Slyde: A Canadian progressive rock band that speaks out against social injustice

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861503_10151486840388629_1287915357_nSlyde is a Canadian fusion of high-energy hard rock, Japanese video game synth sounds and European melodic metal. They are known for their confrontational, uncompromising energy that resonates with you long after you first hear their explosive guitar riffs. Slyde’s most recent album, New World Sympathy, contains turbulent, angst-ridden sounds; their lyricism is provocatively political and environmental as they denounce complacency and remind their fans of current social injustices and movements, such as Occupy, Line 9 and the Keystone XL Pipeline. Slyde’s music is contemporary Canadian hard-hitting protest rock at its finest—they’re loud, progressive and sound like a riot.

Just Rights Radio interviewed Slyde to talk about their most recent album, New World Sympathy, and the relationship between rock music, political/ environmental issues, and social justice advocacy. We talked about the challenges a progressive, protest band faces in the music industry, and how to find the balance between being a passionate musician and a socially conscious songwriter. Slyde is playing at Cherry Cola’s on Wednesday March 20, 2013, for Canadian Music Week. You can download Slyde’s album on bandcamp for however much you’re willing to pay.

 

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