This Day in Metal January 19th

This Day in Metal January 19th

Jan 19th 1984 Witch Cross released their debut album “Fit For Fight”

Did you know
The band formed in the Danish city of Hillerød in 1980 by vocalist Alex Savage (aka Alex Nyborg Madsen).

Jan 19th 1984 Living Death released their debut album “Vengeance of Hell”

Did you know…
The band was formed in 1980 in Velbert, Germany by Reiner and Dieter Kelch, and Frank Fricke.

Jan 19th 1985 Cobra released their debut album “Warriors of the Dead”

Did you know….
They were formed in the early 80’s from the ashes of TALON and managed to gain a cult following posthumously.

Jan 19th 1987 Mortal Sin released their debut album “Mayhemic Destruction”

Did you know
They were the first Australian thrash metal band to tour internationally.

‪Jan 19th 1988 Megadeth released the album “So Far..So Good..So What!”

Did you know….‬
‪The band did a cover of “Anarchy in the U.K.” by the Sex Pistols for this album.‬

Jan 19th 1993 Gorguts released the album “The Erosion of Sanity”

Did you know
After the album was released, the band ceased performing for five years, with many fans believing that they had broken up.

Jan 19th 1993 Uncle Sam released the album “Will Work For Food”

Did you know….
It was their last recording with drummer Amery Smith.
The band did a cover of the Led Zeppelin song “Dazed and Confused” on this album.

‪Jan 19th 1995 Extreme released the album “Waiting For The Punchline”

Did you know…. It is also the only Extreme record to feature drummer Mike Mangini.

Jan 19th 1999 Anthrax released the EP “Inside Out”

Did you know…
Dimebag Darrell played lead guitar on the song “Inside Out”.
The band did a cover of the Metallica song “Phantom Lord” on this EP.

Jan 19th 1959 Jeff Pilson former bassist with Dokken and Dio was born!!!

Did you know
He played on the Dio albums Strange Highways, Angry Machines and Master of the Moon.
Jeff currently plays with Foreigner.
Jan 19th 1963 Mark Briody guitarist with Jag Panzer was born!!

Did you know…
Mark is also the keyboardist in the band.


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