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. The full-length "...And Justice For All" followed in 1988, featuring the track "One" which was chosen as the subject for their first promotional music video.

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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Metallica - Kill 'Em All album art Metallica Kill 'Em All (Album) Megaforce Records US 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 US 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, Single) Elektra, Elektra Germany 1991 Sell This Version
Metallica - Live Shit: Binge & Purge album art Metallica Live Shit: Binge & Purge (Album) Elektra France 1993 Sell This Version
Metallica - Load album art Metallica Load (Album) Elektra US 1996 Sell This Version
Metallica - Reload album art Metallica Reload (Album) Elektra Malaysia 1997 Sell This Version
PL/METAL/01 Metallica - Classic Concert album art Metallica Classic Concert(CD, Promo, Transcription) Austereo MCM PL/METAL/01 Europe 1997 Sell This Version
Metallica - Garage Inc. album art Metallica Garage Inc. (Comp, Album) Vertigo South Africa 1998 Sell This Version
538 351-4 Metallica - Garage Inc. Vol 1 album art Metallica Garage Inc. Vol 1(Cass, Comp) Vertigo 538 351-4 Argentina 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) Elektra France 1999 Sell This Version
546 797-4 Metallica - S & M (part I) album art Metallica S & M (part I)(Cass, Album) Universal, Vertigo 546 797-4 Russia 1999 Sell This Version
Metallica - S & M (part II) album art Metallica With Michael Kamen Conducting The San Francisco Symphony Orchestra Metallica With Michael Kamen Conducting The San Francisco Symphony Orchestra - S & M (part II) (Album) Universal, Vertigo Thailand 1999 Sell This Version
none Metallica "S & M" - Interview(CDr, Promo) Mercury none Germany 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, Transcription) SFX Radio Network, Elektra, The Album Network 00178, none US 1999 Sell This Version
none Metallica - S & M Documentary album art Metallica S & M Documentary(CDr, Promo, Transcription) Universal, Mercury none Germany 1999 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, Transcription) 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

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xocnwahs

xocnwahs

March 14, 2020
Do we really have to navigate through 50 pages to see their discography?
guitarded

guitarded

March 7, 2020
edited 21 days ago
Why are all these stupid downloads NOT listed seperately?

They aren't Media, they should not be listed as such. This page is completely useless with all of these downloads listed in with Media.
dj.id

dj.id

March 1, 2020
Why Garage Day frome 1987 is not on this liste ?
metalfrog

metalfrog

February 9, 2020
What about moving all the live stuff on CD-R, the FLACs, MP3s and stuff like that to the Releases/Miscellaneous section? Deal?
KlasseF

KlasseF

February 9, 2020
Get rid of all downloads period! What's the logic? If they should be here (and that's a big IF), there should be a separate listing for live-downloads. Opinions? As of now, this looks like a joke..
jimmyjam69

jimmyjam69

January 17, 2020
edited 2 months ago
I don't know why all these live downloads are on here? You cannot buy or sell them and they just clutter everything up. they are not physical releases. Really it's the same as listing every live Metallica show from 1982-2020. it just clutters up their page.
djgolden777

djgolden777

December 25, 2019
To everyone complaining... FIX IT YOURSELVES!!! This site is open source which means anyone who has an account can add or change info. This is NOT a discography site as such... It's just called discogs and has no reference to being a complete reference site. If you see something wrong, fix it rather than waste time complaining... You'll be doin everyone 2 favours at once ;)
mreldridge

mreldridge

December 21, 2019
Wow the album section is a complete mess and useless
Doomguy-id

Doomguy-id

December 5, 2019
Last time I checked, Metallica have not released 291 albums.
mach_daniel

mach_daniel

December 2, 2019
I fully agree, remove this digital shit whose only confusing us, into a special folder somewhere at the end of discography.
Keep albums, singles and EPs

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