[USPM] Slauter Xstroyes / Energy Vampires / Winterkill (US)
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Slauter Xstroyes is an American power/progressive metal band with a unique sound of their own. Their only two releases are Winter Kill and Free the Beast. Officially ended in 1989, but reunited until the summer of 2012. They reunited again in 2013, and are still going.

In the early days, they displayed a very eclectic mix of epic metal and progressive tendencies. At the time, they sounded like no one else, and with John Stewart's high-pitched registers, they had the right chemistry.

Unfortunately, things didn't last too long, with Stewart exiting the band not long after the recording sessions of Free the Beast (released a decade later) to form Energy Vampires. Slauter Xstroyes split up, and key members Brent Sullivan and Paul Kratky formed Winterkill in 1994, releasing three albums and a demo.

For fans of Fates Warning, Sanctuary, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Iced Earth, Brocas Helm, Manilla Road, Warlord, Heavy Load, Cloven Hoof, Manowar, Crimson Glory, and Omen.



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Probably my fave "obscure" US metal band. Unique sound, amazing compositions, over-the-top vocals, one of my fave bass players and supreme guitars.

I was lucky enough to see them live a couple of years before. One of the best shows I've ever seen.
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(01-05-2014, 11:23 AM)Death Rider Wrote: Probably my fave "obscure" US metal band. Unique sound, amazing compositions, over-the-top vocals, one of my fave bass players and supreme guitars.

I was lucky enough to see them live a couple of years before. One of the best shows I've ever seen.
I got around to scoring the Energy Vampires compilation CD, which included a re-recording of "Mother Fucker", a Slauter Xstroyes classic. Most of the album is solid, save for a few inconsistent piano tracks and semi-glam songs that bring it a bit down. Considering the fact that I didn't pay a pretty penny for it, my money wasn't really wasted.
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(05-07-2014, 10:58 PM)Painkiller Wrote: I got around to scoring the Energy Vampires compilation CD, which included a re-recording of "Mother Fucker", a Slauter Xstroyes classic. Most of the album is solid, save for a few inconsistent piano tracks and semi-glam songs that bring it a bit down. Considering the fact that I didn't pay a pretty penny for it, my money wasn't really wasted.

dude, i wanted to get that disc since for how cheap it goes for but a few days ago i got a message from a guy who is friends with John Stewart and said that John Stewart and him loved my review for Winter Kill and wanted to send me that Energy Vampires disc and i said yes and today i received the package and i got suprised by what was sent to me, not just did i get the Energy Vampires disc, i got the Exhumed dvd and a vinyl pressing of the Energy Vampires album, wich the vinyl so happens to be signed by John Stewart himself. fucking awesome if you ask me.
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#5
Rest in power, John Stewart! R.I.P.
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#6
Very sad news. Sad
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#7
Very sad news indeed, may he rest in peace.  Sad
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#8
R.I.P.

will never forget receiving a Signed copy of the Energy Vampires lp as part of a care package for him liking my review of Winter Kill. total shocker to me.
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#9
According to Brent Sullivan, he was in the final stages of cancer. Just sad, sad news all around. Sad
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#10
This classic.... Ever find on vinyl, instant buy.
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#11
Finally got my hands on a copy of "Free the Beast" and gave it a listen. Man, this my kind of power/prog metal. Completely over top, extremely unique and just flat out nuts. Love it.
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#12
So, since you finally have Winter Kill (I still need that one), how are you liking loving it? Laugh

You'd probably also like Energy Vampires. Fortunately, the compilation album is cheap, since Shadow Kingdom Records' releases are usually under ten dollars for a standard CD.
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#13
It's pretty great. Absolutely crazy to think something like this was released in 1985.
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#14
Just updated the first post a bit to include some stuff from Energy Vampires and Winterkill (two of Slauter Xstroyes' members formed it in 1994).

By the way, this was just uploaded last week by Energy Vampires' official YouTube channel, supposedly about some copyright shit. I hate it when this shit happens.
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#15
Another never-before-heard song by Energy Vampires! It was intended to be on the second album, but the band split up and it got lost in a robbery. It's great that these vault goodies are seeing the light of day.
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#16
Not a bad ballad song at all.
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