This Day in Metal March 26th

This Day in Metal March 26th

Mar 26th 1980 Van Halen released the album “Women And Children First”

Did you know… Kerrang Magazine listed the album at number 30 among the “100 Greatest Heavy Metal Albums of All Time”.

Mar 26th 1985 Slayer released the album “Hell Awaits”

Did you know
The album was produced by Brian Slagel.

Mar 26th 1990 Atrophy released the album “Violent by Nature”

Did you know
Violent by Nature would be Atrophy’s final album before their 22-year breakup from 1993 to 2015.

Mar 26 1990 Defiance released the album “Void Terra Firma”

Did you know..
This album is Defiance’s best known, it features their cover of Iron Maiden’s “Killers”.
It was their first album to feature vocalist Steev Esquivel.

Mar 26th 1991 Sabbat released the album “Mourning Has Broken”

Did you know
This album has been more or less disowned by Sabbat.
It was excluded from the remaster series that included the first two albums.

Mar 26th 1991 Metal Church released the album “The Human Factor”

Did you know
It was the band’s only release on Epic Records.

Mar 26th 1996 Whiplash released the album “Cult of One”

Did you know
It was the band’s only album with singer Rob Gonzo.

Mar 26th 1997 Whitesnake released the album “Restless Heart”

Did you know
It was produced by the band’s vocalist David Coverdale, and originally conceived as a solo album.

Mar 26th 2008 In Flames released the album “A Sense Of Purpose”

Did you know
This was the band’s last album with guitarist Jesper Stromblad.

Mar 26th 2021 Memoriam released the album “To The End”

Did you know
It’s the band’s first album with drummer Spike T. Smith.

Mar 26th 1948 Steven Tyler legendary singer with Aerosmith was born!!

Did you know
He is known as the “Demon of Screamin'” due to his high screams and his wide vocal range.
Mar 26th 1962 Jeff Plate drummer with Savatage and former with Metal Church was born!!!

Did you know..
He currently plays with the group Trans-Siberian Orchestra.
Mar 26th 2002 Randy Castillo former drummer with Lita Ford, Mötley Crüe and Ozzy Osbourne died of cancer at age 51.

Did you know
He was inspired to take up the drums after seeing the Beatles perform on the Ed Sullivan Show in 1964.

Mar 26th 1985 Guns ‘N’ Roses performed their first ever concert at the Troubadour in West Hollywood

Did you know
The band at the time featured Axl Rose, Izzy Stradlin, Rob Gardner, Ole Beich [RIP] and Tracii Guns.


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