This Day in Metal July 5th


July 5th 1984 Metal Church released their debut album “Metal Church”

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

July 5th 1986 Original Sin released their debut album “Sin Will Find You Out”

Did you know
David DeFeis’s sister Danae was lead vocalist.
Several songs have been reworked and re-recorded by Virgin Steele

July 5th 1988 Overkill released the album “Under The Influence”

Did you know
This was Overkill’s first album to feature drummer Sid Falck.
The album reached number 142 on the Billboard Charts

July 5th 1988 Death Angel released the album “Frolic Through The Park”

Did you know
The song “Bored” was used in a scene in the 1990 movie Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.

July 5th 1988 Cloven Hoof released the album “Dominator”

Did you know….
This science fiction concept album debuts singer Russ North and guitarist Andy Wood (both from Tredegar) in the band, as well as drummer Jon Brown.

July 5th 1989 Virus released the album “Lunacy”

Did you know
They were labelled The Bad Boys Of Thrash Metal Because Most Of Their Gigs Ending Up In Fights, Drunken Brawls & Roadie Punch Ups.

July 5th 1995 Vader released the album “De Profundis”

Did you know….
It was re-released with a bonus track by Metal Mind Productions in 2003 with a cover of the Depeche Mode song “I Feel You”.

YESTERDAY, TODAY, EVERYDAY HEAVY METAL!! 

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