By Paul Brannigan, Ian Winwood

ISBN-10: 0306821877

ISBN-13: 9780306821875

There hasn't ever been a difficult rock band like Metallica. The California quartet has bought greater than a hundred million albums around the globe, received 9 Grammy Awards, and had 5 consecutive albums hit #1 at the Billboard charts. yet Metallica’s tale, epic in scope, is a story approximately even more than revenues figures and significant acclaim, and their trip from scuzzy l. a. garages to the world’s such a lot storied stadiums has been dramatic and painful, their large successes usually shot via with rigidity, tragedy, loss, and controversy.

Birth institution Metallica Death is the definitive tale of the main major rock band considering that Led Zeppelin. Volume 1 covers the band’s formation as much as their leap forward eponymous 5th album, aka “The Black Album.” the serious and occasionally fraught courting among aloof-yet-simmering singer, leader lyricist, and rhythm guitarist James Hetfield and the outspoken and impressive drummer Lars Ulrich is the saga’s emotional middle. Their earliest years observed the discharge of 3 unimpeachable classics—Kill ’Em All, Ride the Lightning, and Master of Puppets—genre-defining masterpieces that took challenging rock to a brand new point, either artistically and commercially. in the course of those tumultuous occasions, the band persisted via line-up adjustments while guitarist Dave Mustaine was once changed by way of Kirk Hammet, and their bass participant, the cherished Cliff Burton, was once tragically killed in a bus crash whereas on journey in Europe.

But it was once the step forward of …And Justice for All that lease the cloth of the mainstream, hitting the head of the charts with no advantage of radio airplay or the then-crucial presence on MTV. and at last in 1991, with the discharge in their 5th studio album, nicknamed “The Black Album,” Metallica hit the following level—five hit singles together with their best-known songs “Enter Sandman” and “Nothing Else Matters”—and their first album atop the Billboard charts.

In Birth university Metallica Death, veteran track reporters and Metallica confidants Paul Brannigan and Ian Winwood aspect this meteoric upward push to foreign repute in an epic saga of relatives, neighborhood, self-belief, the pursuit of goals, and tune that rocks. informed via first-hand interviews with the band and people closest to them, the tale of Metallica’s upward thrust to the mainstream hasn't ever been so vividly documented.

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