This Day in Metal June 27th


June 27th 1980 Samson released the album “Head On”

Did you know
The album featured Bruce Dickinson on vocals.

June 27th 1983 Twisted Sister released the album “You Can’t Stop Rock ‘N’ Roll”

Did you know
The album reached number 164 on the Billboard Charts. “The Kids Are Back” was used in the opening scene of the 2010 film, Jackass 3D.

June 27th 1984 Samurai released their debut album “Sacred Blade”

Did you know… In 1987 the band changed their name to Cruise 101.

June 27th 1985 Restless released the album “We Rock the Nation”

Did you know… The band was from Germany and formed in 1982.

June 27th 1986 Queensrÿche released the album “Rage For Order”

Did you know
The band did a cover of the Lisa Bello song “Gonna Get Close to You” on this album.
The album peaked at number 47 on the Billboard Charts.

June 27th 1988 Vio-lence released their debut album “Eternal Nightmare”

Did you know…. A limited 10″ promo single was released, with two tracks “Eternal Nightmare” and “Phobophobia”; the release was quite unique, as it came in a sealed plastic cover, containing (fake) vomit.

June 27th 1989 Kings X released the album “Gretchen Goes to Nebraska”

Did you know
Gretchen Goes to Nebraska is considered among the best work of King’s X, and a seminal record within the progressive metal genre.

June 27th 1997 HammerFall released their debut album “Glory To The Brave”

Did you know
The band did a cover of the Warlord song “Child of the Damned” on this album.

June 27th 2000 Deicide released the album “Insineratehymn”

Did you know
The track “Bible Basher” is the only song that has become a staple in the band’s live set.

June 27th 2003 Tyr released the album “Eric The Red”

Did you know
The cover features a painting by Haukur L. Halldórsson titled The Ocean God.

June 27th 2005 Demons & Wizards released the album “Touched by the Crimson King”

Did you know…. The album contains a cover of Led Zeppelin’s “Immigrant Song.”

June 27th 2006 Metal Church released the album “A Light In The Dark”

Did you know
It was their last album to feature Jay Reynolds on guitar.
It was also the first to feature Jeff Plate on drums.

June 27th 2014 Quiet Riot released the album “Quiet Riot 10”

Did you know..
Although a studio album, the final four tracks on Quiet Riot 10 are live performances taken from some of the band’s final shows with DuBrow in 2007.


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