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Five Finger Death Punch 2007
Spinefarm / The Firm

8 Years Ago: Five Finger Death Punch Release Their Debut Album ‘The Way of the Fist’

On July 31, 2007, Five Finger Death Punch introduced themselves with 'The Way of the Fist' album.

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19 Years Ago: Sublime Release Self-Titled Album

On July 30, 1996, Sublime released what would become their biggest album -- their self-titled disc. But it was very bittersweet.

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Metallica 1984

31 Years Ago: Metallica Release ‘Ride the Lightning’

How would Metallica follow up 'Kill 'Em All'? On July 27, 1984, we got 'Ride the Lightning.'

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Metallica 1983
Megaforce Records

32 Years Ago: Metallica Start the Thrash Revolution With ‘Kill ‘Em All’

Metallica’s debut album, 'Kill 'Em All,' came out on July 25, 1983, and helped start the thrash revolution.

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Photo of ACDC

35 Years Ago: AC/DC Overcome Tragedy With the Masterful ‘Back in Black’

When a popular band loses its singer, it rarely bounces back to reach the level of success it had prior to the lineup shift. But that wasn't the case with AC/DC.

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Foundation Awards 1991

25 Years Ago: Pantera Find Their Voice With ‘Cowboys From Hell’

On July 24, 1990, Pantera took a major step forward in their music career with the 'Cowboys From Hell' album.

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Pantera’s ‘Cowboys From Hell’ – Musicians Celebrate 25th Anniversary

July 24, 1990 saw a shift in the metal landscape, as a hybrid of southern rock, aggressive metal and some of the heaviest grooves ever put to tape was released.

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Avenged Sevenfold 2001
Good Life / Hopeless Records

14 Years Ago: Avenged Sevenfold Introduce Themselves With ‘Sounding the Seventh Trumpet’

On July 24, 2001, Avenged Sevenfold released their debut disc, 'Sounding the Seventh Trumpet'

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Guns N Roses 1987
Geffen Records

28 Years Ago: Guns N’ Roses Release ‘Appetite for Destruction’

On July 21, 1987, the world was introduced to Guns N' Roses through their debut disc 'Appetite for Destruction.'

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Black Sabbath 1971

44 Years Ago: Black Sabbath Release ‘Master of Reality’

On July 21, 1971, Black Sabbath released their 'Master of Reality' album.

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