oldest band to play at the age of 50. With top hit tracks such as Master of Puppets and
For Whom the Bell Tolls, they gained so many fans throughout their 80's to 90's career. after their 2003 career Metallica decided that they needed a new album because they were losing
many fans so they came up with Death Magnetic which wasn't released until September of 2008 with ten new songs. 1981 - ? so Far Metallica has been a band for 28 yrs.
The Song For Whom the Bell Tolls came from the novel Ernest Hemingway a 1940's novel during WWII. which is about a young American by the name of Robert Jordan that was with the anti-Fascist Guerrilla Group during the Spanish Civil War. The Theme of the Novel was primarily Death, Jordan knew that whenever He blew up a bridge he knew he wasn't going to survive. Then in 1981 Metallica used this Title for one of their songs in their Ride the Lightning Album which was released in 1984.
Master of Puppets, one of the most known and popular Metallica songs ever written
and was also the first Trash Metal song, it was also the name of the Album which was released in 1986 in Copenhagen Denmark. The song is about Drugs and how they can control you and how things can get switched around, instead of what your taking doing, it's the drugs controlling you." explained James Hetfield. The "Chop your breakfast on a mirror" in the lyrics mainly refer to preparing Cocaine. This song was rated 33rd on the Rolling Stones heavy metal song list. The song and it's three minute downpicking and long instrumental section makes it a fast thrash metal song.
Master of Puppets Studio Version.