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

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June 9th 1992 #Deicide released the album “Legion” #InHellIBurn #HolyDeception #RepentToDie #DeadButDreaming #Trifixion #DeathMetal

Did you know…

The album was produced by legendary death metal producer Scott Burns.

June 9th 2017 #Suffocation released the album “…Of The Dark Light” #YourLastBreaths #ReturnToTheAbyss #TheViolation #TechnicalDeathMetal

Did you know…

It was their last album to feature vocalist Frank Mullen before his retirement in 2018.

June 9th 2008 #Venom released the album “Hell” #HandOfGod #EvilPerfection #KillTheMusic #BloodSky #EvilutionDevilution #ThrashMetal

Did you know…

It was their last album to feature Anthony Lant on drums.

June 9th 1997 #Testament released the album “Demonic” #MurkyWaters #TogetherAsOne #DistortedLives #TenThousandThrones #ThrashMetal

Did you know..

The album cover art for Demonic was done by Dave McKean who also did the cover art for the prior Testament studio album, Low.

June 9th 1992 #Tankard released the album “Stone Cold Sober” #BrokenImage #BehindTheBack #Mindwild #UglyBeauty #ThrashMetal

Did you know…

The band did a cover of the J. Geils Band song “Centerfold” on this album.

June 9th 1992 #TheGathering released their debut album “Always” #KingForADay #Subzero #Stonegarden #SecondSunrise #GothicMetal

Did you know..

The band was founded in 1989 by brothers Hans and René Rutten and vocalist Bart Smits in Oss, North Brabant.

June 9th 1998 #MercyfulFate released the album “Dead Again” #TheNight #SinceForever #SuckingYourBlood #Banshee #HeavyMetal

Did you know…

It marked the first album from Mercyful Fate that Michael Denner is not present on.

June 10th 1983 #Pantera released their debut album “Metal Magic” #RockOut #BiggestPartOfMe #RideMyRocket #TellMeIfYouWantIt #HeavyMetal

Did you know…

The album was produced by Jerry Abbott.

June 10th 2013 #BlackSabbath released the album “13” #GodIsDead #EndOfTheBeginning #LiveForever #AgeOfReason #DamagedSoul #HeavyMetal

Did you know..

It was the only studio album released by Black Sabbath since Forbidden (1995).

The album reached number 1 on the #Billboard chart.

June 10th 1999 #PrimalFear released the album “Jaws Of Death” #IntoTheFuture #ChurchOfBlood #PlayToKill #UnderYourSpell #PowerMetal

Did you know..

The band did a cover of the Rainbow song “Kill The King” on this album.

June 10th 1996 #Carcass released the album “Swansong” #BlackStar #FirmHand #Polarized #GoToHell #ExtremeMetal

Did you know…

It was their only album to feature guitarist Carlo Regadas.

The album peaked at number 46 on the #Billboard heatseekers chart.

June 10th 1983 #Tank released the album “This Means War” #LaughingInTheFaceOfDeath #EchoesOfADistantBattle #HeavyMetal

Did you know..

On this album, the band expanded to a four-piece, with addition of second guitarist Mick Tucker, former member of the #NWOBHM band White Spirit.

June 10th 1992 #Loudness released the album “Loudness” #PrayForTheDead #BlackWidow #WakingTheDead #HeavyMetal

Did you know..

Original bass player Masayoshi Yamashita was replaced with Taiji Sawada and the American vocalist Mike Vescera with former Ezo singer Masaki Yamada.

June 10th 2016 #Rage released the album “The Devil Strikes Again” #MyWay #TheFinalCurtain #War #SpiritsOfTheNight #HeavyMetal

Did you know…

The band formed in 1984 by Peter “Peavy” Wagner.

June 10th 2014 #Hellyeah released the album “Blood For Blood” #DemonsInTheDirt #SayWhen #Moth #Hush #HeavyMetal

Did you know…

Producer Kevin Churko handles the bass duties in the studio due to the departure of Bob Zilla.

The album reached number 18 on the @billboard chart.

June 10th 2014 #ArchEnemy released the album “War Eternal” #AsThePagesBurn #OnAndOn #YouWillKnowMyName #Avalanche #MelodicDeathMetal

Did you know…

This was their first album with Alissa White-Gluz on vocals.

The album reached number 44 on the #Billboard chart.

June 10th 1986 #Candlemass released debut album “Epicus Doomicus Metallicus” #Bewitched #CrystalBall #ASorcerersPledge #DoomMetal

Did you know…

This was the only Candlemass album to feature vocalist Johan Längqvist until he joined the band, officially, in 2018.

June 10th 1982 #Rainbow released the album “Straight Between The Eyes” #StoneCold #DeathAlleyDriver #RockFever #Power #EyesOfFire #HardRock

Did you know..

The album title allegedly came from a phrase from Jeff Beck, describing Jimi Hendrix to Blackmore.

June 11th 1991 #SkidRow released the GREAT album “Slave To The Grind” #WastedTime #RiotAct #MonkeyBusiness #TheThreat #HeavyMetal

Did you know..

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

June 11th 2010 #OzzyOsbourne released the album “Scream” #LetItDie #LifeWontWait #LetMeHearYouScream #Fearless #Crucify #HeavyMetal

Did you know…

The album reached number 4 on the #Billboard chart.

The album is the only one to feature guitarist Gus G.

June 11th 2002 #WASP released the album “Dying For The World” #HallowedGround #MyWickedHeart #TrailOfTears #HeavyMetal

Did you know…

The album was dedication to all those who perished in the attacks of the 9/11 events, especially heard on the ‘Hallowed Ground’ track.

June 11th 2013 #TheBlackDahliaMurder released the album “Everblack” #GoatOfDeparture #IntoTheEverblack #MelodicDeathMetal

Did you know..

It was the first release by the band to feature drummer Alan Cassidy and bassist Max Lavelle.

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

‪June 12th 1985 #Megadeth released their debut album “Killing Is My Business.. And Business Is Good” #Mechanix #Rattlehead #ChosenOnes #ThrashMetal‬

‪Did you know…‬

‪It has a version of Nancy Sinatra’s classic “These Boots Are Made for Walkin'”, with lyrics altered by Mustaine.‬

June 12th 1995 #ParadiseLost released the album “Draconian Times” #TheLastTime #ForeverFailure #Shadowkings #HallowedLand #GothicMetal

Did you know…

The album reached number 16 on the #OfficialCharts

June 12th 1989 #Lion released their last studio album “Trouble In Angel City” #ComeOn #LoveIsALie #StrangerInTheCity #HungryForLove #HardRock #GlamMetal

Did you know…

The band did a cover of the Slade song “Lock Up Your Daughters” on this album.

June 12th 2015 #Stormhammer released the album “Echoes of a Lost Paradise” #FastLife #Leaving #HolyWar #TheOcean #PowerMetal

Did you know..

The band was originally called Lizard.

June 12th 1999 #SixFeetUnder released the album “Maximum Violence” #ShortCutToHell #Brainwashed #MassMurderRampage #Bonesaw #DeathMetal

Did you know…

It was the first Six Feet Under album to feature Steve Swanson on guitars.

June 12th 2001 #AsILayDying released their debut album “Beneath The Encasing Of Ashes” #WhenThisWorldFades #ForcedToDie #TheInnocenceSpilled #Metalcore

Did you know..

The band was founded in 2000 by vocalist Tim Lambesis.

June 12th 1988 #BoltThrower released their debut album “In Battle There Is No Law!” #ForgottenExistence #NuclearAnnihilation #DeathMetal

Did you know…

German melodic death metal act Heaven Shall Burn used the same album title for their debut EP as a homage to Bolt Thrower.

June 12th 2018 #FleshConsumed released the album “Hymn for the Leeches” #BowBeforeMe #SerpentAmongstMice #AlphaOmega #TechnicalBrutalDeathMetal

Did you know..

The band is from Santa Cruz, California and formed in 2003.

June 13th 1985 #Ratt released the GREAT album “Invasion Of Your Privacy” #LayItDown #YoureInLove #GiveItAll #HardRock

Did you know…

The album reached number 7 on the #Billboard chart.

The album was produced by Beau Hill.

June 13th 1988 #NuclearAssault released the album “Survive” #FightToBeFree #RiseFromTheAshes #GreatDepression #ThrashMetal

Did you know..

The band did a cover of the Led Zeppelin song “Good Times Bad Times” on this album.

It peaked at number 145 on the #BillboardCharts

June 13th 1995 #FearFactory released the album “Demanufacture” #ZeroSignal #Replica #BodyHammer #ATherapyForPain #Flashpoint #HeavyMetal

Did you know..:

Many regard it as the band’s best album and a heavy metal classic.

June 14th 2019 #Helix release NEW album “Old School” #Closer #Cheers #SouthernComfort #TieMeDown #HardRock

Did you know…

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

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June 14th 1982 #MetalMassacre album is released from #MetalBlade

Did you know…

The first pressing featured a version with guitar solos by Lloyd Grant and Dave Mustaine.

The second pressing featured Dave Mustaine on lead guitar and Ron McGovney on bass.

June 14th 1956 Legendary #KingdDamond was born!!! #HappyBirthday #HeavyMetal

Did you know…

On stage, King Diamond uses a microphone handle consisting of a femur bone and a tibia bone in the shape of a cross.

June 15th 1981 #IronMaiden released the single “Purgatory” and would be their last with singer Paul Di’Anno. #HeavyMetal

Did you know…

The track is a remake of one of the band’s earlier songs, entitled “Floating”, of which “Purgatory” is a faster re-arrangement.

June 15th 1999 #MercyfulFate released their final studio album “9” #BurnInHell #HouseOnTheHill #TheGrave #Insane #KissTheDemon #HeavyMetal

Did you know…

The band formed in 1981 by vocalist King Diamond and guitarist Hank Shermann.

June 15th 1993 #Sacrifice released the album “Apocalypse Inside” #Flesh #Salvation #TheLost #Incarcerated #ThrashMetal

Did you know…

The album was produced by Razor guitarist Dave Carlo.

June 15th 2009 #Artillery released the album “When Death Comes” #RiseAboveItAll #SandboxPhilosophy #TheEnd #DamnedReligion #ThrashMetal

Did you know…

It was their first recording since their second breakup from 2000 to 2007.

June 15th 1996 #GatesOfIshtar released their debut album “A Bloodred Path” #TheSilence #Tears #TheDreamingGlade #IntoSeasonsOfFrost #MelodicDeathMetal

Did you know…

The band is from Sweden and formed in 1992.

June 15th 2018 #LizzyBorden released the album “My Midnight Things” #LongMayTheyHauntUs #RunAwayWithMe #ThePerfectPoison #ObsessedWithYou #HeavyMetal

Did you know…

It was the first album from Lizzy in over 11 years, since “Appointment with Death”.

June 15th 1997 #PaulDiAnno released the album “As Hard As Iron” #RockTheBoat #DangerLines #SearchingForYou #SheGoesDown #HeavyMetal

Did you know..

The album also featured ex Iron Maiden guitarist Dennis Stratton.

June 15th 2011 #InFlames released the album “Sounds Of A Playground Fading” #AllForMe #ThePuzzle #DarkerTimes #TheAttic #Liberation #HeavyMetal

Did you know…

This was the first album recorded by In Flames without founding guitarist Jesper Strömblad.

June 15th 2018 #TadMorose released the album “Chapter X” #Nemesis #Liar #LeviathanRise #TurnToDust #Apocalypse #HeavyMetal

Did you know…

Their style has been described as “a power/classic heavy metal hybrid with slight progressive tendencies”.

Nov 15th 2011 #WhiteWizzard released the album “Flying Tigers” #Starchild #FightToTheDeath #FallOfAtlantis #WarOfTheWorlds #HeavyMetal

Did you know….

It is the last album to feature Wyatt Anderson on vocals, released after his departure from the band in June 2011.

June 16th 1991 #TypeONegative released their debut album “Slow, Deep And Hard” #PreludeToAgony #XeroTolerance #GothicMetal

Did you know..

The album was originally titled “None More Negative” and released in 1990 under the group’s former name Repulsion.

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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

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.

This Week in Rock & Metal

‪Apr 27th 1985 #ManillaRoad released the album “Open The Gates.”

Fun Fact:

‪The album was dedicated to Al Arnold.‬

Apr 28th 2015 #Raven released the album “ExtermiNation.”

Fun Fact:

Raven was formed in 1974 in Newcastle, England, by brothers John and Mark Gallagher, and Paul Bowden.

Apr 28th 1997 #Stratovarius released the album “Visions.”

Fun Fact:

The album reached number 4 on the Finnish albums chart and remained on that chart for 23 weeks.

Apr 28th 1998 #Incantation released the album “Diabolical Conquest.”

Fun Fact:

It was their only album to feature Daniel Corchado of The Chasm on vocals.

Apr 28th 1998 #Nile released the album “Amongst the Catacombs of Nephren-Ka.”

Fun Fact:

The title of the album is a reference to the H. P. Lovecraft story “The Outsider”.

Apr 28th 2003 #Enslaved released the album “Below the Lights.”

Fun Fact:

This would be the last album Enslaved recorded with Dirge Rep on drums (he also co-wrote two songs).

Apr 28th 2008 #Deicide released the album “Till Death Do Us Part.”

Fun Fact:

Initial copies of the album included a sew-on patch with an image of vocalist Glen Benton and the phrase “Glen Benton for President”.

Apr 28th 2009 #HeavenAndHell released their debut album “The Devil You Know.”

Fun Fact:

The album debuted at number 8 on the #Billboard charts.

Sadly, it was the last album Ronnie James Dio ever did.

Apr 28th 2014 #JudasPriest released the single “Redeemer Of Souls.”

Fun Fact:

It was the band’s first single with new guitarist Richie Faulkner.

Apr 28th 1986 #Metallica opened for #OzzyOsbourne at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York.

Damage, Inc. Tour

Here’s the band playing “Creeping Death” from that night.

Apr 29th 1997 #WASP released the album “Kill.Fuck.Die.”

Fun Fact:

The album featured the return of guitarist Chris Holmes.

Apr 29th 2008 #Testament released album “The Formation Of Damnation.”

Fun Fact:

The album peaked at number 59 on the #Billboard charts.

It was the band’s only studio album recorded with drummer Paul Bostaph.

Apr 29th 1996 #MANOWAR released the album “Louder Than Hell.”

Fun Fact:

It was their first album to feature guitarist Karl Logan, as well as the return of drummer Scott Columbus.

Apr 29th 2002 #PrimalFear released the album “Black Sun.”

Fun Fact:

“Metal” Mike Chlasciak provides additional guitar on “Fear” and “Controlled”.

Apr 29th 1981 #VanHalen released the album “Fair Warning”

Fun Fact:

The album was listed by Esquire as one of the 75 Albums Every Man Should Own.

Apr 30th 1984 #MotleyCrue released the single “Too Young To Fall In Love.”

Fun Fact:

This tune appeared in the 2002 video game Grand Theft Auto: Vice Cityon the fictional in-game radio station “V-Rock”.

Apr 30th 2013 #Amorphis released the album “Circle.”

Fun Fact:

The band chose a “peaceful place” in the countryside to record, which, Koivusaari felt, led to the distinctive atmosphere.

‪May 1st 1976 #IronMaiden played their first gig ever at St. Nicholas Hall in Poplar, London‬.

Fun Fact:

‪At the time the band featured Terry Rance (guitar), Ron Matthews (drums), Paul Day (vocals), Dave Sullivan (guitar) and Steve Harris (guitar)‬

May 1st 1990 #FlotsamAndJetsam released the album “When The Storm Comes Down.”

Fun Fact:

It was their last album with Troy Gregory on bass guitar, as he left in 1991 to join Prong.

May 1st 1985 #Avenger released their debut “Prayers Of Steel.”

Fun Fact:

It was the only album released from the band before they changed their name to Rage.

May 1st 1987 #HEATHEN released their debut album “Breaking The Silence.”

Fun Fact:

The band did a cover of the Sweet song “Set Me Free” for this album.

‪May 1st 1983 #LitaFord released her debut album “Out For Blood.”

Fun Fact:

‪The track “Die for Me Only (Black Widow)” is not to be confused for the track “Black Widow” from her 1991 album Dangerous Curves.‬

‪May 1st 1991 #Meshuggah released their debut album “Contradictions Collapse.”

Fun Fact:

‪The album was originally titled (All This Because of) Greed.‬

May 1st 1989 #Victory released the album “Culture Killed The Native.”

Fun Fact:

The band’s guitarist is Herman Frank, who also plays with Accept.

May 1st 1995 #Suffocation released the album “Pierced from Within.”

Fun Fact:

It was the band’s last album with guitarist Doug Cerrito and bassist Chris Richards, and the only with drummer Doug Bohn.

May 1st 1990 #HolyMoses released the album “World Chaos.”

Fun Fact:

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

May 1st 1992 #Grave released the album “You’ll Never See.”

Fun Fact:

The band formed originally as Rising Power but changed their name to Grave in 1988.

‪May 1st 1991 #Unleashed released their debut album “Where No Life Dwells.”

Fun Fact:

‪Unleashed (along with Dismember, Entombed and Grave) is considered one of the “Big Four” of Swedish death metal.‬

May 2nd 2013 #JeffHanneman legendary guitarist and founding member of #Slayer passed away. #RIP #ThrashMetal

Fun Fact:

He had his own signature guitar, the ESP Jeff Hanneman Signature model.

‪May 3rd 1988 #Queensryche released the album “Operation: Mindcrime.”

Fun Fact:

The song “I Don’t Believe in Love” was nominated for a Grammy Award in 1990 in the category “Best Metal Performance“.

May 3rd 2019 #Ruthless release NEW album “Evil Within”

Fun Fact:

The band was formed in 1982 by vocalist Sammy DeJohn and guitarist Kenny McGee.

May 3rd 1985 #GrimReaper released the album “Fear No Evil”

Fun Fact:

The album peaked at number 111 on the #Billboard chart.

May 3, 1988

Poison released their second studio album, Open Up and Say….Ahh!, 31 years ago today. The album reached #2 on the U.S Billboard 200. It was the band’s most successful release and spawned four hit singles, “Nothin’ but a Good Time”, “Fallen Angel”, “Your Mama Don’t Dance” (a Loggins and Messina cover) and their only #1 single to date, “Every Rose Has Its Thorn”. The original front cover of the album, which featured model Bambi, dressed as a luminous red demon with a protruding tongue, caused controversy among parental groups. The band apologized and changed the cover so that only the model’s eyes were visible. Open Up And Say Ahh was certified platinum in 1988 and 5x platinum in 1991 by the RIAA. It also has been certified 4x platinum in Canada and gold by the BPI.

May 3rd 2019 #AmonAmarth release NEW album “Berserker”

Fun Fact:

Their sound was described by music critics as emphasizing strong, triumphant riffage and bombastic songwriting” and was stated that the album “features some of their strongest material”

May 3rd 1976 #Aerosmith released the GREAT album “Rocks”

Fun Fact:

Aerosmith began indulging in the rick and roll lifestyle around the time “Rocks” was released but the hedonistic lifestyle proved to not hinder the band creatively.

May 3rd 1993 #Pestilence released the album “Spheres”

Fun Fact:

It was their final album before a 14-year hiatus from 1994 to 2008. On this album, the band experimented with a more progressive sound

May 3rd 1959 Bobby “Blitz” Ellsworth singer with #Overkill was born!! #HappyBirthday #HeavyMetal

Fun Fact:

Bobby and bassist D.D. Verni have been the only constant members of Overkill.

‪May 4th 2017 #Prismind released their debut album “Disciples By Design”

Fun Fact:

‪The band is from Hamilton, Ontario and formed in 2013.‬

May 4, 1959 – The first Grammy Awards ceremony is held in Los Angeles with Mort Sahl as host. Domenico Modugno’s “Volare (Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu)” wins Record of the Year. The Music from Peter Gunn wins Album of the Year.

May 4, 1951 – Born on this day, Bruce Day, Santana, (1970 US No.4 single ‘Black Magic Woman’, 1977 UK No.11 single ‘She’s Not There’), Pablo Cruise

May 4, 1972 Michael Ryan Pritchard, (Mike Durnt)American musician, bassist (Green Day), born in Berkeley, California

May 4, 2012 Adam Yauch, vocalist of The Beastie Boys dies of cancer.

On this day, 4 May 1951, Mick Mars guitarist with Motley Crue was born!!!

According to an interview published in September 2009, Mars’ main stage guitars at that time were Fender Stratocasters with a single-coil pickup between neck and bridge humbucking pickups. He frequently used a Stratocaster pieced together from components of 1963, 1964 and 1965 models with J.M. Rolph pickups and a Floyd Rose vibrato.

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