It’s really hard to find good heavy metal vinyl collections, this is a rare exception. I managed to pick this one up with someone in Pittsburgh who answered my ad seeking vinyl collections. I paid a pretty penny for this collection, but it’s well worth it as is all the vinyl is in near-mint condition and contains many HUGE TILES (most first press). Check out this video of the unboxing.
Hollows Eve was a thrash metal band from Atlanta, Georgia. They first became known for the song “Metal Merchants” on Metal Massacre. Their debut “Tales Of Terror” on Metal Blade gained them a cult following. The follow-up albums Death and Insanity and Monument were solid thrash albums (in my opinion) but failed to gain the band any traction. “Monument” is now out-of-print.
Hallows Eve: Another Great Metal Band That Never Went Big – What Happened To Them?
Skullator left the band after the tales of terror album because of creative differences. He was more into black metal.
The last live appearance monument era Hollow’s Eve ever made was for The Skullator’s benefit. In 1991 Steven was shot in a robbery attempt in Atlanta. Though struck in the head, Steven lived and now wears an eye patch.
Stacy Anderson performed in a band called DIN post-hollows Eve. He now owns a stump removal service in the Atlanta area.
Guitarist “David Stewart” is a successful photographer in the Atlanta area. Post hollows Eve Post he was in a band with two rappers named urban grind.
Tommy Stewart drives a taxi in the Atlanta area.
Tommy Stewart was briefly investigated by police after the death of his wife. No charges were ever filed.
Hallows Eve tried to reform with Ex-Rigot Mortis vocalist Doyle Bright. They announced a “comeback”, but nothing ever happened.
Steve “Skullator” Shoemaker was the only one who stayed active in music. He put together a black metal band called Wormreich. Tragedy struck again — returning to Atlanta after their first tour, the driver of the van fell asleep, causing the van to swerve off the road killing 2 and injuring 12 . Stephen was critically injured. Now, like fellow musician Jeff Becerra, is confined to a wheelchair.
Listen To Hallows Eve Full Albums
Death and Insanity (1986)
Tales of Terror (1985)
Tales of Terror Artwork and Sleeve
This album is frequently bootlegged. This is what the original first pressing artwork looks like.
All Hallows Eve Songs
Tales of Terron Track List:
1. Plunging to Megadeath 2. Outer Limits 3. Horrorshow 4. The Mansion 5. There Are No Rules 6. Valley of the Dolls 7.Metal Merchants 8. Hallows Eve-with Routine
Death And Insanity
Death and Insanity
Goblet of Gore
Plea of the Aged
D.I.E. (Death in Effect)
Attack of the Iguana
Nobody Lives Forever
Death and Insanity (Reprise)
Monument Album Art
A List Of Everyone That Has Played In Hallows Eve
Stacy Andersen– Vocals (all albums) David Stuart-Guitar (all album) Skullator-Guitar ( first album only) Tommy Stewart- (all albums) Drums Tym Helton-Drums
Sheer Heart Attack
Monument (To Nothing)
The Mighty Decibel
The Righteous Ones
Hallows Eve Line-Up 1985
Vocals – Stacy Anderson Bass, Backing Vocals – Tommy Stewart Drums, Backing Vocals – Rob Clayton Guitar, Backing Vocals – David Stuart
Cirith Ungol A Metal Band That Could Have Been Big: Why Didn’t They Remain Obscure?
Cirith Ungol was lucky and hailed Ventura, California which was home to Metal Blade Records in 1988. If you’re like me, you might remember the old days, (before the Internet) when you made decisions about what albums you were going to buy by the artwork. That is how I accidentally bought a lot of Molly Hatchet and Nazareth albums.
Such is the case with Cirith Ungol. Now that I listen to it, it’s actually pretty good. At the time, I only like really heavy thrash or black metal bands. Hands the recent resurgence in the popularity of this Cirith Ungol! Listen for yourself, but first for a few facts.
Cirth Ungol Where Are They Now?
The band broke up in 1992, citing frustrations with their record label.
In 2001, Metal Blade released in “Germany Servants of Chaos”, a compilation of unreleased demos and live songs.
Founding guitarist Jerry Fogle died from liver failure on August 20, 1998. RIP
Lindstrom now plays with Falcon, who perform some Cirith Ungol songs
Leprosy is the second studio album by Tampa’s Death, released on August 12, 1988 on Combat Records. It is best known for the track “Pull the Plug“, which is about as close to a hit song as a band like death can get. Leprosy was much more progressive than the “Scream Bloody Gore” album. Much of this can be assigned to the engineering work of Scott Burns, who was the go-to thrash metal producer of the time.
The Many Early Death Line-Ups
The only constant thing about Death is a continually changing lineup. Each album has almost an entirely different group of players on it outside of founder Chuck Schuldiner. This album “featured” Terry Butler, who now plays bass, and Obituary but froze up in the studio actually didn’t play on the album. Chuck Schuldiner recorded his bass parts.
Many critics and fans alike consider Leprosy to be Death’s best album. Metal radio stations and even MTV played the song “Pull the Plug” relatively frequently (at least as extreme music goes). By the time the subsequent album “Spiritual Healing” was released, almost the entire band was replaced with a new group of players outside of Chuck Schuldiner,
“Leprosy” 6:19 “Born Dead” 3:25 “Forgotten Past” 4:33 “Left to Die” 4:35 “Pull the Plug” 4:25 “Open Casket” 4:53 “Primitive Ways” 4:33 “Choke on It” 5:54
Death leprosy line-up:
Chuck Schuldiner – guitar, bass, vocals Rick Rozz – guitar Bill Andrews – drums Terry Butler – credited with bass but did not actually play on the album
WHATEVER HAPPENED TO SACRED RIECH? LET’S FIND OUT.
If you are a Sacred Reich fan (like I am) then you already know the quintessential album is Ignorance. If fact. while we are at it, let’s get that one quick spin. My favorite song is “Death Squad: (especially the first riff) classic thrash metal!
Sacred Reich still tours in 2019
Phil Rind and Whiley are the only 2 original members
Sacred Riech is still sighed to Metal Blade Record
In 2020 Phil Rind blast all Trump supporters and demanded that all people that are right of center should stop liking his band –
“If you are part of the Trump cult feel free to unfollow. We couldn’t give a fuck.
“If you can’t see the white supremacy that permeates this country I suggest you open your eyes and take a hard look. Read the book ‘White Fragility’. But if you dont see it, it’s probably because you don’t want to. Maybe you should go listen to ‘One Nation’.”
He added in a follow-up message: “If you can’t see the difference between BLACK LIVES MATTER standing up for unarmed black people being shot by police for decades across this country and armed white nationalist domestic terrorists storming the Capitol to stop an election in support of a dumb, racist, lying President then by all means UNFOLLOW, UNLIKE, DON’T SUPPORT…WHATEVER.
SURF NICARAGUA was all in all a decent album. It came out October 4, 1988 on Metal Blade. The EP. THE ALBUM contains a cover version of the Black Sabbath’s, “War Pigs”, which also appeared on the band’s next EP, Alive at the Dynamo in 1989, in live form. The song “Surf Nicaragua” contains a part from the song “Wipe Out” as well as the drum part from the Hawaii 5-0 theme song. The live tracks “Ignorance” and “Death Squad” were only supposed to be on the CD version, but due to a pressing error, they appeared on all formats. (Source: Wikipedia)