Also known as Металлика, Metalmilitia, Mettallica
Members of Metallica: Cliff Burton, Dave Mustaine, James Hetfield, Jason Newsted, Kirk Hammett, Lars Ulrich, Lloyd Grant, Robert Trujillo, Ron McGovney
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Discography of Metallica:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
151 Fuel 3 Audio 1998-06-00
152 15 Pieces Of Live Shit: Binge & Purge 15 Audio 1993 Elektra
153 Live Sh*t: Binge & Purge 75 Audio 2002-11-12 Elektra
154 St. Anger 22 Audio 2003-06-10 Elektra
155 Sad But True 2 Audio 1992 Vertigo
156 Live Sh*t: Binge & Purge 66 Audio 2003-08-19 Universal
157 Ride The Lightning 8 Audio 1993 Elektra
158 Kill 'Em All 10 Audio 1995 Elektra
159 ...And Justice For All 9 Audio 1988 Elektra
160 Master Of Puppets 8 Audio 1995 Elektra
161 Metallica At The Stone Balloon 16 Audio 1990 Whatshisname Records Inc.
162 Limited Edition Interview Picture Disc II 2 Audio 1988 Baktabak
163 Mandatory 2 17 Audio 1997 Vertigo
164 Master Of Puppets 8 Audio 1987 Music For Nations
165 Ride The Lightning 8 Audio 1984 Banzai Records
166 Kill 'Em All 12 Audio 1988-01-19
167 Metallica Is Dancin / Gypsy Woman (Bootleg Mix) 2 Audio 2006-02-13 Not On Label
168 Kill 'Em All 12 Audio 1988-01-15
169 Metallica 12 Audio 2001 Elektra
170 Metallican 15 Audio 1993 Vertigo
171 ...And Justice For All 9 Audio 1988-11-00
172 Metallica 12 Audio 1991-08-12 Elektra
173 Frantic 2 Audio 2003 Not On Label (Metallica)
174 Run With The Devil - Part Two 19 Audio New Keruac Line
175 Garage Days Pt. II 17 Audio 1996 Not On Label (Metallica)
176 Bay Area Trashers 9 Audio 2001 ACD
177 Fan Can V 34 Audio 2005-11-01
178 Load 14 Audio 2001 Vertigo
179 Satan Sort Them 10 Audio 1993
180 Fan Can 4 26 Audio 2001 The Metallica Club
181 Fan Can 3 29 Audio 1998 The Metallica Club
182 Kill 'Em All 10 Audio 1987 Music For Nations
183 Enter Sandman 2 Audio 1991-08-22 Sony Records
184 The Unforgiven 2 Audio 1991-12-12 Sony Records
185 Nothing Else Matters 2 Audio 1992-04-22 Sony Records
186 Fan Can 2 23 Audio 1997 The Metallica Club
187 Kill 'Em All 10 Audio 1983 Roadrunner Records
188 Master Of Puppets 8 Audio 1992 Professional Communication
189 Fan Can 1 18 Audio 1996 The Metallica Club
190 Ride The Lightning 8 Audio 1985 C.T. Product
191 The Videos 1989 - 2004 26 Audio 2006-12-05 Warner Bros. Records
192 Kill 'Em All 10 Audio
193 St. Anger 5 Audio 2003
194 Saint Anger 16 Audio 2003 Vertigo
195 Ride The Lightning 8 Audio
196 King Nothing 2 Audio 1997 Elektra
197 Bleeding Me 2 Audio 1997 Elektra
198 Frantic 4 Audio 2003
199 Whiskey In The Jar 2 Audio 1998 Elektra
200 The Memory Remains 2 Audio 1997-11-11 Elektra

Metallica is an American heavy metal band from Los Angeles, California, formed in 1981 by vocalist/guitarist James Hetfield and drummer Lars Ulrich. The duo first met through an ad in a Los Angeles-based music newspaper. At the time, Ulrich had little musical experience and no band but managed to secure a slot on an upcoming compilation record called “Metal Massacre”. Metallica’s contribution, “Hit The Lights”, featured Hetfield, Ulrich and lead guitarist Lloyd Grant. Afterwards, Ron McGovney became the band's bassist and Dave Mustaine joined the band as lead guitarist. This line-up would re-record "Hit The Lights" for subsequent re-pressings of "Metal Massacre" and would also issue several demos. In 1983, McGovney quit the group and was replaced by Cliff Burton, which also saw the band relocate to San Francisco. Metallica then traveled to New York after signing a deal with [l=Megaforce Records]. However, once in New York, the band fired Mustaine. It would mark the beginning of a long feud between Mustaine and Metallica, mostly fueled by remarks Mustaine would make to the press. Mustaine was replaced by Kirk Hammett of [a=Exodus (6)].

Metallica's debut LP, "Kill 'Em All", was released in 1983. It was followed in 1984 by "Ride The Lightning". This led to a major label deal with [l=Elektra]. In 1986, the band released "Master Of Puppets", which is considered by many to be one of the greatest heavy metal records of all time. In September of that year, while on tour in Sweden, the band was involved in a bus accident which took the life of Cliff Burton. Eventually, Jason Newsted (of [a=Flotsam And Jetsam]) was hired as the band's new bassist and he made his debut on 1987's "Garage Days Re-Revisited", an EP of cover tunes.

In 1990, Metallica hooked up with producer [a=Bob Rock] for a self-titled release that would become better known as "The Black Album", due to its cover art. Released in 1991, the black album would become one of the best-selling rock albums of all time, selling over 16 million copies in the US alone.

In 1996, the band returned with "Load". The following year, "Reload" appeared. The albums continued the band’s trend of more accessible music. In 1999, the group released an album and accompanying film called "S&M", which featured Metallica performing their songs with the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra.

In 2001, as the band was preparing to begin work on a new album, Newsted quit the group, citing personal and musical reasons. Work on the new album was further complicated when Hetfield entered rehab for alcohol abuse. The album, called "St. Anger", was eventually completed in 2003 with producer Bob Rock handling the bass. Upon its release, "St. Anger" drew mostly negative reviews. Following the recording, Robert Trujillo, formerly of [a=Suicidal Tendencies], was hired as bassist. The making of the album was captured in the documentary “Some Kind Of Monster”.

In 2008, "Death Magnetic", produced by [a=Rick Rubin], would surface and was hailed by many as Metallica's return to thrash metal. The following year, Metallica was inducted into Rock And Roll Hall of Fame. Former bassist Jason Newsted was present and Cliff Burton's father appeared on Cliff's behalf. Dave Mustaine, who was not inducted, was invited to the ceremony by the band but declined to attend. In 2011, Metallica collaborated with [a=Lou Reed] on the album, “Lulu”, which was largely panned by critics and ignored by consumers.

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