Posted in metal | music | tour dates on July 23, 2014

by Ian Chainey

Prince / Slayer's Kerry King jamming on slugs
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Kerry King

According to me, slugs are the most terrifying thing on the planet. Crawling bags of snot? Yeah, pass. Even typing the word makes me want to pour a protective circle of salt around myself at all times.

So it's with the utmost horror that I pass along the new Tumblr Slug Solos. The collection is courtesy of @michaelmphysics, the same brain behind Bass Dogs. The concept? Simple: "Some guitarists' solo faces look like they've just realised they're holding giant slug creatures." He's right. I've also soiled myself. You can check out a few of Michael's more (like the Prince one above) below, and see the rest here. The Kerry King one is our own creation though.

That said, there are some slugs I can get down with. A couple weeks back, Invisible Oranges reviewed Gastronomicon, the newest album by death metal band Slugdge. The theme is as nutty as the name, sliming up Lovecraftian tales about an ancient species of interstellar/inter-dimensional, you guessed it, slugs. Here's a taste of the lyrics:

Rhaexorog the lord of all, protector of what lies beyond/the greatest of the chosen ones, anointed of the netherslugs!
But don't let appearances make you think this is just a gimmick. Slugdge actually rip, like a crazy combination of Carcass, Demilich, Edge of Sanity, and Arcturus. All hail Mollusca the Greatfather.

More pics from Slug Solos appear below along with streams for two Slugdge albums.

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Comments (14)

Does everything have to be a meme?

Posted by Anonymous | July 23, 2014 6:31 PM

Look at Lifeson trying his damndest to squeeze the hell outta that thing's love handles!

Posted by Anonymous | July 23, 2014 8:05 PM

"Does everything have to be a meme?"

Of course not, but don't let douchebags everywhere see this, otherwise everything will be.

Posted by Anonymous | July 23, 2014 9:04 PM

Yea, let douchebags everywhere see this,thanks!

Posted by Imoveis | July 23, 2014 9:56 PM

Is "meme" this years "hater"? Meaning anyone who uses it is a douchebag!

Posted by Anonymous | July 24, 2014 1:32 AM

Hahah Excellent photos! Third one is awesome

Posted by The Smooth Movers | July 24, 2014 5:11 AM

Prince will sue your ass!

Posted by Anonymous | July 24, 2014 9:34 AM

"According to me, slugs are the most terrifying thing on the planet. Crawling bags of snot? Yeah, pass"
I've never agreed more with anything on this site. Couldn't even look at the pictures.

Posted by Anonymous | July 24, 2014 9:49 AM

Pour some salt on those slugs, that's when the real fun begins.

Posted by Anonymous | July 24, 2014 9:55 AM

Not sure what's uglier...the slugs or the guys playing them in these pics.

Posted by Anonymous | July 24, 2014 12:36 PM

This is posted in "Metal" instead of "Comedy"?


Sounds about rite.

Posted by Anonymous | July 24, 2014 12:58 PM

Metal is Comedy. The moose out front should have told you that.

Posted by Anonymous | July 24, 2014 1:08 PM

^ lol

Al this click bait proves is that we won and the Metal section is now suffering like Invisible Oranges is.


L U L Z

Victory.

Posted by Anonymous | July 24, 2014 1:26 PM

Haha... this is just hilarious! Great pics... who would have thought that slugs are so popular? :-)

Posted by A2B Removals Group | September 15, 2014 5:43 PM

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