Slaughter (Canadian band)

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Slaughter
Origin Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Genres Speed metal, thrash metal
Years active1984–1992, 1996–2001, 2007–2008
Labels Nuclear Blast
Past membersDave Hewson
Ron Sumners
Terry Sadler
Chuck Schuldiner
Brian Lourie
Bobby Sadzak

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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: http://www.myspace.com/talesofthemacabre

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]

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