The Week in Rock & Metal

July 1st 1987 #NapalmDeath released the album “Scum” #YouSuffer #Control #Sacrificed #HumanGarbage #Grindcore

Did you know..:

The song “You Suffer” was listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the world’s shortest song; the track is precisely 1.316 seconds long.

July 1st 1996 #PsychoticWaltz released their final studio album “Bleeding” #Faded #Locust #MyGrave #Sleep #ProgressiveMetal

Did you know…

In 2004, Metal Blade Records reissued Bleeding in a box set also containing the band’s second album “Into the Everflow” and a bonus CD.

July 1st 1991 #Massacre released their debut album “From Beyond” #Biohazard #ChamberOfAges #Succubus #DeathMetal

Did you know..

The song “Corpsegrinder” was originally recorded by the band, Death, which all members of Massacre have been a part of in the past.

July 1st 1992 #Immortal released their debut album “Diabolical Fullmoon Mysticism” #TheCallOfTheWintermoon #BlackerThanDarkness #UnholyForcesOfEvil #BlackMetal

Did you know…

It is the only album to feature Armagedda on drums.

July 1st #Centinex released their debut album “Reborn Through Flames” #TheBeautyOfMalice #Molested #Resurrected #DeathMetal

Did you know…

The band did a cover of the Kreator song “Under the Guillotine” on this album.

July 1st 1990 #NapalmDeath released the album “Harmony Corruption” #MaliciousIntent #UnfitEarth #DeathMetal

Did you know…

It is their first album to feature Mark Greenway as the vocalist and Mitch Harris and Jesse Pintado as guitarists, and the last with Mick Harris on drums.

July 1st 1991 #CannibalCorpse released the album “Butchered at Birth” #Gutted #VomitTheSoul #CoveredWithSores #DeathMetal

Did you know….

Even though the album was banned, it was not given a censored re-release or new artwork.

July 2nd 1984 #Dio released the album “The Last In Line” #WeRock #TheLastInLine #Breathless #Mystery #EatYourHeartOut #HeavyMetal

Did you know…

The album reached number 24 on the #Billboard chart.

It was the first Dio album to feature keyboardist Claude Schnell.

July 2nd 1993 #DeepPurple released the album “The Battle Rages On” #TimeToKill #LickItUp #Anya #TalkAboutLove #HardRock #ClassicMetal

Did you know…

It was their last album recorded with the classic Mk II line-up.

The album reached number 192 on the #Billboard chart.

July 2nd 1991 #AliceCooper released the album “Hey Stoopid” #LovesALoadedGun #Snakebite #FeedMyFrankenstein #LittleByLittle #HardRock

Did you know…

The album reached number 47 on the #Billboard chart.

July 2nd 1984 #CirithUngol released the album “King Of The Dead” #MasterOfThePit #BlackMachine #DeathOfTheSun #AtomSmasher #HeavyMetal

Did you know…

The Cover of Michael Moorcock’s novel “Bane of the Black Sword” acts as the album’s cover.

July 2nd 1986 #Metallica released the single “Master Of Puppets” #ThrashMetal

Did you know…

The single was only released in France.

It was also sent out as a promo single from Elektra to radio stations in the U.S.A.

July 3rd 1990 #SuicidalTendencies released the album “Lights…Camera…Revolution!” #YouCantBringMeDown #Lovely #SendMeYourMoney #Alone #ThrashMetal

Did you know…

The album reached number 101 on the #Billboard chart.

July 3rd 2000 #InFlames released the album “Clayman” #PinballMap #BulletRide #Swim #SquareNothing #MelodicDeathMetal

Did you know….

The album’s cover art is based on Leonardo da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man drawing.

July 3rd 1996 #Cryptopsy released the album “None So Vile” #DeadAndDripping #CrownOfHorns #GravesOfTheFathers #BenedictineConvulsions #TechnicalDeathMetal

Did you know…

It was their first album to feature bassist Eric Langois.

July 3rd 2012 #IcarusWitch released the album “Rise” #TheEnd #Tragedy #SayWhen #NothingIsForever #InTheDark #HeavyMetal

Did you know…

The band is from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and formed in 2003 by bassist Jason Myers.

July 3rd 2009 #Suffocation released the album “Blood Oath” #DismalDream #ComeHellOrHighPriest #Undeserving #TechnicalDeathMetal

Did you know…

It was the band’s last album to feature original drummer Mike Smith in full.

The album debuted at number 135 on the #Billboard chart.

July 4th 1986 #FlotsamAndJetsam released their debut album “Doomsday For The Deceiver” #Metalshock #Hammerhead #IronTears #Desecrator #SheTookAnAxe #ThrashMetal

Did you know…

It was their only album with Jason Newsted before his departure for Metallica.

July 4th 1988 #DefLeppard released the single “Love Bites” #HardRock

Did you know…

It was the band’s only number 1 single on the #Billboard 💯 chart.

It also reached number 11 on the #OfficialCharts

July 5th 1988 #Slayer released the GREAT album “South Of Heaven” #GhostsOfWar #SpillTheBlood #ThrashMetal @TheDaveLombardo

Did you know…

The album reached number 57 on the #Billboard chart.

The band did a cover of the Judas Priest song “Dissident Aggressor” on this album.

July 5th 1984 #MetalChurch released their debut album “Metal Church” #BeyondTheBlack #GodsOfWrath #InTheBlood #Hitman #HeavyMetal

Did you know…

The band did a cover of the Deep Purple song “Highway Star” on this album.

July 5th 1986 #Motorhead released the single “Deaf Forever” #HeavyMetal

Did you know…

The song was featured in the soundtrack to the film, Urban Legend.

It reached number 67 on the #OfficialCharts

July 5th 1988 #Overkill released the album “Under The Influence” #HelloFromTheGutter #HeadFirst #NeverSayNever #Brainfade #ThrashMetal

Did you know…

This was Overkill’s first album to feature drummer Sid Falck.

The album reached number 142 on the #Billboard chart.

July 5th 1983 #SuicidalTendencies released their debut album “Suicidal Tendencies” #Institutionalized #Subliminal #Possessed #SuicidalFailure #CrossoverThrash

Did you know…

The re-recorded version of Institutionalized was nominated for the Grammy for Best Metal Performance in 1994.

‪July 5th 2019 #Abbath release NEW album “Outstrider” #LandOfKhem #HarvestPyre #TheArtifex #BlackMetal ‬

‪Did you know…‬

‪The album consists of eight original songs and a cover version of the BATHORY classic “Pace Till Death”.‬

July 6th 1986 #QuietRiot released the album”Quiet Riot III” #DownAndDirty #SlaveToLove #TheWildAndTheYoung #TwilightHotel #HeavyMetal

Did you know…

This was the first Quiet Riot album not to feature any cover songs.

The album reached number 31 on the #Billboard chart.

July 6th 1999 #Ratt released the album “Ratt” #OverTheEdge #Breakout #TugOfWar #AllTheWay #HardRock

Did you know…

This was their first studio album to feature bassist Robbie Crane.

July 7th 1984 #Helix released the GREAT album “Walkin’ The Razor’s Edge” #RockYou #WhenTheHammerFalls #GimmeGimmeGoodLovin #HardRock

Did you know..

The album reached number 69 on the #Billboard chart.

July 7th 1992 #DreamTheater released the album “Images And Words” #PullMeUnder #AnotherDay #TakeTheTime #Surrounded #ProgressiveMetal

Did you know…

It was their first album to feature James LaBrie on vocals.

The album reached number 61 on the #Billboard chart.

July 7th 1987 #FasterPussycat released their debut album “Faster Pussycat” #DontChangeThatSong #BathroomWall #Cathouse #SmashAlley #HardRock

Did you know…

The album reached number 97 on the #Billboard 200 chart.

July 7th 1998 #IcedEarth released the album “Something Wicked This Way Comes” #WatchingOverMe #BurningTimes #Consequences #ReapingStone #PowerMetal

Did you know…

It was the band’s first album to feature bassist James MacDonough and guitarist Larry Tarnowski.

July 7th 1986 #DavidLeeRoth released his debut album “Eat ‘Em And Smile” #YankeeRose #ThatsLife #TobaccoRoad #BigTrouble #HardRock

Did you know…

The album reached number 4 on the #Billboard chart.

July 7th 1987 #Toxik released their debut album “World Circus” #SocialOverload #HeartAttack #HauntedEarth #DoorToHell #SpeedMetal

Did you know…

The band was originally called Tokyo.

The re-release included a cover of the KISS song “Parasite”.

July 7th 1984 #Icon released their debut album “Icon” #OnYourFeet #KillerMachine #ItsUpToYou #UnderMyGun #HeavyMetal

Did you know…

The band is from Phoenix, Arizona and formed in 1979.

July 7th 2008 #BlazeBayley released the album “The Man Who Would Not Die” #SmileBackAtDeath #Blackmailer #AtTheEndOfTheDay #Samurai #HeavyMetal

Did you know…

The track “Robot” was released as the band’s first single.

July 7th 1995 #Sinister released the album “Hate” #UnseenDarkness #ArtOfTheDamned #TheBloodfeast #DeathMetal

Did you know…

The band is from Schiedam, the Netherlands, and formed in 1988.

July 7th 1998 #Crowbar released the album “Odd Fellows Rest” #NewManBorn #BehindTheBlackHorizon #PlanetsCollide #SludgeMetal

Did you know…

The re-released version contains a cover of the Iron Maiden song “Remember Tomorrow”.

July 7th 1989 #AliceCooper released the single “Poison” #HardRock

Did you know..

The single went to number 4 on the #Billboard hot 💯 singles chart.

“Poison” is one of Alice Cooper’s best known songs.

July 8th 2014 #JudasPriest released the album “Redeemer Of Souls” #MarchOfTheDamned #Dragonaut #DownInFlames #ColdBlooded #HallsOfValhalla #HeavyMetal

Did you know…

The album reached number 6 on the #Billboard chart.

July 8th 1994 #Helloween released the album “Masters Of The Ring” #WhereTheRainGrows #SoleSurvivor #StillWeGo #TheGameIsOn #PowerMetal

Did you know…

It was their first album to feature Andi Deris and Uli Kusch.

The album reached number 23 on the German chart.

July 8th 1991 #Anthrax released the single “Bring The Noise” #RapMetal

Did you know…

The song was ranked number 12 on #VH1’s 2006 list of the 40 Greatest Metal Songs.

It is also featured in the video games Die Hard Trilogy and #WWE Wrestlemania 21.

July 9th 1988 #DeathAngel released the album “Frolic Through The Park” #WhyYouDoThis #RoadMutants #OpenUp #Confused #ThrashMetal

Did you know…

The song “Bored” was used in a scene in the 1990 movie Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.

July 9th 1946 #BonScott Legendary former singer with #ACDC was born!! #HardRock #ClassicRock

Did you know…

In the July 2004 issue of #ClassicRockMag , Scott was rated as number one in a list of the “100 Greatest Frontmen of All Time”.

July 9th 1965 #FrankBello bassist with #Anthrax was born!!! #HappyBirthday #HeavyMetal

Did you know…

Bello was originally a roadie and guitar technician for Anthrax, but later replaced Dan Lilker soon after the release of the band’s 1984 debut album Fistful of Metal.

July 9th 1991 #KIX released the album “Hot Wire” #GirlMoney #TearDownTheWalls #SameJane #ColdChills #HardRock

Did you know…

The album peaked at number 64 on the #Billboard chart.

July 10th 1942 Legendary singer #RonnieJamesDio was born!!! #RIP #HeavyMetal

Did you know…

The main stage of Bloodstock Open Air is named after him in tribute after Heaven & Hell pulled out upon his death.

July 10th 2015 #CradleOfFilth released the album “Hammer Of The Witches” #EnshrinedInCrematoria #TheVampyreAtMySide #ExtremeMetal

Did you know…

The album features new guitarists Marek ‘Ashok’ Šmerda and Richard Shaw and new keyboardist and female vocalist Lindsay Schoolcraft.

July 10th 2001 #Kamelot released the album “Karma” #Forever #TemplesOfGold #TheSpell #WingsOfDespair #PowerMetal

Did you know…

The album peaked at number 85 on the German Albums Chart.

July 10th 2001 #Avantasia released their debut album “The Metal Opera” #TheGloryOfRome #BreakingAway #TheTower #SignOfTheCross #SymphonicPowerMetal

Did you know…

The album is followed by the sequel The Metal Opera Part II.

July 11th 1981 #DefLeppard released the album “High ‘N’ Dry” #BringinOnTheHeartbreak #LetItGo #LadyStrange #OnThroughTheNight #HardRock

Did you know…

High ‘n’ Dry was Pete Willis’ last full-time album with Def Leppard.

The album reached number 38 on the #Billboard chart.

July 11th 1995 #Motorhead released the album “Sacrifice” #WarForWar #AllGoneToHell #OverYourShoulder #InAnotherTime #HeavyMetal

Did you know…

The title track was used in the movie Tromeo and Juliet, a film in which Lemmy appears.

July 11th 2000 #MotleyCrue released the album “New Tattoo” #HellOnHighHeels #NewTattoo #Fake #HollywoodEnding #DragstripSuperstar #HardRock

Did you know…

This is the only album by the band not to feature drummer Tommy Lee.

The album peaked at number 41 on the #Billboard chart.

July 11th 2014 #GraveDigger released the album “Return Of The Reaper” #HellFuneral #RoadRageKiller #NothingToBelieve #HeavyMetal @ironfinger

Did you know…

This was their final album to feature H.P. Katzenburg on keyboards.

July 11th 2006 #CattleDecapitation released the album “Karma.Bloody.Karma” #TheCarcassDerrick #Bereavement #AloneAtTheLandfill #Deathgrind

Did you know…

It was their ast album to feature drummer Michael Laughlin.

July 12th 1994 #Amorphis released the album “Tales From The Thousand Lakes” #BlackWinterDay #FirstDoom #MagicAndMayhem #TheCastaway #MelodicDeathMetal

Did you know…

The album was an influential release in the development of the melodic death metal and folk metal genres.

July 12th 1996 #Mortician released their debut album “Hacked Up for Barbecue” #FogOfDeath #Annihilation #Cremated #DeathMetal

Did you know…

The album has gone out of print, and has since been reissued as a two-on-one package with the band’s Zombie Apocalypse EP.

July 12th 1996 #DeedsOfFlesh released their debut album “Trading Pieces” #CarnivorousWays #AcidTroops #BrutalDeathMetal

Did you know…

They founded their own label, Unique Leader Records, which has since become home to a number of other death metal bands from around the world.

July 12th 2005 #TheBlackDahliaMurder released the album “Miasma” #AVulgarPicture #StatutoryApe #NoveltyCrosses #SpiteSuicide #MelodicDeathMetal

Did you know…

The album reached number 118 on the #Billboard chart.

It was their last with bassist David Lock.

July 12th 2005 #Obituary released the album “Frozen In Time” #Insane #OnTheFloor #StandAlone #SlowDeath #Blindsided #DeathMetal

Did you know…

It was their last album to feature guitarist Allen West.

July 12th 2011 #Decapitated released the album “Carnival Is Forever” #United #TheKnife #Pest #AViewFromAHole #TechnicalDeathMetal

Did you know…

It’s their first album to feature vocalist Rafał “Rasta” Piotrowski.

July 12th 1994 #AliceCooper released the album “The Last Temptation” #LostInAmerica #BadPlaceAlone #StolenPrayer #ItsMe #HardRock

Did you know…

Chris Cornell wrote the lyrics for “Stolen Prayer” and “Unholy War”.

July 12th 1986 #Destruction released the album “Eternal Devastation” #CurseTheGods #LifeWithoutSense #UnitedByHatred #ThrashMetal

Did you know…

The band was known as “Knight of Demon” from 1982 to 1984.

July 12th 1984 1985 #HallowsEve released their debut album “Tales Of Terror” #MetalMerchants #TheMansion #OuterLimits #PlungingToMegadeath #ThrashMetal

Did you know…

The band was from Atlanta, GA, and formed in 1983.

July 12th 2006 #Riot released the album “Army Of One” #Blinded #Shine #TheMystic #AliveInTheCity #ItAllFallsDown #HeavyMetal

Did you know…

It was the last Riot album to feature long time bassist Pete Perez.

July 12th 1989 #PrettyBoyFloyd released their debut album “Leather Boyz With Electric Toyz” #ToastOfTheTown #WildAngels #TheLastKiss #RockAndRollOutlaws #GlamMetal

Did you know…

The album reached number 130 on the #Billboard chart.

July 12th 1988 #JetBoy released their debut album “Feel The Shake” #Snakebite #FireInMyHeart #HardClimb #LockedInACage #BadDisease #GlamMetal

Did you know…

The album peaked at 135 on #Billboard 200 chart.

July 12th 1967 #JohnPetrucci guitarist with #DreamTheater was born!! #HappyBirthday #ProgressiveMetal

Did you know…

In 2012, Petrucci was ranked the 17th greatest guitarist of all time by a #GuitarWorld magazine reader’s poll.

July 12th 1950 #EricCarr “The Fox” former drummer with #KISS was born. #RIP #KissArmy

Did you know…

On March 21, 2011, a book that explored Carr’s entire life and musical career was released, titled The Eric Carr Story.

July 13th 1984 #GrimReaper released their debut album “See You In Hell” #RunForYourLife #Liar #TheShowMustGoOn #DeadOnArrival #HeavyMetal

Did you know…

The album reached number 73 on the #Billboard chart.

July 13th 2010 #HELLYEAH released the album “Stampede” #TheDebtThatAllMenPay #BetterMan #HellOfATime #StandOrWalkAway #HeavyMetal

Did you know…

The album debuted at number 8 on the #Billboard 200 chart.

It was their first album to feature bassist Bob Zilla.

July 13th 2004 #Dokken released the album “Hell To Pay” #Escape #Haunted #TheLastGoodbye #CareForYou #HardRock

Did you know..

It was their first studio album to feature lead guitarist Jon Levin.

July 13th, 2004: #Metallica released the single “Some Kind Of Monster” #HeavyMetal

Did you know…

The song won “Best Metal Performance” at the 46th Grammy Awards & was also nominated for “Best Rock Video” at the 2003 MTV Video Music Awards!

July 14th 1992 #Megadeth released the GREAT album “Countdown To Extinction” #ForeclosureOfADream #SweatingBullets #SymphonyOfDestruction #CaptiveHonour #HeavyMetal

Did you know…

The album reached number 2 on the #Billboard chart.

July 14th 1992 #ParadiseLost released the album “Shades of God” #DaylightTorn #PityTheSadness #TheWordMadeFlesh #GothicMetal

Did you know…

The band did a cover of the Atomic Rooster song “Death Walks Behind You” for the Japanese edition.

July 14th 1998 #Angra released the album “Fireworks” #Paradise #WingsOfReality #MetalIcarus #ExtremeDream #PowerMetal

Did you know…

It was their last album to feature Andre Matos on vocals and Luís Mariutti on bass.

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