This Day in Metal May 5th

This Day in Metal May 5th

May 5th 1978 AC/DC released the album “Powerage”

Did you know
It was the first AC/DC album to feature Cliff Williams on bass.

May 5th 1982 Trance released their debut album “Break Out”

Did you know… Because of legal reasons the band changed their name into Trancemission in 1989.

May 5th 1986 Onslaught released the album “The Force”

Did you know
The Force is considered a thrash metal classic by fans and critics, and the band’s first to feature Sy Keeler on vocals.

May 5th 1988 Testament released the album “The New Order”

Did you know
The band did a cover of the Aerosmith song “Nobody’s Fault” for this album.
The album reached number 136 on the Billboard Charts.

May 5th 1998 Cradle of Filth released the album “Cruelty and the Beast”

Did you know
It was their last album last to feature guitarist and songwriter Stuart Anstis, keyboardist Lecter and drummer Nicholas Barker.

May 5th 2003 Xandria released their debut. album “Kill the Sun”

Did you know
The album reached number 98 on the German charts.

May 5th 2014 Helix released the album “Bastard Of The Blues”

Did you know
The band formed in 1974 in Kitchener, Ontario.
Brian Vollmer remains the only original member of the band.

May 5th 2015 Six Feet Under released the album “Crypt Of The Devil” #

Did you know…. The album features Phil Hall on guitar and bass, Josh Hall on drums and Brandon Ellis on lead guitar of the band Cannabis Corpse as the studio line up.

May 5th 1948 Bill Ward legendary original drummer with Black Sabbath was born!!!

Did you know
Bill did vocals on two Black Sabbath songs: “It’s Alright” from the album Technical Ecstasy and “Swinging the Chain” from the album Never Say Die!.
May 5th 1963 James LaBrie lead singer with Dream Theater was born!!

Did you know
He was born in Penetanguishene, Ontario, Canada and started playing drums at age five and stopped playing drums at age 17 and would joined Coney Hatch in 1986.
May 5th 1966 Shawn Drover drummer with Act of Defiance and former Megadeth was born!!

Did you know
He began playing the drums at the age of 13. In 1993 he founded the Canadian power metal band, Eidolon, with his brother Glen.
May 5th 1972 Devin Townsend was born!!

Did you know
He founded extreme metal band Strapping Young Lad and was its primary songwriter, vocalist, and guitarist from 1994 to 2007.
He also perform lead vocals on Steve Vai’s album “Sex & Religion”.


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