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Formed: 1981
From: San Francisco, CA, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Background

Metallica was first formed by Lars Ulrich, James Hetfield, and future Megadeth member Dave Mustaine and Ron McGovney. They first played in L.A., but later found themselves at home playing in the San Francisco Bay area. The band later replaced Ron with Cliff Burton and Dave with Kirk Hammet as late as 1983.

On September 27, 1986, on the European leg of the Master of Puppets tour, Cliff Burton was killed in a bus accident in Sweden en route to their next show's location. Tragic as this event was, Metallica continued on and Cliff was replaced by Jason Newsted, who remained part of the band until 2001, when he finally annouced he would leave Metallica because of the damage he had done to his body touring and headbanging for fourteen years.

More than any other band, Metallica and their albums have been the yardstick with which to measure other heavy metal releases. Metallica practically defines "heavy metal" as a sub-genre of metal itself, although their music ranges from NWOBHM to Thrash in their earlier days. However, in the 1990s and beyond 2000, Metallica evolved a more mainstream sound, which helped them become a household name and the seventh biggest selling act in history.

  • 21 Metallica Releases
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No cover art found for Metallica - "Metallica: Through The Never" DVD - Click to read review

Metallica - "Metallica: Through The Never"

DVD

No cover art found for Metallica - "Metallica Through The Never (Music from the Motion Picture)" CD - Click to read review

Metallica - "Metallica Through The Never (Music from the Motion Picture)"

CD

No cover art found for Metallica - "Quebec Magnetic" DVD - Click to read review

Metallica - "Quebec Magnetic"

DVD

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Metallica - "Beyond Magnetic"

CD/EP

"If you liked the band's return to form on 'Death Magnetic,' you'll enjoy these tracks from those sessions."

Rated 3.5 out of 5 skulls

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Metallica - "Lulu" CD cover image - Click to read review

Metallica - "Lulu"

CD

"The worst “music” ever made in history."

Rated 0.0 out of 5 skulls

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No cover art found for Metallica - "The Big 4 Live From Sofia, Bulgaria" DVD - Click to read review

Metallica - "The Big 4 Live From Sofia, Bulgaria"

DVD

No cover art found for Metallica - "The Big 4 Live From Sofia, Bulgaria (super deluxe edition)" Boxed Set - Click to read review

Metallica - "The Big 4 Live From Sofia, Bulgaria (super deluxe edition)"

Boxed Set

No cover art found for Metallica - "Six Feet Down Under" CD/EP - Click to read review

Metallica - "Six Feet Down Under"

CD/EP

Metallica - "To Live Is To Die: The Life and Death of Metallica's Cliff Burton" Book cover image - Click to read review

Metallica - "To Live Is To Die: The Life and Death of Metallica's Cliff Burton"

Book

"Must read for any serious Metallica fan as well as both aspiring and established rock bass players."

Rated 3.5 out of 5 skulls

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Metallica - "Death Magnetic" CD cover image - Click to read review

Metallica - "Death Magnetic"

CD

"A really good choice for metal fans and those who may have given up on Metallica after “St. Anger.”"

Rated 4.0 out of 5 skulls

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No cover art found for Metallica - "The Videos 1989-2004" DVD - Click to read review

Metallica - "The Videos 1989-2004"

DVD

No cover art found for Metallica - "Some Kind of Monster" DVD - Click to read review

Metallica - "Some Kind of Monster"

DVD

Metallica - "St. Anger" CD cover image - Click to read review

Metallica - "St. Anger"

CD

"A very big dissapointment. I would avoid this album and move on to Metallica's 2008 album 'Death Magnetic.'"

Rated 1.5 out of 5 skulls

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Metallica - "S&M"

CD

No cover art found for Metallica - "...And Justice For All" CD - Click to read review

Metallica - "...And Justice For All"

CD

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Metallica - "Reload"

CD

No cover art found for Metallica - "Load" CD - Click to read review

Metallica - "Load"

CD

No cover art found for Metallica - "Metallica" CD - Click to read review

Metallica - "Metallica"

CD

No cover art found for Metallica - "Master of Puppets" CD - Click to read review

Metallica - "Master of Puppets"

CD

No cover art found for Metallica - "Ride The Lightning" CD - Click to read review

Metallica - "Ride The Lightning"

CD

No cover art found for Metallica - "Kill 'Em All" CD - Click to read review

Metallica - "Kill 'Em All"

CD