Slaughter and The Dogs Announce “Vicious” New Album and First Tour Dates For 2017!

Punk Legends Slaughter and The Dogs Announce “Vicious” New Album and First Tour Dates For 2017!

Slaughter & The Dogs - Vicious

After a busy and eventful 40th Anniversary Year, Punk Legends Slaughter & The Dogs roll forward and are delighted to announce a new record deal with US label, Cleopatra and the first live dates in an exciting new chapter for the band.

An incendiary new album, “Vicious” is set for release on 16 September, carrying all the hallmarks of Manchester’s finest and the best writing Wayne Barrett and Mick Rossi have produced for many years; Killer guitars, huge choruses and street anthems raise the bar and defy any pre-conceptions some may have of a band entering its fifth decade. There’s a vitality, urgency and an edge here from a band with unfinished business… who mean business!

“Vicious” has a pedigree rooted firmly in the band’s own history and their influences, with plenty to excite existing fans, but the album also breaks new ground sonically and is sure to bring in a whole new audience. 11 new songs and, arguably, the best cover of T-Rex’s “Get It On (Bang A Gong)” since the original, were recorded back in February in Los Angeles between two legs of the bands most recent US Tour and mixed prior to Japanese dates in early Spring.

While the band have been an active force in the studio and in concert globally for the last 20 years, with J.P. Thollet (Bass) and the recently and tragically departed, Noel Kay (Drums), helping to forge the band’s fearsome reputation as live act, Mick Rossi and Wayne Barrett felt it appropriate to bring together the first ‘Slaughter & The Dogs’ line up for two shows to mark the bands formation in mid-70’s Wythenshawe. Zip Bates and Brian ‘Mad Muffet’ Grantham joined the band for an exclusive Manchester date, promoted by long time associate and close friend, Moz Murray and recorded for posterity as the ‘Back to the Start’ DVD, before this line up’s final bow as a headline act at Rebellion 2016 in Blackpool.

That done, Mick and Wayne are itching to get out there and promote the new record. Fans won’t have to wait too long after the release of “Vicious”, with 2017 dates already announced for the UK next February:

Fri 10 Feb 100 Club, London ;
Sat 11 Feb 100 Club, London ;
Sun 12 Feb Academy, Manchester, ; ;

More dates to follow for Europe and North America, with one eye firmly on potential South American shows.

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About Louise Swift

I first went to a gig in 1981, Gillan at Leeds University. I've been a regular gig goer ever since. I haven't kept count of how many gigs I've been to over the intervening years, but it's a lot! My favourite bands are AC/DC then, in no particular order, Anti-Nowhere League, Slaughter and the Dogs, Towers of London and Dirt Box Disco. I tend to like Glam/Punk and rude offensive lyrics, not sure what that says about me but as Animal would say 'So What!' The question was recently put to me - did I write for any online publications? My reply - No, but I'd like to! Planetmosh was suggested and I found myself offering to review Aces High Festival. Easy peasy I thought! Well not quite, if a jobs worth doing it's worth doing well! I had sixteen bands to research. I found I actually enjoyed that and it kept me too busy to be making lunatic comments on Facebook! ;) Then I felt a bit inadequately qualified. I mean, who am I to comment on others, when my musical expertise extends to being able to play a mean Greensleeves on the recorder and a passable Annie's song on the flute! Haven't picked up either instrument for years! What I do have, however, is over 30 years of experience as a gig goer, so I can comment on what I like and what I don't! It's only my opinion and, if I don't like a band it doesn't mean they are bad, just not to my own liking. I admire anyone who has the guts to get up on that stage and have a go!