On This Day In METAL History – October 16th… From DEEP PURPLE To IRON MAIDEN

Deep Purple - Perfect Strangers - promo album cover pic - 1984 - #MONSSMM33033

On October 16th, 1984 – The great DEEP PURPLE released their eleventh studio album: Perfect Strangers. I love this album so much! Honestly, I recommend this album to every music loving human being on planet Earth. I remember getting my first copy of Perfect Strangers on cassette! I bought it back in ’84 at Strawberries Records & Tapes in Avon, Connecticut. Whoa!

Perfect Strangers featured the super legendary “Mark II” lineup of: guitarist Ritchie Blackmore, vocalist Ian Gillan, Jon Lord on keys & organ, Ian Paice on drums and Roger Glover on bass. My favorite songs on Perfect Strangers are: Knocking At Your Back Door, Perfect Strangers, Wasted Sunsets and Hungry Daze.

Kiss - Asylum - promo album cover pic - 1985 - #090306MNSS4E

On October 16th, 1985KISS released their thirteenth studio album: Asylum. This is not one of my favorite KISS albums, yet King Of The Mountain and Any Way You Slice It are very cool songs. Tears Are Falling kinda gets on my Metal nerves, after all these years. The album cover is cheesy too. Hell, the late & great Eric Carr has the bottom of his face cut-off on this Asylum album cover. WTF? That’s blasphemy!

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Shown above: The legendary Steve Harris of the iconic IRON MAIDEN, performing at the IRON MAIDEN Concert on October 16, 2006, at the Air Canada Center in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Ever since I was first introduced to IRON MAIDEN, (so many terrific years ago), I could not fathom life without them. Metal be thy name!

Stryper - Fallen - full image - promo abum cover pic - 2015 - #0625MOGNLLBSOGWL

On October 16th, 2015 – The newly released studio album from STRYPER is now ranked at #1, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Holy cow!


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4 Responses to “On This Day In METAL History – October 16th… From DEEP PURPLE To IRON MAIDEN”

  1. True story, one night at my local club in NJ, they were giving the KISS “Asylum” away free to the first 25 people who came in that night. I was definitely one of the first to arrive but I arrived too soon apparently so I didn’t get one. I still feel that I was cheated.

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