This Day in Metal May 31st

This Day in Metal May 31st

May 31st 1987 Possessed released the EP “The Eyes of Horror”

Did you know….
Considered by some to be the first death metal band, Possessed are hailed as godfathers of the genre.
The EP was produced by guitarist Joe Satriani.

May 31st 1991 Venom released the album “Temples of Ice”

Did you know
The band did a cover of the Deep Purple song “Speed King” on this album.

May 31st 1993 Helloween released the album “Chameleon”

Did you know
It is their last studio album to feature singer Michael Kiske and original drummer Ingo Schwichtenberg.

May 31st 1994 Napalm Death released the album “Fear, Emptiness, Despair”

Did you know
In its first week of release Fear, Emptiness, Despair reached number 22 in Billboard’s Heatseekers chart.

May 31st 1999 Sodom released the album “Code Red”

Did you know
The intro sample is taken from the movie Full Metal Jacket.

May 31st 1999 In Flames released the album “Colony”

Did you know
It was the band’s first album with bassist Peter Iwers.
In 2021, it was named one of the 20 best metal albums of 1999 by Metal Hammer magazine.

May 31st 2005 Sentenced released the album “The Funeral Album”

Did you know
It would be the band’s last album.
“Ever-Frost” single went straight to 1st position on Official Finnish Single Chart staying there for 6 straight weeks.

May 31st 2016 Omen released the album “Hammer Damage”

Did you know….
It’s their first studio album since ‘Eternal Black Dawn’ (2003)
The album is a tribute to original singer J.D.Kimball.

May 31st 2019 Death Angel released the album “Humanicide”

Did you know
The title track was nominated for the Grammy Award for “Best Metal Performance”, making it Death Angel’s first ever Grammy nomination.


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