This Day in Metal June 10th


June 10th 1982 Rainbow released the album “Straight Between the Eyes”

Did you know
The title allegedly came from a phrase from Jeff Beck, describing Jimi Hendrix to Blackmore.

June 10th 1983 Tank released the album “This Means War”

Did you know..
On this album, the band expanded to a four-piece, with addition of second guitarist Mick Tucker, former member of the NWOBHM band White Spirit.

June 10th 1983 Diamond Head released the album “Canterbury”

Did you know
This album was originally entitled Making Music.
The album reached number 32 on the UK Albums Chart.

June 10th 1983 Pantera released their debut album “Metal Magic”

Did you know
Like the band’s next three releases, it is musically oriented toward a glam/heavy metal sound influenced by Kiss and Van Halen.

June 10th 1984 Cloven Hoof released their debut album “Cloven Hoof”

Did you know
The band members each assumed one of the four elements as a persona and wore elaborate costumes onstage and in photo shoots.

June 10th 1984 Warhead released their debut album “Speedway”

Did you know
They were among the very early European speed metal bands.

June 10th 1986 Candlemass released their debut album “Epicus Doomicus Metallicus”

Did you know..
It was the only Candlemass album to feature vocalist Johan Längqvist until he joined the band, officially, in 2018.

June 10th 1988 Raven released the album “Nothing Exceeds like Excess”

Did you know
It was Raven’s first album with drummer, Joe Hasselvander.

June 10th 1989 Skid Row released the single “Youth Gone Wild”

Did you know
The song was re-released as a single in 1992, with a live recording of “Delivering the Goods” (from the band’s B-Side Ourselves EP) as the B-side.

June 10th 1992 Loudness released the album “Loudness”

Did you know..
Original bass player Masayoshi Yamashita was replaced with Taiji Sawada and the American vocalist Mike Vescera with former Ezo singer Masaki Yamada.

June 10th 1995 W.A.S.P. released the album “Still Not Black Enough”

Did you know
The album was originally slated for release as a Blackie Lawless solo album.
It was not released in the U.S. until August 1996.

June 10th 1996 Carcass released the album “Swansong”

Did you know
It is the only Carcass album to feature guitarist Carlo Regadas and the last with drummer Ken Owen.

June 10th 1999 Primal Fear released the album “Jaws of Death”

Did you know
The bonus track was a cover of the Rainbow song “Kill The King”

June 10th 2003 Agent Steel released the album “Order of the Illuminati”

Did you know… They had to change their name in 2001 to Order of the Illuminati due to legal pressure from original vocalist John Cyriis, but the change was not permanent.

June 10th 2013 Black Sabbath released the album “13”

Did you know..
It was the only studio album released by Black Sabbath since Forbidden (1995).
The album reached number 1 on the Billboard Charts.

June 10th 2014 Arch Enemy released the album “War Eternal”

Did you know
This was their first album with Alissa White-Gluz on vocals.
The album reached number 44 on the Billboard Charts.

June 10th 2014 Hellyeah released the album “Blood For Blood”

Did you know
The album peaked at number 18 on the Billboard Charts.


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