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 based in San Rafael, California. The band was formed in 1981 in Los Angeles when vocalist/guitarist James Hetfield responded to an advertisement posted by drummer Lars Ulrich in a local newspaper. Metallica'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 success that they also achieved on their following five studio albums. In 2000, Metallica joined with other artists who filed a lawsuit against Napster for sharing the band's copyright-protected material without consent from the band. 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. After touring for most of the next eight years, the band followed up with Hardwired... to Self-Destruct (2016), which demonstrated examples from some of the different musical styles that the band has dabbled in throughout its career.

Metallica has released ten studio albums, four live albums, five extended plays, 26 music videos, and 37 singles. The band has won eight Grammy Awards and six 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. The band is currently promoting Hardwired... to Self-Destruct, which was released on November 18, 2016.

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Year Title RatingReleases
1999 1999-05-12: Intro: Pista Atletica del Estadio Nacional, Santiago de Chile, Chile 1
2001 Fan Can 4 1
2003 2003-06-11: La Boule Noire, Paris, France 1
2004 2004-05-26: Parken, Copenhagen, Denmark 2
2004 2004-05-31: Śląski Stadium, Chorzów, Poland 5 2
2004 The Heaviest Nights of Their Life 1
2004 2004-05-28: Helsinki, Finland 1
2004 2004-06-06: Download Festival, Donington, UK 1
2004 2004-06-08: Ludwigshafen, Germany 1
2004 2004-06-13: Munich, Germany 1
2004 2004-06-15: Belgrade, Serbia 1
2004 2004-06-19: La Romareda Stadium, Zaragoza, Spain 1
2004 2004-06-21: Amsterdam Arena, Amsterdam, The Netherlands 1
2004 2004-06-25: Dublin, Ireland 1
2004 2004-07-02: Werchter, Belgium 1
2004 2004-08-19: Indianapolis, IN, USA 1
2004 2004-08-24: Peoria, IL, USA 1
2004 2004-08-25: Fort Wayne, IN, USA 2
2004 2004-08-28: Chicago, IL, USA 1
2004 2004-08-30: Hilton Coliseum, Ames, IA, USA 1
2004 2004-09-03: Frank Erwin Center, Austin TX, USA 1
2004 2004-09-04: Lubbock, TX, USA 1
2004 2004-10-01: Auburn Hills, MI, USA 1
2004 2004-10-06: Toronto, ON, Canada 1
2004 2004-10-07: Corel Centre, Ottawa, ON, Canada 1
2004 2004-10-15: Pepsi Colisee, Quebec City, QC, Canada 1
2004 2004-10-17: Washington, DC, USA 1
2004 2004-10-20: Philadelphia, PA, USA 1
2004 2004-10-28: London, ON, Canada 1
2004 2004-11-09: Pensacola, FL, USA 1
2004 2004-11-13: Gwinnett Center, Duluth, GA, USA 1
2004 2004-03-02: Phoenix, AZ, USA 1
2004 2004-03-05: Los Angeles, CA, USA 1
2004 2004-03-06: Los Angeles, CA, USA 1
2004 2004-03-08: San Francisco, CA, USA 1
2004 2004-03-18: Rose Garden, Portland, OR, USA 1
2004 2004-03-23: Edmonton, AB, Canada 1
2004 2004-04-20: Uniondale, NY, USA 1
2004 2004-04-26: Norfolk, VA, USA 1
2004 2004-04-28: Louisville, KY, USA 1
2004 2004-04-29: Grand Rapids, MI, USA 1
2004 2004-05-01: Cincinnati, OH, USA 1
2004 2004-05-30: Ullevi, Gothenburg, Sweden 1
2004 2004-06-04: Rock in Rio Lisbon: Lisbon, Portugal 1
2004 2004-06-29: Stadio Euganeo, Padova, Italy 1
2004 2004-08-27: Chicago, IL, USA 1
2004 2004-11-28: San Jose, CA, USA 1
2005 Fan Can 5: Live Rehearsals at the Fillmore, San Francisco, CA 2
2005 1998-07-08: Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls, OH, USA 1
2006 1999-05-21: Rock im Park: Frankenstadion, Nürnberg, Germany 1
2006 2006-03-21: Durban, South Africa 1
2006 2006-03-25: Green Point Stadium, Cape Town, South Africa 1
2006 2006-06-03: Rock am Ring, Nürburgring, Germany 1
2006 1996-10-06: NEC, Birmingham, UK 1
2006 2006-06-08: Arnhem, Holland 1
2006 2006-06-10: Download Festival, Donington, UK 1
2006 2006-06-11: Download Festival Ireland, Dublin, Ireland 1
2006 2006-06-13: Tallin, Estonia 1
2006 2006-06-17: Heineken Jammin Festival, Imola, Italy 1
2006 2006-06-04: Rock im Park: Nürnberg, Germany 1
2006 2006-06-06: Waldbuhne, Berlin, Germany 1
2006 2006-08-12: Tokyo Summer Sonic Festival, Tokyo, Japan 1
2006 2006-08-13: Osaka Summer Sonic Festival, Osaka, Japan 1
2006 2006-08-15: Seoul Olympic Main Stadium, Seoul, Korea 1
2006 2006-01-25: Harry O's, Park City, UT, USA 1
2007 1998-07-19: Great Woods Center, Mansfield, MA, USA 1
2007 1996-12-21: Great Western Forum, Los Angeles, CA, USA 1
2007 2007-06-28: Super Rock Super Bock Festival, Lisbon, Portugal 1
2007 2007-06-29: Bilbao BBK Live Festival, Bilbao, Spain 1
2007 2007-07-01: Rock Werchter Festival, Werchter, Belgium 1
2007 2007-07-03: Rockwave Festival, Athens, Greece 1
2007 2007-07-05: Rotundenplatz, Vienna, Austria 1
2007 2007-07-08: Wembley Stadium, London, UK 1
2007 2007-07-10: Valle Hovin Stadion, Oslo, Norway 1
2007 2007-07-12: Stadion, Stockholm, Sweden 1
2007 2007-07-13: Vestereng, Aarhus, Denmark 1
2007 2007-07-15: Olympic Stadium, Helsinki, Finland 2
2007 2007-07-18: Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow, Russia 2
2007 2007-10-27: The Bridge School Benefit, Mountain View, CA, USA 1
2007 2007-10-28: The Bridge School Benefit, Mountain View, CA, USA 1
2007 1986-09-21: Hammersmith Odeon, London, UK 2
2008 2008-05-14: Wiltern Theatre, Los Angeles, CA, USA 1
2008 2008-05-16: KFMA Day: Pima County Fairgrounds, Tucson, AZ, USA 1
2008 2008-05-17: KROQ Weenie Roast y Fiesta: Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, Irvine, CA, USA 1
2008 2008-05-28: Śląski Stadium, Chorzów, Poland 1
2008 2008-05-30: Pinkpop: Megaland, Landgraaf, Netherlands 1
2008 2008-05-31: Getafe Electric Weekend, Madrid, Spain 1
2008 2008-06-03: Slavia Stadium, Prague, Czech Republic 1
2008 2008-06-08: Rock im Park: Nürnberg, Germany 2
2008 2008-06-13: Bonnaroo Music + Arts Festival, Manchester, TN, USA 1
2008 2008-06-12: The Basement, Nashville, TN, USA 2
2008 2008-06-05: Rock in Rio Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal 1
2008 2008-06-07: Rock am Ring, Nürburgring, Germany 1
2008 2008-07-16: Bergunhus Castle, Bergen, Norway 1
2008 2008-07-18: SKK Hall, St. Petersburg, Russia 1
2008 2008-07-20: Skonto Stadium, Riga, Latvia 1
2008 2008-07-22: Parco Nord, Bologna, Italy 1
2008 2008-07-23: Cotroceni Football Stadium, Bucharest, Romania 1
2008 2008-07-25: Levski Stadium, Sofia, Bulgaria 1
2008 2008-07-27: Ali Sami Yen Stadium, Istanbul, Turkey 1

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