This Day in Metal February 5th

This Day in Metal February 5th

Feb 5th 1980 Witchfynde released their debut album “Give ‘Em Hell”

Did you know..
The album has been cited as a relevant example for the production of the #NWOBHM scene and as an inspiration for the black metal sub-genre.

Feb 5th 1990 Paradise Lost released their debut album “Lost Paradise”

Did you know….
The band formed in 1988 in Halifax, England and are considered by some to be one of the pioneers of the death-doom genre and of the gothic metal genre

Feb 5th 1997 Edge Of Sanity released the album “Infernal”

Did you know..
Alongside Opeth, the band is commonly regarded as being the first to fuse extreme metal styles like death and black metal with progressive rock.

Feb 5th 2002 Sinergy released the album “Suicide By My Side”

Did you know… The song “Shadow Island” is inspired by Alone in the Dark: The New Nightmare.

Feb 5th 2008 Warbringer released their debut album “War Without End”

Did you know
“A Dead Current” is unlisted on the back cover.
A music video was made for the song “Combat Shock”.

Feb 5th 2010 Fear Factory released the album “Mechanize”

Did you know….
It was the only album to feature Gene Hoglan on drums.

Feb 5th 2010 Rage released the album “Strings to a Web”

Did you know….
In 1996, Rage was the first metal band to write and record an album with a full symphonic orchestra: Lingua Mortis.

Feb 5th 2005 Immolation released the album “Harnessing Ruin”

Did you know….
The band was also known as Rigor Mortis from 1986-1988.

Feb 5th 2016 Obscura released the album “Akróasis”

Did you know
It is the band’s first album with bassist Linus Klausenitzer and drummer Sebastian Lanser. Loudwire awarded Akroasis as “Best Metal Song of 2016”.

Feb 5th 2016 Prong released the album “X – No Absolutes”

Did you know
Prong disbanded in 1997, but reformed in 2002 and have continued to tour and record since then.

Feb 5th 2016 Striker released the album “Stand In The Fire”

Did you know..
The band is from Edmonton, Alberta and formed in 2007.

Feb 5th 2016 Drowning Pool released the album “Hellelujah”

Did you know
Three singles were released before the album’s release: “By the Blood”, “Snake Charmer” and “Hell to Pay”.

Feb 5th 2016 Fleshgod Apocalypse released the album “King”

Did you know….
It’s their last album to be released featuring Tommaso Riccardi on vocals and guitar before his departure in October 2017.

Feb 5th 1964 Duff McKagan singer with Loaded and bassist with Guns N’ Roses was born!!!

Did you know
On April 14, 2012, McKagan was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of the classic lineup of Guns N’ Roses.
Feb 5th 1965 Ralf Scheepers vocalist with Primal Fear and former with Gamma Ray was born!!

Did you know…
He was also singer with Tyran’ Pace and recorded three albums with them.


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