The group is composed of drummer Lars Ulrich, guitarist and vocalist James Hetfield, guitarist Kirk Hammett and a series of dozens of bassists who remain unable to position for a long time. Currently bassist Robert Trujillo place is occupied by. In the mid-1980s the band had building a fanbase and praise from critics, and with the release of Master of Puppets in 1986 as one of the most influential heavy metal bands of today. Their fifth album of the same name, also known as The Black Album, debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 Metallica has nine studio albums, two live albums, two EPs, twenty-four music videos, and forty-five singles released. The band has won nine Grammy Awards and has five consecutive albums debut at number one had, so that Metallica the first band ever to make the Billboard 200.
Metallica were collected in Los Angeles, California, when drummer Lars Ulrich put the end of 1981 an ad in a newspaper LA Underground The Recycler reading Drummer looking for other metal musicians with Tygers of Pan Tang, Diamond Head and Iron Maiden Jam . It is tempting enough to entice guitarists James Hetfield and Hugh Tanner of Leather Charm in response to an ad. Although the band has not yet been officially established, Ulrich Hetfield asked to perform voice and rhythm guitar. Five months later, Ulrich asked Metal Blade Records founder Brian Slagel to enable a track for the labels upcoming compilation Metal Massacre. Slagel agrees, and the band was in good faith during the month of October 1981