Mark Slaughter Working On First Ever Solo Release
July 23, 2014
Mark Slaughter, lead singer of the multi-platinum band Slaughter, is in the studio recording a collection of songs that he wrote for his first-ever upcoming solo release.
With the chance to work with legendary producer Michael Wagener at the helm mixing and masterging the record, Slaughter is playing all instruments on the album with the exception of drums provided by Mark Goodin. Wagener is best known for his work with many top hard rock and heavy metal bands in the late 1980s. His works have sold over ninety-four million albums worldwide as he produced or mixed platinum selling albums by Motley Crue, W.A.S.P., Accept, Great White, Stryper, Poison, Alice Cooper, Ozzy Osbourne, Dokken, Metallica, White Lion, and Skid Row.
Still in the group Slaughter and continuously touring with his band, Mark had years of music creativity stored up and has now decided it is time to share it with the world! This spring Mark released a new single, “Never Givin’ Up”, his first ever solo track, to rave reviews on radio stations across the country. The tune salutes the military and all who have served, with a portion of the proceeds going to the Red Circle Foundation that assists families of the US Special Operations Forces.
Slaughter sold more than five million records worldwide, with numerous Top 30 hits on the Billboard Charts with tunes such as “Fly To the Angels” and “Up All Night”. The band hit the road playing to stadiums and arenas, touring the world with bands such as KISS, Poison, and Ozzy Osbourne.
Before the formation of his own group, Mark Slaughter fronted a local band Xcursion before joining the Vinnie Vincent Invasion in 1987, resulting in the hit song “Love Kills” appearing on the Nightmare Before Elm Street 4 movie soundtrack in 1988. After that band disbanded in the late 1980s, two of its members, Dana Strum along with Mark, formed the group Slaughter.
Mark Slaughter was born in Las Vegas, Nevada on the 4th of July, and has worked as a voice-over actor and composes music for television, movies and sports outlets, with credits including music compositions for Fox Sports, along with voice over ventures in productions like Batman Beyond, Bloodsport, and Animaniacs.
Slaughter also helped co-found a new band, Scrap Metal, which consists of other platinum-selling singers such as Gunnar Nelson (Nelson), Kelly Keagy (Night Ranger) and Eric Martin (Mr. Big).
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