This Day in Metal May 23rd


May 23rd 1979 KISS released the album”Dynasty”

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 1980 Iron Maiden released the single “Sanctuary”

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 1987 Helloween released the album “Keeper Of The Seven Keys: Part I”

Did you know
It marked the first appearance of vocalist Michael Kiske.
The album reached number 104 on the Billboard Charts.

May 23rd 1988 Cacophony released the album “Go Off!”

Did you know….
About two years after the album’s release, Jason Becker was diagnosed with ALS, rendering him paralyzed and completely unable to play to this day.

May 23rd 1995 Dokken released the album “Dysfunctional”

Did you know
It was the band’s first release after reuniting in 1993.
The album debuted at number 47 on the Billboard Charts.

May 23rd 1995 Malevolent Creation released the album “Eternal”

Did you know
It is the first album without vocalist Brett Hoffmann.

May 23rd 2000 Kings X released the album “Please Come Home… Mr. Bulbous”

Did you know
King’s X was pivotal in the early development of progressive metal, and produced a series of early records considered essential within the genre.

May 23rd 2005 Bruce Dickinson released the album “Tyranny of Souls”

Did you know
It is his first solo album since rejoining Iron Maiden in 1999 and his most recent studio album as a solo artist.

May 23rd 2006 Prototype released the album “Continuum”

Did you know
The opening track on the album, “The Way It Ends”, was featured as a bonus track in the music rhythm game Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock.

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

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