36 Years Ago: Slayer Redefine Thrash With ‘Reign in Blood’
On Oct. 7, 1986, Slayer delivered their thrash masterpiece 'Reign in Blood.'
36 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.
37 Years Ago: Motley Crue Release ‘Shout at the Devil’
Some say it's their best album.
30 Years Ago: Ozzy Osbourne Releases ‘No More Tears’
On Sept. 17, 1991, Ozzy Osbourne reached a career turning point with his solo disc 'No More Tears.'
24 Years Ago: Rob Zombie Goes Solo With ‘Hellbilly Deluxe’
On Aug. 25, 1998, Rob Zombie began his solo career by releasing 'Hellbilly Deluxe.'
30 Years Ago: Metallica Release ‘The Black Album’
On Aug. 12, 1991, Metallica released their biggest selling disc, known as 'The Black Album' to fans.
35 Years Ago: Def Leppard Unleash ‘Hysteria’
One of the biggest albums ever.
27 Years Ago: Black Sabbath Team Up With Body Count Members for Ill-Fated ‘Forbidden’ Album
The last of five albums Black Sabbath recorded with vocalist Tony Martin.
37 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.
31 Years Ago: Skid Row Release ‘Slave to the Grind’
Skid Row's devastatingly heavy second album came out on June 11, 1991.
30 Years Ago: Faith No More Release ‘Angel Dust’
The follow-up to the breakthrough 'The Real Thing.'
36 Years Ago: Death Start a Revolution With ‘Scream Bloody Gore’
On May 25, 1987, Death delivered one of the first death metal albums with 'Scream Bloody Gore.'
39 Years Ago: Metallica Entered the Studio to Record ‘Kill ‘Em All’
On May 10, 1983, a metal revolution was underway.
9 Years Ago – Slayer Guitarist Jeff Hanneman Dies
A detailed look back at the death of one of metal's most legendary musicians.
42 Years Ago: Iron Maiden Unleash Their Influential Debut Album
Get the story behind Iron Maiden's historic first album.
22 Years Ago: AC/DC Bring Back the Grit on ‘Stiff Upper Lip’
Their 14th album.
36 Years Ago: Black Sabbath Release the Tony Iommi-Featuring ‘Seventh Star’
It was supposed to be a Tony Iommi solo album.
35 Years Ago: Megadeth Release ‘So Far, So Good…So What!’
Megadeth's third album arrived on Jan. 19, 1988.
39 Years Ago: Van Halen Get a Jump on ‘1984’
It would be their last with David Lee Roth for quite some time.