King Fowley, the vocalist for veteran thrashers DECEASED, has updated Maximum Metal (www.maximummetal.com) on all of his band's current happenings. Right now the band has several releases in the works and are putting together songs for their much anticipated new offering later this year.
The group's 1996 release "Fearless Undead Machines", will be reissued in an amazing limited edition double gatefold LP. This edition will be on zombie colored wax courtesy of Hell's Headbangers Records in March. The band's first demo, "The Evil Side Of Religion", will be released for the first time in its entirety in April and will feature a "bonus" 80s live show recording as well. The demo will be released on Cursed Productions which also released the group's demo recordings "The Radiation Years" last year.
In late February the demos from "Supernatural Addiction" and "Fearless Undead Machines" will be released under the title of "Legions Of Arghhhhh". This disc will include four "never recorded" unreleased tracks and will be a limited edition of 500 copies via Trauma Records. Also a split 10" recording is planned for early March with Delaware-based band CRUCIFIER. DECEASED will contribute three songs for the release, covers of RUNNING WILD's "Ironheads", AGENT STEEL's "Agents Of Steel", and a newly reworked song from the band's past entitled "Fading Survival". Look for this offering in May.
The new LP, "As The Weird Travel On", is currently being put together song-wise. The official release date now is Winter of 2004. King hopes to hit the studio in early September to start recording the long awaited follow-up to 1999's "Supernatural Addiction". Thus far the album will feature tracks such as "Missing A Pulse", "Fright", and "Witness To Susperia". King states that the record will be total death-like thrash with the band's usual "fork in the road" story twists. He adds that this album will have plenty of speed metal drumming and morbid lyrics based around classic guitar solos. The album will be released through Thrash Corner Records.
A few live appearances have been coordinated, including Classic Metal Fest 4 on May 15th and Metal Nations fest in North Carolina in June. The band also plans on hitting New York again with a triumphant return to headline C.B.G.B's.
In related news, King Fowley's legendary power metal group OCTOBER 31 are staying busy as well. Right now they are working on songs for their new record, "No Survivors". When asked about the album King said it's "total metal to the bone!" Some songs scheduled for the release are "Powerhouse", "The Villain", and "Back Alley Murders". The album is being recorded in Oblivion Studios in Maryland and will see a release this summer through Thrash Corner Records. The band's 1998 EP, "Visions Of The End", may see a release on vinyl this year through Iron Glory.
OCTOBER 31 live shows are scheduled this year for Illinois, New Jersey, North Carolina, and Florida.