METALLICA has sold over 120 million albums worldwide, and has earned many accolades for their success. From their thrash metal beginnings, they’ve taken chances and explored a variety of music styles.
Metallica is a rock band originating from Los Angeles, California. They formed in 1981, and are still performing today. The band is led by vocalist James Hetfield and bassist Lars Ulrich. The band also has other members, including guitarist Kirk Hammett and drummer Dave Mustaine.
The band’s debut album, Kill ‘Em All, was released in 1983. The album featured a unique musical approach, and also received critical praise for precise musicianship. The song “One” earned Metallica their first Grammy Awards.
In 1984, Metallica released Ride the Lightning, a work of confidence. It was a huge musical leap, and a blur of attitude. It also featured the debut of bassist Jason Newsted. The band also released a feature-length film, Through the Never. The band’s self-titled fifth studio album, released in 1991, was a big success. It became one of Metallica’s most successful albums and broke several records.
The band’s remastered version of their 1991 album “Metallica” has re-emerged this month. The album features 53 covers by various artists. It has also scanned over 16 million units in SoundScan history. It’s been certified 23x Platinum by MC.
Metallica has released a total of 10 studio albums, four live albums, and five extended plays. The band has also released over 40 singles and music videos. Their latest album, “Lords of Summer”, was released in 2014.