Metallica is an American heavy metal band formed in October 1981. With 57 million albums sold in the United States, and 40 million albums sold outside the US, the total number of album sales is approximately 100 million.
The band has become one of the most commercially successful heavy metal acts in history, as well as the 18th biggest selling act in american music history.
Metallica played some new tune but also played a great selection of old ones. Center stage setup gives a good view from everywhere and plays to the crowd well. Fire, Lazers and Hard Core Shreding. Awsome!
Wicked show. I wasn't a huge fan before I saw them - but I am now! They are absolute pro performers! The stage was set up in the centre, with a rotating drum kit, and 8 mics set up along each side of the stage, someone was at every mic throughout every song. There was something to see from every angle! They even spent at least 5 mintues after the show throwing guitar pics and drumsticks and thanking the crowd.
this is the nightrider comming to you from vancouver b,c enjoy the concert one too all from the first nations to all head banggers of all nations may you have a good time at the concert see you guys there enter sandman.
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After building a following through its role in the development of modern heavy metal, especially thrash metal, (considered, along with Megadeth, Slayer, and Anthrax as one of the "big four" of thrash metal) in the mid-1980s, the band broadened its audience in the early 1990s. Accordingly, the band stood as the most commercially visible example of the metal genre for most of that decade.
In 2003 Metallica released their 8th studio album, entitled St. Anger, a collection of the most aggressive music they had written in a decade. Their 2004 "Madly in Anger with the World" tour in support of the album was extremely successful.
In 1991, the self-titled album, Metallica (popularly known as The Black Album) was a huge success for the band. It quickly became the band's most successful release, debuting at number one on the Billboard charts and going gold, then platinum, within weeks. The album featured the hit "Enter Sandman", which exemplified the radically pared-down style of songwriting across the album; it became Metallica's best-known song and has been used by wrestlers and baseball players as their theme music. Another hit was "Nothing Else Matters", a more plaintive, acoustic ballad. The album was a massive crossover hit, bringing Metallica firmly into the mainstream.
Metallica is listed at #5 on VH1's "100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock".