Prior to the Murderdolls and Wednesday 13, Slade played bass, and later guitar, in the band Dope alongside guitarist Tripp Eisen who was also part of the Murderdolls. After Eisen left Dope, Slade was moved to guitar for the album Life. He later left Dope to join the Murderdolls, again replacing Eisen on guitar. Before joining the Murderdolls (alongside his Dope work), Slade also fronted a band known as the Vampire Love Dolls.
Slade played "Tired 'N Lonely" (rhythm guitar) on Roadrunner United for Roadrunner Records' 25-year anniversary. He collaborated on the song with musician Joey Jordison, who also played in the Murderdolls with Slade.
Recently, Slade filled in as guitarist for Wednesday 13 on his 2008 tour.
Most recently, he has announced that he has been in the studio, working on his debut solo album and has been producing Scottish acoustic punk, Billy Liar.