Kevin Lewis Leaves October 31 (12/26/2000)

Well, Christmas is usually a time for good news and fun times but sadly, guitarist Kevin Lewis has decided to leave the band effective immediately.  Between all the $$$ it costs to be in an active metal band that plays out, a fiancée, living over 400 miles away and a work schedule with very little room to breathe, he has decided to bow out from the ranks.  The band wants to wish him the best in his life decision and hopes he will continue on the very best he can with his music.

It isn’t easy to get 4/5 guys together on the same wavelength all the time and keep things running smoothly as a band.  Sadly, things like this sometimes happen.

As for OCTOBER 31, we will obviously carry on and record the new album as a four piece.  We’ll also take a long hard look at a replacement for Kevin on rhythm guitar and not ‘rush’ into anything quickly.   We hope to record “No Survivors!” in April of this year and have it out for a summer release!  We thank everyone for their support during these ‘changes’ within the band and hope everyone had a safe and happy holiday!!!

Thank you for your time, in metal and respect,

King Fowley

Upcoming Shows!!! (12/15/2000)

January 20 Martinsburg,WV 50 Yard Line Club 18+ $5.00 at door
January 21 Washington, DC Velvet Lounge $5.00 at door

New Drummer! (12/12/2000)

We would also like to welcome Dave Castillo into the ranks as the new official drummer! Dave is a great friend and a great drummer and he will be playing on the next album "No Survivors!"

Thank You Chicago! (12/12/2000)

October 31 would like to thank everyone for making the Chicago shows so fun and cool, especially Corpsevomit (for the equipment) and Stan Koson (for driving us everywhere)! Hails to Dean of Skullview and all our Chicago friends!!! We want to come back to the Windy City!

Upcoming Shows!!! (10/24/2000)

November 4 Wilson, NC North Carolina Metal Fest, Wilson County Fairgrounds (For more info, email: dioroxx@web.net)
December 9 Chicago, IL Smiler Coogan's (w/ Corpsevomit)

Some Info About the Next Album (09/20/2000)

From the Metal Blade Europe site:

OCTOBER 31 will record their new album in early 2001 for Metal Blade! The record will again be recorded at oblivion studios and will most likely be produced by king fowley yet again! the new record is entitled 'No Survivors!". It will continue in the old school metal attack tradition the band is now known for with even more emphasis on conviction and energy. Some new titles are 'powerhouse', 'one more second chance', 'a heroes welcome', 'the temptress', and a cover of riot's classic ripper 'loanshark'!

Wacken Photos Finally Up! (09/19/2000)

After some delay getting all the photos together, a page of photos from the Wacken 2000 performance is here. Thanks to everyone who hooked us up with the pictures!!!

Upcoming Shows!!! (09/13/2000)

October 6 Queens, NYC Voodoo Lounge (w/ October Thorns, Zandelle, Etheria, Grey Skies Fallen)
October 27 Clifton, NJ Connections (w/ Attacker HELL YEAH!!!!!!)

Thanks from OCTOBER 31 (08/16/2000)

We'd like to thank everyone who came out and supported us at Wacken! We had a totally kick ass time playing and we can't wait to play in Europe again! There will be a page soon with some live pictures from the Wacken show!

Upcoming Shows!!! (06/07/2000)

June 30 Springfield, VA Jaxx (w/HADES)
July 8 Raleigh, NC King’s Tavern
August 4 Wacken, Germany Wacken Open Air Festival
September 2 Springfield, VA Jaxx (w/PAUL DI'ANNO)

Wacken Festival Schedule Released (05/18/2000)

According to the just released Wacken schedule, October 31 will be playing a 45-minute set on the "Party Stage" Friday at 5:00pm (17:00 European time). We can't wait to get kick some European ass!!!

New Official Vocalist Quits! (05/16/2000)

In another chapter in the topsy turvy world of October 31, Shawn Pelata has decided to quit the band due to the usual "personal and musical differences". Basically, the guy doesn't want to do metal anymore. 'Nuff said.

Upcoming Shows!!! (03/06/2000)

April 1 Raleigh, NC King’s Tavern
April 29 White Hall, PA Club Carrigan’s (w/ DECEASED)
May 6 Blacksburg, VA South Main Cafe (w/ DECEASED)

OCTOBER 31 Announce New Official Vocalist! (02/28/2000)

There has been a change of plans concerning the line-up. It was originally planned to have a different drummer (Dave Castillo from HATRED) for live shows to free King up to do only the vocals. The discovery of an amazing singer changed all this. His name is SHAWN PELATA and man, can he rip! Imagine a vocal tone similar to Harry "The Tyrant" Conklin from JAG PANZER combined with the vocal range of a young Rob Halford (you should know what band he was in! haha) and you have a pretty good idea of what this guy can do. As a band we are very excited about the fresh blood and can't wait to tear peoples' faces off live and on our forthcoming albums! Shawn will make his debut live appearance in Blacksburg, Virginia on April 22nd! More details about the show and a new line-up picture soon to come so watch this page!

"Meet Thy Maker" Available in Europe April 11th (02/28/2000)

Metal Blade Records Europe are releasing "Meet Thy Maker" on the European continent April 11th. So all European headbangers out there, keep an eye out for it!!!!

"Meet Thy Maker" is Now Available!!!! (01/09/2000)

Our 2nd full length cd "Meet Thy Maker" is now available for purchase from R.I.P Records! The prices are $11(US)/$12(Can & Mex)/$13(Elsewhere). Send well-concealed cash, money order, or checks payable to: STAN KOSON. Check out the sound samples page for samples from the album!
R.I.P Records
P.O.Box 41182
Chicago, IL 60641 USA