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.

Metallica Discography


Metallica No Life 'Til Leather Not On Label (Metallica Self-released) US 1982 Sell This Version
none Metallica Live Metal Up Your Ass(Cass) Not On Label (Metallica Self-released) none US 1982 Sell This Version
Metallica Kill 'Em All (Album, EP) Megaforce Records US 1983 Sell This Version
Metallica Master Of Puppets (Album) Elektra, Elektra Europe 1986 Sell This Version
Metallica ...And Justice For All (Album, Single) Elektra, Elektra South Korea 1988 Sell This Version
Metallica Ride The Lightning (Album) Elektra UK 1984 Sell This Version
Metallica Metallica (Album, MiniAlbum) Elektra, Elektra Germany 1991 Sell This Version
Metallica 15 Pieces Of Live Shit: Binge & Purge Elektra US 1993 Sell This Version
Metallica Live Shit: Binge & Purge (Album) Elektra Europe 1993 Sell This Version
Metallica Load (Album) Elektra US 1996 Sell This Version
Metallica Reload (Album) Elektra Turkey 1997 Sell This Version
Metallica Garage Inc. (Album, Comp) Elektra South Africa 1998 Sell This Version
JJJ-MET Metallica Poor Touring Me(CD, Promo) Vertigo, Mercury JJJ-MET Australia 1998 Sell This Version
Metallica S&M (Album, Comp) Elektra Bulgaria 1999 Sell This Version
Metallica St. Anger (Album) Vertigo Europe 2003 Sell This Version
none 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(20xFile, FLAC) Not On Label (Metallica Self-released) none US 2004
none 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(20xFile, FLAC) Not On Label (Metallica Self-released) none US 2004
none Metallica Glasgow, Scotland, Glasgow Green, June 2, 2004(20xFile, FLAC, Club) Not On Label (Metallica Self-released) none US 2004
none 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(20xFile, FLAC) Not On Label (Metallica Self-released) none US 2004
none Metallica September 4, 2004 Lubbock, TX, United Spirit Arena(21xFile, FLAC) Not On Label (Metallica Self-released) none US 2004
none Metallica Los Angeles, CA, Great Western Forum, March 6, 2004(20xFile, FLAC) Not On Label (Metallica Self-released) none US 2004
none Metallica Chorzow, Poland, Chorzow Slaski Stadium, May 31, 2004(20xFile, FLAC) Not On Label (Metallica Self-released) none US 2004

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October 18, 2016
all this fucking disturbing nonsense FLAC and CDR live albums...


October 16, 2016
Where are the fucking Flac files, I can´t find them!


October 14, 2016
146 albums? Nice...
But impossible to filter ACTUAL studio albums when you're looking for something.
There should be separate list for LIVE and FLAC releases...


October 9, 2016
Please add more Flac files and live albums! Theres just not enough on here! Geeze!


September 28, 2016
I have this single and it's official for sure,but i don't see it here in the official discography.Weird.


September 14, 2016
remove the goddamn flac files!!! it's making me sick goddamit!


September 13, 2016
I like the band but this review section represents everything I hate about metalheads. So much trash-talking and saying that they shouldn't have any credibility just because of the stuff they put out in the '90's. Now, I think the '90's albums are hit and miss but I don't act like a baby over them. And don't get me started of the Cliff worship. Granted, he's an awesome bass player but the heavy amount of praise can be very overwhelming, especially saying that the band "died" after he went and completely ignoring ...And Justice for All.


August 29, 2016
I agree with everyone here, these FLAC things are very annoying..


August 27, 2016
Jesus Christ! It took me 5 minutes to find DEATH MAGNETIC's official release in all this FLAC mess. This is not ok for sellers who sell official releases. Some buyers may be heading to eBay right now. Please fix that


August 23, 2016
wtf about this FLAC albums?, is this correct or what?

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