This Day in Metal October 5th

This Day in Metal October 5th

Oct 5th 1970 Led Zeppelin released the album “Led Zeppelin III”

Did you know…
It was an immediate commercial success upon release and topped both the Billboard Charts and Official Charts.

Oct 5th 1979 Riot released the album “Narita”

Did you know…
The band did a cover of the Steppenwolf song “Born To Be Wild” on this album.

Oct 5th 1982 Witchfinder General released their debut album “Death Penalty”

Did you know…
For the artwork, the band brought in a member of their road crew to pose as the fourth band member.

Oct 5th 1982 Heavy Load released the album “Death or Glory”

Did you know…
A tribute album for Heavy Load, “Tales of the Northern Swords”, was released by Underground Symphony in 2014.

Oct 5th 1985 Sacred Few released their debut album “Beyond the Iron Walls”

Did you know…
The band is from Cleveland, Ohio and formed in 1977.

Oct 5th 1987 Earthshaker released the album “Aftershock”

Did you know…
An early incarnation of the band included Minoru Niihara of Loudness fame as singer, though he originally played bass in addition to vocals.

Oct 5th 1990 Deep Purple released the album “Slaves and Masters”

Did you know..
It’s their only album to feature former Rainbow lead vocalist Joe Lynn Turner
The album peaked at number 87 on the #BillboardCharts

Oct 5th 1998 Stratovarius released the album “Destiny”

Did you know…
In 2019, Metal Hammer ranked it as the 7th best power metal album of all time.

Oct 5th 1998 Rhapsody released the album “Symphony Of Enchanted Lands”

Did you know…
It was the second album of the Emerald Sword Saga.

Oct 5th 2004 Fates Warning released the album “FWX”

Did you know…
It is the band’s last studio album to feature drummer Mark Zonder.

Oct 5th 1971 Black Sabbath played at Whisky A Go-Go in Los Angeles, California.


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