METALLICA (USA/CA)


Metallica was formed in Los Angeles, California, October 28, 1981 by guitarist and vocalist James Hetfield and Danish-born drummer Lars Ulrich, after both had placed classified ads in the publication The Recycler about forming a band. Initially the band included Lloyd Grant on lead guitar and Ron McGovney on Bass guitar. In 1982, several demos were recorded with this lineup including Hit The Lights, Ron's Garage and the Power Metal demo. (Lloyd only played on Metallica's first demo "Hit the Lights"). Lloyd left the band and joined Defcon. A few months later the band recorded a full demo, No Life 'Til Leather, which quickly drew attention on the underground tape trading circuit. They then went on to release a live demo titled Metal Up Your Ass. Later that year, Ron McGovney left the band and Metallica asked Trauma bassist Cliff Burton to join. The band signed with the Zazulas' new label, Megaforce Records. Shortly after being signed, Ulrich and Hetfield decided Mustaine's aggressive and disruptive behavior was becoming too much to handle. Kirk Hammett was brought in from the band Exodus to replace Mustaine, who went on to create Megadeth.


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NO LIFE TIL LEATHER 1982 DEMO

Xeroxed Covers. Regular Tapes.

TRACK LISTING:
- Hit the Lights
- The Mechanix
- Motorbreath
- Seek & Destroy
- Metal Militia
- Jump in the Fire
- Phantom Lord

 

LIVE METAL UP YOUR ASS 1982 DEMO

A live show recording that became a demo. Metal up Your Ass was recorded on November 29 1982, at the Old Waldorf in San Francisco. The support band was Exodus, featuring Metallica's soon-to-be lead guitarist Kirk Hammett. Xeroxed Covers. Regular Tapes.

TRACK LISTING:
- Hit the Lights
- The Mechanix
- Phantom Lord
- Jump in the Fire
- Motorbreath
- No Remorse
- Seek & Destroy
- Whiplash
- Am I Evil?
- Metal Militia

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