5LB. SLEDGE is a Southern CT Hard Rock and Metal Band forged over a bed of hot coals, pounded in to Cold Steel. An aggressive, rude, obnoxious, say what you want attitude of writing. Songs inspired by actual accounts and life events. A unique blend of Hard Rock, Punk and Metal with a Raw Groove. From rib crushing riffs and battle torn percussion to good time party anthems. You'll find yourself singing along to catchy hooks and fist pumping rhythms with soaring vocals, heavy guitar, pounding bass and driving drums, 5LB SLEDGE is for you.

New Release!

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5LB SLEDGE teamed up with The Thunderhead Show on Metal Devastation Radio last night for a look behind the music.  Jim and Glen of 5LB SLEDGE gave an hour long interview talking about the bands history and creation along with many out takes from the past, friends and shows.  We spoke about a few of our songs on our self titled CD 5LB SLEDGE and look forward to doing more interview and commentary's.  If you missed it click the link below and hear our unedited version of 5LB SLEDGE's interview.

End of Summer 

So what's next for 5 LB SLEDGE?  After a long summer of endless gigs a cross Connecticut 5 LB SLEDGE is taking October to complete our awaited CD.  So what do we all do till then you ask.  Check out some great Radio Stations playing 5 LB SLEDGE on our Events Page and show your support for our band.  This Thursday 10/16/2014 we are honored to be accepted for airplay on Philly Rock Radio out of Philadelphia PA. Their station is broadcasted in Philly and South Jersey on the airwaves or can be tuned in a cross the world via internet at PhillyRockRadio.com Our song "110" will debut  on "The Saloon Rock Club" show starting at 7pm.  Rock on!

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Upcoming Gigs

Previous events

Bill's Birthday Bash

Haddam CT

Our Facebook Grand Prize House Party Giveaway Winner Bill Iselin has chose to have 5LB SLEDGE help him get Hammered for his Birthday Bash!



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Scottish Dave's Pub, 24 East Main Street, Clinton CT 06413

The long awaited event is here! Stop being teased by 5LB SLEDGE and pick up your Copy of our self titled CD. The CD is FREE with a purchase of our signature SLEDGE SHOT exclusively available at Scottish Dave's! It's Time to get Hammered with the SLEDGE!



Ice Breaker

Strange Brew, 297 West Main Street, Norwich CT 06360

Cracking through the Winter Freeze! 5LB SLEDGE emerges from beneath the Ice with "Stikpin" for a night of Hot Licks and Thunder! Come and Join our Party and get Hammered with the SLEDGE!


Holiday Wind Down

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The Reserve, 16 Colony Street, Meriden CT 06415

5LB SLEDGE will be crushing the stage at The Reserve! Joined by: Rena Surrenders, Auburn Row and The Hounds of Justice.

$5 at the door or $25 to drink till you hit the floor!


Heed The Mighty Hammer

The Old Roadhouse, 36 Bank Street, New London CT 06320

5LB SLEDGE will be smashing the doors in at The Old Roadhouse for two sets of SLEDGE. Starting the Mayhem will be our special guest "SUBUTAI" straight our of New London CT with an original Stoner Rock!


Ryan's "Ride Hard" Rockin' Benefit

Scottish Dave's Pub, 24 East Main Street, Clinton CT 06413

5 LB SLEDGE friend Tim Ryan is recovering from a motorcycle accident. So we are joining "Roll Away", "The Corbys" and "New Years Revolution" in support for our friend. This is an all day event 5 LB SLEDGE will be wrapping up the night starting after 9pm with our hard hitting, "Ride Hard" style.


Cooks Presents "Metal Night"

Cooks Cafe, 203 Church Street, Naugatuck CT 06770

5 LB SLEDGE will be Hammering out our own forged Hard Rock-Metal mission with 10 Badass Metal Bands from all over the Northeast!




Blicker Fest (private party)