This Week in Rock & Metal

June 17th 1997 #Megadeth released album “Cryptic Writings” #Trust #AlmostHonest #UseTheMan #ASecretPlace #HeavyMetal

Did you know…

It was the band’s last studio album to feature drummer Nick Menza.

The album reached number 10 on the @billboard chart.

June 17th 1991 #VanHalen released the GREAT album “For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge” #RightNow #Poundcake #TopOfTheWorld #Spanked #HardRock

Did you know…

The album debuted at number 1 on the #Billboard chart.

Who wants to see another Van Halen album with Sammy?

June 17th 2016 #Gojira released the album “Magma” #Stranded #Silvera #Pray #TheShootingStar #ProgressiveMetal

Did you know…

The single “Silvera” was nominated for Best Metal Performance at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards.

June 17th 2011 #SymphonyX released the album “Iconoclast” #Dehumanized #WhenAllIsLost #Heretic #ProgressiveMetal

Did you know…

The debuted at number 76 on the #BillboardCharts

The album showcases the highest chart position and the most first-week sales in the band’s history.

June 18th 1972 #AliceCooper released the album “School’s Out” featuring his hit song School’s Out!!#LuneyTune #SchoolsOut #MyStars #BlueTurk #ClassicRock

Did you know…

The album peaked at number 2 on the #Billboard chart.

June 19th 1989 #Kreator released the album “Extreme Aggression” #LoveUsOrHateUs #DontTrust #Betrayer #FatalEnergy #ThrashMetal

Did you know…

The album’s original artwork was that of a man standing in front of a bathroom mirror looking at the reflection of his face falling off.

June 19th 1995 #WASP released the album “Still Not Black Enough” #GoodbyeAmerica #ScaredToDeath #Breathe #KeepHoldingOn #HeavyMetal

Did you know…

The album was originally slated for release as a Blackie Lawless solo album.

June 19th 2006 #Gorgoroth released the album “Ad Majorem Sathanas Gloriam” #Exit #WhiteSeed #CarvingAGiant #BlackMetal

Did you know…

It is the first Gorgoroth album with no Norwegian lyrics.

June 19th 1963 #SimonWright former drummer with #ACDC and #Dio was born!! #HappyBirthday #HardRock

Did you know…

He was also the drummer for Rhino Bucket and Operation: Mindcrime.

June 19th 2012 #Whitechapel released the album “Whitechapel” #MakeItBleed #DeadSilence #Faces #HateCreation #Deathcore

Did you know…

This is the first album to feature drummer Ben Harclerode. The album cover is an image of the Flag of Tennessee.

June 19th 2015 #Slayer released the single “Repentless” #ThrashMetal

Did you know…

SLAYER IS THE BEST HEAVY METAL BAND EVER!!!

June 19th 2012 #DyingFetus released the album “Reign Supreme” #InvertTheIdols #SecondSkin #InTheTrenches #Dissidence #TechnicalDeathMetal

Did you know…

Deluxe editions feature expanded artwork, a sticker, and the bonus track, “Dead Whores Love to Fuck”.

‪June 20th 1983 #IronMaiden released the GREAT single “The Trooper” #HeavyMetal‬

‪Did you know…‬

‪The single’s B-Side was a cover of Jethro Tull’s “Cross-Eyed Mary”.‬

‪The single reached number 12 on the #OfficialCharts‬

June 20th 1983 #Witchfynde released the album “Cloak & Dagger” #CryWolf #StartCounting #RockAndRoll #StayAway #HeavyMetal

Did you know…

The band was one of the forerunners of the new wave of British heavy metal in the late 1970s.

June 20th 2000 #KingDiamond released the album “House Of God” #UponTheCross #FollowTheWolf #ThePact #BlackDevil #Catacomb #HeavyMetal

Did you know…

The album’s storyline is loosely based on the legend of Rennes-le-Château.

June 20th 1988 #Saxon released the album “Destiny” #ICantWaitAnymore #RedAlert #WeAreStrong #ForWhomTheBellTolls #HeavyMetal

Did you know…

It was their only studio album to feature drummer Nigel Durham and bassist Paul Johnson.

June 20th 1995 #BlackSabbath released the album “Forbidden” #GuiltyAsHell #GetAGrip #SickAndTired #TheIllusionOfPower #HeavyMetal

Did you know…

Ice-T did additional vocals on the song “The Illusion of Power”.

It was their last album to feature Tony Martin on vocals.

June 20th 2005 #DewScented released the album “Issue VI”

#BledDry #InDefeat #TurnToAsh #Vortex #ThrashMetal

Did you know…

A special edition, limited to 5000 worldwide, comes with a bonus DVD, with 17 live tracks from various shows between 2002-2005.

June 20th 2014 #Tankard released the album “R.I.B.” #RidersOfTheDoom #WarCry #EnemyOfOrder #HopeCantDie #RestInBeer #ThrashMetal

Did you know…

THE BAND LOVES BEER!!!

June 20th 2008 #ScarSymmetry released the album “Holographic Universe” #Morphogenesis #Trapezoid #FearCatalyst #MelodicDeathMetal

Did you know…

It is the last album to feature vocalist Christian Älvestam, who parted ways with the band shortly after the album’s completion.

June 20th 1989 #FaithNoMore released the album “The Real Thing” #Epic #FromOutOfNowhere #EdgeOfTheWorld #FallingToPieces #AlternativeMetal

Did you know..

“Epic” was ranked number 30 on #VH1’s 40 Greatest Metal Songs.

June 20th 1989 #MrBig released their self-titled debut album “Mr. Big” #AddictedToThatRush #BigLove #TakeAWalk #Merciless #HardRock

Did you know…

The song “30 Days in the Hole” was originally recorded by British rock band Humble Pie on the 1972 album Smokin’.

June 20th 1989 #Excel released the album “The Joke’s on You” #Drive #SeeingInsane #MyThoughts #TheStranger #CrossoverThrash

Did you know…

Megadeth frontman #DaveMustaine has said that the intro of “Enter Sandman” recalls the intro of “Tapping Into The Emotional Void”.

‪June 21st 1985 #MotleyCrue released the GREAT album “Theatre Of Pain” #HomeSweetHome #LouderThanHell #SaveOurSouls #UseItOrLoseIt #HardRock‬

‪Did you know…‬

‪The album reached number 6 on the #Billboard chart.‬

‪“Save Our Souls” was used in the Italian horror film Dèmoni.‬

June 21st 1987 #Helix released the album “Wild In The Streets” #DreamOn #WildInTheStreets #ShesTooTough #ShotFullOfLove #HardRock

Did you know…

The band did a cover of the Nazareth song “Dream On” on this album.

“She’s Too Tough” was written by vocalist Joe Elliott.

June 21st 1990 #Exodus released the album “Impact Is Imminent” #TheLunaticParade #OnlyDeathDecides #ObjectionOverruled #ThrashMetal

Did you know…

It was their first album to feature John Tempesta on drums.

The album reached number 137 on the #Billboard chart.

June 21st 1987 #WhiteLion released the GREAT album “Pride” #WhenTheChildrenCry #AllYouNeedIsRockNRoll #Wait #TellMe #Hungry #HardRock

Did you know…

The album reached number 11 on the #Billboard chart.

June 21st 1990 #Poison released the album “Flesh And Blood” #UnskinnyBop

#SomethingToBelieveIn #LifeGoesOn #RideTheWind #GlamMetal

Did you know…

The album peaked at number 2 on the #Billboard chart.

June 21st 1987 #Keel released the album “Keel” #UnitedNations #CherryLane #CalmBeforeTheStorm #HardRock

Did you know..

This was the band’s first album to be produced by someone other than Gene Simmons. “Calm Before the Storm” was co-written by Jimmy Bain of Dio and Rainbow fame.

June 21st 1969 #DeepPurple released the album “Deep Purple” #April #FaultLine #ChasingShadows #Blind #HardRock

Did you know…

The album peaked at number 162 on the #Billboard chart.

June 21st 2019 #Memoriam release NEW album “Requiem for Mankind” #ShellShock #AusterityKills #Undefeated #TheVeteran #DeathMetal

Did you know…

The band was formed as a tribute to late Bolt Thrower drummer Martin “Kiddie” Kearns.

June 21st 1985 #ACDC released the single “Danger” #HardRock #ClassicRock

Did you know..

In most territories, the single’s b-side was “Back in Business”, but in Australia and New Zealand, “Hell or High Water” was featured.

June 22nd 1992 #BlackSabbath released the album “Dehumanizer” #TVCrimes #MasterOfInsanity #TimeMachine #BuriedAlive #TooLate #HeavyMetal

Did you know…

It peaked at number 44 on the #Billboard chart.

June 22nd 1993 #MercyfulFate released the album “In The Shadows” #AGruesomeTime #TheBellWitch #Egypt #HeavyMetal

Did you know..

Some editions of In the Shadows contain a bonus track, “Return of the Vampire… 1993” that features Lars Ulrich on drums.

June 22nd 1993 #MorbidAngel released the album “Covenant” #BloodOnMyHands #PainDivine #DeathMetal

Did you know..

It was band’s breakthrough album due to its widespread exposure on MTV’s Headbangers Ball.

It’s described as one of the greatest death metal albums of all time.

On this day, On June 22, 2018, Vinnie Paul Abbott, of Pantera, Damageplan and HELLYEAH died at his Las Vegas, Nevada home, at the age of 54. It was later revealed that Abbott had died from a “dilated cardiomyopathy and coronary artery disease.”

June 22nd 1993 #Death released the album “Individual Thought Patterns” #ThePhilosopher #MentallyBlind #Jealousy #Destiny #DeathMetal

Did you know…

It was their only album by the band to feature guitarist Andy LaRocque, and their first to feature drummer Gene Hoglan.

June 22nd 2004 #Motorhead released the album “Inferno” #TerminalShow #Killers #InTheNameOfTragedy #LifesABitch #InTheBlack #HeavyMetal

Did you know…

Steve Vai made a guest appearance on this album and played lead guitar on the song “Terminal Show”

June 22nd 2009 #Nightrage released the album “Wearing A Martyr’s Crown” #ShedTheBlood #CollisionOfFate #AmongWolves #MelodicDeathMetal

Did you know…

The Japanese version of the album includes a cover of Metallica’s “Holier Than Thou.”

June 22nd 2010 #Danzig released the album “Deth Red Sabaoth” #OnAWickedNight #JuJuBone #HammerOfTheGods #LeftHandRiseAbove #HeavyMetal

Did you know..

The album reached number 35 on the #Billboard chart.

It marked his highest-charting album since the release of Danzig 4 in 1994

June 22nd 1999 #Hypocrisy released the album “Hypocrisy” #ApocalypticHybrid #MelodicDeathMetal

Did you know…

The Japanese version includes three bonus tracks: “Self Inflicted Overload”, a demo version of “Elastic Inverted Visions” and “Falling Through the Ground”.

June 22nd 2007 #Candlemass released the album “King of the Grey Islands” #Destroyer #DevilSeed #Clearsight #DoomMetal

Did you know..

Candlemass had begun production on this album with Messiah Marcolin on vocals but canned these sessions’ recordings when he left the band.

June 22nd 1988 #VickyPsarakis vocalist with #TheAgonist was born!! #HappyBirthday #HeavyMetal

Make sure and check out today’s This Day In Metal video if you LOVE the band!!

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