OCTOBER 31 - The Fire Awaits You CD
At long last, OCTOBER 31's classic debut album, The Fire Awaits You, is seeing a long-overdue reissue, courtesy of the band's new label home, HELLS HEADBANGERS. Released in 1997 to a small yet fervent throng, OCTOBER 31's The Fire Awaits You saw DECEASED vocalist/drummer King Fowley team up with bassist Jim Hunter (WHILE HEAVEN WEPT, TWISTED TOWER DIRE) and guitarist Brian Williams to create a rollicking ride of horror-themed heavy metal. Classic metal songwriting is the order of the day here, as the band ably sweep from speed metal surge to NWOBHM-inspired melodicism to occasionally an epic metal moment or two. At the forefront are King Fowley's clear 'n' commanding vocals, as the erstwhile DECEASED frontman decided to use a cleaner register that lost none of his trademark bite. Amended to this new edition is the band's first demo, Voyage to Infinity from '96, as well as tribute covers of IRON MAIDEN and OZZY OSBOURNE. Finally, The Fire Awaits You!