Metallica – A Preface

There have been many big famous names in the wide rock music world that have influenced the world greatly. One of such names in the legendary list of rock music is Metallica. Metallica is a famous American band from Los Angeles, California. It is basically a heavy metal band. The band came into existence in the year 1981. Actually James Hetfield replied to an ad that famous drummer Lars Ulrich at that time posted in a local newspaper.

The band incorporates the group of Lars Ulrich (drummer), James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett (guitarist) and Robert Trujillo (bassist). Metallica is deeply influenced by early heavy metal and hard rock bands and artists such as Queen, Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin Deep Purple, AC/DC, Ted Nugent, Aerosmith and Rush.

The fame of this band can be understood by the fact that they were among one of founding “big four” of the popular thrash metal beside Slayer, Anthrax and Megadeth. Their attributes were quite different than other sorts of rock music bands. These include fast instrumentals, tempos and most famous aggressive musicianship.

Nine Grammy Awards have been won by the band that have raised their already star studded reputation & fame to higher level. The band has successfully sold more than a 100 million albums globally. Currently Metallica is the fourth best-selling music artist worldwide. With time Metallica has turn out to be one of the most influential & dominant heavy metal bands of all time.

Original Metallica Line-up Members

If you are an avid music fan and especially of hard rock and heavy metal, then the breath-taking tracks of Metallica such as ‘That was just your life, ‘Cyanide’, ‘Fuel’, ‘The Shortest Straw’ can fill with you with the excitement that you demand. The America originated brand is the biggest heavy metal band of all the time and here is the big news of now.

Original Metallica Lineup Members

Blackened Recordings, the band’s label, would now be the home to all the current albums and videos and all the future releases of Metallica. How this success for Metallica became possible? Yes, due to the hard work of the line-up members. The line-up members till now have played their significant parts in the upbringing of the band to this extent. When it comes to Metallica, the focus is often on James Hetfield. The unbending dedication and devotion that James exhibited from the early days has a prime role to play in Metallica’s success. The band made its innovative start in the year 1981 with the original line-up comprising of James Hetfield for Vocals, Guitar and Bass; Lloyd Grant for Lead guitar and Lars Ulrich for drums.

James was so enthusiastic about his job that he canned his three weeks of intense physical therapy to just four days for the sake of the Summer Sanitarium 2000 tour. The honour of the present success that Metallica is sharing with all its fans goes to the Master head James along with Lars Ulrich for drums, Kirk Hammett for guitar and background vocals and Robert Trujillo for the bass. A total of nine Grammy awards till now and five consecutive number one album debuts on Billboard 200 define the glory of Metallica well.