This Day in Metal August 13th

This Day in Metal August 13th

Aug 13th 1983 Sound Barrier released their debut album “Total Control”

Did you know
Probably the first metal album released by an all Black band, and it’s a really great album; it’s got moments that are timelessly heavy.

Aug 13th 1985 Dio released the album “Sacred Heart”

Did you know
The album reached number 29 on the Billboard Charts.
It would be the last Dio album with Vivian Campbell on guitar.

Aug 13th 1986 Sword released their debut album “Metalized”

Did you know
The band was formed in 1981 and opened for acts such as Alice Cooper, Motörhead, and Metallica.

Aug 13th 1987 Twisted Sister released the album “Love Is For Suckers”

Did you know
It was originally meant to be a solo album by singer Dee Snider, but the label pushed for it to be released under the Twisted Sister name instead.

Aug 13th 1992 Forté released their debut album “Stranger than Fiction”

Aug 13th 2010 Iron Maiden released the album “The Final Frontier”

Did you know
The band won a Grammy Award in the Best Metal Performance category for the song “El Dorado”.


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