This Day in Metal June 20th


June 20th 1979 Samson released their debut album “Survivors”

Did you know
Although Bruce Dickinson appears as a band member on the cover sheet, the album was completed before he joined the band, with Paul Samson on vocal duty.

June 20th 1983 Victim released their debut album “Power Hungry”

Did you know
The band was from San Diego, California and formed in 1983.

June 20th 1983 Iron Maiden released the GREAT single “The Trooper”

Did you know
The single’s B-Side was a cover of Jethro Tull’s “Cross-Eyed Mary”.
The single reached number 12 on the Official Charts.

June 20th 1984 Incubus released their debut album “To the Devil a Daughter”

Did you know
Bonus tracks “Runnin’ For You” and “Caught Red Handed were featured on the 1983 Pure Overkill compilation from Guardian Records.

June 20th 1986 Presence released their debut album “Rock Your Life”

Did you know..
The band did a cover of the Led Zeppelin song “Rock N’ Roll” on this album.

June 20th 1987 Agentz released their debut album “Stick to Your Guns”

Did you know
Despite playing in support of bands like KIX and Cinderella, a year after the album’s release Agentz had went their seperate ways.

June 20th 1988 Saxon released the album “Destiny”

Did you know
It was their only studio album to feature drummer Nigel Durham and bassist Paul Johnson.

June 20th 1989 Excel released the album “The Joke’s on You”

Did you know
Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine has said that the intro of “Enter Sandman” recalls the intro of “Tapping Into The Emotional Void”.

June 20th 1989 Mr. Big released their self-titled debut album “Mr. Big”

Did you know
The song “30 Days in the Hole” was originally recorded by British rock band Humble Pie on the 1972 album Smokin’.

June 20th 1989 Faith No More released the album “The Real Thing”

Did you know
“Epic” was ranked number 30 on VH1’s 40 Greatest Metal Songs.

June 20th 1994 M.O.D. released the album “Devolution”

Did you know
In 2004, Blackout Records re-issued the album with a different cover and enhanced CD content of a concert in France in 1993.

June 20th 1995 Black Sabbath released the album “Forbidden”

Did you know
Ice-T did additional vocals on the song “The Illusion of Power”.
It was their last album to feature Tony Martin on vocals.

June 20th 2000 King Diamond released the album “House Of God”

Did you know
The album’s storyline is loosely based on the legend of Rennes-le-Château.

June 20th 2008 Scar Symmetry released the album “Holographic Universe”

Did you know
It is the last album to feature vocalist Christian Älvestam, who parted ways with the band shortly after the album’s completion.

June 20th 2011 Devin Townsend Project Project released the album Deconstruction”

Did you know… The album features two drummers, Dirk Verbeuren and Ryan Van Poederooyen, as well as a number of guest vocalists.

YESTERDAY, TODAY, EVERYDAY HEAVY METAL!! 

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