Metallica

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Thrash Metal (Heavy Metal) band from Los Angeles, California (USA).

Metallica formed in 1981 by vocalist/guitarist James Hetfield and drummer Lars Ulrich. The duo first met through an ad in a Los Angeles-based music newspaper. At the time, Ulrich had little musical experience and no band but managed to secure a slot on an upcoming compilation record called “Metal Massacre”. Metallica’s contribution, “Hit The Lights”, featured Hetfield, Ulrich and lead guitarist Lloyd Grant. Afterwards, Ron McGovney became the band's bassist and Dave Mustaine joined the band as lead guitarist. This line-up would re-record "Hit The Lights" for subsequent re-pressings of "Metal Massacre" and would also issue several demos. In 1983, McGovney quit the group and was replaced by Cliff Burton, which also saw the band relocate to San Francisco. Metallica then traveled to New York after signing a deal with Megaforce Records. However, once in New York, the band fired Mustaine. It would mark the beginning of a long feud between Mustaine and Metallica, mostly fueled by remarks Mustaine would make to the press. Mustaine was replaced by Kirk Hammett of Exodus (6).

Metallica's debut LP, "Kill 'Em All", was released in 1983. It was followed in 1984 by "Ride The Lightning". This led to a major label deal with Elektra. In 1986, the band released "Master Of Puppets", which is considered by many to be one of the greatest heavy metal records of all time. In September of that year, while on tour in Sweden, the band was involved in a bus accident which took the life of Cliff Burton. Eventually, Jason Newsted (of Flotsam And Jetsam) was hired as the band's new bassist and he made his debut on 1987's "Garage Days Re-Revisited", an EP of cover tunes.

In 1990, Metallica hooked up with producer Bob Rock for a self-titled release that would become better known as "The Black Album", due to its cover art. Released in 1991, the black album would become one of the best-selling rock albums of all time, selling over 16 million copies in the US alone.

In 1996, the band experimented with Rock music style Alternative Rock, this could be heard on the album "Load". The following year, "Reload" appeared which had the similiar formula as ''Load''. The albums continued the band’s trend of more accessible music. In 1999, the group released an album and accompanying film called "S&M", which featured Metallica performing their songs with the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra.

In 2001, as the band was preparing to begin work on a new album, Newsted quit the group, citing personal and musical reasons. Work on the new album was further complicated when Hetfield entered rehab for alcohol abuse. The album, called "St. Anger", was eventually completed in 2003 with producer Bob Rock handling the bass. Upon its release, "St. Anger" drew mostly negative reviews. Following the recording, Robert Trujillo, formerly of Suicidal Tendencies, was hired as bassist. The making of the album was captured in the documentary “Some Kind Of Monster”.

In 2008, "Death Magnetic", produced by Rick Rubin, would surface and was hailed by many as Metallica's return to thrash metal. The following year, Metallica was inducted into Rock And Roll Hall of Fame. Former bassist Jason Newsted was present and Cliff Burton's father appeared on Cliff's behalf. Dave Mustaine, who was not inducted, was invited to the ceremony by the band but declined to attend. In 2011, Metallica collaborated with Lou Reed on the album, “Lulu”, which was largely panned by critics and ignored by consumers.
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none Metallica - Live Metal Up Your Ass album art Metallica Live Metal Up Your Ass(Cass) Not On Label (Metallica Self-released) none US 1982 Sell This Version
Metallica - Kill 'Em All album art Metallica Kill 'Em All (Album) Megaforce Records Turkey 1983 Sell This Version
Metallica - Ride The Lightning album art Metallica Ride The Lightning (Album) Megaforce Records US 1984 Sell This Version
Metallica - Master Of Puppets album art Metallica Master Of Puppets (Album) Elektra, Elektra Canada 1986 Sell This Version
Metallica - ...And Justice For All album art Metallica ...And Justice For All (Album, Single) Elektra, Elektra South Korea 1988 Sell This Version
Metallica - Metallica album art Metallica Metallica (Album, MiniAlbum, Single) Elektra, Elektra Canada 1991 Sell This Version
Metallica - Live Shit: Binge & Purge album art Metallica Live Shit: Binge & Purge (Album) Elektra, Elektra Video US 1993 Sell This Version
Metallica - Load album art Metallica Load (Album) Elektra US 1996 Sell This Version
FC-001 Metallica - Fan Can 1 album art Metallica Fan Can 1(Box, Club, Ltd, Mixed + CD + VHS, NTSC) The Metallica Club FC-001 US 1996 Sell This Version
Metallica - Reload album art Metallica Reload (Album) Elektra Turkey 1997 Sell This Version
FC-002 Metallica - Fan Can 2 album art Metallica Fan Can 2(CD + VHS, NTSC + Box, Club, Ltd, Mixed) The Metallica Club FC-002 US 1997 Sell This Version
Metallica - Garage Inc. album art Metallica Garage Inc. (Comp, Album) Elektra South Africa 1998 Sell This Version
Metallica - Fan Can 3 album art Metallica Fan Can 3 The Metallica Club US 1998 Sell This Version
011 936-2 Metallica - CD Interview album art Metallica CD Interview(CD, Promo) PolyGram Polska 011 936-2 Poland 1998 Sell This Version
Metallica - S&M album art Metallica S&M (Album, Comp) Elektra France 1999 Sell This Version
00178, none Metallica - Metallica With The Orchestra Of St. Luke's (S&M Concert Special) album art Metallica Metallica With The Orchestra Of St. Luke's (S&M Concert Special)(4xCDr, Promo) SFX Radio Network, Elektra, The Album Network 00178, none US 1999 Sell This Version
FC-004 Metallica - Fan Can 4 album art Metallica Fan Can 4(Box, Club, Ltd, Mixed + CD + VHS, NTSC) The Metallica Club FC-004 US 2001 Sell This Version
Metallica - St. Anger album art Metallica St. Anger (Album) Elektra Hong Kong 2003 Sell This Version
none Metallica - Seattle, WA, Key Arena, March 28, 2004 album art Metallica Seattle, WA, Key Arena, March 28, 2004(20xFile, FLAC) Not On Label (Metallica Self-released) none US 2004
none Metallica - Vancouver, BC, General Motors Place, March 26, 2004 album art Metallica Vancouver, BC, General Motors Place, March 26, 2004(20xFile, FLAC) Not On Label (Metallica Self-released) none US 2004
none Metallica - Spokane, WA, Spokane Arena, March 21, 2004 album art Metallica Spokane, WA, Spokane Arena, March 21, 2004(20xFile, FLAC) Not On Label (Metallica Self-released) none US 2004
none Metallica - San Francisco, CA, Cow Palace, March 8, 2004 album art Metallica San Francisco, CA, Cow Palace, March 8, 2004(20xFile, FLAC) Not On Label (Metallica Self-released) none US 2004
none Metallica - Glasgow, Scotland, Glasgow Green, June 2, 2004 album art Metallica Glasgow, Scotland, Glasgow Green, June 2, 2004(20xFile, FLAC) Not On Label (Metallica Self-released) none US 2004
none Metallica - Reno, NV, Lawlor Events Center, March 11, 2004 album art Metallica Reno, NV, Lawlor Events Center, March 11, 2004(20xFile, FLAC) Not On Label (Metallica Self-released) none US 2004
none Metallica - Sacramento, CA, Arco Arena, March 10, 2004 album art Metallica Sacramento, CA, Arco Arena, March 10, 2004(20xFile, FLAC) Not On Label (Metallica Self-released) none US 2004

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nickdm7

nickdm7

November 10, 2018
edited 6 days ago
Please get rid of the unofficial releases. This is getting a little ridiculous.
lindy919

lindy919

October 19, 2018
I always wonder if the band made a conscious decision to not make any good music after the Black Album...
guardianigor

guardianigor

September 4, 2018
Metallica : 1983-1988. May they rest in peace ! Amen
NickSweat

NickSweat

August 18, 2018
My thoughts concerning the "official bootlegs" is pretty much like everyone else...this is ridiculous and needs to be re-categorized..
The-Earth-Looks-Flat

The-Earth-Looks-Flat

August 5, 2018
edited 3 months ago
It ain't just Metallica that have a messed up discography on Discogs, it's happened to 100's of bands and now the whole site has become a mess because of this insistence on mixing up all the different types of releases when it would be so much more simple to keep them in separate sections (like Wikipedia does)
Dynamo11

Dynamo11

August 1, 2018
Official releases really shouldn't include the official "unofficial" bootlegs, 17 pages is just insane. Just echoing the thoughts of the others when they should be split off.
oldrockdog

oldrockdog

July 28, 2018
This is sheer and utter madness!!! FLACs, MP3s and CDr "releases" should be classed separately (or in my opinion all non "physical" (hard copy) formats should be removed from this database altogether)
Please Discogs administrators do something
earwaxwisconsin

earwaxwisconsin

May 23, 2018
Why won't they split the releases? It seems like that idea is the consensus. Frigging 14 pages of 20xfile. You can't even sell them on DIscogs.
Victor007

Victor007

May 22, 2018
Hello.Recently i bought a mispressed copy of 2008 45 rpm european Ride the lightning with side three labels on both sides of the second vinyl.Had anyone met a copy like that?
baddestdba

baddestdba

April 5, 2018
The unofficial section needs to be split into 3 sections, live & studio, lp, cassette or cd. So I could look for unofficial live cds only & not have to sift thru 610 entries in hopes of finding a live cd.

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