This Day in Metal June 3rd

This Day in Metal June 3rd

June 3rd 1970 Deep Purple released the album “Deep Purple In Rock”

Did you know
It was the first studio album recorded by the Mark II line-up of Ian Gillan, Ritchie Blackmore, Roger Glover, Jon Lord and Ian Paice.

June 3rd 1982 Raven released the album “Wiped Out”

Did you know
In 2005, Wiped Out was ranked number 495 in Rock Hard magazine’s book of The 500 Greatest Rock & Metal Albums of All Time.

June 3rd 1986 Iron Angel released the album “Winds of War”

Did you know
It was the band’s last album until the 2018 release of Hellbound.

June 3rd 1987 Assassin released their debut album “The Upcoming Terror”

Did you know..
From 1983-1985 the band was known as “Satanica”.

June 3rd 1988 Vinnie Moore released the album “Time Odyssey”

Did you know
As of 2013 it is Moore’s only release to enter the Billboard 200 chart, where it peaked at number 147.

June 3rd 1991 Evildead released the album “The Underworld”

Did you know
The band took their name from the Sam Raimi horror film “The Evil Dead”.
The band did a cover of the Scorpions song “He’s a Woman / She’s a Man” on this album.

June 3rd 1994 Bruce Dickinson released the album “Balls to Picasso”

Did you know
This record marked the beginning of Dickinson’s collaborations with Roy Z, who would work on many of Dickinson’s later albums.

June 3rd 1997 Flotsam and Jetsam released the album “High”

Did you know
It was their first release on Metal Blade Records since 1986’s Doomsday for the Deceiver.

June 3rd 1997 Napalm Death released the album “Inside the Torn Apart”

Did you know
An EP and music video were released for the album’s track “Breed to Breathe”

June 3rd 2002 Freedom Call released the album “Eternity”

Did you know
In 1998 Chris Bay and old friend Daniel Zimmermann formed Freedom Call during an off-period for the latter’s main band, Gamma Ray.

June 3rd 2002 Iron Savior released the album “Condition Red”

Did you know
The band did a cover of the Judas Priest song “Living After Midnight” for the Japanese bonus track.

June 3rd 2008 Disturbed released the album “Indestructible”

Did you know
The album debuted at number one on the Billboard 200, making it the third consecutive number one debut by the band.

June 3rd 2011 Saxon released the album “Call To Arms”

Did you know
Current Deep Purple keyboardist Don Airey made a guest appearance on the album.

June 3rd 2014 Loudness released the album “The Sun Will Rise Again”

Did you know
The band was the first Heavy Metal band from Japan to sign an international record deal.

June 3rd 2016 Hellyeah released the album “Unden!able”

Did you know
The cover of “I Don’t Care Anymore” features Dimebag Darrell. He and Vinnie Paul previously recorded a cover, and was used on this album.

‪June 3rd 1964 Doro Pesch was born!!

Did you know…‬
‪Dubbed the “Queen of Heavy Metal”, Doro’s contributions to music along with her publicized personal life made her a global figure in metal culture for over three decades.‬
June 3rd 1964 Kerry King guitarist with Slayer was born!!!

Did you know
King is an avid snake collector who owns a reptile house and herpetology nursery called Psychotic Exotics.


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