This Day in Metal June 16th

This Day in Metal June 16th

June 16th 1982 Picture released the album “Diamond Dreamer”

Did you know
Picture is one of the first Dutch heavy metal bands. Formed in 1979, they were especially popular in the Netherlands, Germany and Italy for their live performances.

June 16th 1984 Trauma released their debut album “Scratch and Scream”

Did you know
The album was reissued in 2013 and included bonus tracks that feature the gone-but-never-forgotten bassist Cliff Burton.

June 16th 1985 Fortress released their debut album “Fortress”

Did you know… “The album is dedicated to the memory of Gary D. Vogel. His contribution to the band as the drummer and a brother will be deeply missed.”

June 16th 1986 Krokus released the album “Change Of Address”

Did you know
The band did a cover of the Alice Cooper song “School’s Out” on the album.
The album reached number 45 on the Billboard Charts.

June 16th 1989 Skid Row released the single “18 And Life”

Did you know
The song was to be the band’s biggest hit, reaching number 4 on the Billboard Hot 💯

June 16th 1992 Trouble released the album “Manic Frustration”

Did you know
The album marked a change in style toward a faster-paced, psychedelic sound; as opposed to the slower, doom metal style on their previous albums.

June 16th 1999 Ice Age released their debut album “The Great Divide”

Did you know… The band is from Long Island, New York and formed in 1992.

June 16th 2008 Judas Priest released the album “Nostradamus”

Did you know..
It is a double album and the band’s first concept album.
It is the band’s final album to feature K. K. Downing, before his retirement.

June 16th 2017 Iced Earth released the album “Incorruptible”

Did you know
The working title of the album was originally “The Judas Goat”.
The album won a 2017 Metal Storm Award for Best Power Metal Album.


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