Metallica

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Attention! The album known sometimes as The Black Album is already in this database, it is correctly named simply Metallica. This is because The Black Album is only a fan-composed name. Please do not add it or rename it.

Both the infamous Garage Days (in the EPs section) and S&M (in the Live section) are also here, they're just a bit scattered.

Metallica has been selling Official/Live concert recordings on http://www.livemetallica.com since 2004-03-02. Please add a "X can be purchased for download at Y" relationship if you add one of these releases. For a list of which shows have already been added, check out http://wiki.musicbrainz.org/AaronCooper/LiveMetallica.

Annotation last modified on 2010-03-25 14:17 UTC.

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Metallica is an American heavy metal band formed in Los Angeles, California. Metallica was formed in 1981 when vocalist/guitarist James Hetfield responded to an advertisement posted by drummer Lars Ulrich in a local newspaper. The band's current line-up comprises founding members Hetfield and Ulrich, longtime lead guitarist Kirk Hammett and bassist Robert Trujillo. Guitarist Dave Mustaine and bassists Ron McGovney, Cliff Burton and Jason Newsted are former members of the band.

The band's fast tempos, instrumentals, and aggressive musicianship placed them as one of the founding "big four" bands of thrash metal, alongside Anthrax, Megadeth, and Slayer. Metallica earned a growing fan base in the underground music community and won critical acclaim with its first four albums; their third album Master of Puppets (1986) was described as one of the most influential and heaviest of thrash metal albums. The band expanded its musical direction and achieved substantial commercial success with its eponymous fifth album Metallica (1991), which resulted in an album that appealed to a more mainstream audience. The album was also their first to debut at number one on the Billboard 200, a feat that they also achieved on their following four studio albums. In 2000, Metallica was among a number of artists who filed a lawsuit against Napster for sharing the band's copyright-protected material for free without consent from any band member. A settlement was reached and Napster became a pay-to-use service. The release of St. Anger (2003) alienated fans with the exclusion of guitar solos and the "steel-sounding" snare drum, and a film titled Some Kind of Monster documented the recording of St. Anger and the tensions within the band during that time. The band returned to its original musical style with the release of Death Magnetic (2008), and in 2009, Metallica was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Metallica has released nine studio albums, four live albums, five extended plays, 26 music videos, and 37 singles. The band has won eight Grammy Awards and five of its albums have consecutively debuted at number one on the Billboard 200. The band's eponymous 1991 album has sold over 16 million copies in the United States, making it the best-selling album of the SoundScan era. Metallica ranks as one of the most commercially successful bands of all time, having sold over 110 million records worldwide. Metallica has been listed as one of the greatest artists of all time by many magazines, including Rolling Stone, which ranked them 61st on its list of The 100 Greatest Artists of All Time. As of December 2012, Metallica is the third-best-selling music artist since Nielsen SoundScan began tracking sales in 1991, selling a total of 54.26 million albums in the U.S. Metallica collaborated over a long period with producer Bob Rock, who produced four of the band's studio albums between 1990 and 2003 and served as a temporary bassist during the production of St. Anger. In 2012, Metallica formed the independent record label Blackened Recordings and took full ownership of its albums and videos. As of 2016, the band is in production of its tenth studio album, which is expected to be released later in the year.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1983 Kill ’em All Metallica 4.1 34
1984 Ride the Lightning Metallica 4.65 33
1986 Master of Puppets Metallica 4.75 28
1988 …and Justice for All Metallica 4.7 16
1991 Metallica (“The Black Album”) Metallica 4.2 16
1996 Load Metallica 3.55 9
1997 Reload Metallica 3.55 6
1998 Garage Inc. Metallica 3.65 5
2003 St. Anger Metallica 3.05 15
2008 Death Magnetic Metallica 4.1 18
2011 Lulu Lou Reed & Metallica 1.2 6

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2006 The Videos: 1989–2004 Metallica 1

Album + Demo

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1998 Fan Can #3 Metallica 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1985 San Francisco, CA-March 15, 1985 Metallica 1
1985 1985-03-15: Kabuki Theater, San Francisco, CA, USA Metallica 6
1992 Metallica Live-Los Angeles, CA September 27, 1992 Metallica 1
1993 Live Shit: Binge & Purge Metallica 3.85 5
1996 Fan Can #1 Metallica 1
1997 Fan Can #2 Metallica 1
1998 Cunning Stunts Metallica 1
1999 S&M Metallica 4.55 11
2001 Fan Can 4 Metallica 1
2004 2004-05-26: Parken, Copenhagen, Denmark Metallica 2
2004 2004-05-31: Śląski Stadium, Chorzów, Poland Metallica 5 2
2004 2004-05-28: Helsinki, Finland Metallica 1
2004 2004-06-06: Download Festival, Donington, UK Metallica 1
2004 2004-06-08: Ludwigshafen, Germany Metallica 1
2004 2004-06-13: Munich, Germany Metallica 1
2004 2004-06-15: Belgrade, Serbia Metallica 1
2004 2004-06-19: La Romareda Stadium, Zaragoza, Spain Metallica 1
2004 2004-06-21: Amsterdam Arena, Amsterdam, The Netherlands Metallica 1
2004 2004-06-25: Dublin, Ireland Metallica 1
2004 2004-07-02: Werchter, Belgium Metallica 1
2004 2004-08-19: Indianapolis, IN, USA Metallica 1
2004 2004-08-24: Peoria, IL, USA Metallica 1
2004 2004-08-25: Fort Wayne, IN, USA Metallica 2
2004 2004-08-28: Chicago, IL, USA Metallica 1
2004 2004-08-30: Hilton Coliseum, Ames, IA, USA Metallica 1
2004 2004-09-03: Frank Erwin Center, Austin TX, USA Metallica 1
2004 2004-09-04: Lubbock, TX, USA Metallica 1
2004 2004-10-01: Auburn Hills, MI, USA Metallica 1
2004 2004-10-06: Toronto, ON, Canada Metallica 1
2004 2004-10-07: Corel Centre, Ottawa, ON, Canada Metallica 1
2004 2004-10-15: Pepsi Colisee, Quebec City, QC, Canada Metallica 1
2004 2004-10-17: Washington, DC, USA Metallica 1
2004 2004-10-20: Philadelphia, PA, USA Metallica 1
2004 2004-10-28: London, ON, Canada Metallica 1
2004 2004-11-09: Pensacola, FL, USA Metallica 1
2004 2004-11-13: Gwinnett Center, Duluth, GA, USA Metallica 1
2004 2004-03-02: Phoenix, AZ, USA Metallica 1
2004 2004-03-05: Los Angeles, CA, USA Metallica 1
2004 2004-03-06: Los Angeles, CA, USA Metallica 1
2004 2004-03-08: San Francisco, CA, USA Metallica 1
2004 2004-03-18: Rose Garden, Portland, OR, USA Metallica 1
2004 2004-03-23: Edmonton, AB, Canada Metallica 1
2004 2004-04-20: Uniondale, NY, USA Metallica 1
2004 2004-04-26: Norfolk, VA, USA Metallica 1
2004 2004-04-28: Louisville, KY, USA Metallica 1
2004 2004-04-29: Grand Rapids, MI, USA Metallica 1
2004 2004-05-01: Cincinnati, OH, USA Metallica 1
2004 2004-05-30: Ullevi, Gothenburg, Sweden Metallica 1
2004 2004-06-04: Rock in Rio Lisbon: Lisbon, Portugal Metallica 1
2004 2004-06-29: Stadio Euganeo, Padova, Italy Metallica 1
2004 2004-08-27: Chicago, IL, USA Metallica 1
2004 2004-11-28: San Jose, CA, USA Metallica 1
2005 Fan Can 5: Live Rehearsals at the Fillmore, San Francisco, CA Metallica 2
2005 1998-07-08: Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls, OH, USA Metallica 1
2006 1999-05-21: Rock im Park: Frankenstadion, Nürnberg, Germany Metallica 1
2006 2006-03-21: Durban, South Africa Metallica 1
2006 2006-03-25: Green Point Stadium, Cape Town, South Africa Metallica 1
2006 2006-06-03: Rock am Ring, Nürburgring, Germany Metallica 1
2006 1996-10-06: NEC, Birmingham, UK Metallica 1
2006 2006-06-08: Arnhem, Holland Metallica 1
2006 2006-06-10: Download Festival, Donington, UK Metallica 1
2006 2006-06-11: Download Festival Ireland, Dublin, Ireland Metallica 1
2006 2006-06-13: Tallin, Estonia Metallica 1
2006 2006-06-17: Heineken Jammin Festival, Imola, Italy Metallica 1
2006 2006-06-04: Rock im Park: Nürnberg, Germany Metallica 1
2006 2006-06-06: Waldbuhne, Berlin, Germany Metallica 1
2006 2006-08-12: Tokyo Summer Sonic Festival, Tokyo, Japan Metallica 1
2006 2006-08-13: Osaka Summer Sonic Festival, Osaka, Japan Metallica 1
2006 2006-08-15: Seoul Olympic Main Stadium, Seoul, Korea Metallica 1
2006 2006-01-25: Harry O's, Park City, UT, USA Metallica 1
2007 1998-07-19: Great Woods Center, Mansfield, MA, USA Metallica 1
2007 1996-12-21: Great Western Forum, Los Angeles, CA, USA Metallica 1
2007 2007-06-28: Super Rock Super Bock Festival, Lisbon, Portugal Metallica 1
2007 2007-06-29: Bilbao BBK Live Festival, Bilbao, Spain Metallica 1
2007 2007-07-01: Rock Werchter Festival, Werchter, Belgium Metallica 1
2007 2007-07-03: Rockwave Festival, Athens, Greece Metallica 1
2007 2007-07-05: Rotundenplatz, Vienna, Austria Metallica 1
2007 2007-07-08: Wembley Stadium, London, UK Metallica 1
2007 2007-07-10: Valle Hovin Stadion, Oslo, Norway Metallica 1
2007 2007-07-12: Stadion, Stockholm, Sweden Metallica 1
2007 2007-07-13: Vestereng, Aarhus, Denmark Metallica 1
2007 2007-07-15: Olympic Stadium, Helsinki, Finland Metallica 2
2007 2007-07-18: Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow, Russia Metallica 2
2007 2007-10-27: The Bridge School Benefit, Mountain View, CA, USA Metallica 1
2007 2007-10-28: The Bridge School Benefit, Mountain View, CA, USA Metallica 1
2007 1986-09-21: Hammersmith Odeon, London, UK Metallica 2
2008 2008-05-14: Wiltern Theatre, Los Angeles, CA, USA Metallica 1

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