On This Day In METAL History – February 1st… From Jimi Hendrix Experience To Fit For A King

Jimi Hendrix Experience - 1968 - Fillmore - San Francisco - concert flyer promo - February 1968

On February 1st, 1968The Jimi Hendrix Experience performed at the Fillmore Auditorium, in San Francisco, California, USA. Albert King along with John Mayall And The Bluesbreakers also performed on the same bill. The above concert flyer art was done by (the late) Rick Griffin.

Led Zeppelin "Physical Graffiti" large promo album pic

On this day in 1975 – The fabulous Led Zeppelin performed at the Civic Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. Led Zeppelin were obviously touring in support of their sixth and super studio album: Physical Graffiti. Get this: ticket prices ranged from $6.50 to $8.50 (U.S. funds). Whoa!!

Saxon - band promo pic - band logo - 2013 - #47

On February 1st, 2009 – The mighty SAXON performed at Le Bataclan in Paris, France. This was one of many stops on SAXON’s Battalions Of Steel World Tour 2009. SAXON had released their 18th studio album, Into The Labyrinth, in January of 2009.


On this day in 2011 – Wisconsin’s Thrash Metal warriors LAZARUS A.D. released their second studio album, Black Rivers Flow, via Metal Blade Records.

Enforcer - Death By Fire - promo cover pic!

On February 1st, 2013 – Sweden’s ENFORCER released their studio album Death By Fire, via Nuclear Blast. This album burns! Whoa.

Blind Guardian - A Travelers Guide To Space And Time - Box Set - promo pic - #2013BGMO

On this day in 2013 – Germany’s Blind Guardian released their box set, A Traveler’s Guide To Space And Time, in the countries of Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The release date for the rest of the world was on February 4th. What a beautiful looking box set and I do not own it. That sucks.

Fit For A King - Slave To Nothing - promo album cover pic - #2014FFAKMO

On February 1st, 2015Fit For A King is to perform at St. Andrews Hall in Detroit, Michigan, USA. This Christian Metalcore band from Texas are supporting August Burns Red on The Frozen Flame Tour. Fit For A King’s new studio album, Slave To Nothing, was released back on December 9th; it’s a steamroller of a very heavy Metalcore listen, with both clean and extreme vocals and I absolutely dig it!



Michael Wilton & Stone




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