40 Years Ago – Metallica Start the Thrash Revolution With ‘Kill ‘Em All’
Read the story behind this revolutionary debut.
19 Years Ago – Slipknot Overcome Internal Strife to Unleash ‘Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses)’
In the blackened world of Slipknot, dysfunction and turbulence have often coincided with artistic triumph.
33 Years Ago: Judas Priest Ramp Up the Metal With ‘Painkiller’
Just when it looked like Judas Priest had been dethroned, the defenders of metal lashed back with their 12th album, 'Painkiller.'
27 Years Ago: White Zombie Release Their Final Studio Album, ‘Astro-Creep: 2000′
Get the story behind the album.
39 Years Ago: Kirk Hammett Invited to Audition for Metallica
It wasn't an April Fool's joke.
37 Years Ago: Metallica Bassist Cliff Burton Dies in Tragic Bus Crash
On Sept. 27, 1986, Metallica's Cliff Burton was killed in a bus crash.
32 Years Ago: Metallica Release ‘The Black Album’
On Aug. 12, 1991, Metallica released their biggest selling disc, known as 'The Black Album' to fans.
29 Years Ago + 21 Years Ago: Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain + Alice in Chains’ Layne Staley Die on April 5
Get the history behind these two tragedies.
37 Years Ago: Metallica Unleash the Epic Album ‘Master of Puppets’
The legendary third album and major label debut from Metallica.
19 Years Ago – Dimebag Darrell Slain Onstage in Ohio
On Dec. 8, 2004, Dimebag Darrell's life ended when he was shot by a gunman onstage during a Damageplan show in Columbus, Ohio.