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Slayer 2001
American Recordings

15 Years Ago: Slayer Release ‘God Hates Us All’

On Sept. 11, 2001, Slayer issued their brutal barrage, 'God Hates Us All.'

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KISS 1975
Casablanca Records

41 Years Ago: Kiss Release the Game-Changing Concert Album ‘Alive!’

On Sept. 10, 1975, KISS set a new standard for live albums with the release of their 'Alive!' album.

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EMI / Columbia
EMI / Columbia

13 Years Ago: Iron Maiden Release ‘Dance of Death’

On Sept. 9, 2003, Iron Maiden released the epic 'Dance of Death,' a diverse offering with a range of moods across songs dealing in literature, history and war.

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15 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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Judas Priest, 'Painkiller'

26 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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Maiden Powerslave Featured

32 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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D Generation
Justin Borucki

An Oral History of New York City’s D Generation, As Told by D Generation

D Generation chat about their rise and fall in the '90s, and their return to the spotlight following the release of their album, 'Nothing Is Anywhere.'

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Motley Crue

27 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

12 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

15 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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