This Day in Metal May 22nd


May 22nd 1990 Erotikill released their debut album “Virgin Speed”

Did you know
The album was originally titled Seek the Virgin, but changed to Virgin Speed by the time the 8-song cassette was released in 1990.

May 22nd 1991 Morbid Angel released the album “Blessed Are The Sick”

Did you know
The artwork is taken from the 1894 painting The Treasures of Satan by Belgian symbolist painter, writer, and occultist Jean Delville.

May 22nd 1992 My Dying Bride released their debut album “As the Flower Withers”

Did you know
This was their only album on which lead vocalist Aaron Stainthorpe utilizes his trademark death growl as the sole vocal style.

May 22nd 1993 Lavatory released the album “To Protect and to Serve”

Did you know
The band did a cover of the Cro Mags song “Hard Times” on this album.

May 22nd 1994 Mekong Delta released the album “Visions Fugitives”

Did you know
Although Peavy Wagner never played on any of the albums, he wrote the lyrics for the first two albums.

May 22nd 1995 Rage released the album “Black in Mind”

Did you know
Some tracks on the album such as “The Crawling Chaos” are inspired by the works of H.P. Lovecraft.

May 22nd 1996 Impellitteri released the album “Screaming Symphony”

Did you know
Chris Impellitteri is one of the worlds fastest and most gifted shred virtuosos, he has a similar style to Yngwie J.Malmsteen’s neo-classical shred technique.

May 22nd 2000 Blaze Bayley released his debut album “Silicon Messiah”

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 2000 White Skull released the album “Public Glory, Secret Agony”

Did you know
The album’s concept involved the history of the Roman Empire, especially the period centered around Julius Caesar and his relations with the Egyptian queen – Cleopatra.

May 22nd 2000 Hypocrisy released the album “Into the Abyss”

Did you know… The album peaked at number 64 on the German Albums chart.

May 22nd 2001 Static X released the album “Machine”

Did you know
The song “Cold” had a video made for it, and tied in with the film Queen of the Damned.

May 22nd 2001 Flotsam and Jetsam released the album “My God”

Did you know
At the end of the album there’s a hidden acoustic version of the song “Trash”.

May 22nd 2005 Destruction released the album “Inventor of Evil”

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 2007 Ozzy Osbourne released the album “Black Rain”

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.

May 22nd 2007 Carnal Forge released the album “Testify for My Victims”

Did you know… Their name originates from a song on Carcass’s album Heartwork.

May 22nd 2009 Primal Fear released the album “16.6 (Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead)”

Did you know
It is the first album by the band not featuring long-time guitarist Stefan Leibing and the first album featuring new guitarist Magnus Karlsson, and the final album with guitarist Henny Wolter.

May 22nd 2012 Six Feet Under released the album “Undead”

Did you know….
It is their first album to feature drummer Kevin Talley and guitarist Rob Arnold.

YESTERDAY, TODAY, EVERYDAY HEAVY METAL!! 🤘🏻👍👊

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