Employed to Serve’s Sammy Urwin: My Dream Supergroup

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U.K. post-hardcore crew Employed to Serve are one of the most exciting young bands around, as their blistering songs, such as the single “Force Fed,” amply testify. The group released their third album, Eternal Forward Motion, in May this year and are supporting it heavily with characteristically incendiary live shows. They have a slew of gigs in the U.K., Switzerland and Germany lined up through the end of the year (see the itinerary below). Ahead of those dates, we asked guitarist Sammy Urwin — who also plays in the highly touted metalcore outfit Renounced — to put together his dream supergroup, made of musicians, alive or dead.


On guitar, because I needn’t explain why.


On vocals, because he’s the King of Metal — and rock & roll, I might add.


On bass, as the dude absolutely slayed and had incredible stage presence.


On drums, because he’s one of the most underrated metal drummers of all time and you can’t start a band with just one of the Abbott brothers!

Employed to Serve tour dates:
27 Nov – Willem Twee poppodium – Den Bosch, Netherlands
28 Nov – LKA Longhorn – Stuttgart, Germany
29 Nov – Skaters Palace – Münster, Germany
30 Nov – Markthalle – Hamburg, Germany
01 Dec – Beta – København, Denmark
02 Dec – Live Music Hall – Cologne, Germany
03 Dec – Columbia Theater – Berlin, Germany
05 Dec – Backstage Werk – München, Germany
06 Dec – Z-Bau – House of Contemporary Culture – Nuremberg, Germany
07 Dec – Eventwerk Dresden – Dresden, Germany
10 Dec – Les Docks – Lausanne, Switzerland
13 Dec – Portsmouth Pyramids – Centre Portsmouth, United Kingdom
14 Dec – Rock City – Nottingham, United Kingdom
15 Dec – Y Plas – Cardiff, United Kingdom
17 Dec – Riverside Newcastle – Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom
18 Dec – SWG3 Studio Warehouse – Glasgow, United Kingdom
20 Dec – Manchester Academy – Manchester, United Kingdom
21 Dec – The Roundhouse – London, United Kingdom