Slaughter (Canadian band)

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OriginToronto, Ontario, Canada
GenresDeath metal, thrash metal
Years active1984–1992, 1996–2001, 2007–2008
LabelsNuclear Blast
Past membersDave Hewson
Ron Sumners
Terry Sadler
Chuck Schuldiner
Brian Lourie
Bobby Sadzak

Slaughter was a Canadian heavy metal band. They formed in Toronto, Ontario, Canada in 1984 playing thrash metal and briefly featured Chuck Schuldiner on guitar in 1986. Originally, they released two demos and two full albums. Slaughter was disbanded from 1989-1995 but returned in 1996 to record a cover of Celtic Frost's "Dethroned Emperor" for a tribute album called In Memory of Celtic Frost.[1] In 2001, they re-released "Strappado" under the Nuclear Blast label.

Slaughter also released a compilation of demos and live tracks under the Nuclear Blast label called Not Dead Yet/Paranormal. The band has been inactive again since 2001. Slaughter are currently working on a new release featuring rare, demo, live and rehearsal material. More info:

On October 2, 2008, singer Dave Hewson announced that drummer Brian Lourie had died of a heart attack. He issued this statement – "[I] just wanted to let everyone know that longtime drummer for SLAUGHTER and STRAPPADO, Brian Lourie, has died of a heart attack at the young age of 39. Brian was one of the best people I have ever met and was a huge part of SLAUGHTER joining in 1987–88 'till we disbanded in 1992. His sense of humor and love for life made him such a wonderful person who will be greatly missed. I will try to [release] more info as it comes. Love you, bro."[2]



  • Meatcleaver (1984)
  • Bloody Karnage (1984)
  • Surrender or Die (1985) - Diabolic Force/Fringe Records
  • Paranormal (1988)
  • The Dark - Demo IV (1988)
  • Not Dead Yet (1990) - Headache Records


  • Nocturnal Hell (1986) - Diabolic Force/Fringe Records

Split albums[edit]

  • Back To The Crypt/Sadist (2004) - Horror Records

Studio albums[edit]

  • Strappado (1987) - Diabolic Force/Fringe Records
  • F*** of Death (2004)

Compilation albums[edit]

  • Not Dead Yet/Paranormal (2001) - Nuclear Blast
  • Tortured Souls (2007) - Marquee Records

Live albums[edit]

  • Live Karnage (1985)
  • Fuck Of Death (2004) - HHR/Nunslaughter Records


  • Dave Hewson - vocals, guitar (1984–1992)
  • Ron Sumners - drums (1984–1986)
  • Terry Sadler - vocals, bass (1984–1989)
  • Chuck Schuldiner - guitars (1986)
  • Brian Lourie - drums (1986–1992)
  • Bobby Sadzak - guitars (1988)


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