Thrash Metal timeline

  • Machine Head release Burn My Eyes

    Burn My Eyes is the debut album by American heavy metal band Machine Head. The album's themes generally tie into the social disorder and... Read more

  • Slayer Releases "Divine Intervention"

    Divine Intervention is the sixth studio album by American thrash metal band Slayer. Released on September 27, 1994 through American Recordings, it... Read more

  • Testament Releases "Low"

    Low is the sixth album released by Testament in 1994. It was the first album without guitarist Alex Skolnick or drummer Louie Clemente, who were... Read more

  • Forbidden releases Distortion

    Distortion is the third album from San Francisco, California thrash metal band, Forbidden. It comes five years after their second, Twisted into... Read more

  • Kreator release Cause for Conflict

    Cause for Conflict is the seventh studio album by German thrash metal band Kreator released in 1995. It is their seventh one, on which they... Read more

  • Voivod release Negatron

    Negatron was the eighth album released by Canadian thrash metal/progressive metal band Voivod. It was released in 1995 on Hypnotic Records. It is... Read more

  • Overkill releases The Killing Kind

    The Killing Kind is the eighth studio album released by thrash metal band Overkill in 1996. It was the first album to feature new guitarists Joe... Read more

  • Sepultura release Roots

    Roots is the sixth studio album by Brazilian metal band Sepultura. It was released in March 12, 1996 by Roadrunner Records, and was the band's last... Read more

  • Metallica releases Load

    Load is the sixth studio album by American heavy metal band Metallica, released June 4, 1996. To date, the album has sold over 5 million copies in... Read more

  • Sepultura release The Roots of Sepultura

    The Roots of Sepultura is a double-disc album by Sepultura, released in November 1996. It was a collection of unreleased tracks, b-sides, alternate... Read more

  • Forbidden releases Green

    Green (1997) is the fourth album by Forbidden. The CD has actually 14 tracks, tracks 11-13 being blank tracks, while track 14 has a hidden track... Read more

  • Sepultura release Blood-Rooted

    Blood-Rooted is an album by Sepultura, released on June 3, 1997. It was a collection of unreleased tracks, b-sides, remixes, and live recordings.... Read more

  • Testament Releases "Demonic"

    Demonic is a studio album by the band Testament, released in 1997. The lyrics deal with occult themes more like their 1980s efforts instead of the... Read more

  • Kreator release Outcast

    Outcast is the eighth studio album by German thrash metal band Kreator. It was released by G.U.N. Records in 1997. This album featured more gothic... Read more

  • Voivod release Phobos

    Phobos was the ninth album released by Canadian thrash metal/progressive metal band Voivod. It was released on Slipdisc/Hypnotic Records in 1997. Read more

  • Overkill releases From the Underground and Below

    From the Underground and Below is the ninth studio album by the thrash metal band Overkill released in 1997 by CMC International. Two cover songs... Read more

  • Metallica releases ReLoad

    ReLoad is the seventh album by American heavy metal band Metallica, released November 18, 1997. The album is a direct sequel or counterpart to the... Read more

  • Overkill releases Necroshine

    Necroshine is the tenth full-length album released by the thrash metal band Overkill in early 1999, on CMC International records. It is the... Read more

  • Kreator release Endorama

    Endorama is the ninth studio album by German thrash metal band Kreator released in 1999 by Drakkar Records. The gothic metal influences were the... Read more

  • Testament Releases The Gathering

    The Gathering is the eighth album by thrash metal band Testament. Stylistically, this is much faster, heavier, and more thrash metal-based than... Read more

  • Metal Church releases Masterpeace

    Masterpeace is the sixth album of heavy metal band Metal Church. This album features the return of David Wayne, absent since The Dark. All original... Read more

  • Overkill releases Coverkill

    Coverkill is a cover album released by thrash metal band Overkill in 1999. The album consists of cover songs by artists that influenced the band,... Read more

  • Overkill releases Bloodletting

    Bloodletting is the eleventh full-length album released by the thrash metal band Overkill in the fall of 2000, and the first after the departure of... Read more

  • Chuck Billy's Cancer Process

    In 2001, Chuck Billy was diagnosed with germ cell seminoma; a rare kind of cancer in his case because it is usually in the testicular region of a... Read more

  • Sepultura release Nation

    Nation is the eighth studio album by Brazilian thrash metal band Sepultura, released in 2001 through Roadrunner Records. Nation features guest... Read more