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 - Enter Sandman album art Metallica Enter Sandman(VHS, Promo, NTSC) Elektra none US 1991 Sell This Version
Metallica - A Year And A Half In The Life Of... Part 1 album art Metallica A Year And A Half In The Life Of... Part 1 Polygram Video, Vertigo, Polygram Video US 1992 Sell This Version
Metallica - A Year And A Half In The Life Of ... Continued (Part 2) album art Metallica A Year And A Half In The Life Of ... Continued (Part 2) PolyGram Music Video Spain 1992 Sell This Version
Metallica - A Year And A Half In The Life Of... Part 1 And Part 2 album art Metallica = メタリカ* Metallica = メタリカ* - A Year And A Half In The Life Of... Part 1 And Part 2 Elektra Japan 1992 Sell This Version
Metallica - For Those About To Rock: Monsters In Moscow album art AC/DC, Metallica, The Black Crowes, Pantera, E.S.T. (5) AC/DC, Metallica, The Black Crowes, Pantera, E.S.T. (5) - For Those About To Rock: Monsters In Moscow Warner Home Video France 1992 Sell This Version
Mecan 1 Metallica - Metallican Vid album art Metallica Metallican Vid(VHS) Metallica Mecan 1 Europe 1993 Sell This Version
Metallica - Cunning Stunts album art Metallica Cunning Stunts (Comp) Elektra Europe 1998 Sell This Version
PRDVD1520 Metallica - The Metallica DVD Collection Sampler album art Metallica The Metallica DVD Collection Sampler(DVD, Promo, Smplr) Elektra PRDVD1520 US 2000 Sell This Version
Metallica - Metallica album art Metallica Metallica (Album, Comp) Eagle Eye Media Hong Kong 2001 Sell This Version
none Metallica - St. Anger (Clean Version 2 - MTV) album art Metallica St. Anger (Clean Version 2 - MTV)(Betacam SP, PAL) Mercury none UK 2003 Sell This Version
01299-2 Metallica - Metallica The Videos album art Metallica Metallica The Videos(DVD-V, Promo) Universal 01299-2 Mexico 2003 Sell This Version
Metallica - Some Kind Of Monster album art Metallica Some Kind Of Monster We're Only In It For The Music Poland 2004 Sell This Version
MHR129DVD/08/04 Metallica - Metal Hammer Metallica DVD album art Metallica Metal Hammer Metallica DVD(DVD-V) Metal Hammer MHR129DVD/08/04 UK 2004 Sell This Version
Metallica - The Videos 1989 - 2004 album art Metallica The Videos 1989 - 2004 (Comp) Warner Bros. Records Bulgaria 2006 Sell This Version
ST2D 20434 Metallica - Classic Albums: Metallica / Judas Priest album art Metallica, Judas Priest Metallica, Judas Priest - Classic Albums: Metallica / Judas Priest(2xDVD-V, Comp, RE, NTSC) ST2 Video, Eagle Vision ST2D 20434 Brazil 2008 Sell This Version
Metallica - Orgullo, Pasión, Y Gloria - Tres Noches En La Ciudad De México album art Metallica Orgullo, Pasión, Y Gloria - Tres Noches En La Ciudad De México Universal Music DVD Video Mexico 2009 Sell This Version
Metallica - Francais Pour Une Nuit - Live Aux Arènes De Nîmes 2009 album art Metallica Francais Pour Une Nuit - Live Aux Arènes De Nîmes 2009 (Album) Universal Music France, Vertigo, Mercury Australia 2009 Sell This Version
Metallica - The Big 4: Live From Sofia, Bulgaria album art Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth & Anthrax Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth & Anthrax - The Big 4: Live From Sofia, Bulgaria (Album) Universal Music DVD Video Europe 2010 Sell This Version
Metallica - Quebec Magnetic album art Metallica Quebec Magnetic (Comp) Blackened Recordings Philippines 2012 Sell This Version
Metallica - Through The Never album art Metallica Through The Never Seven Sept Spain 2013 Sell This Version
none Metallica - Some Kind Of Monster (Disc 2) album art Metallica Some Kind Of Monster (Disc 2)(DVD, Promo) Not On Label none 2014 Sell This Version

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Metallica - Load The Interview album art Metallica Load The Interview Vertigo UK & Europe 1996 Sell This Version
RVCD Metallica The Rock Interview(CD) The Rock Interviews RVCD US 1996 Sell This Version
8040 Metallica - Interview Picture Disc And Fully Illustrated Book album art Metallica Interview Picture Disc And Fully Illustrated Book(CD) MasterTone 8040 Germany 1996 Sell This Version
S1118 Metallica - Interview album art Metallica Interview(CD, Shape, Ltd) Sonotec S1118 Germany 1997 Sell This Version

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antmassam55

antmassam55

December 1, 2018
There definitely needs to be a separate subsection for the unofficial releases, and live bootlegs. It is ridiculous trying to sort through the hundreds of "albums" to find an actual album.
sorradudetees

sorradudetees

November 18, 2018
If youre going to put the bootlegs up here front and center, you have to let us AT LEAST buy all of them. If it's "not available" to be sold on this site than take them off.
nickdm7

nickdm7

November 10, 2018
edited about 1 month 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 4 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.

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