This Day in Metal June 17th


June 17th 1991 Acid Drinkers released the album “Dirty Money, Dirty Tricks”

Did you know
The band did a cover of the Deep Purple song “Smoke on the Water” on this album.

June 17th 1991 Van Halen released the album “For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge”

Did you know
It debuted at number 1 on the Billboard 200 album chart and maintained the position for three weeks.

June 17th 1997 Megadeth released album “Cryptic Writings”

Did you know
It was the band’s last studio album to feature drummer Nick Menza.
The album reached number 10 on the Billboard Charts.

June 17th 2003 Type O Negative released the album “Life Is Killing Me”

Did you know
The album reached number 39 on the US Billboard 200 chart.
The Europe bonus disc included a cover of the Black Sabbath song “Black Sabbath”

June 17th 2003 The Black Dahlia Murder released their debut album “Unhallowed”

Did you know
Though the booklet may credit guitarist Brian Eschbach for backing vocals, Trevor Strnad actually performed all vocals on the album.

June 17th 2011 Rhapsody of Fire released the album “From Chaos to Eternity”

Did you know
The bonus track was a cover of the Iron Maiden song “Flash of the Blade”

June 17th 2011 Symphony X released the album “Iconoclast”

Did you know
The album debuted at number 76 on the Billboard Charts.
The album showcases the highest chart position and the most first-week sales in the band’s history.

June 17th 2015 Virgin Steele released the album “Nocturnes of Hellfire and Damnation”

Did you know
David is hearkening back to his days with Exorcist, as ‘Queen Of The Dead’ and ‘Black Sun- Black Mass’ are direct re-works of Exorcist songs

June 17th 2016 Gojira released the album “Magma”

Did you know
The album was nominated for Best Rock Album and the single “Silvera” was nominated for Best Metal Performance at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards.


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