THIS DAY IN METAL

What happened on this day in #ROCK #CLASSICROCK #GLAMMETAL #HEAVYMETAL #THRASH history!

METAL ALBUMS 1988

January 12th

Grinder released their debut album “Dawn for the Living”

January 14th

Blind Illusion released their debut album “The Sane Asylum”

January 15th

Sabbat released their debut album “History of a Time to Come”

January 18th

AC/DC released the album “Blow Up Your Video”

January 19th

Megadeth released the album “So Far..So Good..So What!”

February 2nd

Lita Ford released the album “Lita”

February 9th

Vicious Rumors released the album “Digital Dictator”

March 1st

Kingdom Come released their debut album “Kingdom Come”

March 11th

Flames⁠ released the album “Summon The Dead”

March 23rd

Fates Warning released the album “No Exit”

March 24th

Frehley’s Comet released the album “Second Sighting”
Riot released the album “Thundersteel”

March 25th

Krokus released the album “Heart Attack”

March 28th

Hallows Eve released the album “Monument”
Kings X released their debut album “Out Of The Silent Planet”

March 30th

Taurus released the album “Trapped In Lies”
Stone released their debut album “Stone”
Razor released the album “Violent Restitution”

March 31st

Flames released the album “Summon The Dead”

April 2nd

Fingernails released their debut album “Fingernails”

April 4th

Tarot released the album “Follow Me into Madness”

April 5th

Darkness released the album “Defenders of Justice”

April 10th

Gothic Slam released their debut album “Killer Instinct”
Virus released the album “Force Recon”

April 11th

Iron Maiden released the album “Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son”

April 26th

Sanctuary released their debut album “Refuge Denied”

May 3rd

Queensrÿche released the album “Operation: Mindcrime”

May 5th

Testament released the album “The New Order”

May 11th

Hades released the album “If at First You Don’t Succeed”

May 17th

Vinnie Vincent Invasion released the album “All Systems Go”
Judas Priest released the album “Ram It Down”

May 18th

Blind Guardian released their debut album “Battalions of Fear”

May 20th

Flotsam and Jetsam released the album “No Place For Disgrace”
Pantera released the album “Power Metal”

May 21st

Anthem released the album “Gypsy Ways”

May 23rd

Cacophony released the album “Go Off!”

May 24th

Van Halen released the album “OU812”

May 27th

Brocas Helm released the album “Black Death”

June 2nd

Demon released the album “Taking the World by Storm”
Pandemonium released the album “The Kill”
Pariah released their debut album “The Kindred”

June 3rd

Vinnie Moore released the album “Time Odyssey”

June 5th

Hardware released their debut album “Heavy Nights”

June 6th

Britny Fox released their debut album “Britny Fox”
Rage released the album “Perfect Man”

June 10th

Raven released the album “Nothing Exceeds like Excess”

June 12th

Bolt Thrower released their debut album “In Battle There Is No Law!”

June 13th

Nuclear Assault released the album “Survive”

June 15th

SS.A. Slayer released their debut album “Go for the Throat”

June 20th

Saxon released the album “Destiny”

June 27th

Vio-lence released their debut album “Eternal Nightmare”

June 28th

Stryper released the album “In God We Trust”

June 29th

Voivod released the album “Dimension Hatross”

July 4th

Slayer released the album “South Of Heaven”

July 5th

Death Angel released the album “Frolic Through The Park”
Overkill released the album “Under The Influence”
Cloven Hoof released the album “Dominator”

July 6th

Vengeance Rising released their debut album “Human Sacrifice”

July 19th

Rigor Mortis released their debut album “Rigor Mortis”

July 21st

Chastain released the album “The Voice of the Cult”

August 1st

Coroner released the album “Punishment for Decadence”
Heretic released their debut album “Breaking Point”

August 8th

Marty Friedman released his debut album “Dragon’s Kiss”

August 10th

Winger released their debut album “Winger”

August 12th

Death released the album “Leprosy”

August 14th

Screamer released their debut album “Target: Earth”

August 19th

Liege Lord released the album “Master Control”

August 22nd

Saint Vitus released the album “Mournful Cries”

August 29th

Protector released their debut album “Golem”
Helloween released the album “Keeper Of The Seven Keys: Part II”

August 30th

Danzig released their debut album “Danzig”

September 1st

Celtic Frost released the album “Cold Lake”

September 4th

Destiny released the album “Atomic Winter”

September 6th

Artch released their debut album “Another Return”

September 7th

Metallica released the album “And Justice For All”

September 13th

King Diamond released the album “Them”

September 19th

KIX released the album “Blow My Fuse”
Anthrax released the album “State Of Euphoria”

September 20th

Bullet Boys released their debut album “BulletBoys”

September 21st

Anvil released the album “Pound For Pound”

September 26th

Pestilence released their debut album “Malleus Maleficarum”
Running Wild released the album “Port Royal”

September 28th

Ozzy Osbourne released the album “No Rest For The Wicked”

September 30th

Forbidden released their debut album “Forbidden Evil”

October 1st

Omen released the album “Escape To Nowhere”

October 8th

Bathory released the album “Blood Fire Death”

October 20th

Hurricane released the album “Over The Edge”

October 21st

Quiet Riot released the album “QR”

November 8th

Realm released their debut album “Endless War”

November 18th

Manowar released the album “Kings Of Metal”

November 23rd

Candlemass released the album “Ancient Dreams”
Meliah Rage released their debut album “Kill To Survive”

November 24th

Tyrant released the album “Ruling the World”

December 11th

Despair released their debut album “History of Hate”
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