Mark Slaughter

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Mark Slaughter
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Background information
Birth name Mark Allen Slaughter
Born (1964-07-04) July 4, 1964 (age 50)
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Genres Hard rock, glam metal, heavy metal
Occupations Musician, songwriter, producer
Instruments Vocals, guitar, keyboards piano
Years active 1985–present
Associated acts Slaughter, Vinnie Vincent Invasion, Scrap Metal, Xcursion, Roz Parade

Mark Allen Slaughter (born July 4, 1964) is an American singer and musician. He is one of the founders of the hard rock band Slaughter, and he has also worked as a voice actor and composer. He is related to Rex Brown of Pantera.

Career[edit]

Slaughter was born in Las Vegas, Nevada. Before the formation of Slaughter, he fronted Xcursion before joining the Vinnie Vincent Invasion, who had a hit song, "Love Kills", that appeared on the Nightmare on Elm Street 4 movie soundtrack in 1988. After that band disbanded in the late 1980s, two of its members, Slaughter and Dana Strum, formed the group Slaughter.[1]

Slaughter sold more than five million records in the 1990s.[citation needed] The group had four Top 30 hits on the Billboard charts with tunes such as "Fly To the Angels" and "Up All Night",[2] and toured with bands such as Kiss, Poison, Ozzy Osbourne and Damn Yankees.[1]

Slaughter now works as a voice-over actor and composes music for television, movies and sports outlets. He sang on the Northern Light Orchestra 2010 Celebrate Christmas release. His current[when?] credits include music compositions for Fox Sports,[3] along with voice over ventures in productions like Batman Beyond, Bloodsport and Animaniacs. He also provided vocals to the song "Granny's Gone Crazy" on the album Babez for Breakfast by Lordi.

Slaughter formed 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).

On March 18, 2014, Mark released his first-ever solo track, Never Givin Up. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the single will be donated to the Red Circle Foundation, a non-profit organization providing immediate gap funding assistance to the families of United States Special Operations Forces. Personnel: Mark Slaughter, vocals, lyrics and all instruments except drums by Mark Goodin; Michael Wagener, mixing and mastering; Pat Lucero, artwork and graphic design.

Slaughter actively participates in charity work with St. Jude’s Children's Hospital.[4][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Jones, Sefany (16 May 2003). "Capitol Records To Reissue Vinnie Vincent Invasion and Slaughter Albums". knac.com. Retrieved 8 May 2008. 
  2. ^ "Slaughter: Chart History". billboard.com. Retrieved 8 May 2008. 
  3. ^ "Talent and Clients of BME". bmemusic.com. Retrieved 8 May 2008. 
  4. ^ "Volunteer 'drives' St. Jude message home". stjude.org. December 2004. Retrieved 8 May 2008. 
  5. ^ Duncil, Amanda (17 October 2007). "Rock concert held to raise funds for St. Jude's". thecurrentsauce.com. Retrieved 8 May 2008. 

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