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Rage Against the Machine

19 Years Ago: Rage Against the Machine Release ‘Evil Empire’

On April 16, 1996, Rage Against the Machine took their message to the masses with the release of the 'Evil Empire' album.

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Judas Priest

35 Years Ago: Judas Priest Release ‘British Steel’

Judas Priest unleashed a metal classic with 1980's 'British Steel' album.

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George De Sota/Referns, Getty Images

5 Years Ago: Type O Negative’s Peter Steele Dies

On April 14, 2010, Type O Negative vocalist Peter Steele passed away.

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Burn the Priest
Legion Records

16 Years Ago: Lamb of God (Then Known as Burn the Priest) Release Debut Album

On April 13, 1999, Lamb of God, then known as Burn the Priest, released their debut disc.

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Hole
DGC

21 Years Ago: Hole Release ‘Live Through This’

On April 12, 1994, Hole established themselves as a band to be reckoned with by releasing the 'Live Through This' album.

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White Zombie

20 Years Ago: White Zombie Release Their Final Studio Album, ‘Astro-Creep: 2000′

White Zombie should have been on top of the world as they approached the recording of 'Astro-Creep: 2000,' which was released on April 11, 1995. In reality, the band members were completely at odds.

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Metallica With Mustaine
Metallica.com

32 Years Ago: Dave Mustaine Fired From Metallica

The end of Dave Mustaine's stay in Metallica came on April 11, 1983, and it came without warning.

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Tool Maynard James Keenan
Tim Mosenfelder/ImageDirect, Getty Images

22 Years Ago: Tool Pull Fans Into Their ‘Undertow’

Tool released their debut full-length album, 'Undertow,' on April 6, 1993, via the label Zoo Entertainment. Take a look back at the landmark disc here.

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Kurt Cobain Layne Staley
Frank Micelotta, Getty Images

21 Years Ago + 13 Years Ago: Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain + Alice in Chains’ Layne Staley Die on April 5

On April 5, 1994, Nirvana's Kurt Cobain died, while Alice in Chains' Layne Staley would pass on April 5, 2002.

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Metallica 1983
Megaforce Records

32 Years Ago: Kirk Hammett Invited to Audition for Metallica

On April 1, 1983, Kirk Hammett found out a phone call requesting him to audition for Metallica was not an April Fool's joke.

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