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. The band's fast tempos, instrumentals, and aggressive musicianship placed them as one of the founding "big four" bands of thrash metal, alongside Slayer, Megadeth, and Anthrax. Metallica was formed in 1981 when James Hetfield responded to an advertisement posted by drummer Lars Ulrich in a local newspaper. The band's current line-up includes founders Hetfield (vocals, rhythm guitar) and Ulrich (drums), longtime lead guitarist Kirk Hammett, and bassist Robert Trujillo, who joined the band in 2003. Lead guitarist Dave Mustaine, who went on to found Megadeth, bassists Ron McGovney (demos only), Cliff Burton (the first three records, died in 1986), and Jason Newsted (from 1987 to 2001) are former members of the band. Metallica collaborated over a long period with producer Bob Rock, who produced all of the band's albums from 1990 to 2003 and served as a temporary bassist between the departure of Newsted and the hiring of Trujillo.

The band earned a growing fan base in the underground music community and won critical acclaim with its first four albums; the third album Master of Puppets (1986) was described as one of the most influential and heaviest thrash metal albums. Metallica achieved substantial commercial success with its eponymous fifth album—also known as The Black Album—which debuted at number one on the Billboard 200. With this release the band expanded its musical direction, resulting in an album that appealed to a more mainstream audience. 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. Despite reaching number one on the Billboard 200, the release of St. Anger (2003) alienated many fans with the exclusion of guitar solos and the "steel-sounding" snare drum. A film titled Some Kind of Monster documented the recording of St. Anger and the tensions within the band during that time. 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 nine 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 120 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 United States alone. In 2012, Metallica formed the independent record label Blackened Recordings and took ownership of all of the band's albums and videos. The band is currently in production of its tenth studio album, slated for a 2015 release.

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Album + Live

Year Title Rating Releases
2014 2014-06-28: Glastallica: Glastonbury, Worthy Farm, Pilton, UK Live 1
1982-10-18: Old Waldorf, San Francisco, CA, USA Live 1
1983-12-18: Agora Ballroom, Cleveland, OH, USA Live 1
1984-12-20: Lyceum, London, UK Live 3
1985-03-15: Kabuki Theater, San Francisco, CA, USA Live 1
1985-08-17: Donington Park, Donington, UK Live 1
1986-05-24: Arena Building, Cape Girardeau, MO, USA Live 1
1986-07-29: UTC Arena, Chattanooga, TN, USA Live 2
1987-02-13: Frölundaborg, Gothenburg, Sweden Live 2
1989-02-03: Erwin Events Center, Austin, TX, USA Live 1
1992-07-18: Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ, USA Live 1
1994-06-17: County Fairgrounds, Middletown, NY, USA Live 3
1995-08-23: London Astoria II, London, UK Live 1
2004-03-13: Thomas and Mack Center, Las Vegas, NV, USA Live 1
Dynamo Open Air '99 Live 1
Live Shit (Bootleg version of Live Shit: Binge & Purge) Live 1
Metallica Live in Concert Live 1

Album + Live + Soundtrack

Year Title Rating Releases
2013 Through the Never Live Soundtrack 6

Single

Year Title Rating Releases
1983 Whiplash 4 1
1984 Creeping Death 5 4
1984 Jump in the Fire 2.5 1
1986 Master of Puppets 5 1
1988 Eye of the Beholder 4 1
1988 Harvester of Sorrow 5 3
1988 One 4.5 11
1991 The Unforgiven 5 3
1991 Enter Sandman 5 3
1991 Sad but True 4 5
1992 Wherever I May Roam 4 4
1992 Nothing Else Matters 5 6
1996 King Nothing 3 1
1996 Hero of the Day 3 5
1996 Mama Said 2 3
1996 Until It Sleeps 3 6
1997 The Memory Remains 3 4
1997 The Unforgiven II 3 9
1998 Turn the Page 4 5
1998 Fuel 4 3
1998 Whiskey in the Jar 4 5
1999 Die, Die My Darling 3.5 2
2000 No Leaf Clover 4 2
2000 I Disappear 4 2
2003 St. Anger 2.5 8
2003 Frantic 4 9
2003 The Unnamed Feeling 4 5
2008 The Day That Never Comes 5 2
2008 My Apocalypse 4 1
2008 Cyanide 3 1
2008 The Judas Kiss 4 1
2008 All Nightmare Long 4 5

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