PARALLEL MINDS join forces with DISTORTED SOUND MAGAZINE to premiere their fantastic new video ‘On Your Own’.

Parallel Minds have unveiled a brand new video for the track ‘On Your Own‘, taken from their critically acclaimed album, Every Hour Wounds…The Last One Kills. The video, which eschews the typical ‘band playing in an industrial wasteland’ approach, in favour of an ambitious mini-movie which explores the concepts of solitude and loneliness, is premiering exclusively with Distorted Sound Magazine

WATCH ‘ON YOUR OWN’ NOW!

The band spoke to Distorted Sound, explaining some of the themes within the song and how they strove to interpret these visually…

“The lyrical theme is solitude and the idea is that, no matter how surrounded you might be, there will always be moments in your life when you feel desperately lonely. It’s a feeling shared by everyone in the world, but from a personal point of view it’s very autobiographical as well. The melancholic vibe of the music portrays that feeling, although it’s not really a ballad as it’s still very heavy and dark.
As a band we don’t particularly like to show our faces and we’re all kind of bored of the classic metal video, showing some guys with angry faces playing in a hangar, so we went for a very different approach. We tried to bring the song’s themes to life in a short movie – in our own humble way. Being an independent, DIY band, all the shots were filmed and edited by our vocalist, Steph, with the help of his friends and family. Even the baby shots are completely authentic as that’s Steph’s kid!
What we have created is a very personal song and video for the band. We hope that we will be able to evoke equally personal emotions in those who hear the song and watch this new video.”

As mentioned above, ‘On Your Own’ is taken from Parallel Minds second album, Every Hour Wounds…The Last One Kills which has been stunning reviewers around the metal world with its incredible blend of progressive and thrash metal…

“…a thunderous and very heavy ride of relentless heavy metal from a band not afraid to explore various genres of metal music.” – METAL GODS TV

“…enough variety on show to please all rock fans…” – POWERPLAY ROCK AND METAL MAGAZINE

“…well crafted, catchy and powerful modern metal.” – ZERO TOLERANCE MAGAZINE

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Parallel Minds premiere their amazing new video, ‘On Your Own’, with Distorted Sound Magazine.i

FORGED IN BLACK launch new lyric video for ‘Shadowcasters’, the latest single from their glorious Fighter Records album, Descent Of The Serpent.

FORGED IN BLACK CAST LONG SHADOWS WITH NEW LYRIC VIDEO

Forged In Black unveil a new lyric video for the track ‘Shadowcasters‘, taken from their latest and greatest album, Descent Of The Serpent. The video brings to life the stunning album artwork created for the band by Dan Goldsworthy (Gloryhammer, Alestorm, Accept, Hell etc), complimenting the punchy, direct metal attack of the song. The ‘Shadowcasters’ video is being hosted by Fighter Records, Forged In Black’s label and a bastion of true heavy metal.

Forged In Black have been playing a series of storming shows around the UK in recent weeks in support of the Descent Of The Serpent album, which continues to pull in adulation from all corners of the metal press…

“Forged In Black’s crusade is one in which they look destined to win.” – ZERO TOLERANCE MAGAZINE

“…razor sharp riffage…” – POWERPLAY ROCK AND METAL MAGAZINE

“… the perfect power/thrash album …” – MUSIPEDIA OF METAL

“… nothing short of a Power Metal masterpiece …” – METAL TEMPLE

For more information on Forged In Black click here
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Visit Forged In Black’s label, Fighter Records

Forged In Black unveil a new lyric video for the track ‘Shadowcasters

Written By Braddon S. Williams AKA “The Concert Critic”

On this date in history, 5/16/2019, I witnessed the end of an era. Specifically the Slayer era. I will say arguably (for the sake of argument), because in this contentious time we live in everything is up for debate, but for me personally, Slayer are the greatest Thrash Metal band to ever walk the Earth.

I was lucky to get the chance to see them twice on this final world tour they are currently staging; last year in Ohio and this time in Noblesville, IN at Deer Creek (yeah, I’m not going to use the new stupid name!).

Foul weather threatened to spoil our good time. Indeed, we were denied a performance by the mighty Cannibal Corpse due to the delayed start time.

Amon Amarth and Lamb Of God delivered suitably crushing warmup sets, but this night was all about Slayer for me, and the titans delivered the goods just as they had every other time I was privileged to witness their ferocious live attack.

Over the course of my 8 times seeing Slayer I have seen nearly every lineup they have put on a stage (never saw them with Jon Dette on drums or when Phil Demmel subbed for Gary Holt for a few shows recently), and in my opinion as long as Tom Araya was singing and Kerry King was playing those crushing Slayer riffs, it was always pure Slayer. Of course Jeff Hanneman will be forever missed and idolized, but Mr. Gary Holt has done a miraculous job of not only replicating Hanneman’s playing style, but also shining his own immense talent and charisma into the band.

Likewise, Dave Lombardo’s drumming was undoubtedly the best the genre ever produced, but Paul Bostaph is a beast in his own right, and has kept the pummeling brutality of Slayer spot on throughout his tenure with the band. On this final go around, all the expected songs were delivered in larger than life technicolor, flame enhanced glory.

The lights and sound were perfection, and South Of Heaven, Chemical Warfare, Angel Of Death, Seasons In The Abyss, War Ensemble, Disciple, Dead Skin Mask, and Raining Blood (among many others) were magical metal moments.

At the end, Tom Araya walked the stage, soaking in the adoration of his people, clearly savoring the 5 minute roaring ovation. Finally he walked to the microphone at center stage, proclaimed that there would be no speech, then simply told us he will miss us…

I think I can speak for a lot of us…we’re certainly going to miss him…and Slayer.

On This Date in History May 16, 2019 Slayer Farewell Tour

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.

This Week In Rock & Metal

Friday May 24th, Vinnie Paul Abbott‘s grave marker was officially installed next to that of his brother, PANTERA guitarist “Dimebag” Darrell Abbott.

Two pictures of the gravesite were released via PANTERA‘s social media, along with the message: “We ask that you please be respectful when visiting the brothers’ graves.”

A message engraved on Vinnie Paul‘s grave marker reads: “Don’t ever think it’s not a good time, if you do think it’s not a good time. A good time is a good time, a bad time is a bad time, and a wonderful time is irreplaceable. Hellyeah!”

The PANTERA and HELLYEAH drummer was buried on June 30, 2018 next to Dimebag and their mother, Carolyn, at Moore Memorial Gardens cemetery in Arlington, Texas. He was laid to rest in a custom “Kiss Kasket” provided by KISSmembers Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley. The casket was offered as a gift at Vinnie‘s family’s request. Vinnie was also buried in some of his trademark clothes, including his hat, shoes and flannel.

Speakers at the service included former GRIM REAPERguitarist Nick Bowcott and SiriusXM DJ Jose Mangin. Also appearing at the event were original KISS guitarist Ace Frehley, DISTURBED‘s David Draiman, NICKELBACK‘s Chad Kroeger, ANTHRAX‘s Charlie Benante, FOZZY‘s Chris Jericho and ROUGH CUTT‘s Paul Shortino.

Vinnie‘s brother was buried in the original Kiss Kasket prototype in 2004 after his untimely death. The coffin featured the faces of the four founding members of KISS, the KISS logo and the words “Kiss Forever.” Both Abbotts were huge fans, especially Darrell, who was shot dead by a gunman in December 2004.

A public memorial for Vinnie Paul was held on July 1, 2018 at Bomb Factory in Dallas, Texas. 

Vinnie passed away on June 22, 2018 at his home in Las Vegas at the age of 54. He died of dilated cardiomyopathy, an enlarged heart, as well as severe coronary artery disease. His death was the result of chronic weakening of the heart muscle — basically meaning his heart couldn’t pump blood as well as a healthy heart.

Not long before his death, Vinnie laid down the drum tracks for HELLYEAH‘s sixth album, “Welcome Home”, which will be released in September.

VINNIE PAUL’s Grave Marker Next To That Of His Brother, DIMEBAG

Since their inception back in 1998 The Meads Of Asphodel have danced, like a drunken, trickster god, through the fields of human ignorance. With no consideration, no concerns and no fucks given they have prodded and provoked the stupid, with the sharp stick of their independent thinking. They have walked hand in hand with the truth across the broken glass of controversy and stood tall for the right to live free from the dogmas of faith and the oppression of unquestioned authority. Their music has remained as unfettered as their thinking and they now return with another barbed attack upon the idiocy of humanity, another goblet of soul-cheering elixir for those free from chains…

Running Out Of Time Doing Nothing is an album of wild diversity that somehow hangs together in a perfectly seamless whole; an unbroken flow of shining creativity. Opening with the jagged shapes of ‘Bug Splat’ the album whisks us through folk, punk, dance, ambient, metal…so many genres that they all become one; one multifaceted, liberated explosion of music. From the gently swinging piano entwined in menace of ‘Like Blood Shaped Flakes Of Snow’ to the stirring melodies of ‘The Broken Wings Of Hud Hud’ and harsh, encrusted extremity of ‘Souvenir Of Death’, Running Out Of Time… is free above all else. After the painstakingly researched and conceptually focussed previous albums, The Murder Of Jesus The Jew and Sonderkommando, The Meads decided, in their own words, to “unshackle the muse, so to speak, and let what will be…be.”  

With an array of guests, including Alan Davey (Hawkwind, Gunslinger), adding their unique talents to its incomparable blend of magics, Running Out Of Time… is an album of passion, drama, dark humour and uncompromising views. It spits venom at the bloated bodies of religion, conformity and control, revels in teasing and taunting the blinkered and foolish and sings long and loud with the free of spirit. This is The Meads Of Asphodel as they have always been – and yet as they have never been before. 

Line-up: 
Metatron – Vocals
J.D Tait – Guitars, Vocals, Keys & Bass
André Kjelbergvik Thung – Drums & Percussion
Guests:
Alan Davey – Bass – Tracks 1, 3, 5 & 9
Iain Smith – Keyboards – Track 1
Christina Padovano – Vocals – Tracks 7 & 11 (Backing on 8)
Will Banyard – Vocals & Violin – Tracks 3 & 8 (Violin on 7)
Christina Poupoutsi – Vocals – Tracks 2 & 4
Charlie Noakes – Bass – Track 4
Malcolm Tait – Saxophone – Track 10
Steve Wallace – Guitar Solo – Track 10

Genre: Experimental Extreme Metal
For fans of: Hawkwind | Arcturus | Skyclad | Robert Calvert
Further Information: http://www.themeadsofasphodel.co.uk

The Meads Of Asphodel have proven themselves to be the future of black metal…” 
– METAL UNDERGROUND

THE MEADS OF ASPHODEL – RUNNING OUT OF TIME DOING NOTHING LABEL: GODREAH RECORDS RELEASE DATE: JUNE 21st 2019

May 12th 1988 #Megadeth released the single “Mary Jane” #HeavyMetal

Did you know…

“Mary Jane” tells a story about a young witch buried alive by her father near the Loon Lake cemetery in Minnesota. According to legend, anyone who dared to disturb her grave was doomed to death.

May 12th 1979 #JudasPriest released the single “Evening Star” #HeavyMetal

Did you know…

The single reached number 53 on the #OfficialCharts

May 12th 1986 #HolyMoses released their debut album “Queen of Siam” #Necropolis #BurstingRest #Roadcrew #ThrashMetal

Did you know…

They are well noted for being fronted by Sabina Classen and for being one of the first German thrash metal bands.

May 12th 1995 #Meshuggah released the album “Destroy Erase Improve” #Vanished #SufferInTruth #SoulBurn #Beneath #ProgressiveMetal

Did you know…

This was their first studio album to feature rhythm guitarist Mårten Hagström and the final to feature bassist Peter Nordin.

May 12th 1994 #MotleyCrue released the power ballad “Misunderstood” #HardRock

Did you know…

The video for the song was banned from #MTV because there was a suicide reference in the lyrics and a man putting a pistol in his mouth in one of the scenes.

May 12th 2017 #KobraAndTheLotus released the album “Prevail I” #HellOnEarth #LightMeUp #Victim #YouDontKnow #TriggerPulse #Gotham #HardRock

Did you know…

The band is from Calgary, Alberta and formed in 2009 by lead vocalist and songwriter Kobra Paige.

May 12th 2017 #Warrant released the album “Louder Harder Faster” #MusicMan #Faded #ChooseYourFate #LetItGo #Perfect #HardRock

Did you know…

This was the second Warrant album to feature Robert Mason on vocals.

May 12th 2008 #IronMaiden released the Greatest Hits album “Somewhere Back In Time – The Best Of: 1980 – 1989” #TheTrooper #HeavyMetal

Did you know…

The cover artwork by Derek Riggs features the Pharaoh Eddie monument from Powerslave and Cyborg Eddie from Somewhere in Time.

May 12th 1992 #MercyfulFate released compilation album “Return of the Vampire” #BurningTheCross #DeathKiss #YouAskedForIt #CurseOfThePharaohs #HeavyMetal

Did you know…

It contains rare demo tracks by them, recorded before their first official release in 1982.

May 12th 2017 #SacredOath released the album “Twelve Bells” #Bionic #TheLastWord #WellOfSouls #NewReligion #ThrashMetal

Did you know…

The band originally formed in 1985 by Rob Thorne and Pete Altieri while the two were classmates at Bethel High School.

May 12th 2007 #Trouble released the album “Simple Mind Condition” #MindBender #Seven #DoomMetal

Did you know…

This was Trouble’s last release with vocalist Eric Wagner and drummer Jeff Olson, who both left in 2008.

The album is dedicated to former drummer Barry Stern.

May 12th 2003 #Helloween released the album “Rabbit Don’t Come Easy” #JustALittleSign #Liar #TheTune #DoYouFeelGood #PowerMetal

Did you know…

The Japanese version contains a cover of Accept’s “Fast as a Shark,” with the band’s new drummer, Stefan Schwarzmann.

‪May 12th 1989 #MorbidAngel released their debut album “Altars of Madness” #Suffocation #ImmortalRites #DeathMetal @THE_DVincent‬

‪Did you know…‬

‪The overtly Satanic and occult lyrical themes were a significant influence on the early Norwegian black metal scene.‬

May 12th 1958 #EricSinger drummer with #KISS and former with #BlackSabbath and #AliceCooper was born!! #HappyBirthday #HardRock

Did you know….

In his career, Singer has appeared on over 75 albums.

May 13th 1967 #ChuckSchuldiner guitarist and founder with #Death was born!! #RIP #TheFatherOfDeathMetal

Did you know…

He was ranked No. 20 in March 2004 #GuitarWorld’s “The 100 Greatest Metal Guitarists”.

May 13th 2016 #Destruction released the album “Under Attack” #ElegantPigs #Dethroned #Pathogenic #GenerationNevermore #ThrashMetal

Did you know…

The limited edition bonus track was a cover of Venom’s “Black Metal”.

May 13th 2002 #Rage released the album “Unity” #LivingMyDream #Down #Insanity #SetThisWorldOnFire #PowerMetal

Did you know…

Originally the band’s name was to be Furious Rage, but it was eventually shortened to just Rage.

May 13th 2002 #Sentenced released the album “The Cold White Light” #Neverlasting #NoOneThere #GuiltAndRegret #GothicMetal

Did you know….

Limited copies contain the video for the song “Killing Me Killing You” from the previous album Crimson, plus a free Sentenced sticker.

May 14th 1988 #LedZeppelin reunited for the #AtlanticRecords 40th anniversary party at #TheGarden in #NewYorkCity

At this rate…. could we possibly see another reunion. SAY… 2030?

Don’t let those NEW bands steal your THUNDER!! There’s only one LED ZEPPELIN!!

May 14th 1991 #ArmoredSaint released the album “Symbol Of Salvation” #ReignOfFire #TheTruthAlwaysHurts #TribalDance #AnotherDay #HeavyMetal

Did you know…

The songs on this album were written and demoed between 1988 and 1990 with original guitarist Dave Prichard.

May 14th 1996 #Amorphis released the album “Elegy” #BetterUnborn #Cares #TheOrphan #Relief #ProgressiveMetal

Did you know…

It was the band’s first album with vocalist Pasi Koskinen.

May 15th 1987 #MotleyCrue released the album “Girls, Girls, Girls” #DancingOnGlass #WildSide #BadBoyBoogie #FiveYearsDead #HeavyMetal

Did you know…

The album reached number 2 on the #Billboard chart.

The band did a cover of the Elvis song “Jailhouse Rock” for this album.

May 15th 1990 #SacredReich released the album “The American Way” #TheWayItIs #IDontKnow #WhosToBlame #CrimesAgainstHumanity #ThrashMetal

Did you know…

The video for “The American Way” was used in the 1992 film Encino Man.

May 15th 1992 #Testament released the GREAT album “The Ritual” #ReturnToSerenity #ElectricCrown #SoManyLies #TheSermon #Agony #ThrashMetal

Did you know….

The album reached number 55 on the #Billboard 200 chart.

It was their last album to include drummer Louie Clemente.

May 15th 2001 #Megadeth released the album “The World Needs A Hero” #MotoPsycho #DreadAndTheFugitiveMind #HeavyMetal

Did you know…

The album peaked at number 16 on the #Billboard chart.

It was their last album with drummer Jimmy DeGrasso and their only one with Al Pitrelli.

May 15th 1984 #KickAxe released their debut album “Vices” #StayOnTop #Maneater #CauseForAlarm #HeavyMetal

Did you know…

The album was produced by Spencer Proffer, who was notable for producing Quiet Riot’s multi-million selling 1983 album Metal Health.

May 15th 1990 #Dio released the album “Lock Up The Wolves” #HeyAngel #Twisted #WildOne #EvilOnQueenStreet #NightMusic #HeavyMetal

Did you know…

The album reached number 61 on the #Billboard chart.

May 15th 2009 #Stratovarius released the album “Polaris” #DeepUnknown #KingOfNothing #Blind #HigherWeGo #PowerMetal

Did you know…

It was their first album to feature bassist Lauri Porra and guitarist Matias Kupiainen

May 15th 2001 #SteelProphet released the album “Book Of The Dead” #TragicFlaws #Escaped #ChurchOfMind #Phobia #PowerMetal

Did you know…

The band re-recorded the instrumental song “Ruby Dreams (Fear And Hope)” from their debut album on this album.

May 15th 2012 #ShadowsFall released the album “Fire from the Sky” #TheUnknown #SaveYourSoul #NothingRemains #BlindFaith #ThrashMetal

Did you know…

The album debuted at number 38 on the #Billboard 200 chart.

May 15th 1984 #CorrosionOfConformity released their debut album “Eye For An Eye” #RabidDogs #PositiveOutlook #TellMe #Indifferent #HardcorePunk

Did you know…

The band started out as a Hardcore Punk band.

The band did a cover of the Fleetwood Mac song “The Green Manalishi “ on this album.

May 15th 1990 #LitaFord released the album “Stiletto” #Dedication #Hungry #BigGun #BadBoy #Lisa #GlamMetal

Did you know…

The album reached number 52 on the #Billboard chart.

She did a cover of the classic #AliceCooper song “Only Women Bleed” on this album.

May 15th 2007 #Megadeth released the album “United Abominations” #Sleepwalker #PlayForBlood #HeavyMetal

Did you know…

The song “À Tout le Monde” was re-recorded for this album and featured Cristina Scabbia.

It was well received and debuted at number 8 on the #Billboard chart.

May 15th 1995 #Opeth released the debut album “Orchid” #ForestOfOctober #TheApostleInTriumph #ProgressiveMetal

Did you know..

It was reissued in 2000 with one bonus track called “Into the Frost of Winter”, an early unproduced rehearsal recording by the band.

May 15th 2009 @TimRipperOwens released his debut album “Play My Game” #StartingOver #Believe #TheCoverUp #NoGoodGoodbyes #HeavyMetal

Did you know…

The album features such guests as Doug Aldrich, Billy Sheehan, Bruce Kulick, Jeff Loomis and Michael Wilton.

May 15th 1898 #Sabbat released the album “Dreamweaver” #TheBestOfEnemies #TheClericalConspiracy #Wildfire #ThrashMetal

Did you know…

It’s a concept album based on the 1983 book by British psychologist Brian Bates – The Way of Wyrd: Tales of an Anglo-Saxon Sorcerer.

May 15th 1990 #Cancer released their debut album “To the Gory End” #WitchHunt #BloodBath #DieDie #BodyCount #DeathMetal

Did you know…

The image is a painting based on a still from the 1978 horror film, Dawn of the Dead.

May 15th 1995 #Immortal released the album “Battles in the North” #ThronedByBlackstorms #MoonriseFieldsOfSorrow #ThroughTheHallsOfEternity #BlackMetal

Did you know…

It was the band’s last album to feature Abbath on drums.

May 16th 1983 #IronMaiden released the GREAT album “Piece Of Mind” #TheTrooper #FlightOfIcarus #Revelations #WhereEaglesDare #DieWithYourBootsOn #HeavyMetal

Did you know..

The album reached number 14 on the #Billboard chart.

It was their first album with drummer Nicko McBrain.

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 16th 2000 #Motorhead released the album “We Are Motörhead” #WakeTheDead #OneMoreFuckingTime #SlowDance #StayOutOfJail #HeavyMetal ‬

‪Did you know…‬

‪The album contains a cover of the punk band The Sex Pistols’ song “God Save the Queen”.‬

‪Bob Kulick produced the album.‬

May 16th 1989 #Obituary released the album “Slowly We Rot” #GatesToHell #InternalBleeding #Suffocation #Intoxicated #Bloodsoaked #DeathMetal

Did you know….

It was their only album to feature bassist Daniel Tucker.

May 16th 2014 #Sabaton released the album “Heroes” #NightWitches #ToHellAndBack #ResistAndBite #SmokingSnakes #PowerMetal

Did you know…

The album reached number 99 on the #Billboard chart.

It was their first album to feature Chris Rörland, Thobbe Englund and Hannes van Dahl.

May 16th 2010 #RonnieJamesDio singer with #BlackSabbath and his band #Dio died after a battle with cancer. #RIP #HeavyMetal

Did you know….

He is credited with popularizing the “metal horns” hand gesture in metal culture and was known for his medieval-themed lyrics.

‪May 16th 2005 #Meshuggah released the album “Catch Thirtythree” #Shed #MindsMirrors #TheParadoxicalSpiral #Dehumanization #HeavyMetal ‬

‪Did you know…‬

‪ The song “Shed” is featured on the Saw III soundtrack. ‬

May 17th 1976 #Rainbow released the album “Rising” #Stargazer #Starstruck #ALightInTheBlack #TarotWoman #RitchieBlackmore #CozyPowell #HardRock #HeavyMetal

Did you know…

In issue 4 of #KerrangMagazine “Rising” was voted the GREATEST HEAVY METAL album of all time!!!

May 17th 1988 #VinnieVincentInvasion released the album “All Systems Go” #ThatTimeOfYear #Burn #LoveKills #LetFreedomRock #HeavyMetal

Did you know…

It featured vocalist Mark Slaughter, who replaced Robert Fleischman.

The album reached number 64 on the #Billboard chart.

May 17th 1988 #JudasPriest released the album “Ram It Down” #MonstersOfRock #ComeAndGetIt #BloodRedSkies #HardAsIron #HeavyMetal

Did you know…

The album reached number 31 on the #Billboard chart.

The band did a cover of the Chuck Berry song “Johnny B. Goode” for this album.

May 17th 2010 #Annihilator released the album “Annihilator” #Coward #NowhereToGo #TheOtherSide #Payback #ThrashMetal

Did you know…

The band did a cover of the Van Halen song “Romeo Delight” on this album.

The band is from Canada 🇨🇦 so they must be good right?

May 17th 2019 #CrazyLixx release NEW album “Forever Wild” #Wicked #Eagle #TerminalVelocity #BreakOut #HardRock

Did you know…

Anybody have some did you know stuff about the band?

May 17th 2019 #SavageMessiah release NEW album “Demons” #DownAndOut #Parachute #TheBitterTruth #VirtueSignal #PowerMetal

Did you know…

The band was formed by vocalist Dave Silver and also consists of guitarist David Hruska, bassist Míra Sláma and drummer Charly Carretón.

May 17th 1958 #PaulDiAnno former singer with #IronMaiden was born!!!#HappyBirthday #HeavyMetal

Did you know…

He was the singer for Maiden from 1977-1981.

He appeared on the albums Iron Maiden and Killers.

‪May 18th 1993 #Suffocation released the album “Breeding the Spawn” #IgnorantDeprivation #MaritalDecimation #TechnicalDeathMetal‬

‪Did you know…‬

‪They formed in 1988 on Long Island, by vocalist Frank Mullen, guitarists Todd German, bassist Josh Barohn, and an unknown drummer. ‬

May 18th 1992 #Saxon released the album “Forever Free” #HoleInTheSky #GetDownAndDirty #Grind #IronWheels #HeavyMetal

Did you know…

The band did a cover of the Muddy Waters song “Just Wanna Make Love To You” on this album.

May 18th 1999 #WASP released the album “Helldorado” #DirtyBalls #HighOnTheFlames #CantDieTonight #CocaineCowboys #HeavyMetal

Did you know…

The limited first edition had a 3D cover.

May 18th 2007 #UDO released the album “Mastercutor” #WalkerOfTheDark #OneLoneVoice #CrashBangCrash #TearsOfAClown #HeavyMetal

Did you know…

The album title, according to Udo Dirkschneider, is a shortened version of “master executor”.

May 18th 1998 #GraveDigger released the album “Knights of the Cross” #Lionheart #HeroesOfThisTime #OverTheSea #PowerMetal

Did you know…

The bonus track was a cover of the Black Sabbath song “Children of the Grave”.

It was also the second album of the Middle Ages Trilogy.

May 18th 1993 #Winger released the album “Pull” #BlindRevolutionMad #DownIncognito #InForTheKill #WhosTheOne #HardRock

Did you know…

Pull was recorded as a trio, as guitarist/keyboardist Paul Taylor left the band after the In the Heart of the Young tour in 1992.

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.

Oct 19th 1992 #Metallica released the single “Wherever I May Roam” #HeavyMetal

Did you know….

The single reached number 82 on the #Billboard singles chart.

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