So about a month ago I started hearing about National Metal Day and I'm like what the Hell?  Did I get too drunk last year and miss that this official American holiday exists?  Did an email from Satan accidentally go to my spam folder? 

As it turns out, I didn't miss anything, this is the inaugural year for this grand holiday.  Looks like the official "National Metal Day" Facebook is really just interested in selling t-shirts.  We here at The Blaze just wanna blow your effing ear drums out.  This Friday you'll hear:

Metallica

Iron Maiden

Slayer

Black Sabbath

Judas Priest

Pantera

Megadeth

Monster Magnet

Killswitch Engage

Slipknot

As I Lay Dying

Behemoth

Anvil

Misfits

Machine Head

Opeth

Cradle Of Filth

Eye Empire

Unearth

Suicidal Tendencies

And way way way way MORE!

Our day of metal will be followed up with live chaos at the Dark Horse with Blessiddoom, Universal Choke Sign & Blistered Earth. 8p, $7, $6 with your Military ID, 21+