The heavy metal band Metallica was formed in California, in 1981. The current lineup includes James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett, Roberto Trujillo, and Lars Ulrich. The band holds numerous awards including nine Grammies and four Billboard Music Awards. Metallica is mostly famous for such hits as “Unforgiven”, “Nothing Else Matters”, and “Until It Sleeps”.
Lars Ulrich and James Hetfield met thanks to the ads, which they both placed in the newspaper The Recycler. They recorded their first demo album Hit The Lights with the guitarist Lloyd Grant, who was later replaced by Dave Mustaine.
In 1983, the band released their first studio album Kill ‘Em All. It helped Metallica become a role model for many rock groups in the industry, however, Metallica didn’t like keeping to the same style for too long. The band gave concerts in Europe with such heavy metal groups and Raven and Venom.
Even though the album Ride the Lightening (1984) was well received by the fans, especially the song “For Whom The Bell Tolls”, in 1986, the band released an iconic LP Master of Puppets. This was their first album recorded in the USA with Elektra Records. It collected a big variety of wild and elegiac songs.