On This Day In METAL History – June 23rd… From BATMAN To VIRGIN STEELE


Batman - promo movie poster pic - 1989 - #0623MKGNBLSLB

On June 23rd, 1989Batman was released to wide-screen theaters. The first film of this iconic franchise of sequels, Michael Keaton plays Batman and the great Jack Nicholson plays the twisted villain: The Joker. The lovely Kim Basinger and New Jersey born Robert Wuhl also star in this film. No matter what angle I scrutinize from… Batman… is Metal. The Joker is Metal too. Metal Be Thy Name!

Slaughter - Up All Night - promo 45rpm cover sleeve - 1990 - #0623MSRSLNSM

On June 23rd, 1990Slaughter has their hit Hard Rock anthem, Up All Night, sitting at #27, on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart. Whoa! This song is featured on Slaughter’s fantastic debut album from 1990: Stick It To Ya. Hell and yeah!

Iron Maiden - classic band logo - yellow - blue - black

On June 23rd, 2012 – The remarkable IRON MAIDEN performed at Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood in Atlanta, Georgia, in the United States. Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood is in the company of 75 wooded acres too. Hot damn!

Crystal Ball - promo band pic - 2015 - #0623MOSLHNACB

Pictured above: CRYSTAL BALL

Crystal Ball - Liferider - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #CBLAGF0623

On June 23rd, 2015 – Switzerland’s Melodic Metal band CRYSTAL BALL releases their new studio album, Liferider, in the USA via Massacre Records. Long live CRYSTAL BALL!

Virgin Steele - Nocturnes of Hellfire & Damnation - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #0623NIHSLBLN

On June 23rd, 2015 – The legendary VIRGIN STEELE release their new studio album, Nocturnes Of Hellfire & Damnation, in the USA. Long live VIRGIN STEELE! Pictured above is the CD jewel case cover version of this album.

For Today - Fight The Silence - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #0615ILNSMW

On June 23rd, 2015 – Christian Hardcore/Metal band For Today have their fifth studio album, Fight The Silence, ranked at #100, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Holy guacamole!

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Stone and Ozzy - 060215 - #33SFLNAGAO

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

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