1984 in heavy metal music
This is a timeline documenting the events of heavy metal in the year 1984.
Newly formed bands
- Agent Steel
- Blind Guardian (under the name "Lucifer's Heritage" until 1988)
- Celtic Frost
- King Kobra
- Living Colour
- Nuclear Assault
- Rage (under the name "Avenger" until 1986)
- The Cult
- Tony MacAlpine
- Uncle Slam (known as The Brood until 1987)
- Yngwie Malmsteen
Albums & EPs
- Def Leppard's drummer Rick Allen loses his left arm in a car accident on December 31.
- Deep Purple reunite.
- Hanoi Rocks drummer Razzle is killed in an automobile accident in early December. The driver of the car is Vince Neil of Mötley Crüe.
- The debut albums of both Saint Vitus (Saint Vitus) and Trouble (Psalm 9) are released.
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