20 Years Ago: System of a Down Release ‘Toxicity’
And with that, System of a Down exploded.
23 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.'
31 Years Ago: Pantera Find Their Voice With ‘Cowboys From Hell’
On July 24, 1990, Pantera took a major step forward in their music career with the 'Cowboys From Hell' album.
50 Years Ago: Black Sabbath Release ‘Master of Reality’
On July 21, 1971, Black Sabbath released their 'Master of Reality' album.
29 Years Ago: Guns N’ Roses and Metallica Launch Ill-Fated Tour
A tour for the ages remembered for all the wrong reasons.
23 Years Ago: System of a Down Release Self-Titled Debut Album
On June 30, 1998, System of a Down made their presence felt with their self-titled debut disc.
26 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.
39 Years Ago: Dio Release ‘Holy Diver’
The first album after Ronnie James Dio was kicked out of Black Sabbath.
19 Years Ago: Killswitch Engage Reinvent Metalcore With ‘Alive or Just Breathing’
Killswitch Engage helped put their stamp on metalcore for years to come.
9 Years Ago – Slayer Guitarist Jeff Hanneman Dies
A detailed look back at the death of one of metal's most legendary musicians.