This Day in Metal November 9th

This Day in Metal November 9th

Nov 9th 1979 Iron Maiden released the EP “The Soundhouse Tapes” and features the very first recordings by the band!!

Did you know…
The band only distributed 5,000 copies, available by mail order alone, which eventually sold out in just a few weeks.

Nov 9th 1983 Anthrax released the GREAT single “Soldiers Of Metal”

Did you know…
The song was produced by Ross the Boss from Manowar.

Nov 9th 1985 Y & T released the album “Down For The Count”

Did you know….
It contains the band’s biggest hit “Summertime Girls”, which charted at #55 on the #Billboard Hot 💯 .

Nov 9th 1985 W.A.S.P. released the GREAT album “The Last Command”

Did you know…
The album reached No. 47 on the Billboard 200 album chart and sold over one million copies, their first album to do so.

Nov 9th 1985 Helix released the GREAT album “Long Way To Heaven”

Did you know…
Their first tour to kick off the album was in Sweden where they became the first Canadian rock band ever to tour that country extensively. For this they achieved their first #1 album in that country.

Suggest Helix into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame here…

Nov 9th 1985 Twisted Sister released album “Come Out And Play”

Did you know…
Alice Cooper did accompanying lead vocals on “Be Chrool to Your Scuel”

‪Nov 9th 1985 King Kobra released their debut album “Ready To Strike”

‪Did you know….‬
‪The single “Hunger” was written by members of the Canadian metal band Kick Axe and was released by them in 1986 in The Transformers: The Movie soundtrack album.‬

Nov 9th 1986 Killer Dwarfs released the album “Stand Tall”

Did you know…
The video for Keep The Spirit Alive holds the record for MTV’s most-requested independent video of all time

Nov 9th 1999 Saxon released the album “Metalhead”

Did you know…
Saxon was formed in 1977 in South Yorkshire.
They are considered one of the leaders of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal.

Nov 9th 2004 Omnium Gatherum released the album “Years In Waste”

Did you know…
It was the band’s only release on Nuclear Blast Records.

Nov 9th 2010 GWAR released the album “Bloody Pit of Horror”

Did you know…
This is the last album to feature longtime character Flattus Maximus before Cory Smoot’s death and Flattus’ retirement.

Nov 9th 1970 Chris Jericho singer with Fozzy was born!!

Did you know…
Not only is Chris a good singer, he’s also the best wrestler ever!!!


It’s been reported that Ozzy Osbourne is missing and management and friends are apparently looking for him.

Tonight’s Black Sabbath concert with Van Halen has been cancelled.


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