1972 in heavy metal music

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This is a timeline documenting the events of heavy metal in the year 1972.

Newly formed bands[edit]

Albums[edit]

January[edit]

Day Artist Album
 ??? Blue Öyster Cult Blue Öyster Cult[2]

March[edit]

Day Artist Album
10 Thin Lizzy Shades of a Blue Orphanage
10 Deep Purple Machine Head[3]

April[edit]

Day Artist Album
28 Wishbone Ash Argus[4]

May[edit]

Day Artist Album
 ??? Uriah Heep Demons & Wizards[5]

June[edit]

Day Artist Album
 ??? Alice Cooper School's Out[6]
 ??? The Kinks Everybody's in Show-Biz

September[edit]

Day Artist Album
25 Black Sabbath Black Sabbath Vol. 4[7]
 ??? Grand Funk Railroad Phoenix[8]

November[edit]

Day Artist Status Quo Album Piledriver
 ??? Hawkwind Doremi Fasol Latido
Uriah Heep The Magician's Birthday[9]

December[edit]

Day Artist Album
 ??? Deep Purple Made in Japan[10]

Unknown[edit]

Disbandments[edit]

Events[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Twisted Sister Bio". Allmusic. Retrieved 2008-03-28. 
  2. ^ "Blue Öyster Cult". Allmusic. Retrieved 2008-04-25. 
  3. ^ "Machine Head". Allmusic. Retrieved 2008-04-25. 
  4. ^ "Argus". Allmusic. Retrieved 2008-04-25. 
  5. ^ "Demons and Wizards". Allmusic. Retrieved 2008-04-25. 
  6. ^ "School's Out". Allmusic. Retrieved 2008-04-25. 
  7. ^ "Black Sabbath, Vol. 4". Allmusic. Retrieved 2008-04-25. 
  8. ^ "Phoenix". Allmusic. Retrieved 2006-07-02. 
  9. ^ "The Magician's Birthday". Allmusic. Retrieved 2008-04-25. 
  10. ^ "Made in Japan". Allmusic. Retrieved 2008-04-25. 
  11. ^ "Squawk". Allmusic. Retrieved 2008-04-25. 
Preceded by
1971
Heavy Metal Timeline
1972
Succeeded by
1973