This Day in Metal May 18th


May 18th 1988 Blind Guardian released their debut album “Battalions of Fear”

Did you know….
The opening track “Majesty” remains a fan favorite and is often featured in the band’s live performances.

May 18th 1992 Saxon released the album “Forever Free”

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

May 18th 1993 Suffocation released the album “Breeding the Spawn”

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 1993 Winger released the album “Pull”

Did you know….
The album is often regarded as the favourite among the group’s fans, but in terms of sales figures the album was not as successful as the two first albums.

May 18th 1998 Grave Digger released the album “Knights of the Cross”

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 1999 W.A.S.P. released the album “Helldorado”

Did you know….
The album peaked at number 49 on the Swedish Albums Chart.

May 18th 2004 Hirax released the album “The New Age of Terror”

Did you know….
The final track “Unleash the Dogs of War (Open the Gates)” opens with a quote from the 2003 film, Underworld.

May 18th 2007 U.D.O. released the album “Mastercutor”

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

May 18th 2010 Soulfly released the album “Omen”

Did you know..
It is the last album to feature bassist Bobby Burns and drummer Joe Nunez.
The band did a cover of the Sepultura song “Refuse/Resist” on this album.

May 18th 2011 HammerFall released the album “Infected”

Did you know
The album entered the Swedish charts at number two.

May 18th 2011 Thrash Or Die released their debut album “Poser Holocaust”

Did you know
Any fan of Exodus, Testament will enjoy this. Some great songs include “Fatal Fury,” and “Wake Up and Smell the Thrash.”

May 18th 2018 Amorphis released the album “Queen of Time”

Did you know
This is the first album since 1999’s Tuonela to feature original bassist Olli-Pekka Laine who rejoined the band in 2017.

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