BraveWords Museum In Photos: October 23rd - 29th Birthdays
October 30, 2023, a month ago
BraveWords has one of the biggest music collections on the planet, with thousands of items signed. Each week we will showcase the last seven days of birthdays featuring some of the greatest releases in hard rock and heavy metal history. From October 16th - 22nd, the following albums/releases celebrated an anniversary. Click the gallery above to view all the photos from the past week.
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GENESIS’ Trespass - October 23rd, 1970
OZZY OSBOURNE’s Ozzmosis - October 23rd, 1995
All the way to #4 on Billboard, OZZY OSBOURNE released his seventh solo album, Ozzmosis, 28 years ago today (October 23rd, 1995). That’s the in-store we held at HMV 333 Yonge Street in Toronto. Geezer is sitting beside Ozzy.
DEF LEPPARD’s Vault: Def Leppard Greatest Hits (1980-1995) - October 23rd, 1995
ROBERT PLANT/ALISON KRAUSS’ Raising Sand - October 23rd, 2007
Album Of The Year at the 2008 Americana Music Honors & Awards and at the 2009 Grammy Awards.
HYPOCRISY's A Taste Of Extreme Divinity - October 23rd, 2009
Ted Templeman (VAN HALEN, MONTROSE, THE DOOBIE BROTHERS producer) - October 24th, 1942
The man twiddling the knobs for VAN HALEN, MONTROSE, THE DOOBIE BROTHERS and many more!
RUSH's Hemispheres - October 24th, 1978
STRYPER's To Hell With The Devil - October 24th, 1986
ANTHRAX' Stomp 442 - October 24th, 1995
SAVATAGE’s Dead Winter Dead - October 24th, 1995
OVERKILL’s Bloodletting – October 24th, 2000
SIX FEET UNDER's Graveyard Classics - October 24th, 2000
PAUL STANLEY’s Live To Win - October 24th, 2006
Glenn Tipton (JUDAS PRIEST) - October 25th, 1947
JEFF BECK GROUP’s Rough And Ready - October 25th, 1971
DIO’s Strange Highways - October 25th, 1993
Following the BLACK SABBATH Dehumanizer reunion, Ronnie James Dio and Vinny Appice reconvened and DIO’s sixth studio album, Strange Highways, was released 30 years ago today.
TIAMAT’s Wildhoney - October 25th, 1994
“That which appears most beautiful is evil in disguise.”
MERCYFUL FATE’s Time - October 25th, 1994
BEHEMOTH’s Satanica - October 25th, 1999
THE WHO’s Quadrophenia - October 26th, 1973
QUEEN’s Greatest Hits - October 26th, 1981
25 million copies sold and counting.
NIGHT RANGER’s Midnight Madness - October 26th, 1983
NAPALM DEATH’s Words From The Exit Wound - October 26th, 1998
DREAM THEATER’s Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes From A Memory - October 26th, 1999
BLOODBATH - The Arrow Of Satan Is Drawn - October 26th, 2018
WARREL DANE - Shadow Work - October 26th, 2018
Nearly a year after he died (December 13th, 2017), WARREL DANE’s second solo album, Shadow Work, was released posthumously five years ago today (October 26th, 2018). 🎂 Despite work being done on this after his passing, the follow-up to Praises To The War Machine is a glorious achievement and tribute to a legend.
TEN YEARS AFTER’s Ten Years After - October 27th, 1967
JOHNNY WINTER’s Second Winter - October 27th, 1969
ANGEL’s Angel - October 27th 1975
MOTÖRHEAD's Bomber - October 27th, 1979
CELTIC FROST's To Mega Therion - October 27th, 1985
Celtic Frost leader Thomas Gabriel Fischer spoke to BraveWords about acquiring the artwork for To Mega Therion from H.R. Giger:
"Well Martin (Ain) and I had pored over Giger's Necronomicon, his oversized, standard work constantly. It was basically our bible, we looked at it literally every day. And of course we loved the Satan 1 painting. When we wrote to him in late '83, when I wrote to him in my little letter, handwritten letter, we mentioned that painting and said if it's at all possible, would it be possible to do a collaboration with this painting? And to our astonishment he actually responded. He called us and his then wife also called us, who did his administration at the time, and we began to have regular phone calls, we began to have regular letter exchanges. It was of course before email and so on, and he told me on the phone one day that he had just finished what he called The Red Phase, a series of paintings in red paint, and he said his favourite painting of the series is the only one that hasn't been published yet, and he said, 'If you're agreed to also use that red painting that I love so much, and put it also on the album, I'll give you the Satan 1 for free'."
AC/DC’s AC/DC Live – October 27th 1992
TRIUMPH’s Edge Of Excess - October 27, 1992
Their last studio album, and only TRIUMPH album without Rik Emmett on it (replaced by Phil X, now in BON JOVI).
MÖTLEY CRÜE’s Greatest Hits / GREATE$T HIT$) - October 27th, 1998
MEGADETH’s Th1rt3en – October 27th, 2011
QUEEN's News Of The World - October 28th, 1977
SEX PISTOLS’ Never Mind The Bollocks – October 28th, 1977
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KISS' Creatures Of The Night - October 28th, 1982
VANDENBERG’s Heading For A Storm - October 28th, 1983
ZZ TOP’s Afterburner - October 28th, 1985
KISS' Carnival Of Souls: The Final Sessions - October 28th, 1997
AT THE GATES’ At War With Reality – October 28th, 2014
OBITUARY’s Inked In Blood – October 28th, 2014
Nine years ago today (October 28th, 2014), bass legend Terry Butler and lead guitarist Kenny Andrews join OBITUARY and unleash death metal glory with their ninth studio album, Inked In Blood.
Drummer Donald Tardy told me in 2017: “We knew when we wrote ‘Visions In My Head’, it was one of the catchiest songs we’ve ever written in our lives. If John's voice wouldn't have scared the world of commercial radio, I think we would've gotten a bite and commercial fans would've liked it.“
RUSH's Exit... Stage Left - October 29th, 1981
Recorded on the Moving Pictures tour at The Forum in Montreal, Quebec and The Apollo in Glasgow, Scotland.
DEEP PURPLE’s Perfect Strangers – October 29th, 1984
39 years ago today (November 12th, 1984), Ian Gillan left BLACK SABBATH, Ritchie Blackmore and Roger Glover left RAINBOW, Jon Lord left WHITESNAKE and Ian Paice left GARY MOORE. And a reunited DEEP PURPLE released the brilliant Perfect Strangers reunion album.
RUSH's Power Windows - October 29th, 1985
FATES WARNING’s Parallels - October 29th, 1991
VENOM’s The Waste Lands – October 29th, 1992
LACUNA COIL’s Comalies - October 29th, 2002