It’s no secret that getting a visible six-pack is a common goal for many gym-goers. In addition Six-Pack is an album title and the band behind the music is Szabotage and they offer an amalgam of metal, rock and prog.
Szabotage was born when long-time friends – located in Hawaii, Vancouver and Ottawa – came together online to have a crack at recording a couple of songs as a way to battle the lockdown demons created during the COVID pandemic. Szabotage with the track Mistakes Were Made,
While the creative process has always been therapeutic for all members of Szbotage, this experience introduced them to therapy at a new level. The chances taken in song structures, performances and production perhaps felt like they could be some of the last. This resulted in a sweet combination of desperation and the thrill of riding the edge that was somehow captured in the tracks. It blended perfectly and bred life into what is now the final product. The track Fremont,
Inspired by multiple influences, including Black Sabbath, Faith No More, the Blizzard of Ozz, Anthrax, Tool, and Opeth (naming only a few), Szabotage draws its roots from the masters and the giants of heavy. In a non-traditional manner, they add a healthy shot of creativity and their own flavor of musical mastery to bring forward a unique, brutal, tender, funny, and heartfelt debut offering, full of tasty ear candy and non-stop imagery. The track Are We Machines?
01 – Mistakes Were Made
02 – Channeling
03 – Are We Machines?
04 – Joyride
05 – Sinn Féin
06 – Fremont
James Phillips – Vocals, Keys
Victor Szabo – Guitars, Keys
Mike Dykeman – Bass, Back-Up Vocals, Keys
Grant Moynes – Drums
For fans of Black Sabbath, Tool, Faith No More, Blizzard of Ozz, Anthrax, Opeth
All songs produced by Szabotage
Guitars and keys were recorded and engineered by V. Szabo in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA;
Drums, Bass, b/u vocals and keys were recorded and engineered by M. Dykeman in Kanata, Ontario, Canada;
Vocals were recorded and engineered by Adam Payne in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Mixes by M. Dykeman, V. Szabo and Mike Bond
Mix Engineer: M. Bond @producedbybond, @wolflakestudios
Mastered by: M. Bond
Due to covid restrictions, all elements of this EP were accomplished remotely.