The American heavy metal band Metallica are one of the most successful groups of all time, selling well over 50 million albums in America alone. They have also gained critical acclaim, winning no less than 9 Grammy awards.
The band was formed in Los Angeles in 1981 by lead singer and guitarist James Hetfield and drummer Lars Ulrich. Both are still with the band. The other two current band members are lead guitarist Kirk Hammett and bass player Robert Trujillo.
The band released their debut studio album on July 25, 1983.
Metallica’s debut album
Metallica’s first album was called Kill ‘Em All and was released through the independent record label Megaforce Records.
Although it was the lowest-selling of all Metallica’s albums, it helped establish their image and the band built a substantial fanbase during their subsequent two-month promotional tour of the album.
- Hit the Lights
- The Four Horsemen
- Jump in the Fire
- (Anesthesia) – Pulling Teeth
- Phantom Lord
- No Remorse
- Seek & Destroy
- Metal Militia