The Slaughterhouse 5

It’s time for something new. It’s not typical at all. It’s kind of an “art-pop-rock” coming from Aarhus, DK. It’s a band called The Slaughterhouse 5 – a name that refers to the title of the famous book by Kurt Vonnegut. But when I first heard the music, I was wondering if it’s more of some kind of bloody transformation of the band The Jackson 5. I have no answer to this question, but what I do have is a huge respect for this bunch of guys who came up with something very different.

As they write about themselves on their FB page, they are:

“Currently thespians in a mad playwright’s fucked-up theater. Normally a third-rater rock band with no suggestion of genuine character”.

The Slaughterhouse 5 recently recorded an 18 minutes live session, which shows the band’s unique approach to music. While listening to it, we got reminded about another extraordinary Danish group – Kabaret Sybarit (check them out too!).

But let’s get back to the point. Which is the art-loaded, musical-like-sounding mixture, with a touch of rock inspiration. The Slaughterhouse 5 connects the artistic approach known from musicals (maybe it’s because of the word “slaughter” in the name, that we keep thinking about the musical movie “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” with Johnny Deep) with a more modern way of expressing the musical side of a soul.

There is something somewhat cranky in The Slaughterhouse 5’s music and this is exactly what makes it so cool!

The last two tracks from the live session below are from the band’s upcoming album, which is supposed to be released in early summer (so – soon!). We’re looking forward to listen to it and see how the project will develop!


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