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,
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'!