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Hallows Thrash Metal Band- Where Are They Now?

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Hallows Eve: Another Great Metal Band That Never Went Big – What Happened To Them?

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. There’re follow-up albums Death and Insanity and Monument were solid thrash albums (in my opinion) but failed to gain the band any traction. “Monumnet” is now out-of-print.

How did that happen?

tales of terror

Some Hallows Eve Facts You Might Not Know

  • On the tales of terror album, the band was a five-piece, with t with two guitar players one being Steve “Skullator” Shoemaker.
  • 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 Hollows Eve ever made was for The Skullator 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.
Steve “Skullator” Shoemaker

Listen To Hallows Eve Full Albums

Monument 1989

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

  1. Death and Insanity
  2. Goblet of Gore
  3. Lethal Tendencies
  4. Obituary
  5. Plea of the Aged
  6. Suicide
  7. D.I.E. (Death in Effect)
  8. Attack of the Iguana
  9. Nefarious
  10. Nobody Lives Forever
  11. Death and Insanity (Reprise)

Monument Album Art

A List Of Everyone That Has Played In Hallows Eve

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

Tracklisting

Side A

Speed Freak
Sheer Heart Attack
Rot Gut
Monument (To Nothing)

Side B

Pain Killer
The Mighty Decibel
The Righteous Ones
No Sanctuary


Hallows Eve Line-Up 1985

Vocals – Stacy Anderson
Bass, Backing Vocals – Tommy Stewart
Drums, Backing Vocals – Rob Clayton
Guitar, Backing Vocals – David Stuart

PICK UP A RARE COPY OF HALLOWS EVE HERE ON EBAY

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VoiVod “War And Pain” 1984 (Best Track “Nuclear War”)

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WAR AND PAIN BY VOIVOD FEATURING “NUCLEAR WAR”

War and Pain is the debut studio album from Canadian heavy metal band Voivod, released on August 10, 1984, through Metal Blade Records. According to a 1986 TV interview with the band, it sold over 40,000 copies within 2 years of its release.

War and Pain was reissued several times on the CD format (sometimes on different labels in other countries): in 1990 on Enigma; remastered by Metal Blade and reissued in 1994; it was also released in Roadrunner’s Pricekillers series (furthermore 1990); and again by Metal Blade in 2004 as a remastered 3-CD boxset (see the 20th Anniversary Edition section for the bonus material).

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VOIVOD IS SQUARELY IN THE 100 MOST UNDERRATED METAL BANDS OF ALL TIME

Tracklisting

This Side (Iron)

“Voivod” – 4:16
“Warriors of Ice” – 5:04
“Suck Your Bone” – 3:30
“Iron Gang” – 4:15
“War and Pain” – 4:55

That Side (Blower)

“Blower” – 2:42
“Live for Violence” – 5:11
“Black City” – 5:08
“Nuclear War” – 7:01

The original cassette version also had a track after “Nuclear War” named “Condemned to the Gallows.” This was the track they recorded for the compilation album Metal Massacre V. Aside from one cassette pressing, “Condemned to the Gallows” was the only track that never appeared on the original LP or CD, nor has it been re-recorded for any future Voivod releases. (SOURCE: WIKIPEDIA)

War And Pain Sleeve and Artwork

Band Photos

Voivod Players on “War And Pain”:

Denis “Snake” Bélanger – vocals
Denis “Piggy” D’Amour – guitar
Jean-Yves “Blacky” Thériault – bass
Michel “Away” Langevin – drums, artwork

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Trouble (Heavy Metal Band) Run to the Light 1987

trouble - run to the light

Run to the Light was the third studio album by the American doom metal band Trouble, released on July 15, 1987. It was the band’s last release on Metal Blade before signing to Def American. (SOURCE: WIKIPEDIA)

Listen To Run To The Light

Tracklisting

Side one

“The Misery Shows” – 5:36
“Thinking of the Past” – 3:52
“On Borrowed Time” – 5:26
“Run to the Light” – 6:02

Side Two

“Peace of Mind” – 3:03
“Born in a Prison” – 4:49
“Tuesday’s Child” – 3:25
“The Beginning” – 5:26

Trouble “Run To The Light” Line-Up:

Eric Wagner – vocals
Bruce Franklin – guitars
Rick Wartell – guitars
Ron Holzner – bass
Dennis Lesh – drums

“Run To The Light Vinyl Artwork”

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What Happened To Hirax?

aton W. De Pena and james hetfield

Hirax, Katon W. De Pena, Raging Violence and Beyond

Raging Violence was the first official Hirax album Metal Blade and appeared with their first full-length, “Raging Violence” in 1985. Hirax was Katon W. De Pena (vocals), Scott Owen (guitar), Gary Monardo (bass) and John Tabares (drums).

In 1986, John Tabares left the band and was replaced by Eric Brecht (D.R.I’s. vocalist Kurt Brecht brother). After, they released a 2nd LP “Hate, Fear, and Power” (16 minutes / eight tunes). Later, the band released the live album “Blasted In Bangkok” in 1987.

Be that as it may, with strains and frustrates in the band, De Pena chose to leave and frame another group with Gene Hoglan (previous Dark Angel drummer), and Ron McGovney (former Metallica bassist). They called themselves Phantasm. After a brief tour with Nuclear Assault, they separated. In 1989, after De Pena left Phantasm, the substitution was Paul Baloff (former Exodus frontman), not long after the band separated.

The band “reformed” in 2013 with Katon w. De Pena being the only original member and continue to record and tour to this day

 

Tracklisting

Side A

No |Title | Length

1. “Demons – Evil Forces” 3:25
2. “Blitzkrieg Air Attack” 2:08
3. “Guardian Protector” 1:37
4. “Bombs of Death” 1:47
5. “Defeat of Amalek” 3:08
6. “Raging Violence” 2:53
7. “Call of the Gods” 1:20

Side B

No |Title | Length

8.” Warlords Command” 2:39
9. “Suicide” 2:37
10. “Executed” 1:40
11. “The Gauntlet” 2:03
12. “Destruction and Terror” 2:33
13. “Destroy” 1:07
14. “Bloodbath” 1:55

Total length:30:52

GET THE ORIGINAL 1985 PRESSING OF RAGING VIOLENCE HERE

BAND IS IN 1984…

Katon W. De Pena – vocals
Gary Monardo – bass
Scott Owen – guitars
John Tabares – drums

LISTEN TO THE FULL HIRAX RAGING VIOLENCE

HIRAX BAND PHOTOS

“RAGING VIOLENCE” VINYL AND ARTWORK

GET THE ORIGINAL 1985 PRESSING OF RAGING VIOLENCE HERE

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Sacrifice – “Forward to Termination”

SACRIFICE THRASH BAND VINYL CANADA FORWARD INTO TERMINATION 33

The Second Album From Underrated Canadian Thrashers

Forward to Termination is the second album by the Canadian thrash metal band Sacrifice, released in 1987

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SEE MORE METAL BANDS THAT SHOULD HAVE BEEN BIGGER

Vinyl and Album Artwork

Tracklisting

No.TitleLength
1.“Forward to Termination”1:02
2.“Terror Strikes”3:28
3.“Re-Animation”3:49
4.“Afterlife”4:14
5.“Flames of Armageddon”7:49
6.“The Entity”5:44
7.“Forever Enslaved”3:09
8.“Cyanide”3:38
9.“Light of the End”4:49
10.“Pyrokinesis”2:06
Total length:39:48

Band Line Up

  • Rob Urbinati (vocals, guitar)
  • Joe Rico (guitar)
  • Gus Pynn (drums)
  • Scott Watts (bass)
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Everything You Wanted To Know Slayer’s Hell Awaits (1985) – But Were Afraid To Ask!

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Hell Awaits is the second album by Slayer. It was released in March 1985 on Metal Blade Records. It is metal heresy to say this, but Hell Awaits is my favorite Slayer album. Most fans consider “Riegn In Blood” to be the bands high watermark. I’ve bought a copy the day it came out. You can see pictures of the actual album in this post.

Some Interesting “Hell Awaits” Facts You Might Not Know

  • The album was mixed in one night.
  • Around that time, Kerry King’s hair was thinning. He came into practice one night wearing a hairpiece. He was ostracized by the band. This led to his trademark shaved head look.
  • The demonic growls in the intro of the album say, “Join Us” if you play it backward. The final phrase, which is not backward but is pitch shifted says “Welcome Back
  • “Hell Awaits” was the first album a record company put up the budget to release. Show No Mercy was self-financed by the band, largely because Tom Araya had a good job at a hospital.
  • These days, the band considers the production of the album to be quite poor. When asked if they would ever record or re-master it, Tom says “No, that was a snapshot of where we were in our career at the time.”
  • God Hates Us All” is the bans least favorite album. They consider the production on “Hell Awaits” to be superior.
  • Hell Awaits” and “At Dawn They Sleep” are still staples in the band’s setlist live.
  • All of the music and the lyrics were written by Jeff Hannemann and Kerry King. Tom Araya did not contribute lyrically until the “South of Heaven” album.

Hell Awaits Cover, Artwork and Inner Sleeve

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HELL AWIATS FULL ALBUM

GET AN AWESOME VINTAGE COPY OF HELL AWIATS HERE

Tracklisting

Side one
No. Title Lyrics Music Length

  1. “Hell Awaits”
  2. “Kill Again”
  3. “At Dawn They Sleep”

Side two

  1. “Praise of Death”
  2. “Necrophiliac”
  3. “Crypts of Eternity”
  4. “Hardening of the Arteries”

Credits and Other Information

Bill Metoyer – engineer
Brian Slagel – producer
Slayer – producer
Bernie Grundman – mastering

SKU: MBR 1040

Label: Metal Blade Records
Year Of Release: 1985