This Day in Metal June 24th


June 24th 1985 Saxon released the album “Innocence Is No Excuse”

Did you know
It was their last album with original bassist Steve Dawson.
The song “Everybody Up” was used in the 1985 Italian horror film, Demoni.

June 24th 1985 Dark Wizard released their debut album “Reign of Evil”

Did you know
They play Heavy Metal music (although because of the lyrics and shows, they were often referred to as a Black Metal band).

June 24th 1991 Panic released their debut album “Epidemic”

Did you know..
When Steve “Zetro” Souza sings the chorus to the Kiss cover “I Stole Your Love” on the album, he mispronounces the word “stole” as “stoled” every single time.

June 24th 1993 Diamond Head released the album “Death and Progress”

Did you know
The album featured two special guests, Tony Iommi, of Black Sabbath, and Dave Mustaine, of Megadeth.

June 24th 1993 Dismember released the album “Indecent and Obscene”

Did you know….
The band came up with the name for this album after a British newspaper referred to the band as Indecent and Obscene.

June 24th 1996 Opeth released the album “Morningrise”

Did you know
It was the last Opeth release with drummer Anders Nordin and bassist Johan De Farfalla.

June 24th 1997 Malevolent Creation released the album “In Cold Blood”

Did you know
The album featured bassist Jason Blachowicz on vocal duties.

June 24th 1997 Mötley Crüe released the album “Generation Swine”

Did you know
The album marks the return of lead singer Vince Neil following his last appearance on 1991’s Decade of Decadence.

June 24th 1997 Testament released the album “Demonic”

Did you know..
The album cover art for Demonic was done by Dave McKean who also did the cover art for the prior Testament studio album, Low.

June 24th 2002 Majesty released the album “Sword & Sorcery”

Did you know
Between 2008-2011 the band was known as “Metalforce”.

June 24th 2002 Holy Moses released the album “Disorder of the Order”

Did you know
“Blood Bond” is subtitled “The Holy Kreator Of Destructive Sodomy” in the booklet as a tribute to the German Thrash Metal scene.

June 24th 2008 Mötley Crüe released the album “Saints Of Los Angeles”

Did you know…
The album debuted at number 4 on the Billboard Charts.

June 24th 2011 Sepultura released the album “Kairos”

Did you know
“Seethe” was completed during A-Lex recording sessions but it was re-recorded and included on Kairos.
This was their last album recorded with drummer Jean Dolabella

June 24th 2013 Queensrÿche released the album “Queensrÿche”

Did you know
It was their first album to feature singer Todd La Torre.
Pamela Moore did guest vocals on the song “A World Without”.

June 24th 2013 Autopsy released the album “The Headless Ritual”

Did you know
It would be the second album to feature the reunion lineup of Chris Reifert, Eric Cutler, Danny Coralles and Joe Trevisano.

June 24th 2014 Allegaeon released the album “Elements Of The Infinite”

Did you know..
It was their last album with original vocalist Ezra Haynes.

June 24th 2014 Mastodon released the album “Once More ‘Round The Sun”

Did you know
Loudwire listed the album as number 5 on their list of the 20 Best Metal Albums of 2014.

YESTERDAY, TODAY, EVERYDAY HEAVY METAL!! 

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