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Category Archives: Album Anniversary

Metallica’s Black Album turns 25; artists weigh in

Posted by on August 12, 2016

Today marks the 25th anniversary of one of the most important metal albums ever made. Sure, it can and should be argued that it’s not Metallica’s best album. And hell, when you really break it down, it’s more of a rock album than anything else, but at over 16 million sold, it’s the biggest-selling album […]

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Album Anniversary: Metallica’s ‘Kill ‘Em All’ turned 33 yesterday

Posted by on July 26, 2016

When you talk to any person, regardless if they’re a metalhead or not, you can be sure that person will know who Metallica is. The Black Album is the biggest seller of the SoundScan era and still sells a solid 5,000 copies a week. They’re pretty much as mainstream as rock and metal get.  But if […]

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Album anniversary: Black Sabbath, ‘Masters of Reality’ turns 45

Posted by on July 21, 2016

White it’s roots have been around for years, heavy metal as we know it has existed for 46 years now. It was ushered in on February 15th, 1970 with the release of Black Sabbath’s self-titled LP. And while many bands take years (or if you’re Tool, decades) to release follow-up albums, on this day in […]

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Album anniversary: Judas Priest’s ‘Screaming For Vengeance’ turns 34

Posted by on July 18, 2016

It’s hard to believe that Judas Priest wasn’t a commercial metal force to be reckoned with until 1982, but it wasn’t until 34 years ago yesterday that Judas Priest released their eighth album, Screaming For Vengeance. Sure, many Priest fans, especially in the U.K., had been following them from the beginning, and 1980’s British Steel was their […]

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Album Anniversary: Paradise Lost’s Shades of God turns 24

Posted by on July 14, 2016

There’s a considerable amount of bands that have changed their sound from their beginnings and explored other styles that may or may not have worked. UK’s doom masters Paradise List experienced the same transition when they morphed their sound from their pioneering death/doom style in their early work to the mellow, gothic style in their […]

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