On This Day In METAL History – August 12th… From GREAT WHITE To BREACH THE SILENCE – And More!


Big Brother And The Holding Company - debut album - 1968 - #335506MMMSS01

On August 12th, 1968 – The self-titled debut studio album from the celebrated BIG BROTHER AND THE HOLDING COMPANY is released, via Mainstream Records. Yes, the lead singer on this album is the late and super-great JANIS JOPLIN.

Great White - 1989 - promo band pic - #993377MSMSF024

Above: Great White (circa 1989)

Great White - Once Bitten Twice Shy - promo 45rpm - cover sleeve - 1989 - ILMF0602

On August 12th, 1989 – The legendary GREAT WHITE had their hit single, Once Bitten, Twice Shy, ranked at #5, on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart. This song is featured on GREAT WHITE’s fourth studio album from 1989: …Twice Shy. The prominent IAN HUNTER originally wrote and recorded this song for his debut and self-titled solo album from 1975.

Iron Maiden - Large Classic Logo!

On August 12th, 1984 – The marvelous IRON MAIDEN performed at Folks Hall in Wrocław, Poland. This concert was on the band’s World Slavery Tour, promoting their fifth studio album: Powerslave.

Fear Factory - Genexus - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #062415FFSCN

On August 12th, 2015 – The new studio album, Genexus, from Industrial Metal titans FEAR FACTORY is ranked at #1, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Freaking cool, man! Yeah!

Breach The Silence - CD promo pic - #033MSMSF917

On August 12th, 2015 – The new S/T EP from West Virginia’s BREACH THE SILENCE is ranked at #35, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Whoa!

Dealey Plaza - Deliver Us - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #0812MMMSAS06F

On August 12th, 2015 – Florida’s DEALEY PLAZA have their new studio album Deliver Us, ranked at #72, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Whoa, again!

BLACK FAST - Terms Of Surrender - promo album cover pic - #0303MSMSOTFF71024

On August 12th, 2015 – St. Louis, Missouri’s BLACK FAST have their new studio album, Terms Of Surrender, ranked at #95, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart.

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

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