11 Years Ago: Metallica Release ‘Death Magnetic’
Get the story to the follow-up to the panned 'St. Anger.'
18 Years Ago: System of a Down Unleash ‘Toxicity’
'Toxicity' remains System of a Down’s most popular album and one of the most offbeat and original multiplatinum metal releases of all time.
29 Years Ago: Judas Priest Ramp Up the Metal With ‘Painkiller’
Just when it looked like Judas Priest had been dethroned by a new wave of thrash bands, the defenders of metal lashed back with their 12th album, 'Painkiller.'
35 Years Ago: Iron Maiden Unleash ‘Powerslave’
The heavy metal community was already in the grip of Iron Maiden fever when the band released its fifth studio album, Powerslave, on Sept. 3, 1984.
31 Years Ago: Metallica Unleash ‘…And Justice for All’
On Aug. 25, 1988, Metallica released '...And Justice For All,' the follow-up to 'Master of Puppets' and their first album without Cliff Burton.
32 Years Ago: Def Leppard Unleash ‘Hysteria’
One of the biggest albums ever.
48 Years Ago: Black Sabbath Release ‘Master of Reality’
On July 21, 1971, Black Sabbath released their 'Master of Reality' album.
27 Years Ago: Guns N’ Roses and Metallica Launch Ill-Fated Tour
A tour for the ages remembered for all the wrong reasons.
16 Years Ago: Metallica Release ‘St. Anger’ Amid Band Turmoil
On June 5, 2003, Metallica made good on their promise to experiment and battled internal relations along the way while making 'St. Anger.'
33 Years Ago: AC/DC Release ‘Who Made Who’
On May 24, 1986, AC/DC released 'Who Made Who,' the soundtrack for the Stephen King film 'Maximum Overdrive.'
40 Years Ago: Black Sabbath Fire Ozzy Osbourne
On April 27, 1979, after various attempts to get Ozzy back on the team, Black Sabbath fired their lead singer.
24 Years Ago: White Zombie Release Their Final Studio Album, ‘Astro-Creep: 2000′
Get the story behind the album.