34 Years Ago: Judas Priest Ride Hot Streak With ‘Defenders of the Faith’
On Jan. 4, 1984, Judas Priest picked up where 'Screaming for Vengeance' left off with another certifiable, definitive metal record in 'Defenders of the Faith.'
28 Years Ago: Slayer Release ‘Seasons in the Abyss’
On Oct. 9, 1990, Slayer released 'Seasons in the Abyss,' taking things in a new and exciting direction for the band.
38 Years Ago: AC/DC Overcome Tragedy With the Masterful ‘Back in Black’
When a popular band loses its singer, it rarely bounces back to reach the level of success it had prior to the lineup shift. But that wasn't the case with AC/DC.
31 Years Ago: Guns N’ Roses Release ‘Appetite for Destruction’
On July 21, 1987, the world was introduced to Guns N' Roses through their debut disc 'Appetite for Destruction.'
26 Years Ago: Black Sabbath Release ‘Dehumanizer’
Black Sabbath, with Ronnie James Dio back in the band, released their 'Dehumanizer' album on June 22, 1992.
35 Years Ago: Pantera Release Their First Album ‘Metal Magic’
On June 10, 1983, a very different sounding Pantera arrived on the scene with their debut disc 'Metal Magic.'
38 Years Ago: Black Sabbath Roar Back With ‘Heaven and Hell’
On April 25, 1980, Black Sabbath took a major step by releasing 'Heaven and Hell' with new vocalist Ronnie James Dio.
8 Years Ago: Type O Negative’s Peter Steele Dies
On April 14, 2010, Type O Negative vocalist Peter Steele passed away.
23 Years Ago: White Zombie Release Their Final Studio Album, ‘Astro-Creep: 2000′
White Zombie should have been on top of the world as they approached the recording of 'Astro-Creep: 2000,' which was released on April 11, 1995. In reality, the band members were completely at odds.
35 Years Ago: Kirk Hammett Invited to Audition for Metallica
On April 1, 1983, Kirk Hammett found out a phone call requesting him to audition for Metallica was not an April Fool's joke.