...The heavy metal outfit Metallica emerged from the Los Angeles scene in the 1980s to become one of the most successful touring acts through the 2000s. In 1981, drummer Lars Ulrich posted an advertisement to form a band and was contacted...
David Masciotra is a cultural critic and political commentator. He is the author of Mellencamp: American Troubadour. He writes regularly for Salon and AlterNet. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.
...In 1991, Metallica released their fifth studio album that would become known and beloved around the world as “The Black Album.” Since its release, it has sold 30 million copies, and become a towering monument in the pantheon of rock...
...Among the “Four Horsemen,” along with Metallica, Megadeth, and Anthrax, Slayer was a leading thrash metal band known for their fast and aggressive musical style, and arguably one of the most influential bands within their genre. Guitarists...
D.X. Ferris is a staff writer for Cleveland Scene. He freelances for Alternative Press, and has a black belt in Tae Kwon Do. He lives in Ohio. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.
...Issued on America’s premier rap label at the peak of the thrash metal movement, Slayer’s controversial Reign in Blood remains the gold standard for extreme heavy metal, a seamless 29-minute procession of ten blindingly fast, apocalyptic...
Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume V: Locations: Asia and Oceania
...Population: 3,471,625 (2001)Astride the River Yarra on Port Phillip Bay, in a mild to cool latitude, Melbourne evolved from settlement by pastoralists from Tasmania and Sydney, becoming a municipality in 1842. Mid-century gold strikes...
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