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

His vocal range without falsetto spans from the low C, or C2[1], up to the D above soprano C, or D6[1].

Career

Prior to the formation of his eponymous band Slaughter, Mark Slaughter was the lead singer in the group Vinnie Vincent Invasion.[2] Vinnie Vincent Invasion had a hit song, "Love Kills", that appeared on the Nightmare on Elm Street 4 movie soundtrack in 1988. After the group disbanded in the late 1980s, (Mark) Slaughter, along with fellow Vinnie Vincent Invasion alumnus Dana Strum, formed the group Slaughter.[2]

Slaughter would go on to sell an excess of five million records in the 1990s.[citation needed] The group garnered a total of four Top 30 hits on the Billboard charts with tunes such as "Fly To the Angels" and "Up All Night",[3]and toured with the likes of Kiss, Poison, Ozzy Osbourne, and Damn Yankees.[2]

Slaughter currently works as a voice-over actor and composes music for television, movies, and sports outlets. Slaughter's current credits include the ongoing music compositions for Fox Sports[4], along with voice over ventures in productions like Batman Beyond, Bloodsport, and Animaniacs.

In addition to voice-over and composing, Slaughter formed a new band, Scrap Metal. Scrap Metal consists of other platinum-selling singers such as Gunnar Nelson (Nelson), Kelly Keagy (Night Ranger), and Eric Martin (Mr. Big).

Slaughter takes part in charity causes such as his active participation with St. Jude’s Children's Hospital.[5][6]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Youtube - 4 octave wonders Pt. 4 - Mark Slaughter final (C2-D6)". 
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Jones, Sefany (2003-05-16). "Capitol Records To Reissue Vinnie Vincent Invasion and Slaughter Albums". knac.com. Retrieved 2008-05-08. 
  3. "Slaughter: Chart History". billboard.com. Archived from the original on 2009-01-13. Retrieved 2008-05-08. 
  4. "Talent and Clients of BME". bmemusic.com. Retrieved 2008-05-08. 
  5. "Volunteer 'drives' St. Jude message home". stjude.org. 2004-12. Retrieved 2008-05-08.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  6. Duncil, Amanda (2007-10-17). "Rock concert held to raise funds for St. Jude's". thecurrentsauce.com. Retrieved 2008-05-08. 

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