This Day in Metal November 7th

This Day in Metal November 7th

Nov 7th 1981 Ozzy Osbourne released the GREAT album “Diary Of A Madman”

Did you know…
This was the last Osbourne studio album to feature guitarist Randy Rhoads and drummer Lee Kerslake.

Nov 7th 1987 Venom released the album “Calm Before The Storm”

Did you know…
The original title of the album would have been Deadline, but the title was changed when guitarist Jeffrey “Mantas” Dunn left the band.

Nov 7th 1995 Alice In Chains released the album “Alice In Chains”

Did you know…
The album debuted at number 1 on the Billboard 200 and stayed on the chart for 46 weeks.
This was the band’s first full-length studio album to feature bassist Mike Inez and the last studio album to feature vocalist Layne Staley

Nov 7th 2000 Yngwie Malmsteen released the album “War to End All Wars”

Did you know…
While on tour for this album, singer Mark Boals left the band and was replaced for a brief period by Jørn Lande; however, Boals returned to finish the tour

Nov 7th 2014 Machine Head released the album “Bloodstone & Diamonds”

Did you know…
This was their first album to feature bassist Jared MacEachern.
The album peaked at number 21 on the Billboard Charts

Nov 7th 1960 Tommy Thayer guitarist with KISS was born!!

Did you know…
Before being a member of KISS, he was the lead guitarist for the band Black ‘n Blue.

Nov 7th 1967 Steve DiGiorgio bassist with Testament was born!!

Did you know…
He is widely credited with being the first bassist to bring fretless bass playing into the heavy/extreme metal genre, and often plays bass by using his fingers instead of a pick.

Nov 7th 1976 Rob Caggiano guitarist with Volbeat and formerly with Anthrax was born!

Did you know…He is also known as a record producer/mixer under the alias of Scrap 60 Productions most notably for producing Cradle of Filth and Anthrax.

Welcome to the Jungle!!

Nov 7th 2002 12 Guns N’ Roses fans were arrested during a riot after a gig in Vancouver was cancelled.


NEW Scorpions album “Rock Believer”

In February 2022 the Scorpions will release their 19th studio album, “Rock Believer,” followed by a world tour. During the pandemic the band retreated to the studio in their German hometown in Hanover and started working on new songs.

“The album was written and recorded in the Scorpions DNA with core Schenker/Meine compositions,” says Klaus Meine. “We recorded the album as a band live in one room, like we did in the 80s.”


Legendary New Jersey Thrash Metal band Overkill is about to release their box set Atlantic Years 1986 – 1994, a six-album retrospective box set that will be issued with vinyl and CD options on Oct. 29.


Wanna win a copy of this box set?

We are looking for the ultimate Overkill fan. Show us pictures, tattoos or anything that you think makes you this fan.

Just make sure and follow Overkill on Facebook and Twitter (must send a screenshot to [email protected]) and tell us why you love the band!!!

Contests runs until November 12th, 2021 and winner will be contacted. Must be resident of U.S.A. or Canada.

We thank BMG and Chipster P.R & Consulting Inc. for this amazing prize.


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