In writing, Queensrÿche and Sibling Cane are worlds aside musically — the previous focuses on prog metal, as the latter’s forte is traditional rock. But in some way, it all all fits in place in Slave to the machine, a band which has users of both above mentioned acts, and appears like a combined mix of their affects, from both old and fresh schools of rock and roll and metallic (Led Zeppelin, Deep Crimson, Thin Lizzy, Audioslave, and Velvet Revolver). Slave towards the System’s drummer, Scott Rockenfield, is most beneficial known as among the longest-tenured users of Queensrÿche, that is where he 1st came in touch with guitarist Kelly Grey. Grey initially served like a guitarist for Queensrÿche — changing initial member Chris DeGarmo and showing up on 1999’s Q2K — in addition to producing other performers, including Dokken and Candlebox. Vocalist/guitarist Damon Johnson and bassist Roman Glick had been both users of Sibling Cane (while Johnson in addition has toured with Alice Cooper’s music group). The group 1st got together to create music simply for the fun of it (fueled by “espresso and jamming”) — Johnson and Grey had been operating together on the Brother Cane task, when Grey suggested they provide Rockenfield a contact. Going totally against just how Queensrÿche continues to be known to create and record their albums (which often takes long periods of time), the recently created quartet penned and documented a whole album’s well worth of materials in only three weeks. The group after that delivered demos to numerous record brands, and discovered a taker using the metal-based Spitfire, which released the self-titled debut by Slave to the machine (whose name suggestions at the bandmembers’ dissatisfaction using the record market) in Feb 2006.