Category: SLAUGHTER

SLAUGHTER – Hard Times EP [Japan release only / non album tracks]

Also requested together with “Fear No Evil”, SLAUGHTER‘s Japanese-only released EPHard Times” includes the single taken from the full length plus 3 non-album songs as bonus tracks, all recorded during the same sessions in 1994 – their record label dropped the band and the release resulted mere than a year delayed.
But well worth the wait, as Fear No Evil is one of SLAUGHTER’s best, more diverse and mature albums.
This “Hard Times” release should work as single as includes the title track and ‘Searchin’, both taken from the main album, but collectors and fans of the band / genre will be delighted by the bonus tracks exclusives to this out-of-print CD.
Among these is a great cover of Elton John’s classic ‘Saturday Night’s Alright For Fighting’ done in a rocking way with sharp guitars. ‘Knows How To Rumble’ is really cool party rocking tune, classic SLAUGHTER with driving riffs, tongue-in-cheek vocals, a catchy chorus and of course, cowbell. The other bonus…

SLAUGHTER – Fear No Evil [Japanese Edition +1]

As requested; SLAUGHTER third album “Fear No Evil” in its Japanese Edition including an exclusive bonus track, and different artwork. Released “Fear No Evil” in 1995 when catchy melodic rock was no longer the “in thing” for the industry, Slaughter paid no attention to trends, and made what many consider their best album.
While listening to this record you’d never have noticed that bands like Alice in Chains and STP were ruling the rock airwaves at the time. Slaughter kicks this baby like it’s 1989 all over again, and essentially ingratiate themselves to people like us for sticking to their guns.
Song-wise this album is their most mature and well-written effort to date, while simultaneously having lots of melodies and some of their heaviest songs…

MARK SLAUGHTER – Halfway There [Japanese SHM-CD +1] (2017)

MARK SLAUGHTER – Halfway There [Japanese SHM-CD +1] (2017)

MARK SLAUGHTER‘s terrific recent album “Halfway There” has been released in Japan pressed on high quality SHM-CD format. Additionally, the bonus track isn’t an acoustic rehash or outtake, but a really great song that deserved to be included into the worldwide edition. Titled ‘Arms Full Of Empty’, this is easily one of the best tracks on the record and worth...

SLAUGHTER – Stick It To Ya [Japan Edition remastered +4] Out Of Print

SLAUGHTER – Stick It To Ya [Japan Edition remastered +4] Out Of Print

With the really good new Mark Slaughter solo album just released, it’s a nice opportunity to revisit his band’s SLAUGHTER most successful record: “Stick It to Ya” in its Japanese Edition remastered, now out of print. Slaughter formed in Las Vegas, Nevada, in late 1988 out of the ashes of lead vocalist Mark Slaughter and bassist Dana Strum’s previous band,...

MARK SLAUGHTER – Halfway There (2017)

MARK SLAUGHTER – Halfway There (2017)

Slaughter founder / vocalist MARK SLAUGHTER will release his sophomore solo album, “Halfway There“, tomorrow Friday 26. The follow-up to 2015’s independently released Reflections In A Rear View Mirror is a stunning return to form for Mark Slaughter, channeling the familiar hard rock sensibility of classic-era Slaughter releases like ‘Stick It To Ya’ and ‘The Wild Life’ with a mature,...

MARK SLAUGHTER – Reflections In A Rear View Mirror [Japan Edition +1]

MARK SLAUGHTER – Reflections In A Rear View Mirror [Japan Edition +1]

MARK SLAUGHTER, lead singer of multi-platinum band Slaughter (and Vinnie Vincent Invasion among others) is about to release his second solo album tomorrow. It’s a proper instance to revisit Mark Slaughter’s previous solo CD from two years ago “Reflections In A Rear View Mirror” in its Japanese Edition including as bonus track a song recorded in 1991, during Slaughter (the...

VINNIE VINCENT INVASION – All Systems Go [Japan SHM-CD Remastered]

VINNIE VINCENT INVASION – All Systems Go [Japan SHM-CD Remastered]

More form the recent Universal Music Japan reissue series 2016: VINNIE VINCENT INVASION second opus “All Systems Go” on SHM-CD remastered.After its melting 1986 debut album, the Vinnie Vincent Invasion followed up with an album – according to times, more melodic hard rock oriented. The band had a successful debut under their belts, toured the world under the tutelage of...

SLAUGHTER – 10 Great Songs (2011)

Most melodic, american hard rock fans knows pretty well Mark Slaughter’s career.Just in case; in 1986 Mark auditioned to sing for the Vinnie Vincent Invasion and joined the band as lead singer later that year. VVI’s number one hit ‘Love Kills’ appeared on the ‘Nightmare on Elm Street 4’ movie soundtrack in 1988. In 1989, Mark and former Vinnie Vincent...