Slaughter: touching story of how a lost guitar belonging to late Slaughter guitarist TIM KELLY found its way home
Slaughter vocalist MARK SLAUGHTER has released the second of a series of in-studio videos discussing and previewing tracks from his upcoming album HALFWAY THERE, in stores May 26.
Ep. 2 features Mark discussing and previewing the album track "Supernatural", and tells the touching story of how a lost guitar belonging to late Slaughter guitarist TIM KELLY found its way home to make a guest appearance on the track.
Slaughter has also announced his first solo show to support HALFWAY THERE, Thursday June 22nd at The Gramercy Theatre, (with support from Kik Tracee vocalist Stephen Shareaux) where SLAUGHTER will be backed by Bassist Jaymi “PINKBASSMAN” Millard, Guitarist Mike Himmel (Bret Michaels, Dug Pinnick), and his former Vinnie Vincent Invasion bandmate, drummer Bobby Rock.
More info on the show and ticketing can be found here:
Halfway There will be released Worldwide May 26 via EMP LABEL GROUP, (May 10th in Japan via EMP/UNIVERSAL) the US based label of Megadeth bassist David Ellefson. HALFWAY THERE, the follow up to 2015’s independently released REFLECTIONS IN A REAR VIEW MIRROR, is a stunning return to form for Slaughter, channeling the familiar Hard Rock sensibility of classic-era SLAUGHTER releases like Stick it to Ya and The Wild Life on “Hey You” and emotionally-charged title track “Halfway There”, with a mature, progressive, Metal bent, evidenced on cuts like “Devoted”, “Conspiracy”, and “Reckless”.
Produced and co-mixed by Slaughter with John Cranfield (AFI, Andy Grammer), with art by famed horror/album artist “Mister” Sam Shearon (Rob Zombie, Iron Maiden, KISS, Clive Barker) HALFWAY THERE is slated to be released May 26th in North America by EMP LABEL GROUP/AMPED, and EMP/SPV in Europe, and May 10th in Japan via EMP LABEL GROUP/UNIVERSAL.
HALFWAY THERE is available for pre-order now on CD and LP via empmerch.com
Mark will also stay busy on the road with his namesake band SLAUGHTER, who will also play several US dates through 2017, including a performance at ROCKLAHOMA May 26th.
SLAUGHTER 2017 Dates:
Thu 5/18 - Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun Casino
Sun 5/28 - Pryor, OK - Rocklahoma
Thu 6/29 - Milwaukee, WI - Summerfest Milwaukee, WI
Fri 7/7 - Verona, NY - Turning Stone Resort & Casino w/ Great White
Thu 7/13 - Baling, Germany - Bang Your Head Festival - Baling, Germany
Fri 7/28 - Sioux City, IA - Hard Rock Hotel & Casino - w/Great White & Bret Michaels
Sat 8/5 - McMinnville, OR - Yamhill County Fair
Fri 8/11 - Three Forks, MT - Rockin The Rivers
Sat 8/12 - St. Charles, IL - The Arcada Theater
Fri 9/8 - Hinckley. MN - Grand RockTember V Music Festival w/Queensryche, Great White & More
Sat 9/16 - Hurricane Mills, TN - Nashville Bike Week
Thu 11/12 - Houston, TX - Proof Rooftop Lounge