7 Years Ago: Type O Negative’s Peter Steele Dies
On April 14, 2010, Type O Negative vocalist Peter Steele passed away.
37 Years Ago: Judas Priest Release ‘British Steel’
Judas Priest unleashed a metal classic with 1980's 'British Steel' album.
18 Years Ago: Lamb of God (Then Known as Burn the Priest) Release Debut Album
On April 13, 1999, Lamb of God, then known as Burn the Priest, released their debut disc.
22 Years Ago: White Zombie Release Their Final Studio Album, ‘Astro-Creep: 2000′
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.
29 Years Ago: Iron Maiden Release ‘Seventh Son of a Seventh Son’
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.'
34 Years Ago: Dave Mustaine Fired From Metallica
The end of Dave Mustaine's stay in Metallica came on April 11, 1983, and it came without warning.
24 Years Ago: Tool Pull Fans Into Their ‘Undertow’
Tool released their debut full-length album, 'Undertow,' on April 6, 1993, via the label Zoo Entertainment. Take a look back at the landmark disc here.
23 Years Ago + 15 Years Ago: Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain + Alice in Chains’ Layne Staley Die on …
On April 5, 1994, Nirvana's Kurt Cobain died, while Alice in Chains' Layne Staley would pass on April 5, 2002.
34 Years Ago: Kirk Hammett Invited to Audition for Metallica
On April 1, 1983, Kirk Hammett found out a phone call requesting him to audition for Metallica was not an April Fool's joke.
10 Years Ago: Machine Head Got Dark and Epic With ‘The Blackening’ Album
On March 27, 2007, Machine Head released one of their most well-received albums, 'The Blackening.'