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From the beginning, the band found its own style - a mixture of European metal and punk with an American flavor. The first concerts of "Abattoir" was held at the legendary Los Angeles-based club "Troubadour". After recording a demo with two tracks, the band attracted the attention of the label "Metal Blade",suggested recording a song for the compilation "Metal Massacre vol. 4 ".
This Los Angeles-based team was founded in the early 80`s former school friends, Mel Sanchez (bass) and Marc Caro (guitar) . In the first part of them except as included guitarist Juan Garcia, drummer and vocalist Ron Gonzoles Raul Preston. From the beginning, the band found its own style - a mixture of European metal and punk with an American flavor. The first concerts of "Abattoir" was held at the legendary Los Angeles-based club "Troubadour". After recording a demo with two tracks, the band attracted the attention of the label "Metal Blade",suggested recording a song for the compilation "Metal Massacre vol. 4 ".
The first version of the track selected for this case, "Sreams From The Grave", tried to record more with Preston, but it turned out that in the studio Raul little weak and was replaced by John Sayrisom of the "Sceptre"."Sreams From The Grave" made an impression on the public, it has picked up one of the local radio stations. This fact allowed the band to play the opening act for "Metallica" and "W.A.S.P.", which added "Abattoir" fair share of popularity.
However, this has a downside - a team relationship has deteriorated sharply ,and as a result the team left two people Sayris and Garcia, who founded the project "Agent steel". For some time back Preston, but the style of the band was too extreme for him and he again went off to do something more commercial music. The new members of the team became the vocalist Steve Gaines of "Bloodlust" and guitarist Danny Oliverio from "Prisoner". Before recording their debut album "Abattoir" there was another change - for shock was now sitting, Robert Wayne.
The CD "Vicious Attack" was born in 1985, and was published by "Combat records".In addition to its own group of numbers plate also included motorhedovskuyu " Ace Of Spades". Album quite warm, was adopted by listeners, but it did not save the team from further reshuffle. First, in another project dumped Wayne, freed his place for Danny Anaya. Then Gaines returned to his "Bloodlust",as the vacancy has taken Mike Towers.
"Abattoir" released their second and final album at that time, "The Only Safe Place". Due to the arrival of new people, as well as under the pressure of the record company to commercialize the band`s sound. Producing and mixing records produced without the consent of the musicians themselves. Unhappy with this situation, the team left the first Sanchez, who founded together with Garcia band "Evil dead". After some time, they were joined by Marc Caro and "Abattoir" ceased to exist. Anaya organized the project "MX Machine", and Oliver - "Stealth".
In 1998, former colleagues came together again ,to record one track for tribyutnoy plate "Iron maiden". It was supposed to be a one-time event, but just then the German label "Century Media" reissued on CD, both the album "Abattoir", and the project had to resuscitate. Modern composition was as follows: Caro, Gaines, Sanchez and Kevin McShane (drums) . In 2001-m team released live album "No Sleep `Til Kalamazoo", and then proceeded to record a new studio material