June 30, 1963 – Yngwie Malmsteen is born in Stockholm Sweden this day in rock history!

Happy Birthday Yngwie Malmsteen!

Yngwie Johann Malmsteen (born Lars Johan Yngve Lannerbäck on June 30, 1963 in Stockholm, Sweden) is a Swedish guitarist, composer, multi-instrumentalist, and bandleader. Malmsteen became notable in the mid-1980s for his technical fluency and neo-classical metal compositions. Four of his albums, from 1984 to 1988, Rising Force, Marching Out, Trilogy, and Odyssey, ranked in the top 100 for sales.

Philip Hansen Anselmo born June 30, 1968 in New Orleans Louisiana 50 years ago today. He’s an American heavy metal musician who is best known as the lead vocalist for Pantera, Down, and Superjoint Ritual. He is also the owner of Housecore Records and currently front man if the band Philip Anselmo & The Illegals.

Happy Birthday Phil!

June 23rd 2017 #MunicipalWsste released the album “Slime And Punishment” #PoisonThePreacher #LowTolerance #UnderTheWasteCommand #ThrashMetal

Did you know…

The album peaked at number 3 on the #Billboard Heatseekers Albums chart.

June 23rd 2017 #BrokenHope released the album “Mutilated And Assimilated” #TheBunker #TheCarrionEaters #BlastFrozen #DeathMetal

Did you know…

The album featured new members Diego Soria and Matt Szlachta.

June 23rd 2017 #DyingFetus released the album “Wrong One To Fuck With” #WeakenTheStructure #DieWithIntegrity #InduceTerror #DeathMetal

Did you know…

The band haven’t used their old logo again since their 2000 EP Grotesque_Impalement.

June 23rd 2009 #Voivod released the album “Infini” #FromTheCave #TreasureChase #Pyramidome #Volcano #HeavyMetal

Did you know…

It’s their last album to include contributions by their late original guitarist Piggy and and their last to feature Jason Newsted on bass.

June 23rd 2006 #Leatherwolf released the album “World Asylum” #LiveOrDie #Institutions #BehindTheGun #Derailed #HeavyMetal

Did you know…

The group is nicknamed the “Triple Axe Attack” for pioneering the use of a 3-guitar line-up in heavy metal.

June 23rd 2009 #Goatwhore released the album “Carving out the Eyes of God” #ApocalypticHavoc #RazorFleshDevoured #ShadowOfARisingKnife #BlackenedDeathMetal

Did you know…

The song “Apocalyptic Havoc” is featured on the soundtrack for the game Saints Row: The Third.

June 23rd 1992 #Carcass released the EP “Tools of the Trade” #ToolsOfTheTrade #IncarnatedSolventAbuse #DeathMetal

Did you know…

The EP also appears on the compilation album “Wake up and Smell the… Carcass”, but without the track “Incarnated Solvent Abuse”.

June 23rd 2009 #DreamTheater released the album “Black Clouds & Silver Linings” #Wither #ARiteOfPassage #TheBestOfTimes #ProgressiveMetal

Did you know…

It is the band’s last album to feature drummer and founding member Mike Portnoy.

June 24th 1997 #MotleyCrue released the album “Generation Swine” #Afraid #Beauty #FindMyself #LetUsPrey #Glitter #Brandon #HeavyMetal

Did you know…

Bryan Adams co-wrote the song “Glitter”

The album marked the return of singer Vince Neil.

June 24th 1993 #DiamondHead released the album “Death and Progress” #Dust #Run #Paradise #WildOnTheStreets #Home #HeavyMetal

Did you know…

It featured two special guests, Tony Iommi, of Black Sabbath, and Dave Mustaine, of Megadeth.

June 24th 1985 #Saxon released the album “Innocence Is No Excuse” #BackOnTheStreets #DevilRidesOut #BrokenHeroes #HeavyMetal

Did you know…

It was their last album with original bassist Steve Dawson.

June 24th 2013 #Queensryche released the album “Queensrÿche” #Fallout #Spore #Redemption #ProgressiveMetal

Did you know…

It was their first album to feature singer Todd La Torre.

Pamela Moore did guest vocals on the song “A World Without”.

June 24th 2008 #MotleyCrue released the album “Saints Of Los Angeles” #MutherfuckerOfTheYear #DownAtTheWhisky #FaceDownInTheDirt #TheAnimalInMe #HeavyMetal

Did you know…

The album debuted at number 4 on the #Billboard chart.

June 24th 2011 #Sepultura released the album “Kairos” #Relentless #Spectrum #BornStrong #Dialog #EmbraceTheStorm #GrooveMetal

Did you know…

It was their last album recorded with drummer Jean Dolabella, as he left the band five months after its release.

June 24th 2014 #Allegaeon released the album “Elements Of The Infinite” #OurCosmicCasket #DysonSphere #ThresholdOfPerception #DeathMetal

Did you know..

It was their last album with original vocalist Ezra Haynes.

June 24th 1998 #Labyrinth released the album “Return to Heaven Denied” #Thunder #Feel #TimeAfterTime #Moonlight #PowerMetal

Did you know…

It was their first album to feature Rob Tyrant on vocals.

June 24th 2014 #Mastodon released the album “Once More ‘Round The Sun” #ChimesAtMidnight #HighRoad #AsleepInTheDeep #TheMotherload #SludgeMetal

Did you know…

The album debuted at number 6 on the #Billboard chart.

June 24th 2013 #Autopsy released the album “The Headless Ritual” #CoffinCrawlers #ArchCadaver #FleshTurnsToDust #DeathMetal

Did you know…

It would be the second album to feature the reunion lineup of Chris Reifert, Eric Cutler, Danny Coralles and Joe Trevisano.

June 24th 1991 #Panic released their debut album “Epidemic” #HellfireClub #SpiderDesire #ThrashMetal

Did you know..

When Steve “Zetro” Souza sings the chorus to the Kiss cover “I Stole Your Love” on the album, he mispronounces the word “stole” as “stoled” every single time.

‪June 25th 2013 #AmonAmarth released the album “Deceiver Of The Gods” #WeShallDestroy #FatherOfTheWolf #UnderSiege #MelodicDeathMetal‬

‪Did you know…‬

‪This would be the band’s last album with drummer Fredrik Andersson.‬

‪The album reached number 19 on the #Billboard chart.‬

June 25th 1990 #Deicide released their debut album “Deicide” #DeadByDawn #DayOfDarkness #Crucifixation #Deicide #DeathMetal

Did you know..

The album contains all of their demo tracks, plus the songs “Deicide” and “Mephistopheles”.

June 25th 2013 #Havok released the album “Unnatural Selection” #WasteOfLife #UnderTheGun #LivingNightmare #ThrashMetal

Did you know…

The band did a cover of the Black Sabbath song “Children Of The Grave” on this album.

The album reached 186 on the #Billboard chart.

June 25th 2002 #Halford released the album “Crucible” #OneWill #Betrayal #HandingOutBullets #Sun #WeavingSorrow #TrailOfTears #HeavyMetal

Did you know…

The Japanese bonus tracks included the songs “Rock the World Forever” and “In The Morning”.

June 26th 2012 #Gojira released the album “L’Enfant Sauvage” #TheAxe #LiquidFire #BornInWinter #Explosia #PainIsAMaster #HeavyMetal

Did you know…

The album reached number 34 on the #Billboard chart.

June 26th 2007 #KingDiamond released the album “Give Me Your Soul…Please” #TheCellar #ColdAsIce #BlackOfNight #MovingOn #HeavyMetal

Did you know…

This was the last album to feature bassist Hal Patino.

The album peaked at number 174 on the #Billboard 200.

June 26th 2001 #IcedEarth released the album “Horror Show” #Dracula #Jack #GhostOfFreedom #Wolf #Damien #DragonsChild #PowerMetal

Did you know…

It was the first Iced Earth album to feature drummer Richard Christy, and the only album to feature Steve DiGiorgio on bass.

June 26th 2007 #SymphonyX released the album “Paradise Lost” #EveOfSeduction #Seven #TheWallsOfBabylon #Domination #ProgressiveMetal

Did you know…

The album was the band’s first to chart on the #Billboard 200, reaching number 123.

2006 – Pink Floyd founder Syd Barrett dies aged 60. He defined British psychedelic eccentricity with songs like “Arnold Layne” and “See Emily Play,” but LSD and a mental breakdown.

June 26th 1990 #Danzig released the album “Danzig II: Lucifuge” #KillerWolf #LongWayBackFromHell #BloodAndTears #HeavyMetal

Did you know…

The album peaked at number 45 on the #BillboardCharts

In 2002, #SPIN magazine named Danzig II the 33rd greatest metal album of all time.

2004 – Kinks founder member Dave Davies was left paralysed on the right-hand side of his body after suffering a stroke. The 57-year-old guitarist and brother of fellow Kinks star.

June 26th 1987 #Pentagram released the album “Day of Reckoning” #Madman #BrokenVows #EvilSeed #Wartime #DoomMetal

Did you know…

Joe Hasselvander originally played drums on only one track, “Burning Savior”, with Stuart Rose recording the drums on all the rest.

1999 – Eric Clapton performs a benefit concert at Madison Square Garden for his Crossroads rehab center in Antigua. His guests include Sheryl Crow, Mary J. Blige, and Bob Dylan.

June 27th 1981 #Motorhead released the LIVE album “No Sleep ‘Til Hammersmith” featuring #AceOfSpades #NoClass #Metropolis #HeavyMetal

Did you know…

It reached number 1 on the #OfficialCharts making it the highest charting Motörhead album. 🤘🏻

1998 – The Warped Tour, with Bad Religion and the Specials, opens in Phoenix.

June 27th 2006 #MetalChurch released the album “A Light In The Dark” #BeyondAllReason #MirrorOfLies #TheBeliever #Disappear #HeavyMetal

Did you know…

It was their last album to feature Jay Reynolds on guitar.

1996 – Neil Young premieres his album, “Broken Arrow” via the Internet. The album is slated for release on July 2, two days after its technologically advanced premiere.

June 27th 1983 #TwistedSister released the album “You Can’t Stop Rock ‘N’ Roll” #TheKidsAreBack #ThePowerAndTheGlory #HardRock

Did you know…

The album reached number 164 on the #BillboardCharts “The Kids Are Back” was used in the opening scene of the 2010 film, Jackass 3D.

1994 – Virgin Records rushes the Rolling Stones’ Voodoo Lounge into stores early after the album is played on the radio.

June 27th 1997 #HammerFall released their debut album “Glory To The Brave” #TheMetalAge #HammerFall #StoneCold #SteelMeetsSteel #PowerMetal

Did you know…

The band did a cover of the Warlord song “Child of the Damned” on this album.

1974 – Gregg Allman marries Cher four days after her divorce from Sonny Bono. After nine days, Cher announces she wants another divorce. They separate and divorce.

June 29th 1999 #Slipknot released their debut album “Slipknot” #WaitAndBleed #SpitItOut #Purity #Liberate #Diluted #NuMetal

Did you know..

The album peaked at number 51 on the #Billboard chart.

“Wait and Bleed”, was nominated for Best Metal Performance at the 2001 Grammy Awards.

1966 – The Beatles played the first of three concerts at the Nippon Budokan Hall, Japan. The concert was filmed with The Beatles wearing black suits. The following day’s first.

June 29th 1992 #IronMaiden released the single “”From Here To Eternity” #HeavyMetal

Did you know…

The song peaked at number 21 on the #OfficialCharts

The B-side featured a cover of the Welsh band Budgie song “I Can’t See My Feelings” from their 1975 album Bandolier.

June 29th 1987 #GreatWhite released the album “Once Bitten” #RockMe #LadyRedLight #SaveYourLove #OnTheEdge #FastRoad #HardRock

Did you know…

The album reached number 23 on the #Billboard chart.

It was their last album to feature bassist Lorne Black.

June 29th 1992 #BlindGuardian released the album “Somewhere Far Beyond” #JourneyThroughTheDark #AshesToAshes #TheQuestForTanelorn #TheatreOfPain #PowerMetal

Did you know…

The album was re-released in 2007 and included a cover of the Queen song “Spread Your Wings”

May 29th 1990 #Artillery released the album “By Inheritance”

#Bombfood #Khomaniac #BackInTheTrash #ThrashMetal

Did you know…

The band formed in June 1982 in Taastrup, Denmark by drummer Carsten Nielsen and guitarist Jørgen Sandau.

2004 – David Bowie cancels the remainder of his Reality tour after suffering a pinched nerve in his shoulder.

June 29th 1991 #Bathory released the album “Twilight Of The Gods” #BloodAndIron #ThroughBloodByThunder #UnderTheRunes #VikingMetal

Did you know…

Quorthon did all electric and acoustic guitar, keyboards, bass, and drum programming on the album.

June 29th 1988 #Voivod released the album “Dimension Hatröss” #Experiment #TechnocraticManipulators #BrainScan #PsychicVacuum #HeavyMetal

Did you know…

In 2017, the album was added by #RollingStone magazine to its Top 100 Metal Albums of All Time list at No. 78.

June 30th 1977 #KISS released the album “Love Gun” #ChristineSixteen #LoveGun #ShockMe #PlasterCaster #IStoleYourLove #HardRock

Did you know..

It was their first album to feature a vocal performance from Ace.

It was also the last studio album to feature Peter on every song

June 30th 1980 #Krokus released the album “Metal Rendez-vous” featuring the hit single #Heatstrokes

#BedsideRadio #TokyoNights #Streamer #HardRock

Did you know….

It was their first album to feature Marc Storace on vocals.

June 30th 1992 #SuicidalTendencies released the album “The Art of Rebellion” #NobodyHears #IllHateYouBetter #AsleepAtTheWheel #AlternativeMetal

Did you know…

It was their only album to be recorded without an official drummer; the drum tracks were handled by Josh Freese.

June 30th 2009 #SuicideSilence released the album “No Time To Bleed” #WakeUp #Disengage #Smoke #Lifted #Deathcore

Did you know..

The album debuted at number 32 on the #Billboard chart.

This was their first album to feature Dan Kenny on bass.

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