Release date: April 2012
Slave to the Game is the fifth studio album by deathcore band Emmure, released on April 10, 2012 through Victory Records. The record was produced by Joey Sturgis, who also handled the production on the band's previous album Speaker of the Dead. It is the first album to feature drummer Mark Castillo, following the band parting ways with their former drummer Mike Kaabe in October 2011. Slave to the Game is the band's highest charting album to date, hitting number 58 on the Billboard 200, and number 11 on the Top Independent chart.
In an interview with Alternative Press in promotion of the album, vocalist Frankie Palmeri said "It's just a heavy fucking record. It's another Emmure record that hopefully people get to enjoy with us, because we dig it and that's what it comes down to. We just make albums we try to enjoy and hopefully people can come along for the ride."