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Speed/Thrash/Modern Thrash Metal
Lyrical Theme(s):
Society, Corruption, Internal Struggles, Anger
United States of America (Los Angeles/San Francisco, California)
Formed In:
Current line-up:
James Hetfield - Vocals, Guitar (1981-) (Spastik Children, Leather Charm, Phantom Lord, Obsession)
Kirk Hammett - Lead Guitar (1983-) (Spastik Children, Exodus, Septic Death)
Robert Trujillo - Bass (2003-) (Suicidal Tendencies, Jerry Cantrell, Black Label Society, Glenn Tipton, Ozzy Osbourne, Infectious Grooves, Cyco Miko)
Lars Ulrich - Drums (1981-)
Former/Past Member(s):
Lloyd Grant (1982) (Defcon (USA))
Dave Mustaine (1982-1983) (Megadeth, MD.45, Panic)
Ron McGovney (1982-1983) (Phantasm (USA))
Cliff Burton (1983-1986) (R.I.P. 27th September 1986, bus accident in Sweden) (Spastik Children, Trauma, EZ-Street, Agents of Misfortune)
Jason Newsted (1986-2001) (Spastik Children, Sexoturica, IR8, Paradox (USA), Voivod, Ozzy Osbourne, Flotsam and Jetsam, Echobrain, Rock Star Supernova, Quarteto De Pinga)
Bob Rock (Session, on "St. Anger")
Additional notes
Metallica was formed by Lars Ulrich and James Hetfield in the fall of 1981. Ulrich (who originally came to the US to play tennis) had, during that summer, met Brian Slagel of Metal Blade Records and had secured an appeareance on an upcoming compilation called Metal Massacre but had no band. He quickly found Hetfield, who was playing in Leather Charm at the time, and one day in December of 1981, they recorded the rhythm tracks to a remake of a Leather Charm song, "Hit the Lights." Guitarist Lloyd Grant (Defcon (USA)) recorded a solo in January, 1982, and the song appeared on Metal Massacre in February.

Permanent guitarist Dave Mustaine (Megadeth) was brought in in February of 1982, and a bassist, Ron McGovney was found. Ron (who also designed the famous Metallica logo) was James's roommate, and James taught him to play bass, so that the band could play live. The first live show was on March 14th, at Radio City Music Hall in Anaheim. James did only vocals, and Dave was the single guitarist. The band at this point had several rehearsal tapes floating about, but then in response to one of those being pressed to vinyl by Bongus Loadus Records, decided to record their first demo, with the Grant version of Hit the Lights and two covers. This demo was first given out at the March 27th, 1982 gig at the Whisky, when they opened for Saxon. A vocalist named Sammy Dijon, of the band Ruthless, was in for a few rehearsals but no actual gigs (so do not add him to the former members section!).

Two more studio demos were recorded in 1982, one in April and one in July. On April 23rd, 1982, guitarist "Damien Phillips" (real name: Brad Parker) played one gig, before quitting, because Dave wouldn't let him do duelling leads. James took over as second guitarist live from then on. Extensive live gigging occured, including one show at Lars's high school on May 25th at which the final attendance was zero. On May 28th, Jef Warner was on vocals, but this show seems to have been a glorified rehearsal. He sang only that one gig. Tygers of Pan Tang vocalist Jesse Cox was considered, and John Bush was also offered the gig, but neither accepted.

A live demo was recorded on November 29th, 1982, on a road trip to San Francisco. This road trip would prove useful, as the opener for Metallica on November 29th was a band called Exodus with Kirk Hammett on guitar. Also, Metallica attended a Trauma gig, with Cliff Burton on bass, and immediately tried to convince Cliff to join Metallica.

Cliff was convinced to join, on the condition that Metallica move to San Francisco. Cliff's first gig was March 5th, 1983. Ron McGovney was later seen in Phantasm. Problems between Dave Mustaine and the rest of the band arose in late March on a road trip to the east coast. Dave was given a bus ticket back home and unceremoniously released, while Kirk Hammett flew in and the band did not miss a gig. At this time, the band stayed with Anthrax and from what the band has said, it was very tough living, as all their little money went towards the band.

The first album, "Kill 'em All," was recorded for Megaforce Records in the summer of 1983, and after some touring, they cut a four song demo in October. They contemplated asking vocalist John Bush, now of Armored Saint, to join but then Hetfield decided to take over vocals once and for all. The second album, "Ride The Lightning," came out in the spring of 1984, featuring riffs from Dave Mustaine and also Tom Hunting via Kirk Hammett.

Work on a third album began in the summer of 1985, and the album, "Master Of Puppets," was released in the spring of 1986. When James Hetfield broke his arm in a skateboarding accident in July, 1986, six weeks of gigs featured roadie John Marshall on rhythm guitar (he would later join Metal Church). On September 25th, James was back. One more gig was played on the 26th, and then on the morning of the 27th, their tour bus hit a patch of black ice and flipped over, killing bassist Cliff Burton. (Morbid aside: he and Kirk had switched bunks just a few hours before.)

The band decided to continue, and began searching for a new bassist. Among those that tried out was Kirk Hammett's friend, bass freak Les Claypool (Blind Illusion, Primus), who was rejected because he played too well. In the end, Flotsam & Jetsam bassist Jason Newsted was brought in in November, being officially sworn in at a restaurant in Phoenix called Tommy's Joint. The "...And Justice for All" album was recorded in 1988, with a serious lack of bass presence, and then a world tour followed in 1989.

In 1989, Metallica was nominated to a grammy in "Best Heavy Metal Performance of the Year" alongside AC/DC, Iggy Pop and Jethro Tull. Everybody was expecting for Metallica to take the award, but surprisingly, the award went to classic rockers Jethro Tull. If you look closely, you can tell from the look in Alice Cooper's face (Alice presented the award along with Lita Ford) that he finds it VERY surprising.

In 1991, the fifth Metallica album was released and this time they had a new producer. Flemming Rasmussen (who have also produced for Pretty Maids and Blind Guardian among others), who had produced the previous 3 albums was out, and the new producer was Bob Rock. The new album was self-titled and had a much more commercial feel to it and sold 20 million copies worldwide.

And this time, justice took place as Metallica received a grammy award for "Best Heavy Metal Performance of the Year." When they received it, Lars Ulrich said: "First of all we wanna thank... as you guys were expecting... We wanna thank Jethro Tull for not putting out an album this year."

After extensive touring over the next four years, Metallica returned to the studio in May 1995, and recorded the album "Load." The album was less metal-orientated and more laid back, and it still divides fans to this day. The follow up to "Load," "Reload," was released in 1997, and consisted of outtakes from "Load."

The next album was released only a year later. "Garage Inc." was a collection of B-Sides and the long out of print "Garage Days Re-Revisited" EP, along with a second disc consisting of brand new covers of songs from bands such as Mercyful Fate, The Misfits, Nick Cave and Lynyrd Skynyrd among others.

After a year of touring, the next Metallica project was entitled "S&M," a collaboration of sorts with the San Fransisco Symphony Orchestra. This consisted of two live shows, with Metallica playing some of their songs with a full Orchestral Backing. "S&M" was released in CD, video and DVD format in November 1999. Metallica then won a grammy for "Rock Instrumental Performance" with "The Call of the Ktulu" taken from the "S&M" album.

The next few years would see a lot of upheaval within Metallica. In 2000 Metallica sued the file-sharing service Napster, with the claim that Napster "encourages and enables visitors to its website to unlawfully exchange with others copyrighted songs and sound recordings without the knowledge or permission of Metallica"` This move, while ultimately successful, alienated a significant portion of Metallica's fans. Next, in January 2001, Jason Newstead, who had been Metallica's bassist for 14 years, quit "due to private and personal reasons, and the physical damage that [he had] done to [him]self over the years." This was followed by James going to rehab in July 2001.

Over the next few years Metallica were quite close to splitting up, as was documented in their DVD "Some Kind of Monster." However, they managed to overcome their differences, and by July 2003 they had Rob Trujillo as their new bassist and had released their eighth studio album, "St. Anger."

On April 4, 2009 Metallica was inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame.

Birth dates:
James Alan Hetfield (3rd August 1963, Downey, California, USA)
Kirk Lee Hammett (18th November 1962, San Francisco, California, USA)
Clifford Lee Burton (10th February 1962, Castro Valley, California, USA) - R.I.P. 27th September 1986
Lars Ulrich (26th December 1963, Gentofte, Denmark)
David Scott Mustaine (13th September 1961, La Mesa, California, USA)
Ronald McGovney (2nd November 1962, USA)
Jason Curtis Newsted (3rd March 1963, Battle Creek, Michigan, USA)
Roberto Trujillo (23rd October 1964, Santa Monica, California, USA

Metallica - Hit The Lights [demo] - 1982
Metallica - Ron Mcgovney's '82 Garage Demo [demo] - 1982
Metallica - Power Metal Demo [demo] - 1982
Metallica - No Life 'til Leather [demo] - 1982
Metallica - Metal Up Your Ass [demo] - 1982
Metallica - Megaforce Demo [demo] - 1983
Metallica - Kill 'em All [full-length] - 1983
Metallica - Whiplash [single] - 1983
Metallica - Ride The Lightning Demo [demo] - 1983
Metallica - Jump In The Fire [single] - 1984
Metallica - Ride The Lightning [full-length] - 1984
Metallica - Creeping Death [single] - 1984
Metallica - Fade To Black [single] - 1985
Metallica - Master Of Puppets Demo [demo] - 1985
Metallica - Master Of Puppets [single] - 1986
Metallica - Master Of Puppets [full-length] - 1986
Metallica - Cliff 'em All! [video/vhs] - 1987
Metallica - Garage Days Re-revisited [ep] - 1987
Metallica - Mandatory Metallica. [ep] - 1988
Metallica - ...And Justice For All (Single) [single] - 1988
Metallica - One [single] - 1988
Metallica - ...And Justice For All [full-length] - 1988
Metallica - Harvester Of Sorrow [single] - 1988
Metallica - Eye Of The Beholder [single] - 1988
Metallica - One [ep] - 1989
Metallica - One (Demo) [single] - 1989
Metallica - One. [single] - 1989
Metallica - Welcome Home (Sanitarium) [single] - 1989
Metallica - 2 Of One [video/vhs] - 1989
Metallica - Horsemen Of The Apocalypse [best of/compilation] - 1990
Metallica - Stone Cold Crazy [single] - 1990
Metallica - The Good, The Bad And The Live [boxed set] - 1990
Metallica - Don't Tread On Me [single] - 1991
Metallica - Enter Sandman [single] - 1991
Metallica - Metallica [full-length] - 1991
Metallica - The Unforgiven [single] - 1991
Metallica - A Year And A Half In The Life Of Metallica [video/vhs] - 1992
Metallica - Live At Wembley Stadium [ep] - 1992
Metallica - Sad But True Single [single] - 1992
Metallica - Wherever I May Roam [single] - 1992
Metallica - Nothing Else Matters [single] - 1992
Metallica - 15 Pieces Of Live Shit Promo [ep] - 1993
Metallica - Metallistore 1/21/93 [ep] - 1993
Metallica - Sad But True (4-track Single) [single] - 1993
Metallica - Sad But True [single] - 1993
Metallica - Live Shit: Binge And Purge Live [boxed set] - 1993
Metallica - One (Live) [single] - 1994
Metallica - Until It Sleeps [video/vhs] - 1996
Metallica - Mandatory Metallica [ep] - 1996
Metallica - Hero Of The Day [single] - 1996
Metallica - Until It Sleeps: Part Ii [single] - 1996
Metallica - Load [full-length] - 1996
Metallica - King Nothing [single] - 1996
Metallica - Mama Said [single] - 1996
Metallica - Hero Of The Day [ep] - 1996
Metallica - Hero Of The Day (Part Two) [single] - 1996
Metallica - Until It Sleeps: Part I [single] - 1996
Metallica - Live In London (1996) [ep] - 1997
Metallica - The Unforgiven Ii [single] - 1997
Metallica - The Memory Remains [single] - 1997
Metallica - Reload [full-length] - 1997
Metallica - Live In London - Antipodean Tour Edition [single] - 1998
Metallica - Bay Area Thrashers [demo] - 1998
Metallica - The Memory Remains [ep] - 1998
Metallica - Fuel [single] - 1998
Metallica - The Unforgiven Ii [ep] - 1998
Metallica - Mama Said (Japan) [single] - 1998
Metallica - Better Than You [single] - 1998
Metallica - Turn The Page [single] - 1998
Metallica - Fuel Pt. 2 [single] - 1998
Metallica - Fuel Pt. 3 [single] - 1998
Metallica - Garage Inc. [best of/compilation] - 1998
Metallica - Cunning Stunts [dvd] - 1998
Metallica - S&m Promo [video/vhs] - 1999
Metallica - Master Of Puppets (S&m Version) [single] - 1999
Metallica - S&m Sampler [single] - 1999
Metallica - Whiskey In The Jar [single] - 1999
Metallica - Die Die My Darling [single] - 1999
Metallica - No Leaf Clover [single] - 1999
Metallica - Nothing Else Matters (S&m Version) [single] - 1999
Metallica - S&m [live album] - 1999
Metallica - S&m [dvd] - 1999
Metallica - Whiskey In The Jar [ep] - 1999
Metallica - The Metallica Dvd Collection Sampler [dvd] - 2000
Metallica - No Leaf Clover Pt.1 [single] - 2000
Metallica - I Disappear [single] - 2000
Metallica - Classic Albums: Metallica [dvd] - 2001
Metallica - Mandatory Metallica 03 [best of/compilation] - 2003
Metallica - St. Anger [single] - 2003
Metallica - St. Anger [full-length] - 2003
Metallica - Frantic [single] - 2003
Metallica - The Unnamed Feeling Maxi [single] - 2004
Metallica - The Unnamed Feeling [ep] - 2004
Metallica - The Unnamed Feeling [single] - 2004
Metallica - Some Kind Of Monster [ep] - 2004
Metallica - Vinyl Box Set [boxed set] - 2004
Metallica - Some Kind Of Monster [dvd] - 2005
Metallica - St. Danger [boxed set] - 2005
Metallica - In The Beginning [best of/compilation] - 2006
Metallica - The Videos 1989-2004 [dvd] - 2006
Metallica - Demo Magnetic [demo] - 2007
Metallica - Live From Live Earth [ep] - 2007
Metallica - The Day That Never Comes [single] - 2008
Metallica - My Apocalypse [single] - 2008
Metallica - Death In A Coffin [boxed set] - 2008
Metallica - Cyanide [single] - 2008
Metallica - The Judas Kiss [single] - 2008
Metallica - Making Magnetic [dvd] - 2008
Metallica - Death Magnetic [full-length] - 2008
Metallica - All Nightmare Long [single] - 2008
Metallica - Broken, Beat & Scarred [single] - 2009
Metallica - The Metallica Collection [boxed set] - 2009
Metallica - Franзais Pour Une Nuit [dvd] - 2009
Metallica - Orgullo, Pasiуn Y Gloria - Tres Noches En La Ciudad De Mйxico [dvd] - 2009
Metallica - Six Feet Down Under [ep] - 2010
Metallica - The Big Four: Live From Sofia, Bulgaria Split Dvd / [video] - 2010
Metallica - Six Feet Down Under Part Ii [ep] - 2010
Metallica - Live At Grimey's [ep] - 2010
Metallica - Beyond Magnetic [ep] - 2011
Metallica & Lou Reed - Lulu [collaboration] - 2011
Metallica - Hardwired…To Self-Destruct [full-length] - 2016
Metallica - Worldwired In Europe: 2017/2018 [live] - 2018

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post Aug 6 2019, 23:40:26
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Лидер Celtic Frost Tom Gabriel Fischer подверг критике исполнение участниками группы Metallica композиции "The Usurper", которую музыканты играли на концерте в Швейцарии.

"Они просто её исковеркали, и это было унизительно. Почему бы им не держать свои миллионерские ручонки подальше от всего этого? Я считаю, что они давно уже забыли, что такое играть настоящий металл. Может и мне стоит выйти на сцену и сыграть жалкую версию "Hit The Lights" — ну такую, в которой ошибиться раз двести, просто для баланса?"
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ЦИТАТА(assonik @ Aug 7 2019, 01:40:26) *

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Это и был сапрыкин? впервые видел. и в последний раз. форменный долпоеп. с чем assлоника и поздравляю.

ЦИТАТА(Emm Human @ Aug 17 2019, 19:44:36) *
Лидер Celtic Frost Tom Gabriel Fischer подверг критике исполнение участниками группы Metallica композиции "The Usurper", которую музыканты играли на концерте в Швейцарии.

Это была она? (IMG:style_emoticons/default/fear.gif) (IMG:style_emoticons/default/fear.gif) (IMG:style_emoticons/default/fear.gif) Я испугался, что меня что-то со слухом.
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