Is Only One God and His Name Is Death" is a quote from Game of Thrones .[ citation needed ]

Jonny Craig Canadian musician

Jonathan Monroe Craig is a Canadian-American singer and songwriter. Jonny previously contributed as lead vocalist with acts Dance Gavin Dance, Emarosa, Ghost Runner on Third, westerHALTS, and Slaves. As a solo artist, he has released two studio albums, two EPs and a live album to date. He was also a part of the supergroup Isles & Glaciers. Craig possesses the vocal range of a baritenor, and his distinct type of soul-based singing has earned him considerable acclaim.

Sacramento, California State capital and city of California, United States

Sacramento is the capital city of the U.S. state of California and the seat of Sacramento County. Located at the confluence of the Sacramento River and the American River in Northern California's Sacramento Valley, Sacramento's estimated 2018 population of 501,334 makes it the sixth-largest city in California and the ninth largest capital in the United States. Sacramento is the seat of the California Legislature and the Governor of California, making it the state's political center and a hub for lobbying and think tanks. Sacramento is also the cultural and economic core of the Sacramento metropolitan area, which had a 2010 population of 2,414,783, making it the fifth largest in California.

YouTube Video-sharing service owned by Google

YouTube is an American video-sharing platform headquartered in San Bruno, California. Three former PayPal employees—Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, and Jawed Karim—created the service in February 2005. Google bought the site in November 2006 for US$1.65 billion; YouTube now operates as one of Google's subsidiaries.

Track listing

All tracks are written by Slaves.

1."The Fire Down Below"4:05
2."This Is You Throwing in the Towel"3:24
3."The Young and Beyond Reckless" (featuring Tyler Carter of Issues)3:16
4."My Soul Is Empty and Full of White Girls"3:58
5."Those Who Stand for Nothing, Fall for Everything"3:48
6."The Hearts of Our Young" (featuring Natalie Craig)4:24
7."There Is Only One God and His Name Is Death"4:07
8."The King and the Army That Stands Behind Him" (featuring Kyle Lucas)3:12
9."Ashes.Dust.Smoke.Love.Stars.The One."3:11
10."The Upgrade, Pt. II"3:40
11."Starving for Friends" (featuring Vic Fuentes of Pierce the Veil)4:04
Total length:41:09


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