Band Of The February ’11 – Slaughter
Maybe ‘Slaughter’ will discourage someone, but ‘Slaughter’ is one of the very smooth and melodic bands within glam metal.
Who, where and when Slaughter was founded?
Well, band was formed in Las Vegas by ‘Vinnie Vincent Invasion’ past-members: Mark Slaughter — former lead vocalist and Dana Strum – former bassist. They played both with Vinnie Vincent up to 1989, but ‘Slaughter’ band activity had begun in 1988.
- Mark Slaughter – lead vocals, guitar, and keyboards
- Tim Kelly – guitar
- Dana Strum – bass
- Blas Elias – drums
Debut album — Stick It to Ya (1990)
Although, band get popularity in early ’90s but there is no doubt that ‘Slaughter’ is strict glam metal band, but never mind. They released their first album in 1990. It was a big commercial success and band become very popular then. ‘Stick It to Ya‘ is in my humble opinion their greatest album.
It sold over 2 million copies. It was also nominated for a best metal album of the year at the 1991 American Music Awards show.
Album featured 4 singles with videos:
- Up All Night
- Fly To The Angels
- Spend My Life
- Mad About You
Slaughter — Up All Night
Slaughter — Fly To The Angels
Slaughter — The Wild Life (1992)
The next album repeated success of its predecessor, and was ranked #8 on ‘Billboard 200‘. ‘The Wild Life’ contained 3 singles:
- The Wild Life
- Real Love
- Days Gone By
Slaughter — Days Gone By
Slaughter — Real Love
Slaughter — Fear No Evil (1995)
‘Fear No Evil’ was their third studio album. Unfortunately similar with another glam metal bands during this time, ‘Slaughter’ changed music orientation — it’s hard rock release. Furthermore, album wasn’t as popular as 2 previous releases.
The album was preceded by lots of troubles and controversy around the band. Singer Mark Slaughter came from a nodule surgery on his vocal cords (1992), guitarist Tim Kelly was charged with drug trafficking, and bassist Dana Strum was rehabilitating from a dirt bike accident that injured his playing hand.
Slaughter — Searchin’
‘Revolution’ and ‘Back to Reality’
Well, I haven’t heard any song from this yet, so I can’t say any word about this albums.
‘Revolution‘ was released in 1997 and ‘Back to Reality‘ — their last album was put out in 1999.
Slaughter- You’re My Everything