SLAUGHTER vocalist MARK SLAUGHTER is set to release his ‘Halfway There’ album worldwide on May 26 via EMP LABEL GROUP, (May 10th in Japan via EMP/UNIVERSAL) the US based label of Megadeth bassist David Ellefson.
Loudwire readers have voted the Slaughter frontman’s new solo album “Halfway There” as the May 2017 Release of the Month.
“We asked the readers for their most anticipated release of May, and “Halfway There” pulled head midway through the voting and expanded the lead in the final week. The disc bested Seether’s Poison the Parish, Linkin Park’s One More Light and Papa Roach’s Crooked Teeth, which also put up solid voting totals.”
Slaughter says, “My first solo record was kinda getting back on the horse, so to speak. I mean doing everything and recording … I’m taking on a lot more tasks as an engineer/producer/ writer on all this … because I’m doing everything. Ultimately at the end of the day, anybody who is a Slaughter fan, will certainly understand that I am a large part of the Slaughter sound and vibe, so obviously if you like that, it’s in there. It’s just that I take a lot more liberties on the solo side that I probably wouldn’t do when it’s a group effort.”
He continues, “The record is basically … I spend a lot of time writing songs and things just grow out of me. I’ll be woken up in the middle of the night from nowhere and the song’s just in my head and I just exorcize the demons and there you have it. I guess what it is is, an artist makes art. And I’ve really come to the fact that since we haven’t made a Slaughter record in so long, it’s one of those things that I still have to make the art. That’s what I do. That’s what I love to do, and that’s what I’ll continue to do.”
The album is being released by the EMP Label Group, led by Megadeth bassist David Ellefson, who said of his relationship with Slaughter, “I have been friends with Mark for over 30 years, since he was in Vinnie Vincent Invasion, and there’s a lot of shared history. So when we started talking about the idea of putting this record out, yes, it was a great and natural fit. Mark is such a tremendous talent and songwriter, and the scope of that is truly evident on Halfway There. We’re extremely proud, and excited, to have been able to partner with him on it, and can’t wait for the World to hear it.”
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Just recently MARK SLAUGHTER released the first track teaser preview video Ep. 1, featuring Mark discussing and previewing the album track “Conspiracy”, watch it here: