One of the first thrash/death metal bands that started out in the early 1980's that combined hardcore punk with screaming heavy thrash and death metal. No this isn't the glam rock American band but the the one, the only, the original! Slaughter from Toronto, Canada! Slaughter was formed in August of 1984 by Terry Sadler (vocals/bass guitar), Dave Hewson(vocals & chainsaw guitars) and Ron Sumners(drums) in Toronto, Canada and were one of the first, original, death metal bands to emerge in the early 1980's, pioneering daze of thrash/death and doom metal. Slaughter often mixed old school hardcore and punkrock with thrash, death and speed metal that sounded like Black Sabbath
playing punk rock. 'Meatcleaver' was their first demo tape recorded in August 1984. This demo became heavily traded amongst the early 80's, tape trading scene and blasted open the doors for the Canadian, thrash and death metal scene which later spawned such other bands as "Sacrifice", "Razor" and "Infernal Majesty". In early (January) 1986, Slaughter joined up briefly with the late, Chuck Schuldiner (Death/Control Denied) to form a 4 piece but Chuck quickly left to reform his band Death.
Febuary 1986, Slaughter signed a record deal with Diabolic Force/Fringe and recorded their debut album; "Strappado".