This Day in Metal June 1st

This Day in Metal June 1st

June 1st 1981 Demon released their debut album “Night of the Demon”

Did you know
They drenched their bodies in ghoulish paint and pentagrams at concerts, and were notorious for emerging out of coffins on stage.

June 1st 1985 Glacier released the EP “Glacier”

Did you know
Their name, suggested by Patrick S. Goebel, came from a street name at Black Butte Ranch in Bend, Oregon.

June 1st 1985 Lizzy Borden released debut album “Love You To Pieces”

Did you know
The album would produce the song “American Metal” which would later be added to the Metal Blade Records 20th Anniversary box set.

June 1st 1987 Coroner released their debut album “R.I.P.”

Did you know
With their increasingly complex style of progressive rock-infused thrash, they have been called “the Rush of thrash metal”.

June 1st 1987 Celtic Frost released the album “Into The Pandemonium”

Did you know
“Inner Sanctum” was featured in the 2009 video game Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost and Damned.

June 1st 1989 Phantom Blue released their debut album “Phantom Blue”

Did you know
Phantom Blue were the first and only female artists to be signed to Mike Varney’s Shrapnel Records.
The album was co-produced by Marty Friedman.

June 1st 1989 Sodom released the album “Agent Orange”

Did you know
In 2017, Rolling Stone ranked Agent Orange as 63rd on their list of ‘The 100 Greatest Metal Albums of All Time.’

June 1st 1990 Destruction released the album “Cracked Brain”

Did you know
It is the band’s only album to feature André Grieder of Poltergeist.

June 1st 1993 Sentenced released the album “North from Here”

Did you know
The re-issue album included a cover of the Iron Maiden song “The Trooper”.

June 1st 1994 Grave released the album “Soulless”

Did you know….
The intro “Bitches leave” was taken from the 1987 film Robocop.

June 1st 1995 Sodom released the album “Masquerade in Blood”

Did you know
The Japanese bonus track is a cover of the Saxon song “20,000 Feet”

June 1st 1998 Enslaved released the album “Blodhemn”

Did you know
The band name was inspired by an Immortal demo track, “Enslaved in Rot.”

June 1st 1999 Annihilator released the album “Criteria for a Black Widow”

Did you know
Russell Bergquist and Dave Scott Davis joined after recording for touring purposes.

June 1st 1999 Immolation released the album “Failures For Gods”

Did you know
The band formed in May 1986 by Andrew Sakowicz and Dave Wilkinson under the name of Rigor Mortis.

June 1st 2011 Terrordome released their debut album “We’ll Show You Mosh, Bitch!”

Did you know
The band did a cover of the Nuclear Assault song “Hang the Cop” on this album.

June 1st 2012 Kreator released the album “Phantom Antichrist”

Did you know
It entered the Billboard Charts at number 130.
The b-side of the title track was a cover of “The Number of the Beast” by Iron Maiden.

June 1st 2015 Paradise Lost released the album “The Plague Within”

Did you know
This album shows the band returning to their death-doom roots, mixed with elements of the gothic metal sound they are most known for.

June 1st 2018 Ghost released the album “Prequelle”

Did you know
The album marked the band’s strongest selling debut to date, landing at number 3 on the Billboard 200.

June 1st 2018 Kataklysm released the album “Meditations”

Did you know
Kataklysm won their first Juno Award (Canadian equivalent of the Grammy) for best album of the year in the “Heavy Metal” category for their 2015 album Of Ghosts & Gods.


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