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OCTOBER 31 covers “Metal Massacre” classics

October 21st, 2016

The eight volumes of Metal Massacre released by Metal Blade Records in the 1980s were massively instrumental in chronicling (and furthering) the burgeoning heavy metal movement, particularly in the United States. Here, the earliest songs of Slayer and Ratt, for example, stood side by side each other as a declaration of intent: that HEAVY METAL was here, and it was here to stay. Those who grew up in the ’80s and heard these compilations have fond memories of them, as each song was almost always exclusive and almost always exciting – a new stone to unturn, a new head to bang.

For the members of OCTOBER 31, these compilations are so cherished and enduring that they’ve recorded a covers album comprising songs all exclusively on these comps, appropriately titled Metal Massacre. For over 20 years now, OCTOBER 31 are no strangers to the heavy metal fight, so it’s a no-brainer that the US quintet would reverentially cover the revered likes of Omen, Hallow’s Eve, Sacred Blade, and America’s Tyrant alongside the more obscure likes Aloha, War Cry, Final Warning, and Canada’s Death Dealer among others. From early, more melodically inclined traditional metal to heads-down proto-thrash and speed metal, OCTOBER 31 cover all bases on Metal Massacre, rendering the record a veritable time-machine back to the early-to-mid ’80s. However, with erstwhile DECEASED frontman (and scene legend) King Fowley on the mic, the band brims with the confidence and elan to make these songs their own – or, at least, songs that could easily be among their original repertoire – serving as a fully satisfying stopgap album before their next full-length for HELLS HEADBANGERS. All you metal merchants, step forth and prepare for OCTOBER 31’s Metal Massacre!

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Deceased – King Fowley

February 22nd, 2012

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Interview with King Fowley of Deceased

conducted by: Carlos M. Llanas

In their 26th season together, Deceased has stayed strong and consistent, and their brand of death/thrash metal is unlike any other.  The creepy riffs, haunting melodies, and their love for the strange and weird gives them the ability to write outstanding albums like "The Blueprints for Madness", "Fearless Undead Machines", and "Supernatural Addiction" just to name a few.  Their most recent studio attempt "Surreal Overdose" has received great reviews from us, Metal-Rules.com, and other great sources alike.  Songs like "Skin Crawling Progress", "kindred Assembly", and their single "Cloned (Day of the Robot)" make this album a must own.  I recently had the pleasure of speaking with Deceased frontman and personal friend King Fowley in San Antonio, Texas for the 5th annual Goregrowler’s Ball.  King is no stranger to Texas; he’s been here many times on tour with either Deceased, or his heavy metal band October 31.  Hell he even kicked my ass in soccer one of the last times he was here ( He is no joke people).  In this interview King talks about the next full-length album to be titled "Ghostly White", his love of horror movies, his band mates, and what is in-store for the future of Deceased.  Here he is for your thrashing pleasure….King Fowley.

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