On April 27, 1979, after various attempts to get Ozzy back on the team, Black Sabbath fired their lead singer.
On April 25, 1980, Black Sabbath took a major step by releasing 'Heaven and Hell' with new vocalist Ronnie James Dio.
On April 25, 2000, Papa Roach made their breakthrough with the 'Infest' disc.
On April 21, 1992, the Beastie Boys changed the course of their career with the release of their "Check Your Head" album.
On April 16, 1991, a supergroup featuring members of Soundgarden and Pearl Jam came together to release an album in honor of the late Andrew Wood.
On April 16, 1996, Rage Against the Machine took their message to the masses with the release of the 'Evil Empire' album.
Judas Priest unleashed a metal classic with 1980's 'British Steel' album.
On April 14, 2010, Type O Negative vocalist Peter Steele passed away.
On April 13, 1999, Lamb of God, then known as Burn the Priest, released their debut disc.
On April 12, 1994, Hole established themselves as a band to be reckoned with by releasing the 'Live Through This' album.