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November 30, -0001 in Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA, United States
US metal band
Metallica is an American metal band formed in 1981 in Los Angeles, California, United States when drummer Lars Ulrich posted an advertisement in The Recycler. Metallica's line-up originally consisted of Ulrich, rhythm guitarist and vocalist James Hetfield, and lead guitarist Dave Mustaine. Mustaine was later fired due to problems with alcoholism and drug addiction - he went on to form the band Megadeth. Exodus guitarist Kirk Hammett took his place. Metallica has been through several bassists, including Ron McGovney, Cliff Burton (who died in a bus crash while the band was on tour), and Jason Newsted.
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A clear reference to Hemighway's novel, which goes by the same name; it's a novel about warfare and all kinds of shame and humiliation all men participate in it experience. given that "Ride the Lightning" it's an album people get into in a relatively young age, it can become the first incentive Ï„Î¿ Hemingway, before Hemingway himself.
Cannibal Corpse did a cover of this song, metal has always been military-friendy, not exactly in terms of intentions and political motivations, true metalheads just tend to glorify thr frame of war; the triumph, the sorrow, the brotherhood, but most of all the destruction and strength and surival instict in their purest forms.