47 Years Ago: Black Sabbath Unleash ‘Paranoid’
The landmark release includes metal staples like “Paranoid,” “War Pigs” and “Iron Man.”
26 Years Ago: Ozzy Osbourne Releases ‘No More Tears’
On Sept. 17, 1991, Ozzy Osbourne reached a career turning point with his solo disc 'No More Tears.'
9 Years Ago: Metallica Release ‘Death Magnetic’
This was Metallica as they were meant to be, barreling in full-on progressive thrash mode in a way they hadn’t since 1988’s '…And Justice for All.'
16 Years Ago: Slayer Release ‘God Hates Us All’
On Sept. 11, 2001, Slayer issued their brutal barrage, 'God Hates Us All.'
42 Years Ago: KISS Release the Game-Changing Concert Album ‘Alive!’
On Sept. 10, 1975, KISS set a new standard for live albums with the release of their 'Alive!' album.
16 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.
27 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.'
33 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.
28 Years Ago: Motley Crue Release ‘Dr. Feelgood’
Five albums into their career, Mötley Crüe were unapologetically obsessed with crafting the kind of sticky, sleazy hard rock that defined MTV hair metal.
Heavy Metal 101: The History of Death Metal
Jon Wiederhorn, author of the definitive metal book 'Louder Than Hell,' offers an in-depth look at the history of Death Metal, exclusively for Loudwire.