This Day in Metal June 23rd


June 23rd 1980 Rail released their debut album “Arrival”

Did you know
They achieved national fame after winning the grand prize of MTV’s Basement Tapes competition in 1983. They have toured with the likes of Van Halen, Heart, Nazareth and many more.

RAIL was offered a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to open for Van Halen’s Women and Children First tour. Once on the road, Van Halen became huge fans of RAIL and extended their stay through the entire U.S. for a total of 47 shows.

June 23rd 1982 Rage released the album “Nice’n’Dirty”

Did you know
They reformed in 2004 for a memorial one-off gig for drummer John Mylett who tragically died in a car accident in 1984 in Ibiza, Spain.

June 23rd 1985 Warrior released their debut album “Fighting for the Earth”

Did you know
The album was ranked number 275 in Rock Hard magazine’s book of The 500 Greatest Rock & Metal Albums of All Time in 2005.

June 23rd 1992 Napalm Death released the album “Utopia Banished”

Did you know
It is the first album featuring Danny Herrera on drums following the departure of Mick Harris.

June 23rd 1998 The Haunted released their debut album “The Haunted”

Did you know
The album was called Album of the Year by Terrorizer Magazine.

June 23rd 2006 Cloven Hoof released the album “Eye of the Sun”

Did you know
The song “Eye of the Sun” originally appeared on the “Fighting Back” live album.

June 23rd 2006 Leatherwolf released the album “World Asylum”

Did you know
It was the band’s first album since their 1989 album “Street Ready”.
In the early ’90s, the band was known briefly as Hail Mary.

June 23rd 2008 Gorguts released the album “Obscura”

Did you know
It has come to be regarded as one of the most important albums in the technical death metal genre.

June 23rd 2009 Voivod released the album “Infini”

Did you know
It is their last album to include contributions by their late original guitarist Piggy, and their last to feature Jason Newsted on bass.

June 23rd 2009 Dream Theater released the album “Black Clouds & Silver Linings”

Did you know
The album debuted at number 6 on the Billboard Charts. It was the first time in the band’s history that they had cracked the Top 10 on that chart.

June 23rd 2017 Broken Hope released the album “Mutilated And Assimilated”

Did you know
The album featured new members Diego Soria and Matt Szlachta.

June 23rd 2017 Dying Fetus released the album “Wrong One to Fuck With”

Did you know
This is their first album cover since Grotesque Impalement to feature their “brutal logo”.
The album peaked at number 180 on the Billboard Charts.

June 23rd 1955 Glenn Danzig was born!!

Did you know
He owns the Evilive record label as well as Verotik, an adult-oriented comic book publishing company.
June 23rd 1958 Chris Holmes former guitarist with W.A.S.P. was born!!!!

Did you know….
In 2012, He released his first solo album Nothing to Lose and decided to produce, manage and distribute it himself.
June 23rd 1961 Phil Soussan former bassist with Ozzy Osbourne and who co-wrote Shot in the Dark was born!!!!

Did you know
He played with Vince Neil in the fictional band Black Plague, the band formed for the movie The Adventures of Ford Fairlane with Andrew Dice Clay.
June 23rd 1962 Chuck Billy singer with Testament was born!!!

Did you know….
Around 1996, Billy auditioned for lead vocals with Sepultura as the replacement for Max Cavalera, but lost that position to Derrick Green.
June 23rd 1963 Lizzy Borden singer and founder of Lizzy Borden was born!!

Did you know… His band is named after the notorious Lizzie Borden, a woman accused and acquitted of murder in the late 19th century.

YESTERDAY, TODAY, EVERYDAY HEAVY METAL!! 

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