This Day in Metal December 1st

This Day in Metal December 1st

Dec 1st 1973 Black Sabbath released the album “Sabbath Bloody Sabbath”

Did you know…
The album marked the band’s fifth consecutive platinum selling album in the United States.

Dec 1st 1975 Black Sabbath released the compilation album ” We Sold Our Soul For Rock ‘N’ Roll”

Did you know…
Despite the album being an official release, Iommi has been quoted as saying that the first time the band knew of it was when asked to autograph copies which fans presented after concerts.

Dec 1st 1980 Angel Witch released their debut album “Angel Witch”

Did you know….
The album made Angel Witch one of the key bands in the NWOBHM movement.
The track “Angel Witch” was featured in the 2009 video game, Brütal Legend.

Dec 1st 1980 Sarcofagus released the album “Envoy of Death”

Did you know…
The band was one of the first heavy metal bands from Finland. With the album Moottorilinnut, they were the first metal band to sing in Finnish.

Dec 1st 1982 Impact released their debut album “Never Too Young to Rock!!”

Did you know…
The band was formed in 1981 by singer Thierry Plisson. The song “Never Too Young to Rock” is considered as a Dutch Hard Rock Classic.

Dec 1st 1985 Exciter released the EP “Feel The Knife”

Did you know…
The song was recorded during the Long Live the Loud sessions, but was left out of the final cut of the album.

Dec 1st 1987 Crying Steel released their debut album “On the Prowl”

Did you know…
It’s said to be the first Italian metal full-length album to be printed in CD format.

Dec 1st 1989 Savatage released the album “Gutter Ballet”

Did you know…
The band was first called Avatar, and changed their name to Savatage just prior to the release of their debut album Sirens (1983).

Dec 1st Dark Moor released the album “The Hall of the Olden Dreams”

Did you know…
During these recording sessions, the band recorded their cover of “Halloween”, which was included on the CD The Keepers of Jericho part I – A Tribute to Helloween

Dec 1st 2017 Morbid Angel released the album “Kingdoms Disdained”

Did you know…
It is the first album since 2003’s Heretic to feature Steve Tucker and the introduction of Annihilated drummer Scott Fuller.

Dec 1st 1957 Chris Poland former guitarist with Megadeth was born!!

Did you know….
He played on the Megadeth albums “Killing Is My Business… and Business Is Good!” and “Peace Sells… But Who’s Buying?”
Dec 1st 1993 Ray Gillen former singer with Black Sabbath and Badlands passed away.

Did you know…
Ray did vocals on the Black Sabbath album “The Eternal Idol” but was re-recorded with singer Tony Martin.
December 1st 1989 the band performed for 450 people, months before they even had a debut album.
Newly found footage captures Alice in Chains playing small college show in 1989.


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