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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?

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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


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


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

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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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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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Metal Massacre 5 1984 Compilation Hellhammer, Voivod, Overkill, Metal Church, Fates Warning (Metal Blade)

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Metal Massacre V 1984 by Metal Blade Records

Metal Massacre V (Metal Massacre 5) came out in 1984. Original Pressing ( MBR 1021) marks the first recordings of Hellhammer, Voivod, Overkill, Metal Church, Fates Warning, Omen and More.

Metal Massacre Vinyl and Art

Metal Massacre 5 Bands and Tracklist:


“Torture Me” – Omen – 3:26
“Condemned to the Gallows” – Voivod – 5:09
“Call on the Attacker” – Attacker – 3:35
“Nightmare” – Future Tense – 3:50
“Death Rider” – Overkill – 3:52
“Soldier Boy” – Fates Warning – 6:20


“The Brave” – Metal Church – 4:27
“Destroyer” – Lethyl Synn – 3:27
“The Warrior” – Final Warning – 3:49
“Crucifixion” – Hellhammer – 2:50
“Marching Saprophytes” – Mace – 4:07
“End of Time” – Jesters of Destiny – 3:20


Metal Massacre Bands: Where Are They Now?

The number of huge metal bands Bhave had their debuts on the Metal Massacre compilations from Metal Blade Records, perhaps most notably was Metallica who have their name misspelled on Metal Massacre 1. Early on the featured “hair bands” like RATT until Metal Blade became the goto record label for thrash metal and started working with better bands like Cryptic Slaughter, Slayer and Hirax.

Mettallica or Metallica? - Mispelling on Metal Massacre 1
Mettallica or Metallica? – Mispelling on Metal Massacre 1

Metal Massacre Graduates

ABOUT: Metal Massacre was started1981, Brian Slagel, founder of Metal Blade Records, who decided to put out a compilation of unsigned, underground metal bands. Throughout the ’80s and early ’90s, he continued to release more volumes of the collections. Metal Massacre XII was released in 1995 and was the final Metal Massacre album until Metal Massacre XIII, released 11 years later in 2006. (SOURCE: WIKIPEDIA)