Slauter Xstroyes in the studio to record new album for 2012!

Chicago area heavy metal band, Slauter Xstroyes, have begun recording their new album to be released later in 2012. The following footage is from their first visit to Fairview studios where they laid down tracks for two brand new songs. Guitarist Paul Kratky unleashes some massive riffs and searing solo work while vocalist Steve Reimer belts out the lyrics to the brand new track “Psycho Killer.”

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Monday Massacre: Slauter Xstroyes

Slauter Xstroyes Free the BeastSLAUTER XSTROYES – FREE THE BEAST CD

This is not death metal.

No, I have decided to deviate from my norm this week and present a highly underrated US power metal band by the name of Slauter Xstroyes.  Fromed in 1979, this band is older than many of the famous greats we know today, but unfortunately, Slauter Xstroyes have remained in relative obscurity despite releasing two fine albums. Free the Beast is the last album they made, with it being half-completed in 1987, then abandoned and eventually released with some demos tagged on in 1998. [Read more…]

Slauter Xstroyes – Winterkill CD (ROCK019-F-2)

Slauter XstroyesSlauter Xstroyes – Winter Kill CD. Reissue of absolutely wicked 1985 heavy metal vinyl ultra-rarity and collector holy grail from Chicago. An underground cult favorite because of the crushing monsterous guitar of Paul Kratky and thunderous bass from Brent Sullivan which battle to the death in an onslaught of massive power metal riffs and ripping leads. Singer John Stewart’s vocals are so powerful and commanding that nothing holds him back as he howls and growls through each majestic epic. [Read more…]

Slauter Xstroyes – Free the Beast CD (ROCK020-F-2)

Slauter Xstroyes Free the BeastSlauter Xstroyes - Free the Beast CDSlauter Xstroyes  – Free the Beast CD. Classic 80s power metal out of Chicago with intricate guitar riffing, powerful bass playing and wild over the top vocals! This is the official release of their unreleased 2nd album tracks recorded back in 1987 combined with other earlier unreleased demo recordings. These guys stunned the Chicago area metal scene back in the 80s and steamrolled over the hair band and cover band scene that held the city hostage. They would have been way more at home playing alongside the likes of Manilla Road, Cirith Ungol, Jag Panzer or Savatage. [Read more…]