Today In Metal History May 5th, 2023 BLACK SABBATH, DREAM THEATER, BILLY IDOL, DEVIN TOWNSEND, NAZARETH, AC/DC, TESTAMENT

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Today In Metal History  May 5th, 2023 BLACK SABBATH, DREAM THEATER, BILLY IDOL, DEVIN TOWNSEND, NAZARETH, AC/DC, TESTAMENT

HEAVY HISTORY

50 years ago today (May 5th, 1973), LED ZEPPELIN break THE BEATLES audience record (at Shea Stadium in 1965) by performing in front of 56,800 fans at Tampa Stadium in Florida. The band grosses $309,000.

HEAVY BIRTHDAYS

Happy 75th
William Thomas "Bill" Ward (BLACK SABBATH drummer) May 5th, 1948

Happy 67th
Dick Kemper (VANDENBERG bassist) - May 5th,1956

Happy 64th
Steven Bruce Schneider (aka Steve Stevens; BILLY IDOL guitarist) - May 5th,1959

Happy 60th
Kevin James LaBrie (DREAM THEATER singer) May 5th,1963

Happy 57th
Shawn Drover (ACT OF DEFIANCE, MEGADETH, EIDOLON drummer) - May 5th,1966

Happy 51st
Devin Garret Townsend (DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, STEVE VAI) May 5th,1972

Album Releases

Happy 50th Birthday
NAZARETHs Razamanaz May 5th,1973

Happy 45th
AC/DCs Powerage - May 5th,1978

Happy 35th
TESTAMENT's The New Order May 5th,1988

Happy 25th Birthday
ARCH ENEMYs Stigmata - May 5th,1998

17th Birthday
BEYOND FEAR's Beyond Fear - May 5th, 2006

Happy 15th
TEXTURES' Silhouettes - May 5th,2008
SCOTT KELLY's The Wake - May 5th,2008

Happy 14th
HATEBREED's For The Lions May 5th,2009

THE CHARIOT's Wars And Rumors Of Wars - May 5th,2009
THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA - WIth Roots Above And Branches Below May 5th,2009
ISIS' Wavering Radiant - May 5th,2009
NACHTMYSTIUM's Doomsday Derelicts - May 5th, 2009
NECRODEATH's Phylogensis - May 5th, 2009
ZAO's Awake? - May 5th, 2009

Happy 13th
UFOMAMMUTs Eve - May 5th,2010

Happy 12th
RIVERSIDEs Memories In My Head May 5th, 2011

Happy 9th
HELIX Bastard Of The Blues May 5th,2014

Happy 8th
KORPIKLAANIs Noita 2015
SIX FEET UNDERs Crypt Of The Devil May 5th,2015

Happy 6th
EISREGENs Fleischfilm - May 5th, 2017
FULL OF HELLs Trumpeting Ecstasy -May 5th, 2017
GOD DETHRONEDs The World Ablaze -May 5th, 2017
HATEs Tremendum -May 5th, 2017
MOTIONLESS IN WHITEs Graveyard Shift -May 5th, 2017
SEVEN KINGDOMS Decennium -May 5th, 2017
SPOIL ENGINEs Stormsleeper -May 5th, 2017
THE SWORDs Greetings From... -May 5th, 2017



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