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Judas Priest Painkiller
Columbia

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.'

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Iron Maiden Powerslave
EMI

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.

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Elektra
Elektra

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.

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Epic / Prosthetic
Epic / Prosthetic

13 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

16 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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Epic
Epic

26 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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Roadrunner Records
Roadrunner Records

9 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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Wind-Up Records
Wind-Up Records

20 Years Ago: Creed Break Out With Their Debut Album ‘My Own Prison’

On Aug. 26, 1997, Creed started their musical journey with the breakout hit album 'My Own Prison.'

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Elektra
Elektra

29 Years Ago: Metallica Unleash ‘…And Justice for All’

On Aug. 25, 1988, Metallica released '...And Justice For All,' the follow-up to 'Master of Puppets' and their first album without Cliff Burton.

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Geffen
Geffen

19 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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