This Day in Metal May 12th

This Day in Metal May 12th

May 12th 1979 Judas Priest released the single “Evening Star”

Did you know
The single reached number 53 on the Official Charts.

May 12th 1986 Holy Moses released their debut album “Queen of Siam”

Did you know
They are well noted for being fronted by Sabina Classen and for being one of the first German thrash metal bands.

May 11th 1986 Rage released their debut album “Reign of Fear”

Did you know… The album was remastered in 2002 with slightly altered cover art, and five bonus tracks.

May 12th 1988 Megadeth released the single “Mary Jane”

Did you know
“Mary Jane” tells a story about a young witch buried alive by her father near the Loon Lake cemetery in Minnesota. According to legend, anyone who dared to disturb her grave was doomed to death.

May 12th 1989 Morbid Angel released their debut album “Altars of Madness”

Did you know
The overtly Satanic and occult lyrical themes were a significant influence on the early Norwegian black metal scene.

May 12th 1992 Type O Negative released the album “The Origin of the Feces”

Did you know
The bonus track was a cover of the Black Sabbath song “Paranoid”

May 12th 1995 Meshuggah released the album “Destroy Erase Improve”

Did you know
The album was ranked number 42 on Rolling Stone’s 50 Greatest Prog Rock Albums of All Time list.

May 12th 2003 Helloween released the album “Rabbit Don’t Come Easy”

Did you know
The Japanese version contains a cover of Accept’s “Fast as a Shark,” with the band’s new drummer, Stefan Schwarzmann.

May 12th 2008 Iron Maiden released the Greatest Hits album “Somewhere Back In Time – The Best Of: 1980 – 1989”

Did you know… The cover artwork by Derek Riggs features the Pharaoh Eddie monument from Powerslave and Cyborg Eddie from Somewhere in Time.

May 12th 1958 Eric Singer drummer with KISS and former with Black Sabbath and Alice Cooper was born!!

Did you know….
In his career, Singer has appeared on over 75 albums.


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