SLAUGHTER vocalist MARK SLAUGHTER has released the first and second of a series of in-studio videos discussing and previewing tracks from the upcoming album ‘Halfway There’, in stores May 26 via EMP LABEL GROUP/AMPED, in Europe via EMP/SPV, and in Japan via Universal Music Japan/EMP out on May 10th, 2017.
Episode #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 and can be viewed here: youtu.be/uy9ntN2yfnY
Episode #1 features Mark discussing and previewing the album track “Conspiracy” can be viewed here: youtu.be/i6AdIf3rRkc
‘Halfway There’ was 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).
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.
Mark Slaughter 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:
5/18 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Casino
5/28 – Pryor, OK – Rocklahoma
6/29 – Milwaukee, WI – Summerfest Milwaukee, WI
7/7 – Verona, NY – Turning Stone Resort & Casino w/ Great White
7/13 – Baling, Germany – Bang Your Head Festival – Baling, Germany
7/28 – Sioux City, IA – Hard Rock Hotel & Casino – w/Great White & Bret Michaels
8/5 – McMinnville, OR – Yamhill County Fair
8/11 – Three Forks, MT – Rockin The Rivers
8/12 – St. Charles, IL – The Arcada Theater
9/8 – Hinckley. MN – Grand RockTember V Music Festival w/Queensryche, Great White & More
9/16 – Hurricane Mills, TN – Nashville Bike Week
11/12 – Houston, TX – Proof Rooftop Lounge