Hallows Eve was founded on Halloween 1983 by Dave Stuart, Tommy Sewart, Skullator and Stacy Anderson. The band name is a term for this American holiday.
In 1984 the demo Tales of Terror was made and a little later a rehearsal recording. A sampler contribution ( Metal Merchants ) for the sampler Metal Massacre 6 followed. The Metal Blade label signed the band. In 1985 the album Tales of Terror was released . Ronny Apoldt played the drums because Tym Helton had been hit by a truck shortly before and was in the hospital. The album contains fast-paced Thrash Metal, but it also contains melodies. Production suffered from time and budget constraints. The lyrics deal with horror and science fiction-Subjects. The album is well received by the scene, followed by a tour with Slayer , Exodus and Nasty Savage .
Skullator got out before the next record Death & Insanity (1986). The band went on with just one guitar. On the album there is a technical improvement of the band, the production is also more powerful. Lyrically, this concept album is mainly about death.
The next album Monument was recorded in 1988 with Rob Cayton on drums, who replaced Tym Helton. Monument contains with Sheer Heart Attack , a Queen – cover . After the album no more stable line-up could be found, the band played for some time in changing line-ups until it broke up. James Murphy played with the band for a short time before switching to Death . Tom Knight, a tour drummer, later played for TLC .
In 2003 there was a reunion with a new line-up. Bassist Tommy Stewart took over the vocals. In 2004 the band played at the Keep-It-True Festival in Lauda-Königshofen . In 2005 a new album was released with the title Evil Never Dies, initially self-distributed. The album contains many elements of Death Metal and received numerous bad reviews.
With History of Terror , a box was released in 2006 that, in addition to the first three albums including demos, also contains a live CD that includes her appearance in the legendary CBGB in 1985. A live DVD rounds off the box.
The band is still active today with original singers and bassists and plays live on various occasions.
|Brian Slagel||Vocals (backing) (track A2)|
|Bruce Boxall||Vocals (backing) (track A2)|
|Laura Christian||Vocals (backing) (track A2)|
|Robin Cason||Vocals (backing) (track A2)|
|Susan Burlison||Vocals (backing) (track A2)|
|Side A – Death|
|1.||Death and Insanity||02:21||Show lyrics|
|2.||Goblet of Gore||05:46||Show lyrics|
|3.||Lethal Tendencies||06:41||Show lyrics|
|5.||Plea of the Aged||03:22||Show lyrics|
|Side B – Insanity|
|7.||D.I.E. (Death in Effect)||07:02||Show lyrics|
|8.||Attack of the Iguana||02:30||instrumental|
|10.||Nobody Lives Forever||03:44||Show lyrics|
|11.||Death and Insanity (reprise)||01:59||Show lyrics|