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14 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.

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Maiden Powerslave Featured

31 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.

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Judas Priest, 'Painkiller'
Columbia

25 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.'

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Motley Crue
Elektra

26 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.

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Lamb of God
Epic

11 Years Ago: Lamb of God Release ‘Ashes of the Wake’

On Ashes of the Wake, Lamb of God made the leap from heroes of the underground to contenders for the new American metal throne.

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Iowa featured

14 Years Ago: Slipknot Celebrate Misery and Depravity With ‘Iowa’

Turmoil, disaffection, misanthropy and self-indulgence have always been creative tools for Slipknot.

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Pearl Jam 1991
Epic Records

24 Years Ago: Pearl Jam Release Their Debut Album ‘Ten’

On Aug. 27, 1991, Pearl Jam's debut disc 'Ten' arrived and great success followed.

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Slipknot 2008
Roadrunner Records

7 Years Ago: Slipknot Release ‘All Hope is Gone’

On Aug. 26, 2008, Slipknot issued their final album with the late Paul Gray, 'All Hope Is Gone.'

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Rob Zombie 1997
Geffen

17 Years Ago: Rob Zombie Goes Solo with ‘Hellbilly Deluxe’

On Aug. 25, 1998, Rob Zombie began his solo career by releasing 'Hellbilly Deluxe.'

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Godsmack 1998
Republic / Universal

17 Years Ago: Godsmack Unleash Their Self-Titled Debut Album

On Aug. 25, 1998, Godsmack began to translate local success to national success with the release of their self-titled debut disc.

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