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October 31

Formed: 1995
From: Arlington, VA, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest October 31 News

Below is our complete October 31 news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

October 31 Announces First Album In Nine Years

Virginia's October 31, featuring Deceased's King Fowley, announced the new album "Bury the Hatchet" will be released on October 14th via Hells Headbangers Records. The album marks the first full length studio release in nine years. The long-awaited album sees October 31 returning with a vengeance, firing off one mean, lean headbanger after another.

October 31 ranges the entire repertoire, which goes all the way back to the mid '90s: from "thrashing-like-a-maniac attacks" to "heart-pumping speed metal missiles" and plenty of traditional metal in between. "Bury the Hatchet" promises to be varied, dynamic, and immediately memorable heavy metal to the bloody, glorious end." The band also features ex-Overlord shredder Brian "Hellstorm" Williams and bassist Jim Hunter of While Heaven Wept and Twisted Tower Dire.

A statement from vocalist King Fowley reads: "The new album is finally done, and we are very, very pleased with the results. LOUD FUCKING HEAVY METAL is what the witch's cauldron is a'brewing! So drink up, ye olde metal muthas - DRINK UP!!!"

The track list for "Bury the Hatchet" is:

1. Tear Ya Down
2. Bury the Hatchet
3. Down at Lover's Lane
4. Under My Gun
5. The House Where Evil Dwells
6. Growing Old
7. Gone to the Devil
8. Arsenic on the Rocks
9. Voodoo Island
10. Angel Dusted More...

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October 31 Announces Re-Issues

Hells Headbangers has announced January 21st, 2014 as the international release date of two deluxe reissue CDs from October 31: "The Fire Awaits You" from 1997 and its follow-up, "Meet Thy Maker" from 1999. The re-release track listings can be found below.

"The Fire Awaits You"

1. The Warlock
2. Salem's Curse
3. The Fire Awaits You
4. Prelude / Lost City
5. Voyage To Infinity
6. Day Of The Saxons
7. Vindication
8. A Million Goodbyes
9. Voyage To Infinity
10. The Fire Awaits You
11. Child Of The Damned
12. When Darkness Covers The Sun
13. I Don’t Know
14. Public Enema Number One

Bonus Tracks:
15 Voyage to Infinity
16. The Fire Awaits You
17. Child of the Damned (Warlord cover)
18. When Darkness Covers the Sun
19. I Don't Know (Ozzy Ozbourne tribute/cover)
20. Public Enema Number One (Iron Maiden tribute/cover)
(Tracks 15-18 from Voyage To Infinity demo 1996) More...

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Ragnarokkr Metal Apocalypse Lineup Announced

The Ragnarokkr Metal Apocalypse 2013 will take place in Chicago this coming May 3rd and 4th. The full lineup has now been revealed and is available below. The organizers of the festival also commented:

"Ragnarokkr Metal Apocalypse is the premier true metal festival in North America - keeping underground metal alive in the states. They've quickly gained an infamous reputation across the world by featuring many legendary bands all at one event.

"Some Ragnarokkr veterans include the reunion of Brocas Helm, the German power metal masters Wizard for their only USA show, Helstar for the first time in the Midwest in over 2 decades, Voltax for their first USA appearance, Obsession featuring Michael Vescera, and the epic Virgin Steele. 2013 will be the best year yet! For more details, visit this location."

Rock Club Stage

Omen
Oz (Sweden, first USA show)
Tyrant’s Reign (back after 7 yrs)
Sleepy Hollow
Ashbury (first metal show)
Eldritch (Italy)
Viking
Shok Paris
Split Heaven (Mexico, first USA show)
Paradoxx
October 31
Blood Feast
Vindicator
Seax
Wrath
Earthen More...

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MDF 2012 Full Lineup And Set Times Announced

The tenth annual Maryland Deathfest is set to take place in Baltimore, Maryland on May 24-27, 2012. Tickets are still on sale for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, with Thursday is sold out.

The final lineup is confirmed and the running order and set times have been announced as follows:

Thursday, May 24th - Entrance opens at 4:00 pm

Main room
Extermination Angel - 4:45 - 5:10
Die Pigeon Die - 5:25 - 5:50
Needful Things - 6:05 - 6:40
Rorschach - 6:55 - 7:40
Dying Fetus - 7:55 - 8:40
Absu - 8:55 - 9:40
Eyehategod - 9:55 - 10:45
Agalloch - 11:00 - 12:00
Autopsy - 12:15 - end

Friday, May 25th - Entrance opens at 3:00 pm More...

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Maryland Deathfest 2012 Final Bands Confirmed

The tenth annual Maryland Deathfest is set to take place in Baltimore, Maryland on May 24-27, 2012 and the final 12 bands were recently announced. They are:

BRUJERIA (Mexico)
AGALLOCH
ARCHGOAT (Finland)
YOB
DYING FETUS
BLACK WITCHERY
UNANIMATED (Sweden)
RORSCHACH
MORGION
NEEDFUL THINGS (Czech Republic)
DIE PIGEON DIE (Australia)
EXTERMINATION ANGEL

Additionally, the organizers have announced the lineup for the first day (Thursday). AUTOPSY will be headlining this day and the rest of the bands playing will be: AGALLOCH, EYEHATEGOD, RORSCHACH, DYING FETUS, DESASTER, NEEDFUL THINGS, DIE PIGEON DIE, and EXTERMINATION ANGEL.

Four-day passes (Thursday-Sunday) and 3-day passes (Friday-Sunday) will go on sale on Monday, September 26th. Single day tickets for Thursday will also go on sale on the 26th. More...

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Electric Wizard Announced For Maryland Deathfest X

ELECTRIC WIZARD (UK) will be making an exclusive U.S. appearance at Maryland Deathfest X. Also newly confirmed for the festival, slated to take place May 24-27, 2012, are CONFESSOR, HAEMORRHAGE (Spain), and OCTOBER 31. The confirmed bands so far are:

MORBID ANGEL
ELECTRIC WIZARD (UK)
SAINT VITUS
ANVIL (Canada)
MORGOTH (Germany)
SUFFOCATION
CHURCH OF MISERY (Japan)
DEMIGOD (Finland)
CONFESSOR
UNSANE
BETHLEHEM (Germany)
THE DEVIL'S BLOOD (Netherlands)
GHOUL
NEGURA BUNGET (Romania)
MACABRE
HAEMORRHAGE (Spain)
OCTOBER 31
TODAY IS THE DAY
ULCERATE (New Zealand)
THE DAY EVERYTHING BECAME NOTHING (Australia)
DRAGGED INTO SUNLIGHT (UK)
AGENTS OF ABHORRENCE (Australia)
NAUSEA (California)
BLOODY PHOENIX

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