Kill ’em All 

July 25, 1983 ~ Metallica release their debut album and single-handidly saves the 80’s …

 

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Watch Halford go full-metal god on dickhead’s phone … 

At a Judas Priest show last week in Rosemont, Illinois, singer Rob Halford became annoyed with an audience member’s reported use of the flash on his phone. So he went metal on it. And no, he isn’t sorry. The facts are we love our fans and you can film us all you like and watch our show on your phone rather than in the flesh – however if you physically interfere with the Metal God’s performance you now know what will happen …

 

Source: Watch Judas Priest singer kick a phone out of a concertgoer’s hand

The Number of The Beast

March 22, 1982 ~ Iron Maiden releases their third album and it quickly becomes one of the most controversial albums around. Conservatives and evangelicals get all lathered up about satanism so much so they use hammers rather than burn so they don’t inhale “the satanic fumes.”

All that aside, it stands as one of the most critically acclaimed metal albums of all time.

Black Sabbath Vol 4

Black Sabbath release “Vol 4” on September 25, 1972. The great Lester Bangs, who wasn’t a fan of the Sabbath’s earlier albums, came around with this one:

“We have seen the Stooges take on the night ferociously and go tumbling into the maw, and Alice Cooper is currently exploiting it for all it’s worth, turning it into a circus. But there’s only one band that’s dealt with it honestly on terms meaningful to vast portions of the audience, not only grappling with it in a mythic structure that’s both personal and powerful but actually managing to prosper as well. And that band is Black Sabbath.”

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