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1992 In Heavy Metal Music
All happenings in 1992. Newly formed bands, new albums and events. Here is our selection of some albums released in 1992. Vote for your favorite one.
Newly formed bands in 1992
Black Label Society, Cruachan, Edguy, Esoteric, Evoken, Freak Kitchen, Gorgoroth, Graveland, Graveworm, Lordi, Machine Head, Mourning Beloveth, Moonspell, Necrophagist, P.O.D., Stone Sour, Sevendust, Theatre of Tragedy, Vince Neil, Wolfgang.
Events in 1992
Alice in Chains release their widely popular concept album, Dirt.
Motörhead’s drummer Phil Taylor finally leaves after recording “Ain’t No Nice Guy” for the March or Die album. The drummer on that album is Tommy Aldridge, who was replaced by Mikkey Dee after recording the album.
Metallica frontman James Hetfield suffers second and third-degree burns due to a pyrotechnic accident during the Guns N’ Roses/Metallica Stadium Tour.
Living Colour’s bassist Muzz Skillings leaves and is replaced by Doug Wimbish.
On April, 20, The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert is held. Top heavy metal/hard rock acts such as Guns N’ Roses, Def Leppard, Metallica, Extreme and the heavy metal parody band Spinal Tap perform, as well as heavy metal/hard rock legends such as Robert Plant (Led Zeppelin), Roger Daltrey (The Who), and Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath).
Body Count sparks nationwide controversy over the song from their self-titled debut album, “Cop Killer”.
Vince Neil leaves Mötley Crüe and is replaced by John Corabi
Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo is replaced by Paul Bostaph
Fanoft Stave Church near Bergen, Norway is destroyed by Varg Vikernes of Burzum on June 6. Other church burnings attributed to black metal musicians also took place throughout Scandinavia.