The holiday islands of Reunion and Mauritius are all that remains of a small continent that's been hidden under lava for millions of years.
Who didn’t love Guns N' Roses when they exploded on the scene with Appetite For Destruction?
Last November, the news hit that the original line-up of Black Sabbath would be reuniting to record another album - their first of all new material with the OG four since 1978's Never Say Die.
Last year, Black Sabbath confirmed it was reuniting with the original four members of the band, including Ozzy on vocals.
Not only has Black Sabbath riff master Tony Iommi put out his autobiography, Iron Man, but the original line-up of Sabbath is reuniting for a world tour and a new album produced by Rick Rubin.
It was on 11-11-11 that the news finally became official, although considering the members of Black Sabbath were getting together to make an announcement, it didn't take a rocket scientist to figure it out.
In light of National Metal Day, MXDWN honors all the hard rockers in the news this week, because without them, what would we head bang to?