This Day in Metal May 24th


May 24th 1984 Battleaxe released the album “Power From The Universe”

Did you know
The group was among the first signings to the Music for Nations label, who released the band’s debut album, Burn This Town.

May 24th 1985 Destruction released their debut album “Infernal Overkill”

Did you know
Inspired by Iron Maiden, Mercyful Fate, Motörhead and Venom, Destruction were formed as Knight of Demon in 1982.

May 24th 1986 AC/DC released the album “Who Made Who”

Did you know
It was released as the soundtrack to the Stephen King movie Maximum Overdrive.
It reached number 33 on the Billboard Charts.

May 24th 1988 Van Halen released the album “OU812”

Did you know
The album peaked at number 1 on the Billboard Charts.
It featured one cover song “A Apolitical Blues” by Little Feat.

May 24th 1991 Cancer released the album “Death Shall Rise”

Did you know
It was the band’s only album with guitarist James Murphy.

May 24th 1994 Mayhem released their debut album “De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas”

Did you know
De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas is widely considered one of the most influential black metal albums of all time.

May 24th 1995 Slayer released the single “Serenity In Murder”

Did you know
It was from the album “Divine Intervention” and was only released in Japan.

May 24th 2004 Therion released the album “Lemuria”

Did you know
The album title refers to the name of a supposed sunken continent Lemuria, much like Atlantis.

May 24th 2004 Annihilator released the album “All for You”

Did you know… It was the first album to feature Dave Padden on vocals. It was also the second to feature Mike Mangini on drums.

May 24th 2004 Eldritch released the album “Portrait of The Abyss Within”

Did you know
It is the first album without keyboards, except for the bonus track “Quiet Hope”.

May 24th 2005 Nile released the album “Annihilation of the Wicked”

Did you know
This is the first Nile album to feature George Kollias on drums, replacing Tony Laureano.

May 24th 2008 Steelpreacher released the album “Drinking with the Devil”

Did you know
Originally called Claymore, they changed their name to Steelpreacher in 2001.

May 24th 2010 Enforcer released the album “Diamonds”

Did you know
Originally started as a one-man project by Olof Wikstrand.

May 24th 2011 Haemorrhage released the album “Hospital Carnage”

Did you know
Videos were made for the songs “Traumaggedon” and “Flesh-Devouring Pandemia”.

May 24th 2013 Anvil released the album “Hope In Hell”

Did you know
It is the only Anvil album to feature bassist Sal Italiano.

May 24th 2013 Kylesa released the album “Ultraviolet”

Did you know
The album title “Ultraviolet” is a reference to reaching for the intangible, towards something we know is there, but cannot see.

May 24th 2019 Fleshgod Apocalypse released the album “Veleno”

Did you know
Loudwire named it one of the 50 best metal albums of 2019.

May 24th 2019 Diamond Head released the album “The Coffin Train”

Did you know
It’s the band’s second album featuring vocalist Rasmus Bom Andersen.

May 24th 2010 Paul Gray former bassist with Slipknot died.

Did you know
Besides Slipknot, Gray filled in as bassist for Unida during their 2003 tour, and appeared on the album “Worse Than a Fairy Tale” by the band Drop Dead, Gorgeous.

YESTERDAY, TODAY, EVERYDAY HEAVY METAL!! 

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