May 15th 1984 Kick Axe released their debut album “Vices”

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 1985 Stryper released the album “Soldiers Under Command”

Did you know
It was the first Christian metal album to achieve Gold record status, selling more than half a million copies.

May 15th 1987 Mötley Crüe released the GREAT album “Girls, Girls, Girls”

Did you know
The album peaked at number 2 on the Billboard Charts and has sold over 4 million copies since being released.

May 15th 1989 Decadence released their debut album “Gangs and Victims”

Did you know
The band was from Brussels, Belgium and formed in 1988.

May 15th 1989 Napalm released their debut album “Cruel Tranquility”

Did you know
The band was originally called Combat. They changed it to Napalm when they signed to Combat Records, and then back to Combat in 2000.

May 15th 1989 Sabbat released the album “Dreamweaver”

Did you know
The album has come to be regarded as a classic of the thrash metal genre.

May 15th 1990 Lita Ford released the album “Stiletto”

Did you know
The album reached number 52 on the Billboard Charts.
She did a cover of the classic Alice Cooper song “Only Women Bleed” on this album.

May 15th 1990 Dio released the album “Lock Up The Wolves”

Did you know
The album reached number 61 on the Billboard Charts.

May 15th 1990 Sacred Reich released the album “The American Way”

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”

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 1994 Crematory released the album “…Just Dreaming”

Did you know
The band formed in Mannheim, Germany in 1991.

May 15th 1995 Opeth released their debut album “Orchid”

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 2000 Motörhead released the album “We Are Motörhead”

Did you know
The band did a cover of the Sex Pistols song “God Save the Queen” on this album.

May 15th 2001 Megadeth released the album “The World Needs A Hero”

Did you know
The album peaked at number 16 on the Billboard Charts. It was their last album with drummer Jimmy DeGrasso and their only one with Al Pitrelli.

May 15th 2007 Megadeth released the album “United Abominations”

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 Charts.

May 15th 2009 Tim Ripper Owens released his debut album “Play My Game”

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

May 15th 2009 Stratovarius released the album “Polaris”

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

May 15th 2020 Tokyo Blade released the album “Dark Revolution”

Did you know
The band was formed in Salisbury in the late 1970s under the moniker White Diamond later changed to Killer in 1981.

May 15th 2020 Tyrant released the album “Hereafter”

Did you know
The album features former Candlemass singer “Robert Lowe”.

May 15th 2020 Paradise Lost released the album “Obsidian”

Did you know
They formed in 1988 in Halifax, England, and are considered by some to be the pioneers of the death-doom genre.

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