On This Day

Heavy Metal Music in History (Part 2)

Events in Music


Birthdays in Music

  • 1969-06-06 Douglas Lee Mitchell, American heavy metal artist (Southgang), born in Miles, Michigan
  • 1969-08-04 Max Cavalera, Brazilian heavy metal guitarist and singer (Sepultura), born in Belo Horizonte, Brazil
  • 1969-11-24 Rob Nicholson, American session and touring heavy metal bassist (Rob Zombie; Ozzy Osbourne)
  • 1969-12-03 Bill Steer, Scottish-British heavy metal guitarist (Napalm Death; Carcass; Gentlemans Pistols), born in Stockton-on-Tees, England
  • 1970-03-10 Matt Barlow, American heavy metal singer (Ashes of Ares; Iced Earth), born in Biloxi, Mississippi
  • 1970-03-10 Matt Barlow, American heavy metal vocalist (Ashes of Ares; Iced Earth; Pyramaze), born in Biloxi, Mississippi
  • 1970-06-04 David Pybus, British extreme heavy metal bassist (Cradle Of Death), born in Heckmondwike, West Yorkshire, England
  • 1970-11-09 Chris Jericho [Irvine], American-Canadian professional wrestler and heavy metal rock singer (Fozzy), born in Manhasset, New York
  • 1970-11-18 Johan Liiva, Sweden heavy metal vocalist (Arch Enemy; Hearse), born in Helsingborg, Sweden
  • 1971-06-09 Rick Renstrom, American heavy metal guitarist, born in Tampa, Florida
  • 1971-07-31 John 5 [Lowery], American heavy metal guitarist (The Devil Knows My Name; Rob Zombie), born in Grosse Pointe, Michigan
  • 1971-10-02 James Root, American heavy metal songwriter and guitarist (Slipknot), born in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • 1971-10-16 Chad Gray, American heavy metal singer (Hellyeah; Mudvayne), born in Latham, Illinois
  • 1971-11-28 Fenriz [Leif Nagell], Norwegian heavy metal musician (Darkthrone), born Kolbotn, Norway
  • 1972-04-08 Paul Gray, American heavy metal bassist (Slipknot), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2010)
  • 1972-12-29 Evan Seinfeld, American heavy metal singer and bassist (Biohazard) and actor (Oz), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1973-06-13 Ville Laihiala, Finnish heavy metal singer (Sentenced, Poisonblack), born in Oulu, Finland
  • 1973-07-15 John Dolmayan, Armenian-American heavy metal drummer (System Of A Down, since 1997 - "Chop Suey!"; "Toxicity"), born in Beirut, Lebanon
  • 1973-07-25 Dani Filth [Daniel Davey], British lyricist, and heavy metal singer (Cradle of Filth), born in Hertford, Hertfordshire, England
  • 1973-11-03 Mick Thomson, American heavy metal guitarist (Slipknot), born in Des Moines, Iowa
  • 1974-04-01 Richard Christy, American heavy metal drummer (Charred Walls of the Damned), and radio personality (The Howard Stern Show), born in Fort Scott, Kansas, U.S.
  • 1974-04-22 Shavo Odadjian, Armenian-American heavy metal bassist (System of a Down), born in Yerevan, Armenian SSR, Soviet Union
  • 1974-12-20 Die [Daisuke Andou], Japanese heavy metal rock guitarist (Dir En Grey), born in Mie, Japan
  • 1975-05-18 Peter Iwers, Swedish heavy metal bass player (In Flames, 1999-2018)
  • 1975-05-27 ZP Theart, British heavy metal rock singer and musician (DragonForce; Skid Row), born in Clanwilliam, South Africa
  • 1975-09-05 Charles Greywolf [David Vogt], German heavy metal guitarist and record producer (Powerwolf), born in Berus, West Germany
  • 1975-11-28 Satyr [Sigurd Wongraven], Norwegian heavy metal musician (Satyricon)
  • 1975-12-16 Nawo Kawakita, Japanese heavy metal drummer (Maximum the Hormone)
  • 1976-09-09 Kristoffer Rygg, Norwegian heavy metal vocalist and musician (Ulver; Arcturus), born in Oslo, Norway
  • 1976-10-19 Joseph Andrew Duplantier, French-American heavy metal guitarist and vocalist (Gojira), born in Paris
  • 1976-11-18 Shagrath [Stian Tomt Thoresen], Norwegian heavy metal singer (Dimmu Borgir), born in Jessheim, Akershus
  • 1977-01-28 Matt DeVries, American heavy metal guitarist (Chimaira)
  • 1977-06-10 Nergal [Adam Darski], Polish heavy metal singer, guitarist, bandleadesr, and songwriter (Behemoth), born in Gdynia, Poland
  • 1977-08-30 Jens Ludwig, German heavy metal guitarist (Edguy), born in Fulda, Germany
  • 1977-12-18 Maria Brink, American heavy metal singer and songwriter (In This Moment), born in Schenectady, New York
  • 1977-12-23 Jari Mäenpää, Finnish heavy metal guitarist and singer (Wintersun), born in Finland
  • 1978-09-03 Valfar, Norwegian heavy metal vocalist and musician (Windir), born in Sogndal, Norway (d. 2004)
  • 1978-10-19 Henri "Trollhorn"Sorvali, Finnish heavy metal muscian (Moonsorrow), born in Helsinki, Finland
  • 1978-11-27 Tim Yeung, American heavy metal drummer (Vital Remains; I Am Morbid), born in Rochester, New York
  • 1978-12-30 Inferno [Zbigniew Promiński], Polish heavy metal drummer (Behemoth), born in Tczew, Poland
  • 1979-10-17 Marcela Bovio, Mexican heavy metal singer and violinist (Stream of Passion; MaYans), born in Monterrey, Mexico
  • 1980-01-01 Richie Faulkner, British heavy metal guitarist (Judas Priest, 2011-present), born in London, England
  • 1980-01-03 Rob Arnold, American heavy metal guitarist (Chimaira, 2000-11; Six Feet Under, 2012-18)
  • 1981-01-13 Jason James, Welsh heavy metal bassist (Bullet for My Valentine, 2003-15)
  • 1981-03-03 Tobias Forge, Swedish heavy metal singer (Ghost), born in Linköping, Sweden
  • 1982-01-17 Alex Varkatzas, American heavy metal singer (Atreyu), born in Orange County, California
  • 1982-06-30 Dan Jacobs, American heavy metal guitarist (Atreyu)
  • 1984-11-18 Johnny Christ [Seward], American heavy metal bassist (Avenged Sevenfold), born in Huntington Beach, California
  • 1985-08-21 Jacob (Jake) Pitts, American heavy metal rock guitarist (Black Veil Brides), born in Pocatello, Idaho
  • 1987-03-15 Tatiana Shmailyuk, Ukrainian heavy metal vocalist (Jinjer -"Pisces"), born in Donetsk, Ukraine
  • 1989-10-02 Roman Ibramkhalilov, Ukrainian heavy metal guitarist (Jinjer -"Pisces"), born in Ukraine

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