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Encyclopedia > Slaughter (band)
Slaughter
Origin Las Vegas, Nevada
USA Flag of the United States
Genre(s) Hard rock
Heavy metal
Glam metal
Years active 1988 - present
Label(s) Chrysalis
CMC International
Victor
Capitol
Website www.slaughterweb.com
Members
Mark Slaughter
Dana Strum
Blas Elias
Jeff Blando
Former members
Tim Kelly
Dave Marshall
Bobby Rock
Tim DiDuro

Slaughter is a hard rock band formed in Las Vegas, Nevada by lead vocalist/rhythm guitarist Mark Slaughter and bassist Dana Strum. The band reached stardom with their first album, Stick It to Ya which spawned several hit singles like "Up All Night", "Spend My Life", "Mad About You", and the power ballad "Fly to the Angels". For further information, see Las Vegas metropolitan area and Las Vegas Strip. ... This article is about the U.S. State of Nevada. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Hard Rock redirects here. ... Heavy metal redirects here. ... Glam metal is a sub-genre of heavy metal music that arose in the late 1970s - early 1980s in the United States. ... In the music industry, a record label is a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... Chrysalis logo (1987-2005) Chrysalis Records is a record label that was created in 1969. ... CMC International is a record label, a division of its parent label - Sanctuary Records. ... Victor logo with the famous Nipper dog. ... Capitol Records is a major United States-based record label, owned by EMI. // The Capitol Records company was founded by the songwriter Johnny Mercer in 1942, with the financial help of movie producer Buddy DeSylva and the business acumen of Glenn Wallichs, (1910-1971) (owner of Music City, at the... Mark Slaughter (born July 4, 1964 in Las Vegas, Nevada) is the founder, singer and guitarist of heavy metal band Slaughter. ... Dana Strum (1997) Dana Strum (born December 13, 1951 in Washington, DC) is the bass guitarist of heavy metal band Slaughter. ... Blas Elias (born in August 18, ???? in Kennedy, Texas) is the drummer of rock band Slaughter. ... Jeff Blando is a guitarist who has played for Left For Dead, Slaughter and Saigon Kick. ... Timothy Patrick Kelly (January 13, 1963 - February 5, 1998) was the guitarist for the band Slaughter. ... Dave Marshall is a guitarist who has performed with the Vince Neil Band, Slaughter, and Fiona. ... Bobby Rock is a drummer who has played for various bands, including Vinnie Vincent Invasion, Nitro, Nelson, Brunette, and Hardline. ... Slaughter was a Canadian death thrash metal band. ... Hard Rock redirects here. ... Mark Slaughter (born July 4, 1964 in Las Vegas, Nevada) is the founder, singer and guitarist of heavy metal band Slaughter. ... Dana Strum (1997) Dana Strum (born December 13, 1951 in Washington, DC) is the bass guitarist of heavy metal band Slaughter. ... Stick It To Ya is the debut album from hard rock band Slaughter. ... To emphasize the emotional aspect of a power ballad, crowds customarily hold up lit lighters. ...


Despite diminishing success in the United States, the band has remained a steady act in national tours, mainly in the Rock Never Stops Tour which features several bands of the same era. Rock Never Stops is a US rock tour aiming to bring back the rock of the 80s, bringing together some of the best bands that surfaced in that decade. ...

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Band History

Slaughter first formed in Las Vegas, Nevada at the height of glam metal's dominance over MTV and rock radio. Achieving popularity at the tail end of the movement, Slaughter's day in the spotlight proved to be bright but fickle and brief. They have, however, continued to record and tour. Glam metal is a sub-genre of heavy metal music that arose in the late 1970s - early 1980s in the United States. ... This article is about the original U.S. music television channel. ...


The band formed in 1988 out of the ashes of lead vocalist/rhythm guitarist Mark Slaughter and bassist Dana Strum's previous group, Vinnie Vincent Invasion, which had featured the titular lead guitarist. Slaughter and Strum completed the lineup by recruiting lead & rhythm guitarist Tim Kelly and drummer Blas Elias. Their debut album Stick It to Ya saw 3 songs hit the Billboard Hot 100: "Fly to the Angels" (#19), "Up All Night" (#27), and "Spend My Life" (#39). Vinnie Vincent Invasion was a heavy metal band formed in 1985 by former KISS guitarist Vinnie Vincent. ... Vincent John Cusano, stage name Vinnie Vincent (born August 6, 1952, in Bridgeport, Connecticut), is a guitarist and songwriter most famous for his brief membership in the band KISS. Vincent played lead guitar on the album Creatures of the Night and subsequently toured with KISS in Ankh Warrior makeup. ... Timothy Patrick Kelly (January 13, 1963 - February 5, 1998) was the guitarist for the band Slaughter. ... Blas Elias (born in August 18, ???? in Kennedy, Texas) is the drummer of rock band Slaughter. ... “Hot 100” redirects here. ...


During this time, they were signed by Orion Pictures to record a song for the film Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey. The song, titled "Shout It Out", was accompanied by a music video and received heavy airplay. This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Bill and Teds Bogus Journey is a 1991 American comedy science fiction film, the sequel to Bill & Teds Excellent Adventure. ...


Unlike many of the bands from the era who were suddenly phased out in the wake of the alternative movement, Slaughter remained intact and continued to produce new records. In 1992, they released their second album, titled The Wild Life. It had the Billboard Hot 100 hit "Real Love" (#69), and was certified platinum. The Wild Life is a Slaughter album released in 1992. ...


The band planned to dedicate themselves to their next album. However, in 1993 guitarist Tim Kelly was arrested for charges of drug trafficking, while bassist Dana Strum had a motorcycle accident that injured his playing hand. This delayed the recording of the album, but they kept working on it while Kelly was meeting with attorneys and Strum was rehabilitating. They finished the recording on February 1994 when Strum was completely rehabilitated.


At this time, they negotiated to be released from their label and signed with CMC Records, a new label that was working to keep hard-rock bands on the scene. In 1995, they finally released Fear No Evil. Despite little success in the US, the album did well in Japan. Guitarist Dave Marshall (ex-Vince Neil band) had to fill in for Kelly at times, due to his legal problems. CMC International is a record label, a division of its parent label - Sanctuary Records. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... Fear No Evil is a Slaughter album released in 1995. ... United States may refer to: Places: United States of America SS United States, the fastest ocean liner ever built. ... Dave Marshall is a guitarist who has performed with the Vince Neil Band, Slaughter, and Fiona. ... Vincent Neil Wharton (born February 8, 1961 in Hollywood, California), better known as Vince Neil is the lead singer for American heavy metal band Mötley Crüe. ...


Some time later, Kelly's legal troubles ended and the band committed to their next album. In 1997, they followed it with Revolution. This album featured a more eclectic and psychedelic sound, but again it was mostly ignored by the media. For the band, see 1997 (band). ... Revolution is a Slaughter album released shortly before guitarist Tim Kelly died. ...


In February 5, 1998, tragedy struck when guitarist Tim Kelly was killed in an auto accident in the Arizona desert. This deeply affected the band, but they were committed to continue with the band. Again, guitarist Dave Marshall (ex-Vince Neil Band) briefly performed as a touring guitarist for Slaughter in Japan. In 1998, they hired Jeff Blando as Kelly's replacement and began working on their next album. A live album titled Eternal Live was released featuring some of the band's last performances with Kelly. is the 36th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... Dave Marshall is a guitarist who has performed with the Vince Neil Band, Slaughter, and Fiona. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... Jeff Blando is a guitarist who has played for Left For Dead, Slaughter and Saigon Kick. ... // Many successful recording artists release at least one live album at some point during their career. ... Eternal Live is a Slaughter live album. ...


In 1999, they resurged with Back to Reality, featuring Blando as the new guitarist. Blando was previously in Left For Dead and Saigon Kick. Since then, Slaughter continues to play many rock package tours with other acts that saw prominence during the glam era of the late 1980s and very early 1990s. See also: 1999 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1999 Record labels established in 1999 // January 7 After eight years of marriage, Rod Stewart and supermodel wife Rachel Hunter announce their separation. ... Back To Reality is the first Slaughter album to feature guitarist Jeff Blando (ex-Left For Dead). ... A less than stellar record, LFD, does have its moments. ... This article may not give enough verifiable information about the subject, or may not sufficiently explain its importance. ... The 1980s refers to the years from 1980 to 1989. ...


During the summer of 1999, while on its own (self-named) "Rock Never Stops Tour" (which included Ted Nugent and Night Ranger) Slaughter enjoyed a brief commercial resurgence, and had the "#1 Track" on the "VH-1" CD "Power Ballads" with "Fly To The Angels" and "Up All Night" became the "#1 Track" on Rhino Records "Hard Hitters," and also took part in the Summer 2000 "Poison, Cinderella, Dokken and Slaughter" tour. Rock Never Stops is a US rock tour aiming to bring back the rock of the 80s, bringing together some of the best bands that surfaced in that decade. ...


In 2001 Slaughter was a part of the "Voices of Metal" tour featuring Vince Neil of Mötley Crüe, Ratt, and Vixen. Vincent Neil Wharton (born February 8, 1961 in Hollywood, California), better known as Vince Neil is the lead singer for American heavy metal band Mötley Crüe. ... Mötley Crüe (pronounced Motley Crew) is an American Heavy metal band from Los Angeles, California. ... Ratt is an American sleaze metal and semi glam metal band that formed in San Diego and enjoyed significant commercial success during the 1980s. ... Vixen is an all female American Rock band which achieved some success during the late 1980s and early 1990s. ...


Mark Slaughter and Dana Strum's former Vinnie Vincent Invasion bandmate Bobby Rock has played as a touring drummer for Slaughter, filling in for Blas Elias on some shows of the Rock Never Stops Tour. Vinnie Vincent Invasion was a heavy metal band formed in 1985 by former KISS guitarist Vinnie Vincent. ... Bobby Rock is a drummer who has played for various bands, including Vinnie Vincent Invasion, Nitro, Nelson, Brunette, and Hardline. ...


In April of 2004, Slaughter released a DVD-A entitled Then and Now that features 12 songs and 50 rare photos of the band over the years. Slaughter will also have a DVD that features all of the music videos and behind the scenes footage during the 2004 season.


On July 13, 2007, Slaughter performed at glam metal festival "Rocklahoma." However, Strum and Blando were not present during the band's performance, though they did perform with Vince Neil the following night.


At the End of January 2008 Slaughter will also do few shows in Miami Florida wit Vince Neil's Motley Cruise w/Vince Niel, Skid Row and Ratt. Vincent Neil Wharton (born February 8, 1961 in Hollywood, California), better known as Vince Neil is the lead singer for American heavy metal band Mötley Crüe. ... Skid Row is an American heavy metal band which became the glam metal prototypes of the late 1980s metal scene and were successful until they were eclipsed by the Seattle grunge bands in 1991. ... Ratt is an American sleaze metal and semi glam metal band that formed in San Diego and enjoyed significant commercial success during the 1980s. ...


Band members

Main article: List of Slaughter band members

The following is a complete chronology of the various line-ups of Slaughter, from the groups inception in 1988 until the present. ...

Discography

Studio Albums

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Live Albums

Image File history File links S-sil. ... Stick It Live is a Slaughter live album. ... Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ... Image File history File links S-elive. ... Eternal Live is a Slaughter live album. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ...

Compilations

External links

  • Official website
  • Interview with Mark Slaughter
  • Interview with Drummer Bias Elias

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