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 .

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Metallica is an American heavy metal band from Los Angeles, California. The band was formed in 1981 by drummer Lars Ulrich and vocalist/guitarist James Hetfield, and has been based in San Francisco, California for most of its career. The group's fast tempos, instrumentals and aggressive musicianship made them one of the founding "big four" bands of thrash metal, alongside Megadeth, Anthrax and Slayer. Metallica's current lineup comprises founding members Hetfield and Ulrich, longtime lead guitarist Kirk Hammett and bassist Robert Trujillo. Guitarist Dave Mustaine (who went on to form Megadeth) and bassists Ron McGovney, Cliff Burton and Jason Newsted are former members of the band.

Metallica earned a growing fan base in the underground music community and won critical acclaim with its first five albums. The band's third album, Master of Puppets (1986), was described as one of the heaviest and most influential thrash metal albums; its eponymous fifth album, Metallica (1991), the band's first to root predominantly in heavy metal, appealed to a more mainstream audience, achieving substantial commercial success and selling over 16 million copies in the United States to date, making it the best-selling album of the SoundScan era. After experimenting with different genres and directions in subsequent releases, the band returned to its thrash metal roots with the release of its ninth album, Death Magnetic (2008), which drew similar praise to that of the band's earlier albums.

In 2000, Metallica led the case against the peer-to-peer file sharing service Napster, in which the band and several other artists filed lawsuits against the service for sharing their copyright-protected material without consent; after reaching a settlement, Napster became a pay-to-use service in 2003. Metallica was the subject of the acclaimed 2004 documentary film Some Kind of Monster, which documented the troubled production of the band's eighth album, St. Anger (2003), and the internal struggles within the band at the time. In 2009, Metallica was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The band wrote the screenplay for and starred in the 2013 IMAX concert film Metallica: Through the Never, in which the band performed live against a fictional thriller storyline.

Metallica has released ten studio albums, four live albums, a cover album, five extended plays, 37 singles and 39 music videos. The band has won nine Grammy Awards from 23 nominations, and its last six studio albums (beginning with Metallica) have consecutively debuted at number one on the Billboard 200. Metallica ranks as one of the most commercially successful bands of all time, having sold over 125 million albums worldwide as of 2018. Metallica has been listed as one of the greatest artists of all time by magazines such as Rolling Stone, which ranked them at no. 61 on its 100 Greatest Artists of All Time list. As of 2017, Metallica is the third best-selling music artist since Nielsen SoundScan began tracking sales in 1991, selling a total of 66 million albums in the United States.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1983 Kill ’em All Metallica 4.1 41
1984 Ride the Lightning Metallica 4.65 37
1986 Master of Puppets Metallica 4.7 47
1988 …and Justice for All Metallica 4.65 20
1991 Metallica (“The Black Album”) Metallica 4.25 19
1996 Load Metallica 3.5 13
1997 Reload Metallica 3.45 12
2003 St. Anger Metallica 3 18
2008 Death Magnetic Metallica 4 22
2011 Lulu Lou Reed & Metallica 1.85 6
2016 Hardwired… to Self‐Destruct Metallica 4.2 16

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1998 Garage Inc. Metallica 3.6 8
2006 The Videos: 1989–2004 Metallica 1

Album + Demo

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1982 No Life ’til Leather Metallica 6
1998 Fan Can #3 Metallica 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1990 1985/03/15 San Francisco, CA Metallica 10
1992 1992/09/27 Los Angeles, CA Metallica 2
1993 Live Shit: Binge & Purge Metallica 3.85 6
1995 1995-08-23: Loud but Secret: London Astoria II, London, UK Metallica 3
1996 Fan Can #1 Metallica 1
1997 Fan Can #2 Metallica 1
1998 Cunning Stunts Metallica 2
1999 S&M Metallica 4.55 13
2001 Fan Can #4: …and All This for You 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 1989-02-03: Erwin Events Center, Austin, TX, USA Metallica 2
2005 1992-07-18: Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ, USA Metallica 2
2005 1985/08/17 Donington, GBR Metallica 1
2005 1994/06/17 Middletown, NY Metallica 4
2005 Fan Can 5: Live Rehearsals at the Fillmore, San Francisco, CA Metallica 2
2005 1998/07/06 Cuyahoga Falls, OH Metallica 1
2005 Live At San Diego 1992 Metallica 1
2006 1987-02-13: Frölundaborg, Gothenburg, Sweden Metallica 2
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 1986/05/24 Cape Girardeau, MO Metallica 1
2006 2006-06-03: Rock am Ring, Nürburgring, Germany Metallica 1
2006 1996-10-06: NEC, Birmingham, UK Metallica 2
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 1998-07-19: Great Woods Center, Mansfield, MA, USA Metallica 2
2006 1982/10/18 San Francisco, CA Metallica 1
2006 2003/07/13 Orlando, FL Metallica 2
2006 2006-01-25: Harry O's, Park City, UT, USA Metallica 1
2007 1986-09-21: Hammersmith Odeon, London, UK Metallica 2
2007 1986-07-29: UTC Arena, Chattanooga, TN, USA Metallica 2
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

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