1978 in heavy metal music

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List of years in heavy metal music (table)

This is a timeline documenting the events of heavy metal in the year 1978.

Newly formed bands

Albums

January

Day Album Artist Notes
??? Double Live Gonzo! Ted Nugent Live

February

Day Album Artist Notes
10 Stained Class Judas Priest
Van Halen Van Halen
Impeckable Budgie
Frank Marino and Mahogany Rush – Live Mahogany Rush Live

April

Day Album Artist Notes
9 Long Live Rock 'n' Roll Rainbow

May

Day Album Artist Notes
5 Powerage AC/DC

June

Day Album Artist Notes
2 Live and Dangerous Thin Lizzy Live
20 Double Vision Foreigner
Obsession UFO
Struck Down Yesterday and Today

August

Day Album Artist Notes
Kingdom of Madness Magnum
Tokyo Tapes Scorpions Live

September

Day Album Artist Notes
1 Molly Hatchet Molly Hatchet
18 Ace Frehley Ace Frehley
Gene Simmons Gene Simmons
Paul Stanley Paul Stanley
Peter Criss Peter Criss
28 Never Say Die! Black Sabbath
30 Back on the Streets Gary Moore
Snakebite Whitesnake EP
Some Enchanted Evening Blue Öyster Cult Live
Weekend Warriors Ted Nugent

October

Day Album Artist Notes
9 Killing Machine Judas Priest
13 If You Want Blood You've Got It AC/DC Live
29 Hemispheres Rush
Pain Killer Krokus
Trouble Whitesnake

November

Day Album Artist Notes
10 Jazz Queen
From the Inside Alice Cooper
Rose Tattoo Rose Tattoo

December

Day Album Artist Notes
2 Quiet Riot II Quiet Riot Japan

Release date unknown

Disbandments

Events

Preceded by
1977
Heavy Metal Timeline
1978
Succeeded by
1979

References

  1. ^ "Anvil Bio". Allmusic. Retrieved 2008-04-25.
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