ABATTOIR - USA

Vicious Attack - 1985 - Combat
The Only Safe Place - 1986 - Combat


  
 
Members
S= Sceptre>>John Cyriis>>Agent Steel - Electric Head>>Steve Gaines>>Bloodlust, Electric Head, Pagan War Machine, Solo, Anger As Art – Court Marshall, Vermin, Heretic>>Mike Towers>>B.O.W.A.
G= Juan Garcia>>Agent Steel, Evildead, Body Count, Masters Of Metal – Evildead>>MARK CARO>>Evildead, Shark – Anger As Art>>DANNY OLIVERIO>>Anger As Art
B= Mel Sanchez>>Evildead
D= Robert 'Danger' Wayne – MX Machine>>Danny Anaya>>MX Machine



History
The band was founded in 1982. Among founders were singer Chris Maleki (later in Evildead), guitarists Juan Garcia and Mark Caro, bassist Mel Sanchez and drummer Ron Gonzales (later in Commander). These thrashers first appeared with the song Scream from The Grave on Metal Massacre IV compilation with John Cyriis on vocals. Cyriis – or Syriis in Abattoir - had joined in 1983. They eventually opened for the likes of Megadeth, Metallica and W.A.S.P. Mike Jagosz who fronted L.A. Guns joined on vocals briefly. The band split up after Sanchez left for Evildead in 1987. The band reformed multiple times and there were plans for a 2001 album. Gaines, the younger brother of former Stryper bassist Timothy Gaines, was also on bass beginning 1998. No Sleep 'Til Kalamazoo - Live! was a 2001 demo. It was recorded at the Classic Metal Festival in Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA. Instead Gaines joined Pagan War Machine with Jim Durkin of Dreams Of Damnation/Dark Angel in 2003. Nonetheless, From The Ashes was a 2004 demo. The band hung it up in 2005 before returning in 2008 and 2018. The (latest) end came in 2019. Jagosz died in 2014. Drummer Danny Anaya died of cancer in 2017.


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