On This Day In METAL History – July 18th… From TEXXAS JAM ’81 To SOILWORK


1981 Texxas Jam - Festival promo flyer - #071881MOAFR

On July 18th, 1981 – The Texxas Jam (Texas World Music Festival 81) was held at the Astrodome in Houston, Texas, USA. The legendary lineup featured REO Speedwagon, Heart, Foghat and Blue Oyster Cult. Long live Texas!

KISS - promo band pic - 2015 - #060415GSMOS

On this Day In KISSTORY, July 18, 2006 – ‪‎KISS rocked Rainbow Hall in Nagoya, Japan. This was the first of four shows on the band’s Rising Sun Japan Tour. Oh… yeah!

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

On July 18th, 2012 – The phenomenal IRON MAIDEN performed at the DTE Energy Music Theatre in Clarkston, Michigan, USA. This was one of numerous dates on the band’s Maiden England Tour. Holy smokes!

Soilwork - The Ride Majestic - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #33MILDAMSTO

On July 18th, 2015 – The tenth and forthcoming studio album, The Ride Majestic, from Sweden’s SOILWORK is ranked at #29, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. This highly anticipated album will release on August 28th, 2015, via Nuclear Blast Records. Whoa.

Burn Halo - Wolves Of War - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #MMSTOFAS

On July 18th, 2015 – California’s BURN HALO have their upcoming studio album, Wolves Of War, ranked at #61, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. This album will release on September 4th, 2015, via eONE Music. Hot damn!

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Gene Hoglan & Stone - 2012

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

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2 Responses to “On This Day In METAL History – July 18th… From TEXXAS JAM ’81 To SOILWORK”

  1. You met Gene Hoglan?! That’s awesome. The ATOMIC CLOCK!!

    • Yeah!! It was by lucky chance too, that I met Gene Hoglan! He was heading to the Testament tour bus in a back parking lot in Allentown, Pennsylvania. There were just five fans lingering around and chatting. Gene was very friendly and signed a HUGE stack of CD’s and Vinyl for a young fan that was probably 12 years old! LOL! That made a lasting impression on me too. 🙂

      That particular night, Gene also played drums for ANTHRAX too! Unbelievable! Charlie Benante had to take time off from ANTHRAX due to a death in his family, his grandmother I believe? An amazing and memorable night!

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