43 Years Ago: Ozzy Osbourne Comes Back to Life With ‘Blizzard of Ozz’
On Sept. 20, 1980, Ozzy Osbourne delivered his first solo album, 'Blizzard of Ozz.'
35 Years Ago: Metallica Unleash ‘…And Justice for All’
On Sept. 7, 1988, Metallica released '...And Justice For All,' their first album without Cliff Burton.
33 Years Ago: Anthrax Release ‘Persistence of Time’
On Aug. 21, 1990, Anthrax released their 'Persistence of Time' album with a lot of drama surrounding them.
25 Years Ago: Korn Take Nu Metal to the Masses With ‘Follow the Leader’
On Aug. 18, 1998, Korn catapulted to massive fame with the release of 'Follow the Leader.'
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.
37 Years Ago: Ozzy Osbourne Exonerated in ‘Suicide Solution’ Fan Death Lawsuit
On Aug. 7, 1986, a judge ruled on a lawsuit against Ozzy Osbourne and his record labels tying the song 'Suicide Solution' to the death of a teen.
35 Years Ago: Slayer Release ‘South of Heaven’
On July 5, 1988, Slayer released their follow-up to 'Reign in Blood.'
23 Years Ago: Deftones Release ‘White Pony’
On June 20, 2000, Deftones hit the big time.
14 Album Covers That Look Metal But Aren’t
Demons, gravestones, blood and motorcycles on an album cover often mean you're about to hear some metal. But not always.
38 Years Ago: Megadeth Unleash ‘Killing Is My Business… And Business Is Good’
Dave Mustaine would go on to form Megadeth and release one of the best thrash debut albums ever.
40 Years Ago – Pantera Release Their First Album ‘Metal Magic’
Not at all the Pantera that came to be in the '90s.
40 Years Ago: Dio Release ‘Holy Diver’
The first album after Ronnie James Dio was kicked out of Black Sabbath.
36 Years Ago: Motley Crue Release ‘Girls, Girls, Girls’
On May 15, 1987, Motley Crue released their 'Girls, Girls, Girls' album.
26 Years Ago: Pantera Hit Their Most Extreme With ‘The Great Southern Trendkill’
Their most vicious album.
34 Years Ago: Queensryche Release Defining Concept Album ‘Operation: Mindcrime’
Read the story behind this conceptual masterpiece.
39 Years Ago: Dave Mustaine Fired From Metallica
Then we wound up with two amazing thrash bands.
35 Years Ago: Anthrax Make Thrash History With ‘Among the Living’
On March 22, 1987, Anthrax issued 'Among the Living,' an album that secured their spot in thrash metal history.
22 Years Ago: Jason Newsted Leaves Metallica
On Jan. 17, 2001, bassist Jason Newsted revealed the news that he was exiting Metallica.