15 Years Ago: Killswitch Engage Reinvent Metalcore With ‘Alive or Just Breathing’
On May 21, 2002, Killswitch Engage helped put their stamp on metalcore for years to come with the release of 'Alive or Just Breathing.'
7 Years Ago: Ronnie James Dio Passes Away
We take a look back at the life and death of metal legend Ronnie James Dio.
34 Years Ago: Iron Maiden Release ‘Piece of Mind’
It’s easy to understand why Iron Maiden’s Piece of Mind remains one of bassist Steve Harris’ favorite albums.
30 Years Ago: Motley Crue Release ‘Girls, Girls, Girls’
On May 15, 1987, Motley Crue released their 'Girls, Girls, Girls' album.
25 Years Ago: Iron Maiden Release ‘Fear of the Dark’
Despite its title track, which remains a fan favorite, Iron Maiden’s Fear of the Dark showcased a band in serious need of a creative boost.
34 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.'
21 Years Ago: Pantera Hit Their Most Extreme With ‘The Great Southern Trendkill’
On May 7, 1996, Pantera unleashed their most vicious record to date in 'The Great Southern Trendkill.'
29 Years Ago: Queensryche Release ‘Operation: Mindcrime’ Album
On May 3, 1988, Queensryche issued the heavy metal opera 'Operation: Mindcrime.'
11 Years Ago: Tool Unleash ‘10,000 Days’
On May 2, 2006, Tool unleashed their album '10,000 Days' in North America.
4 Years Ago: Slayer Guitarist Jeff Hanneman Dies
A detailed look back at the death of one of metal's legendary musicians.