Metallica (commonly known as The Black Album) is the fifth studio album by American heavy metal band Metallica. Released on August 12, 1991 by Elektra Records, it received widespread critical acclaim and became the band's best-selling album. Metallica produced five singles that are considered to be among the band's best-known songs, which include "Enter Sandman", "The Unforgiven", "Nothing Else Matters", "Wherever I May Roam", and "Sad but True"
Metallica (also known as The Black Album) is the fifth studio album by American heavy metal band Metallica and was released on August 12, 1991 through Elektra Records to critical acclaim. Metallica produced five hit singles that are considered today among the band's best-known songs: "Enter Sandman", "The Unforgiven", "Nothing Else Matters", "Wherever I May Roam", and "Sad But True", also Don't Tread on Me was released as a promo single. The band promoted the album with a series of tours.
Metallica albums run the gamut from the album that redefined thrash metal to that ill-advised collaboration – here we look back on their back catalogue from worst to best. It's fair to say Metallica albums have been more scrutinised more intensely than pretty much any other metal back catalogue on the planet – but then no other metal band in history has achieved so much. From the dingy garages of LA to the world’s biggest stadia, the band founded by James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich in 1981 have revolutionised metal, creating a body of work that stands alongside the very best of Sabbath, Maiden and Priest when it comes to defining the genre.
Hours before METALLICA's raucous November 18 live performance to launch the band's new album, "Hardwired. To Self-Destruct", Lars Ulrich and BBC Radio 6's Matt Everitt sat down at House Of Vans London's skate bowl to talk about the new disc, skate culture and new year's resolutions. You can watch the chat below. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH. To Self-Destruct" sounding as "angry" as ever: Lars: "Yeah, I don't know.
In the article, Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich talked on how they started to write Metallica’s most succesful album, Black Album, in 1991. Here’s the statement: That’s when we started having a few conversations that maybe we had taken the progressive side of Metallica as far as it could go and we were all yearning for stuff that was little bit simpler and maybe a little more physical. A lot of that stuff was very heady and cerebral, like, ‘Here I am onstage and I’m just constantly thinking about the next part. I remember that some of the earlier songs worked a little big better as the places.
Metallica are serving as the official ambassadors of Record Store Day 2016, and they’re taking the designation seriously. In addition to putting out a live document, "Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité, Metallica! - Live at Le Bataclan. Robert Trujillo, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett and James Hetfield of Metallica at AT&T Park on Feb. 6, 2016 in San Francisco. Metallica are serving as the official ambassadors of Record Store Day 2016, and they’re taking the designation seriously. In addition to putting out the live documentary Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité, Metallica!
Shop in The Metallica Store Ships Worldwide. James Hetfield – Guitar, Vocals Lars Ulrich – Drums Kirk Hammett – Guitar Robert Trujillo – Bass. Design & Layout: Turner Duckworth Band Photography: Anton Corbijn Cover Photography: Andy Grimshaw Album Photography: Britt Hull, Gavin Hurrell, Craig Snelgrove, David Turner, Harper Reed, Getty Images/Stone Collection/Robert Daly, Getty Images/Rubberball Productions/Mike Kemp, Getty Images/The Image Bank/Tom Schierlitz, and the Missouri State High Patrol.
|Verizon Wireless Amphitheater Irvine 17-05-2008|
|2||Ecstacy Of Gold|
|5||For Whom The Bell Tolls|
|7||Wherever I May Roam|
|8||Harvester Of Sorrow|
|9||The Memory Remains|
|10||Fade To Black|
|11||Master Of Puppets|
|13||Sad But True|
|17||Seek And Destroy|
|19||James Hetfield Interview|
|Wachovia Center Philadelphia 17-01-2009|
|20||That Was Just Your Life|
|21||That Was Just Your Life|
|22||The End Of The Line|
|24||Ride The Lightning|
|26||Broken, Beat And Scarred|
|28||Sad But True|
|30||All Nightmare Long|
|31||Kirk Hammett Guitar Solo #1|
|32||The Day That Never Comes|
|33||Master Of Puppets|
|35||Kirk Hammett Guitar Solo #2|
|36||Nothing Else Matters|
|40||Seek And Destroy|
Notes1-19 Recorded Live At Verizon Wireless Amphitheater Irvine, USA, 17-05-2008
20-40 Recorded Live At Wachovia Center Philadelphia, USA, 17-01-2009
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