This is a timeline documenting events of heavy metal in the year 2015.
Heavy metal is a genre of rock music that developed in the late 1960s and early 1970s, largely in the United Kingdom. With roots in blues rock, psychedelic rock, and acid rock, the bands that created heavy metal developed a thick, massive sound, characterized by highly amplified distortion, extended guitar solos, emphatic beats, and overall loudness. The genre's lyrics and performance styles are sometimes associated with aggression and machismo.
3 Inches of Blood was a Canadian heavy metal band formed in 1999 in Victoria, British Columbia, last consisting of Cam Pipes, Justin Hagberg, Shane Clark, and Ash Pearson, none of whom were original members of the band. They are marked by strong influences from the new wave of British heavy metal movement.
Before the Mourning (also initialized as B4TM) was an American heavy metal band from Los Angeles, California. The band has released two EPs entitled Remembrance as well as Damned and Forsaken, and published full-length album Etherial End on 21 August 2015. On 24 November 2015, the ensemble announced that they have permanently split up.
Conducting from the Grave was an American deathcore band, formed in 2003 in Sacramento, California.
Acid Reign are an English thrash metal band, originally active from 1985 to 1991. The band rebooted in 2015 with just H remaining from the original line up.
Atrophy is a thrash metal band formed in Tucson, Arizona. As the result or their fast-playing style and lyrics, the band has been compared to that of their thrash metal contemporaries such as Testament, Vio-lence, Forbidden, Sacred Reich and Nuclear Assault.
Disturbed is an American heavy metal band from Chicago, formed in 1994. The band includes vocalist David Draiman, guitarist/keyboardist Dan Donegan, bassist John Moyer and drummer Mike Wengren. They have had very few lineup changes, with Donegan and Wengren being the 2 remaining original members. Former band members are vocalist Erich Awalt, and bassist Steve Kmak. The band has released seven studio albums, five of which have consecutively debuted at number one on the Billboard 200. Disturbed went into hiatus in October 2011, during which the band's members focused on various side projects, and returned in June 2015, releasing their first album in four years, Immortalized, on August 21, 2015. They also recorded and released one live album, Disturbed: Live at Red Rocks on November 18, 2016, which was recorded on August 18, 2016, at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado, located about 10 miles west of Denver, Colorado. Their seventh studio album, Evolution, was released on October 19, 2018.
Rush was a Canadian rock band consisting of Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson (guitars), and Neil Peart. Formed in 1968, the band went through several configurations until arriving at its longest and most popular line-up when Peart replaced original drummer John Rutsey in July 1974, two weeks before the group's first tour of the United States.
Rush is the debut studio album by Canadian rock band Rush, released on March 1, 1974 by the band's own label Moon Records in Canada and by Mercury Records in the United States and internationally. Their first release shows much of the hard rock sound typical of many of the popular rock bands emerging earlier in the decade. Rush were fans of such bands as Led Zeppelin and Cream, and these influences can be heard in most of the songs on the album.
Savatage is an American heavy metal band founded by brothers Jon and Criss Oliva in 1979 at Astro Skate in Tarpon Springs, Florida. The band was first called Avatar, but shortly before the release of their debut album Sirens (1983), they changed their name to Savatage as Avatar was already taken by another band.
Amberian Dawn is a Finnish power metal band, formed in 2006 by Tuomas Seppälä and Tommi Kuri. Their fifth album Re-Evolution was released on KHY Suomen Musiikki & Encore Music in summer 2013. Their latest album Darkness of Eternity was released on 10 November 2017, via Napalm Records.
Ostrogoth is a Belgian heavy metal band, formed in 1980 in Ghent.
Broken Hope is an American death metal band from Chicago, Illinois.
|9||Battle Beast||Unholy Savior|
|Callejon||Wir sind Angst|
|12||The Crown||Death Is Not Dead|
|Wednesday 13||Monsters of the Universe: Come Out and Plague|
|19||Angelus Apatrida||Hidden Evolution|
|Marilyn Manson||The Pale Emperor|
|23||Finsterforst||Mach Dich Frei|
|Ostrogoth||Last Tribe Standing|
|Stormwitch||Season of the Witch|
|26||Armageddon||Captivity & Devourment|
|Napalm Death||Apex Predator – Easy Meat|
|27||The Body and Thou||You, Whom I Have Always Hated|
|Periphery|| Juggernaut: Alpha |
|Venom||From the Very Depths|
|30||Blind Guardian||Beyond the Red Mirror|
|2||Solefald||World Metal: Kosmopolis Sud|
|9||Adrenaline Mob||Dearly Departed|
|16||Keep of Kalessin||Epistemology|
|17||36 Crazyfists||Time and Trauma|
|20||Black Star Riders||The Killer Instinct|
|23||The Agonist||Eye of Providence|
|Carach Angren||This Is No Fairytale|
|Ensiferum||One Man Army|
|Scorpions||Return to Forever|
|24||All That Remains||The Order of Things|
|4||Viking||No Child Left Behind|
|Europe||War of Kings|
|9||Mortification||Realm of the Skelataur|
|10||Cancer Bats||Searching for Zero|
|23||The Gentle Storm||The Diary|
|Michael Schenker's Temple of Rock||Spirit on a Mission|
|While She Sleeps||Brainwashed|
|27||Loch Vostok||From These Waters|
|Nightwish||Endless Forms Most Beautiful|
|Prong||Songs from the Black Hole (covers album)|
|31||Three Days Grace||Human|
|3||Halestorm||Into the Wild Life|
|Kiske/Somerville||City of Heroes|
|18||Stone Sour||Meanwhile in Burbank... (EP)|
|20||Drudkh||A Furrow Cut Short|
|Shining||IX / Everyone, Everything, Everywhere, Ends|
|21||Bill Ward||Accountable Beasts|
|Tribulation||The Children of the Night|
|Unleashed||Dawn of the Nine|
|Six Feet Under||Crypt of the Devil|
|Sirenia||The Seventh Life Path|
|12||Veil of Maya||Matriarch|
|Whitesnake||The Purple Album|
|Faith No More||Sol Invictus|
|22||Pyramaze||Disciples of the Sun|
|26||Obsequiae||Aria of Vernal Tombs|
|29||Helloween||My God-Given Right|
|1||The Darkness||Last of Our Kind|
|2||Armored Saint||Win Hands Down|
|Paradise Lost||The Plague Within|
|Skinless||Only the Ruthless Remain|
|9||Disarmonia Mundi||Cold Inferno|
|19||Luca Turilli's Rhapsody||Prometheus, Symphonia Ignis Divinus|
|Virgin Steele||Nocturnes of Hellfire & Damnation|
|23||Breaking Benjamin||Dark Before Dawn|
|High on Fire||Luminiferous|
|29||Thy Art Is Murder||Holy War|
|30||August Burns Red||Found in Far Away Places|
|Jungle Rot||Order Shall Prevail|
|7||Between the Buried and Me||Coma Ecliptic|
|10||Cradle of Filth||Hammer of the Witches|
|17||Orchid||Sign of the Witch (EP)|
|Powerwolf||Blessed & Possessed|
|24||Joe Satriani||Shockwave Supernova|
|Lamb of God||VII: Sturm und Drang|
|We Came as Romans||We Came as Romans|
|31||Kataklysm||Of Ghosts and Gods|
|Xandria||Fire & Ashes (EP)|
|7||Black Fast||Terms of Surrender|
|Cattle Decapitation||The Anthropocene Extinction|
|Krisiun||Forged in Fury|
|Miss May I||Deathless|
|14||Bullet for My Valentine||Venom|
|21||Act of Defiance||Birth and the Burial|
|Battlecross||Rise to Power|
|Before the Mourning||Etherial End|
|Butcher Babies||Take It Like a Man|
|The Devil Wears Prada||Space (EP)|
|The Murder of My Sweet||Beth Out of Hell|
|Rotting Christ||Lucifer Over Athens (live album)|
|Royal Hunt||Devil's Dozen|
|The Sword||High Country|
|28||Ahab||The Boats of the "Glen Carrig"|
|Kobra and the Lotus||Words of the Prophets (EP)|
|Nile||What Should Not Be Unearthed|
|Soilwork||The Ride Majestic|
|4||Amorphis||Under the Red Cloud|
|Black Majesty||Cross of Thorns|
|Five Finger Death Punch||Got Your Six|
|Iron Maiden||The Book of Souls|
|Mgła||Exercises in Futility|
|Nechochwen||Heart of Akamon|
|Once Human||The Life I Remember|
|Riverside||Love, Fear and the Time Machine|
|Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats||The Night Creeper|
|11||Bring Me the Horizon||That's the Spirit|
|Leaves' Eyes||King of Kings|
|The Black Dahlia Murder||Abysmal|
|Blessthefall||To Those Left Behind|
|Christian Mistress||To Your Death|
|Malevolent Creation||Dead Man's Path|
|My Dying Bride||Feel the Misery|
|Operation: Mindcrime||The Key|
|Seven Witches||The Way of the Wicked|
|Tank||Valley of Tears|
|25||A Sound of Thunder||Tales from the Deadside|
|Gloryhammer||Space 1992: Rise of the Chaos Wizards|
|Sebastien||Dark Chambers Of Deja Vu|
|2||Children of Bodom||I Worship Chaos|
|Fit for an Autopsy||Absolute Hope Absolute Hell|
|Satan||Atom by Atom|
|Sevendust||Kill the Flaw|
|Trivium||Silence in the Snow|
|9||NonExist||Throne of Scars|
|16||40 Below Summer||Transmission Infrared|
|Black Tide||Chasing Shadows|
|Circle II Circle||Reign of Darkness|
|Gorod||A Maze of Recycled Creeds|
|Grave||Out of Respect for the Dead|
|Born of Osiris||Soul Sphere|
|Vehemence||Forward Without Motion|
|30||Cryptopsy||The Book of Suffering – Tome 1 (EP)|
|Def Leppard||Def Leppard|
|Erimha||Thesis ov Warfare|
|Gama Bomb||Untouchable Glory|
|Goodbye to Gravity||Mantras of War|
|Lost Soul||Atlantis: The New Beginning|
|Myka Relocate||The Young Souls|
|6||Chastain||We Bleed Metal|
|Dark Moor||Project X|
|Devil You Know||They Bleed Red|
|Vanden Plas||Chronicles of the Immortals: Netherworld II|
|13||Girlschool||Guilty as Sin|
|Intronaut||The Direction of Last Things|
|Swallow the Sun||Songs from the North I, II & III|
|Vision of Disorder||Razed to the Ground|
|Imperia||Tears of Silence|
|Solution .45||Nightmares in the Waking State: Part I|
|27||Autopsy||Skull Grinder (EP)|
|Danzig||Skeletons (covers album)|
|Stone Sour||Straight Outta Burbank... (EP)|
|4||Coronatus||Raben im Herz|
|11||Triddana||The Power & the Will|
Arch Enemy is a Swedish melodic death metal band, originally a supergroup, from Halmstad, formed in 1995. Its members were in bands such as Carcass, Armageddon, Carnage, Mercyful Fate, Spiritual Beggars, Nevermore, and Eucharist. It was founded by Carcass guitarist Michael Amott along with Johan Liiva, who were both originally from the death metal band Carnage. The band has released ten studio albums, three live albums, three video albums and four EPs. The band was originally fronted by Johan Liiva, who was replaced by German Angela Gossow as lead vocalist in 2000. Gossow left the band in March 2014 and was replaced by Canadian Singer Alissa White-Gluz but remained as the group's manager.
Vader is a Polish death metal band from Olsztyn. Formed in 1983, the group was founded by then-bassist Piotr "Peter" Wiwczarek and guitarist Zbigniew "Vika" Wróblewski. Vader went through several lineup changes over the years, with Wiwczarek as the only constant member. Since 2011, the band has comprised Wiwczarek on guitars and vocals, guitarist Marek "Spider" Pająk, bassist Tomasz "Hal" Halicki, and British drummer James Stewart.
U.D.O. is a German heavy metal band founded by lead vocalist Udo Dirkschneider in 1987.
Grave Digger is a German heavy metal band that formed in '91
Trivium is an American heavy metal band from Orlando, Florida, formed in 1999. After getting signed to Roadrunner Records in 2004, the band has released eight studio albums and over twenty singles. Their latest album, The Sin and the Sentence, was released on October 20, 2017. The band has sold over one million albums worldwide.
Tank are a British heavy metal band, formed in 1980 by Algy Ward, a former member of The Damned. The band is known as part of the new wave of British heavy metal movement. Tank was often compared to Motörhead as both bands, trios fronted by singing bassists, played a loose, almost punk-styled metal music with often colourful lyrics.
Five Finger Death Punch also abbreviated as 5FDP or FFDP, is an American heavy metal band from Las Vegas, Nevada. Formed in 2005, the band's name comes from kung fu cinema. The band originally consisted of vocalist Ivan Moody, guitarist Zoltan Bathory, guitarist Caleb Andrew Bingham, bassist Matt Snell, and drummer Jeremy Spencer. Bingham was replaced by guitarist Darrell Roberts in 2006, who was then replaced by Jason Hook in 2009. Bassist Matt Snell departed from the band in 2010, and was replaced by Chris Kael in 2011. Spencer then departed the band in 2018 due to re-occurring back issues, and was replaced by Charlie Engen, making Bathory and Moody the only original members of the band.
Bloodsimple was an American heavy metal band from New York City that formed in 2002. They were signed to Warner Bros. Records.
Job for a Cowboy is an American death metal band from Glendale, Arizona. Formed in 2003, the band's debut album Genesis was released in 2007, peaking at No. 54 on the US Billboard 200 and selling 13,000 copies in its first week of release. The second album, 2009's Ruination, sold 10,600 copies in the United States in its first week to debut at position No. 42 on the Billboard 200 chart. The band comprises vocalist Jonny Davy, guitarists Tony Sannicandro and Al Glassman, bassist Nick Schendzielos, and drummer Chad Cortez. Davy is the only remaining founding member.
In This Moment is an American metal band from Los Angeles, California, formed by singer Maria Brink and guitarist Chris Howorth in 2005. They found drummer Jeff Fabb and started the band as Dying Star. Unhappy with their musical direction, they changed their name to In This Moment and gained two band members, guitarist Blake Bunzel and bassist Josh Newell. In 2005, bassist Newell left the band and was replaced by Pascual Romero, who was later replaced by Jesse Landry.
Aeon is a death metal band that formed in Östersund, Sweden in 1999. The band comprises vocalist Tommy Dahlström, guitarists Sebastian Nilsson and Ronnie Björnström, bassist Tony Östman and drummer Emil Wiksten. The band released its debut album, Bleeding the False, in 2005; and the second album Rise to Dominate in 2007, after signing a record deal with Metal Blade Records. The band's third album, Path of Fire, was released in 2010 and Aeons Black in 2012.
World Under Blood is an American melodic death metal band from Los Angeles, California. Formed in 2006, the band originally featured vocalist and guitarist Deron Miller and drummer Tim Yeung, with bassist Risha Eryavac and guitarist Luke Jaeger completing the four-piece lineup in 2007. The group released its debut album Tactical in July 2011, which featured contributions from guitarist James Murphy.
Decapitated is a Polish death metal band formed in Krosno in 1996. The group comprises guitarist, founder and composer Wacław "Vogg" Kiełtyka, vocalist Rafał Piotrowski, bassist Hubert Więcek and currently also session drummer James Stewart. Decapitated have gained recognition as one of the genre's most widely respected bands and one of the finest exponents of technical death metal. The band earned an international fan base in the underground music community, and became an innovating act in the modern death metal genre.
Adrenaline Mob is a heavy metal supergroup formed in early 2011 by singer Russell Allen, guitarist Mike Orlando and drummer Mike Portnoy. The band's current lineup consists of Allen, Orlando and drummer Jordan Cannata.
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