This Day in Metal July 17th


July 17th 1968 Deep Purple released their debut album “Shades of Deep Purple”

Did you know
The album was not well received in the UK. In the US, it was a success and the single “Hush”, became popular at the time, reaching number 4 on the Hot 💯 chart.

July 17th 1982 Judas Priest released the GREAT album “Screaming For Vengeance”

Did you know… The album reached number 17 on the Billboard Charts.
In 2017, it was ranked 12th on Rolling Stone’s list of “100 Greatest Metal Albums of All Time”.

July 17th 2000 Dark Tranquillity released the album “Haven”

Did you know
This is their first album to feature Mikael Niklasson and Martin Brändström.

July 17th 2007 Nile released the album “Ithyphallic”

Did you know
It is the band’s only album since Amongst the Catacombs of Nephren-Ka not to feature notes explaining the context of the lyrics.

July 17th 2007 Behemoth released the album “The Apostasy”

Did you know
The album is Behemoth’s first album to chart on the Billboard 200, having debuted at number 149. The album was also put out in vinyl format limited to 500 copies.

July 17th 2007 Malevolent Creation released the album “Doomsday X”

Did you know
The song “Deliver My Enemy” features Mick Thomson of Slipknot.

July 17th 2012 HELLYEAH released the album “Band of Brothers”

Did you know
This is the last album to feature guitarist Greg Tribbett and bassist Bob Zilla.
The bonus track was a cover of the Def Leppard song “High N Dry”

July 17th 2012 Tourniquet released the album “Antiseptic Bloodbath”

Did you know
Marty Friedman played lead guitar on the song “The Maiden Who Slept in the Glass Coffin”.
It was long-time vocalist Luke Easter’s last studio album before he left in 2015.

July 17th 2015 Powerwolf released the album “Blessed & Possessed”

Did you know
The album peaked at number 3 on the German Charts.

July 17th 2020 U.D.O. released the album “We Are One”

Did you know
The album was written in collaboration with the Concert Band of the German Armed Forces.

July 17th 1949 Geezer Butler bassist with
BlackSabbath was born!!

Did you know
At the time Black Sabbath was formed, Butler
was studying to become an accountant, and this
training resulted in him managing the band’s
finances in the early days. –


YESTERDAY, TODAY, EVERYDAY HEAVY METAL!! 

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