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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none Metallica - Live Metal Up Your Ass album art Metallica Live Metal Up Your Ass(Cass) Not On Label (Metallica Self-released) none US 1982 Sell This Version
MRIT-069 Metallica - Kill 'Em All album art Metallica Kill 'Em All (Album) Megaforce Records MRIT-069 US 1983 Sell This Version
60396-1 Metallica - Ride The Lightning album art Metallica Ride The Lightning (Album) Elektra 60396-1 US 1984 Sell This Version
60439-1, 9 60439-1 Metallica - Master Of Puppets album art Metallica Master Of Puppets (Album) Elektra, Elektra 60439-1, 9 60439-1 US 1986 Sell This Version
60812-1, 9 60812-1 Metallica - ...And Justice For All album art Metallica ...And Justice For All (Album, Single) Elektra, Elektra 60812-1, 9 60812-1 US 1988 Sell This Version
510 022-2 Metallica - Metallica album art Metallica Metallica (Album, Comp, Single) Elektra 510 022-2 Israel 1991 Sell This Version
518 725-0 Metallica - Live Shit: Binge & Purge album art Metallica Live Shit: Binge & Purge (Album) Elektra, Elektra Video 518 725-0 France 1993 Sell This Version
FC-001 Metallica - Fan Can 1 album art Metallica Fan Can 1 The Metallica Club FC-001 Europe 1996 Sell This Version
532 618-4 Metallica - Load album art Metallica Load (Album) Elektra 532 618-4 Hungary 1996 Sell This Version
536 409-4 Metallica - Reload album art Metallica Reload (Album) Elektra 536 409-4 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
FC-002 Metallica - Fan Can 2 album art Metallica Fan Can 2(CD + VHS, NTSC + Box, Club, Ltd) The Metallica Club FC-002 US 1997 Sell This Version
FC-003 Metallica - Fan Can 3 album art Metallica Fan Can 3 (Comp) The Metallica Club FC-003 US 1998 Sell This Version
62299-4 Metallica - Garage Inc. album art Metallica Garage Inc. (Comp, Album) Elektra 62299-4 US 1998 Sell This Version
542 285-4 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 542 285-4 Thailand 1999 Sell This Version
8536-40218-5 Metallica - S&M album art Metallica With Michael Kamen Conducting The San Francisco Symphony Orchestra Metallica With Michael Kamen Conducting The San Francisco Symphony Orchestra - S&M (Album) Elektra 8536-40218-5 South Korea 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 - Live At Parque Simón Bolívar, Bogotá Colombia – May 2, 1999 album art Metallica Live At Parque Simón Bolívar, Bogotá Colombia – May 2, 1999(20xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Not On Label (Metallica) none USA & Canada 1999
FC-004 Metallica - Fan Can 4 album art Metallica Fan Can 4 The Metallica Club FC-004 US 2001 Sell This Version
0602498653234 Metallica - St. Anger album art Metallica St. Anger (Album, EP) Elektra 0602498653234 Romania 2003 Sell This Version
none Metallica - March 2, 2004 Phoenix, AZ, America West Arena album art Metallica March 2, 2004 Phoenix, AZ, America West Arena Not On Label (Metallica Self-released) none US 2004
none Metallica - Donington, England, Donington Park, June 6, 2004 album art Metallica Donington, England, Donington Park, June 6, 2004(13xFile, FLAC) Not On Label (Metallica) none US 2004
LM20060606 Metallica - June 6, 2006 Berlin, Germany Waldbuhne album art Metallica June 6, 2006 Berlin, Germany Waldbuhne Blackened LM20060606 US 2006 Sell This Version
LM20060610 Metallica - Donington, England, Download Festival, June 10, 2006 album art Metallica Donington, England, Download Festival, June 10, 2006 Not On Label (Metallica Self-released) LM20060610 US 2006 Sell This Version

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AmateurRockGuitarist

AmateurRockGuitarist

October 26, 2021
METALLICA is still one of my favorite bands, I like all their first 5 albums (from their thrash metal era 1983-1991) and there are some really good songs from their 1996-2000 era IMO (I call this style "rock music with heavy guitars" because it's not "thrash metal" but it's not "hard rock" either)!
soundless666

soundless666

October 1, 2021
Well, should we just blame Metallica for officially releasing live albums much more than their contemporaries, like Helloween and Anthrax? No way. But I've long been bothered with this mess that newcoming collectors may find it super hard what the heck it contians when they only want the 'main' ones.
onyxmav

onyxmav

September 12, 2021
edited about 1 month ago
It would be so great on discogs if studio albums just went under albums and everything else went under miscellaneous. This is not just for Metallica but most big bands. It just looks like such a mess.
christine1337

christine1337

August 18, 2021
edited 2 months ago
\m/ No.1 Thrash Metal <3 .<3 my favorite song is Nothing else matters
b5140

b5140

August 14, 2021
The official studio and live albums should appear under "Albums". All the other CD-R, MP3, and fan club stuff needs to be moved to "Miscellaneous".
dyl02

dyl02

July 31, 2021
What is it exactly that dictates whether a release goes under "album" or "miscellaneous"? If there's a way to change it, the easiest solution would probably be to change all the live albums to the "miscellaneous" category
85richard

85richard

June 11, 2021
I agree. It is a complete mess this way. Should just be one master release for the whole tour and have every individual concert there as a variation
tebd

tebd

May 17, 2021
edited 5 months ago
I know that the live albums are part of the official discography since they are officially released by the band, but the page It's a complete mess, very cluttered. It's very hard to find things.
Since discogs doesn't have a "live section", the live albums should be in the "compilation section". Discogs not having a "live section" creates a problem not only for Metallica but for other bands/artists.
halahup

halahup

May 10, 2021
edited 6 months ago
When this all gets sorted out, our comments will be seen as unnecessary spam. Just look at this section, at least the top page is all filled with remarks about the "spam albums". However, yesterday, Death Magnetic was on the second page, today it's on the third. Exciting!
joryrawr

joryrawr

March 21, 2021
Why do these guys insist on releasing every concert they do as a download or cdr? What sonic difference can there be between 30 shows from the same tour that fans need to hear??

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