This Day in Metal April 22nd

This Day in Metal April 22nd

Apr 22nd 1996 Stratovarius released the album “Episode”

Did you know
It was their first album to feature keyboardist Jens Johansson and drummer Jörg Michael.
The album reached number 21 on the Finnish albums chart

Apr 22nd 1996 Cradle of Filth released the EP “V Empire or Dark Faerytales in Phallustein”

Did you know
It was the band’s final release for Cacophonous Records.

Apr 22nd 1997 Fates Warning released the album “A Pleasant Shade of Gray”

Did you know….
This album contains one song divided into twelve chapters. After the last song, there is 20 seconds of bell ringing.
It was the band’s first album with bassist Joey Vera.

Apr 22nd 2003 Soilwork released the album “Figure Number Five”

Did you know
The Japanese version of the album includes one bonus track, entitled “Bursting Out.”

Apr 22nd 2003 Opeth released the album “Damnation”

Did you know..
The album was a radical departure from Opeth’s typical death metal sound, and their first album to use all clean vocals, clean guitars, as well as being inspired by 1970s progressive rock

Apr 22nd 2003 Black Label Society released the album “The Blessed Hellride”

Did you know
Ozzy Osbourne appears on the first single “Stillborn”, though his name was not used to promote the track.

Apr 22nd 2009 Trick or Treat released the album “Tin Soldiers”

Did you know
They started as a Helloween tribute band.

Apr 22nd 2014 Sebastian Bach released the album “Give ‘Em Hell”

Did you know
The album debuted at No. 72 on the Billboard 200 chart.
Also, Duff McKagan played bass on the album.

Apr 22nd 2016 Aborted released the album “Retrogore”

Did you know
It was their first album with guitarist Ian Jekelis, and the last with bassist JB van der Wal.

Apr 22nd 2016 Diamond Head released the album “Diamond Head”

Did you know
This is the first album from the band to feature Rasmus Bom Andersen as the lead vocalist.

Apr 22nd 2016 INCITE released the album “Oppression”

Did you know
The song “I Want It All” featured Jose Mangin.

Apr 22nd 1977 Black Sabbath with supporting act AC/DC played in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Did you know….
This would be the last concert on Black Sabbath’s Technical Ecstasy Tour.


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