On April 27, 1979, after various attempts to get Ozzy back on the team, Black Sabbath fired their lead singer.
On April 25, 1980, Black Sabbath took a major step by releasing 'Heaven and Hell' with new vocalist Ronnie James Dio.
Judas Priest unleashed a metal classic with 1980's 'British Steel' album.
On April 14, 2010, Type O Negative vocalist Peter Steele passed away.
On April 14, 1980, Iron Maiden released their self-titled debut album.
On April 13, 1999, Lamb of God, then known as Burn the Priest, released their debut disc.
After a series of albums mostly rooted in the straightforward, fist-to-the-sky aesthetics of The New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Iron Maiden took some major liberties with their seventh album, 'Seventh Son of a Seventh Son.'
White Zombie should have been on top of the world as they approached the recording of 'Astro-Creep: 2000,' which was released on April 11, 1995. In reality, the band members were completely at odds.
The end of Dave Mustaine's stay in Metallica came on April 11, 1983, and it came without warning.
Shadows Fall guitarist Jon Donais doesn't offer much hope for the band's return.