The NEW EP "QUI VIVRA VERRA" featuring 6 tracks, including, "Dissonance" and "Relativity" is out now
Produced by Evan Rodaniche of Cage 9 and Bradley Dujmovic. Featuring the song With or Without You (U2 Cover) engineered and produced by Sameer Bhattacharya (Flyleaf) and Dave Moreno (Puddle of Mudd).
Slant: to take a diagonal course, direction, or path.
Just like its definition, Slant is nothing ordinary. All members come from various cultural backgrounds and life experiences that influence their unique form of rock. Each member merges their personal life experiences along with diverse cultural backgrounds and ties musical inspiration from artist such as Tool, Deftones, Avenged Sevenfold, and Nirvana to create the unique sound that is Slant. With Fahim Zaman on vocals and lead guitar, Munir Haque on rhythm guitar, Josh Chastain on bass, and Jimmy Lee on drums, Slant has been bringing forth pure, positive music since they have formed. Call Slant hard rock, power rock, progressive-metal, or alternative Slant is giving us all a taste of their perspectives on the world through "music."
Slant recorded their debut album "A Thin Line," (signed to & released by Gotham Records) in 2005, after parting ways with the label Slant joined with PCM Live Entertainment Management and since then they have independently released multiple albums and singles which landed licensing spots and airplay (see below). Slant's Catalogue includes "A Thin Line" (LP), Slant (Self Titled LP), "Wasted" (EP), "Hope Created" (LP) and the 2019 unreleased "Qui Vivra Verra" EP.
The music Slant writes conveys thoughts & emotions that everyone can relate to, no matter where they are or what age they may be. Slant is dedicated to bringing creative and insightful music to their fans; this drive has landed them recognition worldwide and a few hundred of shows performed to date. They have traveled internationally on behalf of The Armed Forces Entertainment and independently throughout the USA bringing their art to listeners. Slant have toured along the U.S. West Coast and have been the opener for headlining acts such as: Alien Ant Farm, Taproot, Puddle of Mudd, Eyes Set to Kill, Buckcherry, Hed PE (Budweiser Music Fest / other shows), P.O.D (Sunset Strip Music Festival), Hoobastank, 10 Years, Adema, Powerman 5000, Cold and more. In October 2019, Slant expanded their live performance into Mexico at Fronterizo Festival III, opening the festival for such names as Gun N Roses, Quit Riot, Queensryche, Ratt
Their music has been featured in the PS3 and Xbox game "Supremacy MMA", along with licenses in various television & entertainment resources (i.e. G4 episode of ICONS, Lionsgate Film "Beatdown"). Additionally, Slant has been sponsored by Aurora Premier Colored Guitar Strings and 51 Fifty Energy Drink.
Over the years Slant's music has been added to hundreds of college, online, and commercial radio station lists in multiple states including The World Famous KROQ 106.7 Los Angeles. Slant recorded 2 tracks with Dave Moreno (Puddle of Mudd) and Sameer Battachrya (Flyleaf). The new music includes a modern rock /alternative cover of U2’s “With or Without You” along with an original track titled “Dissonance”. Both tracks are featured on the EP "Qui Viva Verra".
Slant had success with the release of the "Qui Vivra Verra" EP, landing airplay in USA , UK, and Mexico Radio. To accompany the release, Slant put out the "With or Without You" Official Music Video with the help of Parvez S Imagery. Parvez is an artist known for his visual imagery and storytelling. Parvez and Slant will be releasing multiple works together, including 360 VR and 180 VR technology-based videos. Parvez loved the bands music/message and requested to work with Slant on a music video for their cover of U2’s “With or Without You”. The full-length video received acceptance from the group Rock To Recovery (owned by Wesley Geer) to close the video with a PSA to raise awareness to recovery through music.
“Through their music, Slant hopes to share a perspective of life in progress and what they've learned through the experiences that affect us all.” – Fahim Zaman (Vocals/Lead Guitar)
Slant has performed alongside: Alien Ant Farm, Taproot, Puddle of Mudd, Eyes Set to Kill, Buckcherry, Hed PE (Budweiser Music Fest / other shows), P.O.D (Sunset Strip Music Festival), Hoobastank, 10 Years, Adema, Powerman 5000, Cold, Orgy, Tantric, Onesidezero.
Festivals - Fronterizo Fest (Fall 2019) headlined by Guns N Roses, Wasteland Weekend, The Las Vegas Bike Festival, The Sunset Strip Music Festival, Salute The Troops Music Festival, Budweiser Music Fest, County Fairs, Expos and more.
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ACHIEVEMENTS & NOTABLE HAPPENINGS
Slant debuts their rock cover of U2’s “With or Without You” in a 2018 live performance. In 2019 Slant released the official music video along with VR versions by Parvez S. Imagery. The full-length video received acceptance from the group Rock To Recovery (owned by Wes Geer) to close the video with a PSA to raise awareness to recovery and the healing benefits of music.
Music Connection – Live Review by P. Brochetti
Material: A hard rock/metal band from Los Angeles, Slant delivers crafty, well-written songs that drive rhythm to your soul. Time and effort have been invested in the songs, especially standouts like “No Regret” and “Wasted.” Both are powerful and hard-driving with fairly complex, dynamic rhythms that incorporate melodic and well-placed lyrics that make you want to “bang your head.”
Musicianship: These guys have been honing their skills for a bit, evident from their cool, self-assured presence. They are fun to watch as the rhythm guitar and bass guitar run from one side of the stage to the other while Lee twirled his sticks and kept the beat like he was born with them in his hands.
Zaman, guitar in hand and mic to face, played multifarious rhythms, keeping the music intact while belting out lyrics and making it look easy amid the chaos.
Performance: Slant came out dressed in uniform, all wearing red. Was it in support of our troops or to show that they were hot? Possibly both, but for sure the latter. Not only did Slant play their music well, they played with the audience in a confident and elfish manner to not to detract from the music’s impact.
Slant left no one untouched––the upstairs, the downstairs, the bars and even outside. Haque and Chastain would switch sides and vivaciously dig at the crowd to make noise and get louder.
Summary: Though less progressive and more straightforward, Slant is a hard rock/metal band in the style of Tool. Great rhythms intertwine with melodic guitars and lyrics then mix with coltish, onstage antics to make for a fun, pleasurable experience.
Even if you’re not into the rock/metal sound, Slant makes you like it with melodic rhythms and catchy melodies. They also present a medieval vibe that drives the rhythm section and vocals alike and draws the listener closer to each song.
A great listening and visual experience, it’s no surprise Slant are playing bigger and bigger venues, not to mention a couple of European tours.
AudioEclectica Show Review
The direct support for Onesidezero this evening was the band Slant. This band I’ve heard of and checked out before and was quite interested to check them out. Over the course of the last year or so, they have been building quite the fan base and leaving their mark on the scene. Slant’s set was quite rockin. They have a very cool alternative rock side to them with the right amount of “heavy” to accompany them. Something else that stood out about Slant is their positive outlook in their words. It’s not something you notice right off the bat but, as you listen you really start to hear it. They know how to put on a show and their excitement for playing live shows….
Armed Forces Entertainment Tour: "Between ROCK and a Hard Place"
Tour Poster Advertisement Liner
"LA-based Slant plays a dark blend of rock and hard rock that gives a nod to
Seattle. With two critically acclaimed albums and a highly caffeinated stage
presence, Slant is garnering rave reviews and legions of fans worldwide."
Armed Forces Entertainment Testimonial: Justin Miller:
On the second night of the Ride the Alps event at the Edelweiss Lodge and Resort, Armed Forces Entertainment sponsored Slant. Slant is a hard rocking band from L.A. and they completely owned the night. This was my fourth time participating in the Ride the Alps event and it was the first time I actually cared about the band. They blew the doors off all the previous bands. I was amazed. A large group of us stayed up with the band until 2 AM. They played and we rocked. It was one of the best times I have had in a long time. I cannot say thank you enough. The guys in the band are all very talented musicians and, after talking to them, they are all really nice people. Armed Forces Entertainment, all I can ask is that you bring them back for the Ride the Alps event next year.