This Day in Metal August 21st

Aug 21st 1977 Motörhead released their debut album “Motorhead”

Did you know
It is considered the band’s first album, as the recordings they did with United Artists were shelved until 1979.

Aug 21st 1986 Warlock released the album “True As Steel”

Did you know
The music video for the song “Fight for Rock” was aired on MTV’s Headbangers Ball.

Aug 21st 1987 Metallica released “The $5.98 E.P.: Garage Days Re-Revisited”

Did you know
The album reached number 28 on the Billboard Charts.
It was the band’s first recording with bassist Jason Newsted.

Aug 21st 1989 King Diamond released the album “Conspiracy”

Did you know
Conspiracy is the last album to feature drummer Mikkey Dee who left the group but recorded the album as a session member.

Aug 21st 1990 Anthrax released the album “Persistence Of Time”

Did you know
It was nominated in 1991 for a Grammy Award in the Best Metal Performance category.
The album reached number 24 on the Billboard Charts.

Aug 21st 1990 Ratt released the album “Detonator”

Did you know
The album reached number 23 on the Billboard Charts.
Jon Bon Jovi did backing vocals on “Heads I Win, Tails You Lose”.

Aug 21st 1990 Reverend released their debut album “World Won’t Miss You”

Did you know
This album was dedicated to the late David Pritchard of Armored Saint
A cover of Black Sabbath’s Hand of Doom was included as a bonus track.

Aug 21st 1990 Xentrix released the album “For Whose Advantage?”

Did you know
The band were formed in 1984 under the name Sweet Vengeance.
The band have been referred to as one of the “big four” of English thrash metal, along with Acid Reign, Onslaught and Sabbat.

Aug 21st 1990 Stryper released the album “Against The Law”

Did you know
“Shining Star” is a cover of the Earth, Wind & Fire song.

Aug 21st 1990 Alice in Chains released their debut album “Facelift”

Did you know
“Man In The Box” was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock Performance with Vocal in 1992.

Aug 21st 1992 Vital Remains released their debut album “Let Us Pray”

Did you know….
It is their only album to feature Ace Alonzo on drums.

Aug 21st 1995 Rainbow released the album “Stranger in Us All”

Did you know
The album features Blackmore’s wife Candice Night on background vocals.

Aug 21st 1998 Elegy released the album “Manifestation of Fear”

Did you know..
The band co-headlined a European tour with American power metal band Kamelot the same year.

Aug 21st 1998 Angel Dust released the album “Border of Reality”

Did you know
“No More Faith” is a slight jesting diss at Faith No More for having named one of their albums Angel Dust.

Aug 21st 2007 Sixx AM released their debut album “The Heroin Diaries Soundtrack”

Did you know
It serves as the companion soundtrack to Sixx’s autobiography, The Heroin Diaries: A Year in the Life of a Shattered Rock Star.

Aug 21st 2009 U.D.O. released the album “Dominator”

Did you know
A music video was released for the song “Black and White”.

Aug 21st 2009 Vader released the album “Necropolis”

Did you know
The album is the first Vader release that features drummer Paweł “Paul” Jaroszewicz.
The band did a cover of the Metallica song “Fight Fire with Fire”

Aug 21st 2015 Ghost released the album “Meliora”

Did you know
Lead single “Cirice” won the 2016 Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance.

Aug 21st 2015 Battlecross released the album “Rise To Power”

Did you know
It is the only album to feature Alex Bent on drums.

Aug 21st 2015 Praying Mantis released the album “Legacy”

Did you know
The album is the first recording to feature the two new members, Jaycee Cuijpers and Hans in’t Zandt (vocals and drums respectively).

Aug 21st 2015 Pentagram released the album “Curious Volume”

Did you know
It was their first album to feature Pete Campbell on drums.

Aug 21st 2015 Act of Defiance released their debut album “Birth And The Burial”

Did you know
The artwork was done by renowned Heavy Metal artist Travis Smith.

Aug 21st 2020 Vicious Rumors released the album “Celebration Decay”

Did you know
Guests on the record are Greg Christian on bass and Cody Green on guitars.

Aug 21st 2020 Unleash The Archers released the album “Abyss”

Did you know..
The band originally planned to release Apex and Abyss as a double album, but they were running out of time and decided to release Apex alone in 2017.


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