Origin: Chicago, Illinois, USA  
Genres: 80's Metal
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Last update/review: March 14, 2010

Slauter Xstroyes

An almost-forgotten band, Slauter Xstroyes originally released Winter Kill back in 1985, with the album being re-released some fourteen years later by Monster Records. Quite heavy for their time, the band takes the traditional Priest/Maiden sound popular at that time, but added quite a few twists to the mix, giving them a sound somewhat like some of early Metal Blade bands, but rawer, heavier, and more dynamic. The production is a bit rough (expected for an mid-eighties indie release) but doesn't detract from the sound. A second album, Free The Beast, was originally slated for a 1987 release, but was never officially completed, though Monster Records compiled some demo tracks from the recording sessions, and have released them under that name. Too bad this band didn't get more of a chance to develop, as they could have been big. The band briefly reformed somewhere around 2002 but it was a short-lived reunion. They reunited again in 2008, and as late as March 2010 have toured and may yet record again, possibly in late 2010 or early 2011.

Current Members

Steve Reimer


Paul Kratky


Brent Sullivan

bass (ex-Mindwarp Chamber, ex-Spirit Web)

Rick Kroll


Former Members/Guests

John Stewart

vocals (ex-Energy Vampires)

Dave Bonow



Winter Kill  
1985 Monster
  1. Winter Kill
  2. No Idea
  3. The Stage
  4. City of Sirtel
  5. Charlotte
  6. Black Rose and Thorns
  7. Mother, Mother Fucker
  8. Winter Kill (remix)
  • John Stewart
  • Paul Kratky
  • Brent Sullivan
  • Dave Bonow

Free The Beast  
1999 Monster
  1. Free the Beast
  2. Blood in the Streets
  3. Wicked Bitch
  4. NSZ 1990
  5. Syncopated Angel
  6. Farther Than Yesterday
  7. Metal's No Sin
  8. Battle Axe
  9. Dignified Disaster
  10. Burning Rock
  11. E Pluribus Unum
  12. Mass Confusion
  • John Stewart
  • Paul Kratky
  • Brent Sullivan
  • Dave Bonow

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