NewsJune 26, 2020 10:49 AM ET6,143 views

Slaves changing name due to its racial connotations

California post-hardcore band Slaves have announced plans to change their name due to the racial connotations of the word. According to the group, the name was originally a reference to its members' previous struggles with substance abuse, but they "cannot continue to tie our music and our positive message to word associated with such negative weight and hurt." The name change will take place following the release of Slaves' forthcoming album, To Better Days. A statement from the band can be read below.

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