Hallows Eve was formed in Atlanta, Georgia in 1983. Founded by bassist/vocalist Tommy Stewart and guitarist/vocalist Skullator, this band is known as one of the earliest bands to pioneer speed and thrash metal. Three records were made in the 80's following the obligatory "Metal Massacre" compilation appearance, and they then disbanded, scattering to various local area bands. Many band members over the years have died and the band has gone through drummers to Spinal Tap proportions. Former drummer Rob Clayton died on 19 April 1992 in a car accident in which he was beheaded.