This Week In Rock & Metal

May 18th 1999 #StormtroopersOfDeath released the album “Bigger Than The Devil” #Shenanigans #MakeRoomMakeRoom #CrossoverThrash

Did you know…

The cover design is based on Iron Maiden’s “The Number of the Beast” album.

May 19th 2009 #Warbringer released the album “Waking Into Nightmares” #SeveredReality #PreyForDeath #AbandonedByTime #Jackal #ThrashMetal

Did you know…

The album was produced by Gary Holt, guitarist of thrash metal band Exodus.

May 19th 1988 #Megadeth released the single “Liar” #HeavyMetal

Did you know….

The song was a rant directed at past member Chris Poland.

May 19th 1992 #KISS released the album “Revenge” #Domino #IJustWanna #EverytimeILookAtYou #Unholy #Spit #HardRock #HeavyMetal

Did you know..

The album was dedicated to Eric Carr, and the last track, “Carr Jam 1981,” was a demo he had recorded soon after joining the group.

Mar 19th 2002 #Hypocrisy released the album “Catch 22” #DontJudgeMe #APublicPuppet #TurnThePage #MelodicDeathMetal

Did you know..

On May 9, 2008, the album was re-released as Catch 22 V2.0.08.

Peter Tägtgren re-recorded the vocals and guitar parts and remixed the album.

May 19th 2017 #DragonForce released the album “Reaching Into Infinity” #AshesOfTheDawn #MidnightMadness #CurseOfDarkness #PowerMetal

Did you know…

It was the band’s first studio album to feature drummer Gee Anzalone.

May 20th 1988 #Pantera released the album “Power Metal” #OverAndOut #HardRide #DeathTrap #RockTheWorld #ProudToBeLoud #HeavyMetal

Did you know…

It was the first Pantera album to feature Phil Anselmo on vocals.

May 20th 1985 #Savatage released the album “Power Of The Night” #InTheDream #HardForLove #SkullSession #Warriors #HeavyMetal

Did you know…

It was bassist Keith Collins’s last album with the band.

The album was produced by Max Norman.

May 20th 1988 #FlotsamAndJetsam released the album “No Place For Disgrace” #HardOnYou #DreamsOfDeath #MisguidedFortune #EscapeFromWithin #ThrashMetal

Did you know…

It was their first album with the bass guitarist Troy Gregory, who had replaced Jason Newsted

May 20th 1983 #DefLeppard released the single “Rock Of Ages” #HardRock

Did you know…

The song reached number 16 on the #Billboard Hot 100 chart.

May 20th 1980 #KISS released the album “Unmasked” #Shandi #TalkToMe #Tomorrow #TwoSidesOfTheCoin #EasyAsItSeems #HardRock

Did you know…

Despite being credited, Peter Criss had no involvement with the recording of the album; Anton Fig played all the drums uncredited.

May 20th 2011 #UDO released the album “Rev-Raptor” #Leatherhead #Renegade #Renegade #Terrorvision #HeavyMetal

Did you know…

It is the final album to feature Stefan Kaufmann and Igor Gianola.

May 21st 1996 #Metallica released the single “Until It Sleeps” #HardRock #HeavyMetal

Did you know…

The single reached number 10 on the #Billboard hot 💯 singles chart.

May 21st 2016 #NickMenza former drummer with #Megadeth passed away. #RIP

Did you know…

He recorded drums on four of Megadeth’s albums: Rust in Peace (1990), Countdown to Extinction (1992), Youthanasia (1994) and Cryptic Writings (1997).

May 21st 1979 #Saxon released their debut album “Saxon” #BacksToTheWall #BigTeaser #JudgementDay #MilitiaGuard #HeavyMetal

Did you know…

The band was originally named “Son of a Bitch”

May 21st 1973 #DeepPurple released the GREAT single “Smoke On The Water” #ClassicRock

Did you know…

In 2004, the song was ranked number 434 on #RollingStone magazine’s list of the 500 greatest songs of all time.

May 21st 2013 #UDO released the album “Steelhammer” #MetalMachine #HeavyRain #DeathRide #Timekeeper #HeavyMetal

Did you know…

It was the band’s first album with guitarist Andrey Smirnov.

May 21st 1996 #Scorpions released the album “Pure Instinct” #WildChild #YouAndI #WhereTheRiverFlows #HardRock

Did you know…

This is the only Scorpions album on which session musician Curt Cress plays drums.

The album reached number 99 on the #Billboard chart.

May 21st 1987 #Anvil released the album “Strength Of Steel” #StraightBetweenTheEyes #KissOfDeath #HeavyMetal

Did you know…

The album made the #Billboard charts, peaking at number 191.

May 21st 2002 #Dio released the album “Killing The Dragon” #BetterInTheDark #Push #HeavyMetal

Did you know..

It was the only Dio album with guitarist Doug Aldrich.

The album was produced by Ronnie James Dio. ❤️

The album only reached number 199 on the #BillboardCharts

‪May 21st 1988 Cinderella released the album “Long Cold Winter” #GypsyRoad #DontKnowWhatYouGot #ComingHome #TheLastMile #FireAndIce #HardRock‬ ‪

Did you know…‬

‪The album reached number 10 on the #Billboard chart.‬

‪In 2005, the album was ranked number 457 in Rock Hard magazine’s book of The 500 Greatest Rock & Metal Albums of All Time.‬

May 21st 1982 #Riot released the album “Restless Breed” #LovedByYou #Loanshark #DreamAway #Showdown #HeavyMetal

Did you know…

It was the band’s first album with vocalist Rhett Forrester.

May 21st 1999 #ArchEnemy released the album “Burning Bridges” #TheImmortal #SeedOfHate #DeadInside #Angelclaw #MelodicDeathMetal

Did you know…

This was their first album to feature Sharlee D’Angelo on bass and the last studio recording to feature vocalist Johan Liiva.

May 22nd 2007 #OzzyOsbourne released the album “Black Rain” #IDontWannaStop #NotGoingAway #TheAlmightyDollar #HeavyMetal

Did you know…

Black Rain debuted at number 3 on the #Billboard 200 chart.

It was the first Ozzy album to feature bassist Rob Nicholson.

@ozzyosbourne @zakkwyldebls

May 22nd 2000 #BlazeBayley released his debut album “Silicon Messiah” #TheBrave #Evolution #TheLaunch #Identity #HeavyMetal

Did you know…

A lot of material on this album was being written in mind for next Iron Maiden album (Brave New World) before he was let go.

May 22nd 2001 #FlotsamAndJetsam released the album “My God” #NothingToSay #KeepBreathing #LearnToDance #Trash #GrooveMetal

Did you know…

At the end of the album there’s a hidden acoustic version of the song “Trash”.

Did you hear it?

May 22nd 2005 #Destruction released the album “Inventor of Evil” #SeedsOfHate #UnderSurveillance #ThrashMetal

Did you know…

The bonus track was a cover of the Motörhead song “We Are the Road Crew”

Biff Byford did guest vocals on the song “The Alliance of Hellhoundz”

May 22nd 1995 #Rage released the album “Black in Mind” #Forever #TheCrawlingChaos #MyRage #ThePriceOfWar #PowerMetal

Did you know…

Some tracks on the album such as “The Crawling Chaos” are inspired by the works of H.P. Lovecraft.

May 22nd 1992 #MyDyingBride released their debut album “As the Flower Withers” #TheForeverPeople #SearMe #SilentDance #DoomMetal

Did you know…

This was their only album on which lead vocalist Aaron Stainthorpe utilizes his trademark death growl as the sole vocal style.

Coming…..June 16th on Perris Records!!!

#OldSchool from Helix!!!

This album is comprised of songs written from 1981-1989 but NEVER released.

Three of the tracks were recorded for the Back for Another Taste album but never released and have Paul Hackman playing guitar on them.

Order your copy here…

CD Old School (2019) – SIGNED

‪May 23rd 1980 #IronMaiden released the single “Sanctuary”‬

‪#HeavyMetal ‬ ‪

Did you know…‬

‪The cover art caused controversy for the band as it depicted their mascot, Eddie, wielding a knife while crouching over the corpse of then British prime minister Margaret Thatcher.‬

May 23rd 1980 #JudasPriest released the single “Breaking The Law” #HeavyMetal

Did you know…

In 2008, Motörhead did a cover of the song for the Judas Priest tribute album “Hell Bent Forever: A Tribute to Judas Priest”

May 23rd 1979 #KISS released the album”Dynasty” #IWasMadeForLovinYou #SureKnowSomething #MagicTouch #Charisma #HardTimes #HardRock

Did you know…

It marked the first time that the original four members of Kiss did not all appear together for the entire album

May 23rd 1995 #Dokken released the album “Dysfunctional” #TooHighToFly #TheMaze #LongWayHome #WhatPrice #HardRock

Did you know…

It was the band’s first release after reuniting in 1993.

The album debuted at number 47 on the #Billboard chart.

May 23rd 1987 #Helloween released the album “Keeper Of The Seven Keys: Part I” #FutureWorld #ImAlive #TwilightOfTheGods #PowerMetal

Did you know…

It marked the first appearance of vocalist Michael Kiske.

The album reached number 104 on the #Billboard chart.

May 23rd 1995 #Crowbar released the album “Time Heals Nothing” #TheOnlyFactor #LackOfTolerance #NumbSensitive #SludgeMetal

May 24th 1993 #WASP released the GREAT album “The Crimson Idol” #IAmOne #TheIdol #HoldOnToMyHeart #ArenaOfPleasure #HeavyMetal

Did you know…

It is a concept album, telling the story of the rise and fall of a fictional rock star named Jonathan Steel.

May 24th 1986 #ACDC released the album “Who Made Who” #SinkThePink #RideOn #HellsBells #YouShookMeAllNightLong #ClassicRock #HardRock

Did you know…

It was released as the soundtrack to the Stephen King movie Maximum Overdrive.

It reached number 33 on the #Billboard chart.

May 24th 1988 #VanHalen released the album “OU812″ #WhenItsLove #FinishWhatYaStarted #FeelsSoGood #CaboWabo #BlackAndBlue #HardRock

Did you know…

The album peaked at number 1 on the #BillboardCharts

It featured one cover song “A Apolitical Blues” by Little Feat.

May 24th 2004 #Helix released the album “Rockin’ In My Outer Space” #KingOfTheHill #SixFeetUnderground #HardRock

Did you know..

The band has a new album called “Old School” coming out June 16th.

It will feature older songs that former guitarist Paul Hackman played on them

May 24th 1985 #Destruction released their debut album “Infernal Overkill” #TheRitual #DeathTrap #Antichrist #ThrashMetal

How did you like this album?

May 24th 2010 #Enforcer released the album “Diamonds” #RollTheDice #MidnightVice #WalkWithMe #Nightmares #HeavyMetal

Did you know…

The band originally started as a one-man project by Olof Wikstrand.

May 24th 2019 #DiamondHead release NEW album “The Coffin Train” #TheMessenger #TheSleeper #UntilWeBurn #HeavyMetal

Did you know…

It’s the band’s second album featuring vocalist Rasmus Bom Andersen.

‪May 25th 1983 #Dio released his GREAT debut album “Holy Diver” #RainbowInTheDark #DontTalkToStrangers #StandUpAndShout #HeavyMetal ‬

‪Did you know…‬

‪In 2017, it was ranked 16th on #RollingStone’s list of “100 Greatest Metal Albums of All Time”.‬

May 25th 1987 #Death released their debut album “Scream Bloody Gore” #ZombieRitual #BaptizedInBlood #EvilDead #DeathMetal

Did you know…

Chuck Schuldiner played bass and guitar, wrote all the songs on the album and provided all the vocals.

May 25th 1981 #Anvil released their debut album “Hard’N’Heavy” #Bondage #BedroomGame #SchoolLove #HeavyMetal

Did you know…

It was originally released independently under the band name “Lips”.

May 25th 1993 #Anthrax released the album “Sound Of White Noise” #Only #RoomForOneMore #BlackLodge #Invisible #PackagedRebellion #HeavyMetal

Did you know…

It was the band’s first album to feature vocalist John Bush.

The album reached number 7 on the #Billboard chart.

‪May 26th 1992 #Monstrosity released their debut album “Imperial Doom” #BurdenOfEvil #DarkestDream #CeremonialVoid #DeathMetal ‬

‪Did you know…‬

‪At the time the band feature future Cannibal Corpse vocalist George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher.‬

May 26th 1978 #ACDC released the single “Rock ‘n’ Roll Damnation” #HardRock

Did you know…

It was the band’s first charting single in the UK, peaking at number 24 on the #OfficialCharts

The song was also featured on the soundtrack album for Iron Man 2.

May 26th 1986 #Europe released the album “The Final Countdown” #RockTheNight #TheFinalCountdown #Carrie #GlamMetal

Did you know…

The album was a huge commercial success selling over 15 million copies worldwide, and peaking at number 8 on the #Billboard 200 chart.

May 26th 2006 #Tankard released the album “The Beauty and the Beer” #ForsakenWorld #Metaltometal #ThrashMetal

What can you say, they love their BEER!!

Good catchy German Thrash Metal album. Nothin’ fancy, but done well. Solid production and performances throughout.

May 26th 2014 #Crowbar released the album “Symmetry in Black” #TheTasteOfDying #AgelessDecay #AWealthOfEmpathy #SludgeMetal

Did you know…

This was the only album to feature bassist Jeff Golden, who was fired from the band in 2016.

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