This Day in Metal October 17th

This Day in Metal October 17th

Oct 17th 1995 Yngwie Malmsteen released the album “Magnum Opus”

Did you know…
The album reached number 11 and 17 on the Finnish and Swedish albums chart respectively.

Oct 17th 2000 Morbid Angel released the album “Gateways to Annihilation”

Did you know…
Dan Seagrave painted the album cover. This marks the first Morbid Angel album cover he had painted since Altars of Madness.

Oct 17th 2000 Nevermore released the album “Dead Heart In A Dead World”

Did you know…
The band did a cover of the Simon & Garfunkel song “The Sound of Silence” on this album.

Oct 17th 2000 Malevolent Creation released the album “Envenomed”

Did you know…
The re-release included a cover of the Dark Angel song “Perish in Flames”

Oct 17th 2006 Cradle Of Filth released the album “Thornography”

Did you know….
It was the band’s final album to feature drummer Adrian Erlandsson, and the only full-length to feature guitarist Charles Hedger.

Oct 17th 2008 AC/DC released the album “Black Ice”

Did you know…
The track “War Machine” won the Best Hard Rock Performance category at the Grammys.

Oct 17th 2011 Iced Earth released the album “Dystopia”

Did you know…
It was the band’s first album to feature vocalist Stu Block.
The bonus track was a cover of the Iron Maiden song “The Trooper”

Oct 17th 1993 “Criss Oliva” guitarist with Savatage passed away.

Did you know…
Oliva was the youngest of four children, the next eldest being brother Jon, with whom he formed Savatage.


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