In the 1980s, the Minneapolis music scene was primarily known for The Replacements, Soul Asylum, Hüsker Dü and Prince among others.
In the Twin Cities, Slave Raider had a sizable following that were known as 'The Raid'.
They opened for such 80s bands as Ratt and Poison with the original line up.
The band recorded three albums in the late 1980s and early 1990s, but were never able to make much of a dent in the glam metal scene.
The band was dropped by its record label following their third album release in 1990, and broke up soon after that with the band members going on to solo projects.
The original line up has periodically reunited since then to perform the occasional reunion show.
* Chainsaw Caine (Mike Findling), lead vocals.
* Lance Sabin, guitar.
* Nicci Wikkid (David Hussman), guitar.
* Letitia Rae, bass
* The Rock, drums.