BraveWords Museum In Photos: September 25th - October 1st Birthdays

October 2, 2023, 6 months ago

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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 September 25th - October 1st, the following albums/releases celebrated an anniversary. Click the gallery above to view all the photos from the past week. 

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Happy 51st 
BLACK SABBATH's Vol. 4 - September 25th, 1972

Happy 47th 
BLACK SABBATH's Technical Ecstasy - September 25th, 1976

Happy 23rd
DAVID COVERDALE’s Into The Light - September 25th, 2000

Happy 22nd 
SAXON’s Killing Ground - September 25th 2001

Happy 17th 
RHAPSODY OF FIRE's Triumph Or Agony - September 25th, 2006
The first album that the band released after their name change from RHAPSODY - RHAPSODY OF FIRE's Triumph Or Agony was released 17 years ago today (September 25th, 2006). 

Happy 14th 
IMMORTAL’s All Shall Fall – September 25th, 2009
Abbath’s last album with IMMORTAL.

Happy 54th
THE BEATLES’ Abbey Road - September 26th, 1969 

Happy 40th 
MÖTLEY CRÜE's Shout At The Devil - September 26th, 1983

Happy 38th 
TRIUMPH's Stages - September 26th, 1985
TRIUMPH's live album (plus two new studio songs: "Mind Games" and "Empty Inside”) Stages, turns 38 today.

Happy 28th 
AC/DC's BallBreaker - September 26th, 1995

Anybody else there? When a few thousand fans showed up to the Molson Amphitheatre in Toronto just to hear a playback of the new AC/DC record Ballbreaker! Biggest listening party ever on September 19th, 1995, one week before the release. 🎫: Toronto’s SkyDome on March 23rd, 1996.”

Happy 23rd 
COC’s (CORROSION OF CONFORMITY) America's Volume Dealer  - September 26th, 2000

Happy 16th 
NIGHTWISH's Dark Passion Play - September 26th, 2007
Tarja gone. Anette in. NIGHTWISH's Dark Passion Play turns 16 today.

Happy 12th Birthday 
PINK FLOYD’s Discovery - September 26th, 2011

Happy 29th 
CORROSION OF CONFORMITY's Deliverance - September 27th, 1994
Pepper Keenan takes over vocals and CORROSION OF CONFORMITY deliver the goods on Deliverance, 29 years ago today (September 27th, 1994). 

SLAYER's Divine Intervention - September 27th, 1994
SLAYER's first album to feature Paul Bostaph. 

Happy 19th 
RHAPSODY's Symphony of Enchanted Lands II - The Dark Secret - September 27th, 2004

Happy 18th 
GOJIRA's From Mars To Sirius - September 27th, 2005

Happy 13th 
HALFORD’s Halford IV: Made Of Metal - September 27th, 2010
ENSLAVED's Axioma Ethica Odini - September 27th, 2010

Happy 4th
OPETH - In Cauda Venenum - September 27th, 2019

Happy 47th 
LED ZEPPELIN's The Song Remains The Same - September 28th, 1976

Happy 45th 
BLACK SABBATH's Never Say Die! - September 28th, 1978
BLACK SABBATH's eighth and final studio album with OZZY until 2013’s 13. Storm Thorgerson and his Hipgnosis team created the artwork saluting British military pilots.

Happy 40th 
ALICE COOPER's DaDa - September 28th, 1983

Happy 35th 
OZZY OSBOURNE's No Rest For The Wicked - September 28th, 1988

Happy 30th
GAMMA RAY’s Insanity And Genius - September 28th, 1993

Happy 25th 
HAMMERFALL's Legacy Of Kings - September 28th, 1998

Happy 24th
DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN's Calculating Infinity - September 28th, 1999

Happy 18th 
3 INCHES OF BLOOD's Advance And Vanquish - September 28th, 2004

Happy 19th
CRADLE OF FILTH's Nymphetamine - September 28th, 2004

Happy 47th 
RUSH's All The World's A Stage - September 29th, 1976
RUSH's first US Top 40 album. 

Happy 37th
IRON MAIDEN's Somewhere In Time - September 29th, 1986
Two of the greatest bands in metal history started using synthesizers in the same year. JUDAS PRIEST’s Turbo came first in April and IRON MAIDEN followed with the powerful Somewhere In Time, 37 years ago today (September 29th, 1986). 

Happy 31st 
ALICE IN CHAINS' Dirt - September 29th, 1992

STONE TEMPLE PILOTS' Core - September 29th, 1992
8x platinum and it hit top ten in the US (#3), Canada (#8) and Sweden (#9). 

Happy 28th
CATHEDRAL's The Carnival Bizarre - September 29th, 1995

Happy 20th 
MOONSPELL's The Antidote - September 29th, 2003

Happy 14th
ALICE IN CHAINS' Black Gives Way To Blue - September 29th, 2009
Released on the 17th anniversary of their classic Dirt, ALICE IN CHAINS' Black Gives Way To Blue came out 14 years ago today (September 29th, 2009). It was William DuVall’s first with the band, following the tragic death of Layne Staley, who died in 2002.

Happy 51st
JOE WALSH’s Barnstorm - September 30th, 1972 
First thing JOE WALSH released after he left the JAMES GANG. 

Happy 35th 
FORBIDDEN's Forbidden Evil - September 30th, 1988
“Metal” Tim Henderson: “Future SLAYER drummer Paul Bostaph’s first recording. Original cassette + longbox sits in the BraveWords Museum. The vinyl is a new reissue … limited edition black vinyl. First started college radio at CFMU in Hamilton this was the first promo cassette! And I used “Through Eyes Of Glass” as the intro to my metal shows.”

Happy 29th 
TESTAMENT's Low - September 30th, 1994

Happy 27th 
KING DIAMOND's The Graveyard - September 30th, 1996

Happy 10th 
RUSH’s The Studio Albums 1989–2007 - September 30th, 2013
Counting everything from Presto (1989) to Snakes & Arrows (2007), RUSH’s The Studio Albums 1989–2007, was released ten years ago today (September 30th, 2013). 

DEVIN TOWNSEND’s The Retinal Circus – September 30th, 2013

Happy 7th
OPETH - Sorceress - September 30th, 2016

Happy 47th
STYX’ Crystal Ball - October 1st, 1976
That year Tommy Shaw joined the band. STYX’ sixth album, Crystal Ball, was released 47 years ago today (October 1st, 1976). 

Happy 38th 
RAZOR's Evil Invaders - October 1st, 1985

HELLOWEEN’s Walls Of Jericho - October 1st, 1985

Happy 33rd 
IRON MAIDEN's No Prayer For The Dying - October 1st, 1990
33 years ago today  (October 1st, 1990), Janice Gers replaced Adrian Smith and IRON MAIDEN released their eighth studio album, No Prayer For The Dying. 
🎫: January 18th, 1991 at Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto (ANTHRAX opened)

Happy 31st 
MÖTLEY CRÜE’s Decade Of Decadence 81-91 - October 1st, 1991
MÖTLEY CRÜE’s first great hits compilation, Decade Of Decadence 81-91, celebrates 32 years today (October 1st, 1991).  Hit #2 on the Billboard charts and sat there two weeks shouting at the devil!

Happy 29th
EDGE OF SANITY’s Purgatory Afterglow - October 1st, 1994

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