30 Years Ago: Slayer Release ‘South of Heaven’
On July 5, 1988, Slayer released 'South of Heaven,' their follow-up to the fiery 'Reign in Blood.' Get the anniversary story inside.
20 Years Ago: System of a Down Release Self-Titled Debut Album
On June 30, 1998, System of a Down made their presence felt with their self-titled debut disc.
5 Years Ago: Lamb of God Vocalist Randy Blythe Arrested in Prague and Accused of Manslaugh…
On June 27, 2012, Lamb of God singer Randy Blythe was arrested in Prague under manslaughter charges following the death of a fan.
27 Years Ago: Skid Row Release ‘Slave to the Grind’
On June 11, 1991, Skid Row went against the grain with their 'Slave to the Grind' disc.
13 Years Ago: Avenged Sevenfold Unleash Their Breakthrough Album ‘City of Evil’
Avenged Sevenfold abandoned their metalcore formula and left their former peers in the dust with their third album, 'City of Evil,' which came out June 6, 2005.
16 Years Ago: Ramones Bassist Dee Dee Ramone Dies at 50
On June 5, 2002, Ramones bassist Dee Dee Ramone passed away.
18 Years Ago: Iron Maiden Release ‘Brave New World’
On May 29, 2000, the core Iron Maiden lineup was back intact with the release of their 'Brave New World' album.
31 Years Ago: Motley Crue Release ‘Girls, Girls, Girls’
On May 15, 1987, Motley Crue released their 'Girls, Girls, Girls' album.
35 Years Ago: Metallica Entered the Studio to Record ‘Kill ‘Em All’
On May 10, 1983, Metallica entered the studio to record their breakout album 'Kill 'Em All.'
12 Years Ago: Tool Unleash ‘10,000 Days’
On May 2, 2006, Tool unleashed their album '10,000 Days' in North America.
38 Years Ago: Iron Maiden Unleash Their Influential Debut Album
On April 14, 1980, Iron Maiden released their self-titled debut album.
30 Years Ago: Iron Maiden’s Progressive Side Shines on ‘Seventh Son of a Seventh Son’
After a series of albums mostly rooted in the straightforward, fist-to-the-sky aesthetics, Iron Maiden took some major liberties with their seventh album.