Glam rock legends Slaughter have been inactive in terms of releasing new music for the last 20 years. The last album they released was in 1999 titled Back To Reality which wasn’t received well by the fans as well as the critics. Such has been a case with many glam rock bands. They had wonderful glorious early days and after a couple of albums, the bands released albums that didn’t connect with the fans leading to drop in interest and lack of touring opportunities. This has been the case with Slaughter. The debut album titled ‘Stick It To Ya’ ensured the band reaches the stardom with instant classics such as “Up All Night”, “Spend My Life” & more. The lack of interest from the fans has lead to the band rethink about releasing new music.
In a new interview with Sally Steele of Vegas Rocks!, SLAUGHTER frontman Mark Slaughter and bassist Dana Strum talked about the band.
When asked about the plan to release any new material, they said:
Mark: “It really is about art for making art more than it is really a money-making situation. Playing music live is what we love to do. And even if I had some new music and brought it out here with the band, people really don’t care. They still wanna hear the hits that they know. It’s more of ‘remember when.’ And we’re not running away from that — we know where we came from, and we also know that people want to hear those hits.”
Dana: “If you saw the guys from THE BEATLES playing, or if you saw… LED ZEPPELIN finally does this reunion, everybody in their mind has the setlist: ‘Whole Lotta Love’, ‘Stairway To Heaven’, ‘Heartbreaker’. They already made it up in their mind. They wanna hear it, because these are the ones they love. Instead of running away, it’s, like, why does it suck if people loved what you did, no matter what group you are? Every group out there has songs that people loved that you did. Then do them. And don’t run away from them.”
Mark further added:
“And we’re not running away. Look, we only get about an hour to play anyway. And we still have to leave a couple of our hits off because there’s not enough time. But still, we try to entertain and try to make it as energetic as possible. It’s one thing about this band is we never lost that side of it. We still have a love to go out there and kick some a*s, for sure.”