30 Years Ago: Iron Maiden Release ‘No Prayer for the Dying’
Their first album with Janick Gers.
34 Years Ago: Metallica Bassist Cliff Burton Dies in Tragic Bus Crash
On Sept. 27, 1986, Metallica's Cliff Burton was killed in a bus crash.
14 Years Ago: Amon Amarth Break Through on ‘With Oden on Our Side’
Their breakthrough album.
40 Years Ago: Ozzy Osbourne Comes Back to Life With ‘Blizzard of Ozz’
On Sept. 20, 1980, Ozzy Osbourne delivered his first solo album, 'Blizzard of Ozz.'
50 Years Ago: Black Sabbath Release ‘Paranoid’
One of metal's most important albums.
19 Years Ago: Slayer Release ‘God Hates Us All’
On Sept. 11, 2001, Slayer issued their brutal barrage, 'God Hates Us All.'
19 Years Ago: System of a Down Release ‘Toxicity’
And with that, System of a Down exploded.
31 Years Ago: Motley Crue Release ‘Dr. Feelgood’
Mötley Crüe were unapologetically obsessed with crafting the kind of sticky, sleazy hard rock that defined MTV hair metal.
32 Years Ago: Metallica Unleash ‘…And Justice for All’
On Aug. 25, 1988, Metallica released '...And Justice For All,' their first album without Cliff Burton.
43 Years Ago: Motorhead Release Their Self-Titled Debut Album
On Aug. 21, 1977, Motorhead began their career ascent with their self-titled album.
22 Years Ago: Korn Take Nu Metal to the Masses With ‘Follow the Leader’
On Aug. 18, 1998, Korn catapulted to massive fame with the release of 'Follow the Leader.'