Metallica is an American heavy metal band formed in Los Angeles, California. Metallica was formed in 1981 when vocalist/guitarist James Hetfield responded to an advertisement posted by drummer Lars Ulrich in a local newspaper. The band's current line-up comprises founding members Hetfield and Ulrich, longtime lead guitarist Kirk Hammett and bassist Robert Trujillo. Lead 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. 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.
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 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.
Highest ranked albums based on the member’s evaluation. see complete list
Highest ranked songs based on the member’s evaluation. see complete list
Members who attended the concerts of this band. see complete list
Marcos Paulo Nascimento46 years old, male, Brazil3 concerts
Kyp196853 years old, male, Cyprus2 concerts
Victor Antonov38 years old, male, United States2 concerts
Felipe38 years old, male, Brazil1 concerts
Kenny L.31 years old, male, United States1 concerts
Metaleiro44 years old, male, Brazil1 concerts
Victória Boechat Lima25 years old, female, Brazil1 concerts