This Day in Metal October 30th

This Day in Metal October 30th

Oct 30th 1983 Mercyful Fate released their debut album “Melissa”

Did you know…Rolling Stone ranked the album number 17 on their list of Top 100 Heavy Metal albums of all time.

Oct 30th 1985 Armored Saint released the album “Delirious Nomad”

Did you know…
They formed in 1982 in Los Angeles by brothers Phil Sandoval and Gonzo Sandoval.

Oct 30th 1985 Anthrax released the GREAT album “Spreading the Disease”

Did you know…It was the band’s first album to feature vocalist Joey Belladonna and bassist Frank Bello.The album featured the single “Madhouse”, for which a music video was produced, but it did not receive much airplay on MTV.

Oct 30th 1987 Sepultura released the album “Schizophrenia”

Did you know..
It is the first album for the band with Andreas Kisser.
Roadrunner Records signed them and released Schizophrenia internationally before seeing the band perform in person.

Oct 30th 1990 King Diamond released the album “The Eye”

Did you know….
The Eye is the only album to feature drummer Snowy Shaw and the last to feature guitarist Pete Blakk.

Oct 30th 1991 Carcass released the album “Necroticism – Descanting the Insalubrious”

Did you know…
This album is the first to feature guitarist Michael Amott and marked the first time Carcass had recorded as a four-piece.

Oct 30th 2000 Helloween released the album “The Dark Ride”

Did you know…
It was their last studio album to feature guitarist Roland Grapow and drummer Uli Kusch.

Oct 30th 2006 Angra released the album “Aurora Consurgens”

Did you know…
This was their last album to feature drummer Aquiles Priester.

Oct 30th 1946 Chris Slade former drummer with AC/DC was born!!

Did you know…
He drummed for the band from 1989 to 1994, performing on their 1990 album “The Razors Edge”

Check out Lindsay’s review of the NEW Mastodon album here…


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