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Slaughterhouse (band)

Slaughterhouse was an industrial metal/noise-rock band from Michigan that was founded in 1983 and dissolved in 1990. Slaughterhouses sound relied heavily on dual bass guitars that was typified by slow feedback heavy noise and pounded drums, punctuated by Madigan's morbid and violent lyrics and Hakim's multi-effect processed guitar.

Biography:

The Early Years (1983 - 1985)

Slaughterhouse was founded in 1983 by Bob Madigan (vocals) and Mark Ramos (bass) in Detroit, Michigan. Both were former members of the local thrash punk band The Nymphos.

"The band we were in was falling apart and being under the influence of The Misfits, Black Flag and Flipper, we decided to start something different."
stated Bob in an Oct. 30 1989 interview with Melissa Kray a staff writer for the local newspaper The South End.
"So we formed Slaughterhouse, wrote about six songs in one night, and I'd say at least four of them are still being played today."
Bob and Mark played with various musicians including Ellen Ruen (drums), who was later replaced by Janice Bogacki, and Larry Hakim (guitar). In September of 1984 with the line up of Bob Madigan, Mark Ramos, Janice Bogacki and Larry Hakim Slaughterhouse embarked on a mini Michigan tour which culminated with the band warming up for Dr. Know at Laura Hall in western Detroit. After the tour ended Janice Bogacki was replaced by David Stanizewski (drums). Roy Kirchoff, ex Disinfect member, a second bass player, joined the group after Roy filled in for Mark during a rehearsal.

Show history:

9/28/84 Blight, Disinfect, The Fury and Slaughterhouse at the Farm, Williamston, MI

9/29/84 Disinfect, No L.A.D.S, Premature Babies and Slaughterhouse at the Egleston Country Gardens in Muskegeon, MI

11/24/84 Abdomen, Slaughterhouse and The Roi Exp at Jan and Al's flat in Detroit, MI

1/25/85 Asexuals, Binge of Violence, Bats, The Fury, Forced Anger and Slaughterhouse at the Half Way Inn, Ann Arbor, MI

1/26/85 Asexuals, Binge of Violence, Bats, The Fury, Slaughterhouse, Forced Anger and Spam at The Hungry Brain Detroit, MI

3/1/85 The Crucifucks, Slaughterhouse and Sleep at The Hungry Brain Detroit, MI

3/23/85 ADC, Slaughterhouse, The Dead, The Roi Exp., and Genital Embrace at The Hungry Brain Detroit, MI

3/29/85 Gargoyle Sox and Slaughterhouse at Todd's Detroit, MI

4/19/85 Happy Hour, Slaughterhouse, Grief Factory and Viv Akauldrin at The Hungry Brain Detroit, MI

10/27/85 Weirdworld, The Blurbs, Slaughterhouse and The Roi Exp. at The Graystone, Detroit, MI

11/22/85 Slaughterhouse, Circle Confusion and Spahn Ranch at the Half Way Inn, Ann Arbor, MI

12/20/85 Strange Fruit, Abiku Red, Ark of Bone and Slaughterhouse at The Graystone, Detroit, MI

2/8/86 Viv Akauldrin, Sleep, Slaughterhouse, It’s Raining and The Chumps at The Falcon, Detroit, MI

4/19/86 Swans, Laughing Hyenas and Slaughterhouse at The Graystone, Detroit, MI

6/18/86 Slaughterhouse, Boom and the Legion of Doom and Army of God, Athens, OH

7/26/86 Slaughterhouse, Son of Sam at The Mystery Lounge, Detroit, MI

8/13/86 Psychic TV, Slaughterhouse and Spahn Ranch at Traxx, Detroit, MI

12/12/86 Angry Red Planet, Country Bob and the Blood Farmers and Slaughterhouse at The Falcon Lounge Detroit, MI

5/24/87 The Mentors, Legion of Doom, The Stain and Slaughterhouse at The Graystone, Detroit, MI

7/31/87 The Mentors, Saint Vitus (band), The Stain, Slow Death and Slaughterhouse at The Graystone, Detroit, MI

9/23/87 Slaughterhouse, Gore and Wrechet at Blondies, Detroit, MI

10/14/87 Forced Anger, Slaughterhouse and Gore at Blondies, Detroit, MI

10/30/87 Ugly But Proud, Slaughterhouse and Bill Boards Boneyard at Blondies, Detroit, MI

11/14/87 Inside Out, Slaughterhouse and Sleep at Reruns in Dearborn, MI

11/20/87 Michigan Humane Society Benefit: Son of Sam, Ugly But Proud, The Generals, Slaughterhouse, Almighty Lumberjacks of Death, Gore and Skrapps at Isis, Pontiac, MI

11/29/87 Slaughterhouse, Aftermath and Fatal at Blondies, Detroit, MI

12/5/87 Slaughterhouse, Spahn Ranch and Circle Confusion at The Vanity Ballroom, Detroit, MI

12/13/87 The Stain, Slaughterhouse and Skraps at Blondies, Detroit, MI

12/23/87 ATE, Slaughterhouse and Kuru at Bookies, Detroit, MI

12/26/87 Jim Jones and the Koolaid Kids, Slaughterhouse, Ugly But Proud and Bazooka Joe at Blondies, Detroit, MI

4/24/88 Slaughterhouse, Boom and the Legion of Doom and Degeneration at Bookies, Detroit MI

8/13/88 Angry Samoans, Fiesty Cadavers and Slaughterhouse at Blondies, Detroit, MI

9/3/88 Ugly But Proud, Slaughterhouse and Coven at St. Andrews Hall, Detroit, MI

10/15/88 Caroliner Rainbow and Slaughterhouse at The Ramona Detroit, MI

11/15/88 Gwar, Slaughterhouse and Herb Tarlicks at Blondies, Detroit, MI

2/12/89 GG Allin, Slaughterhouse, Ugly But Proud and The Trash Brats at Blondies, Detroit, MI

3/10/89 Gwar, Slaughterhouse and Raw Meat at the Howard Johnsons, Indianapolis IN

3/14/89 Gwar and Slaughterhouse at Blondies, Detroit, MI

7/16/89 Slaughterhouse, Sublime Wedge at Alvin's Cafe, Detroit, MI

8/24/89 Slaughterhouse, Knife Dance and Grinding Teeth at the Court Tavern, New Brunswick, NJ

10/31/89 Slaughterhouse, Luxury Christ, The Gories and Spanking Bozo at The Art Center Music School of Wayne State University in Detroit, MI

2/3/90 Slaughterhouse, Forced Anger, Skruffy Tearaways and Blasphemous at Oddfellows Hall in Wayne MI

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