‘Ride The Lightning’ injected a new sense of excitement into the stagnant scene of the early 80s and changed thrash metal forever.
With their debut album, ‘Kill ’Em All’, Metallica took thrash metal to another level, laying the groundwork for its arrival on the global stage.
The latest vintage show to stream, recorded at The Metro in Chicago in 1983, was part of the band's first ever US tour, supporting Raven.
Thrash metal pioneers Metallica are releasing super deluxe box sets of Kill ’Em All and Ride The Lightning: some of the finest archival trawls in history
A playlist of the greatest Top 40 metal tracks released by The Big Four: thrash metal legends Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer and Anthrax.