Metallica is an American heavy metal band formed in Los Angeles, California in 1981.
The band consists of James Hetfield (vocals, guitar), Lars Ulrich (drums), Kirk Hammett (guitar), and Robert Trujillo (bass). Metallica is considered one of the “Big Four” of thrash metal, alongside Slayer, Megadeth, and Anthrax.
They are known for their aggressive sound, fast tempos, and complex song structures. The band has released numerous hit albums, including “Master of Puppets” and the self-titled “Metallica” (also known as the “Black Album”), and have sold over 125 million records worldwide.
Metallica has won nine Grammy Awards and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2009.