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. The band was formed in 1981 in Los Angeles, California 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 58 million albums in the United States.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1983 Kill ’em All Metallica 4.15 42
1984 Ride the Lightning Metallica 4.65 39
1986 Master of Puppets Metallica 4.7 48
1987 The $9.98 C.D. Garage Days Re-Revisited + B Side & Demos Metallica 1
1988 …and Justice for All Metallica 4.7 27
1991 Metallica (“The Black Album”) Metallica 4.2 21
1996 Load Metallica 3.4 14
1997 Reload Metallica 3.3 13
1998 Garage Inc. Metallica 3.6 8
2003 St. Anger Metallica 2.85 18
2008 Death Magnetic Metallica 3.95 24
2011 Lulu Lou Reed & Metallica 1.85 7
2016 Hardwired… to Self‐Destruct Metallica 3.85 16
2016 Blackened Friday Sampler Metallica 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1986 Garage Days Revisited Metallica 1
1988 Mandatory Metallica Metallica 2
1992 New Skulls for the Old Ceremony Metallica 1
1993 Heavy Best Metallica 1
1993 The Other Side Of... Metallica 1
1994 Covering 'em Metallica 1
1994 Secret Demos Metallica 1
1995 Tales From the Cliff Metallica 1
1995 The $5.98 E.P.: Garage Days Re‐Revisited …and More Metallica 1
1995 Ultra Rare Trax Metallica 1
1996 Devil's Dance Metallica 1
1996 Garage Days 3 Metallica 1
1996 Garage Days, Part II Metallica 2
1996 Jump in the Fire / Creeping Death / Garage Days Re‐Revisited Metallica 1
1997 Garage Days Far Behind Metallica 1
1997 Load Your B-Sides Metallica 1
1997 Mandatory Metallica (2) Metallica 2
1997 The Complete Garage Days... Metallica 3 1
1997 The Story So Far Metallica 1
1997 The Ultimate Rarities Metallica 1
1998 The Apocalypse Metallica 1
1998 Very Best '98 Metallica 1
1999 200% Ultra Hits Metallica 1
1999 Slashes, Crashes & Hits Metallica 1
2001 Never Released Metallica 1
2003 Mandatory Metallica 03 Metallica 1
2003 Riverside Studio 2003 Metallica 1
2003 Saint Anger Promo Metallica 1
2004 Limited-Edition Vinyl Box Set Metallica 1
2006 The Videos: 1989–2004 Metallica 1
2006 The Golden Unplugged Album Metallica 1
2008 Greatest Hits Metallica 1
2008 Past Magnetic Metallica 1
2011 The Greatest Hits Metallica 1
2016 Kill/Ride Deluxe Edition 14-Track Sampler Metallica 1
2017 The Broadcast Archive Metallica 1
2017 Sony Music Japan Metallica 1
17 Years in the Life of Metallica Metallica 1
Best Ballads Metallica 3
Franticness Metallica 1
Garage Sessions, Volume 2 Metallica 1
Greatest Ballads Platinum Collection Metallica 1
In for the Kill ('82 Outtakes) Metallica 1
Metal Up Your Ass Metallica 1
Metallicaction Metallica 1
Metallurgy Metallica 1
Until the Studioshit Load Metallica 2

Album + Compilation + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1992 Live USA (imt 2 CD 900.026) Metallica 1
2014 By Request 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
1982 Live Metal Up Your Ass Metallica 1
1983 Cliff's First Show Metallica 1
1985 San Francisco, CA-March 15, 1985 Metallica 1
1987 Cliff 'em All! Metallica 1
1989 1989-05-13: Damaged Justice Tour '88-'89: Yoyogi Olympic Pool, Tokyo, Japan Metallica 1
1990 1985/03/15 Kabuki Theater, San Francisco, CA Metallica 11
1990 One Last Visit Metallica 1
1991 1984-12-20: The Man Is Dead: Lyceum Ballroom, London, UK Metallica 1
1991 1987-08-30: Creeping Death: Monsters of Rock, FCP Stadion, Pforzheim, West Germany Metallica 4 1
1991 San Francisco '85 Metallica 1
1991 Seek and Destroy Metallica 1
1992 1992/09/27 Los Angeles, CA Metallica 2
1992 1989-02-03: Texas 89: Veteran’s Memorial, Austin, TX, USA Metallica 2
1992 1992-01: L.A. for a Fuckin' Beer Metallica 1
1992 1992-04-08: The Four Horsemen: East Rutherford, NJ, USA Metallica 1
1992 1992-04-14: Copps Coliseum, Hamilton, ON, Canada Metallica 5
1992 Angels From Hell Metallica 2
1992 Live Before Death (Part One) Metallica 1
1992 Live USA (imt 900.104 / imm 40.90104) Metallica 2
1992 Stone Cold Crazy Metallica 1
1993 Run With the Devil Metallica 1
1993 Live Shit: Binge & Purge Metallica 3.85 6
1993 15 Pieces Of Live Shit: Binge & Purge Metallica 1
1993 1993-06-05: Tearing Your Insides Out: Milton Keynes Bowl, UK Metallica 2
1993 Enter Sandman, Volume 2 Metallica 1
1993 Live USA Metallica 1
1993 Satan Sort Them Metallica 1
1993 Total Destruction Metallica 1
1994 1987-02-08: Zwolle, Netherlands Metallica 2
1994 1993-05-28: No Limits, No Law: Gentofte Stadium, Copenhagen, Denmark Metallica 1
1994 1994-08-13: Enter Mudman: Woodstock '94, Saugerties, NY, USA Metallica 1
1994 1994-08-21: Candy for the Kids: Miami, FL, USA Metallica 2
1994 At Woodstock Metallica 1
1994 Live in Concert Metallica 1
1994 Sucking My Love Metallica 1

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