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Metallica #5 (general) #1 (Thrash Metal)

country: United States

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.


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Highest ranked songs based on the member’s evaluation. see complete list

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Member's Concerts

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  • #1

    Marcos Paulo Nascimento

    46 years old, male, Brazil
    3 concerts
  • #2


    53 years old, male, Cyprus
    2 concerts
  • #3

    Victor Antonov

    38 years old, male, United States
    2 concerts
  • #4


    38 years old, male, Brazil
    1 concerts
  • #5

    Kenny L.

    31 years old, male, United States
    1 concerts
  • #6


    44 years old, male, Brazil
    1 concerts
  • #7

    Victória Boechat Lima

    25 years old, female, Brazil
    1 concerts

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