"Kill 'Em All" is the very first studio album by Metallica, released on 25 July 1983. Kill 'Em All is regarded as a groundbreaking album for thrash metal because of its precise musicianship, which fuses new wave of British heavy metal riffs with hardcore punk tempos. This album "METALLICA KILL 'EM ALL (NL)" includes the original custom inner sleeve with album details, complete lyrics of all songs by and artwork/photos

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Album Description:

"Kill 'Em All" is an iconic album that marked the explosive debut of Metallica in the music industry. Released on 25th July 1983, this 12" LP album vinyl introduced the world to the powerful and aggressive sound of thrash metal, combining the energy of hardcore punk with the melodic intensity of the new wave of British heavy metal.

Produced by Paul Curcio and Jon Zazula, "Kill 'Em All" showcases the raw talent and relentless musicianship of the band's original lineup: James Hetfield on vocals and rhythm guitar, Lars Ulrich on drums, Dave Mustaine on lead guitar, and Cliff Burton on bass. Together, they crafted a groundbreaking album that would influence countless metal bands for decades to come.

The album kicks off with the thunderous "Hit the Lights," a track that sets the tone for the intense and unyielding sonic assault that awaits the listener. The band's tight musicianship and intricate guitar work are evident from the very beginning, as they deliver blistering riffs and lightning-fast solos. The combination of Hetfield's aggressive vocals and the band's tight-knit rhythm section creates a sense of urgency and power that permeates the entire album.

"The Four Horsemen" follows, showcasing the band's ability to seamlessly transition between different tempos and styles. Clocking in at over seven minutes, this epic track features dynamic guitar harmonies and an infectious chorus that encourages headbanging and moshing. The intricate guitar work and technical prowess of Mustaine and Hetfield shine through in this remarkable composition.

"Motorbreath" and "Jump in the Fire" continue to deliver high-energy performances, with catchy hooks and memorable guitar solos that leave a lasting impression. The instrumental track "(Anesthesia) Pulling Teeth" showcases Cliff Burton's virtuosity on the bass, as he creates haunting melodies and explores the instrument's sonic capabilities.

With "Whiplash," Metallica unleashes a relentless barrage of aggression, embodying the rebellious spirit of thrash metal. The track features a pummeling rhythm section and breakneck guitar riffs that perfectly complement Hetfield's powerful vocals. "Phantom Lord" and "No Remorse" continue the onslaught, with Mustaine's guitar work adding a unique flavor to the album.

One of the standout tracks on "Kill 'Em All" is the anthemic "Seek & Destroy." Clocking in at nearly seven minutes, this song has become a staple of Metallica's live performances, engaging crowds with its infectious energy and sing-along chorus. The combination of memorable riffs, explosive drumming, and Hetfield's commanding vocals make it an undeniable classic.

Closing out the album is "Metal Militia," an adrenaline-fueled track that showcases the band's ability to create a wall of sound. The song's aggressive guitar riffs and thunderous drumming leave a lasting impact, solidifying Metallica's status as pioneers of the thrash metal genre.

"Kill 'Em All" is not only a testament to the raw talent and creativity of Metallica but also a milestone in the evolution of heavy metal music. The album's impact on the genre cannot be overstated, as it laid the groundwork for the thrash metal movement of the 1980s and inspired generations of musicians to push the boundaries of their craft.

Dave Mustaine, the original lead guitarist of Metallica, made significant contributions to the creation of "Kill 'Em All." As one of the primary songwriters alongside James Hetfield, Mustaine's guitar work and songwriting skills helped shape the album's aggressive and high-energy sound.

Mustaine co-wrote several songs on the album, including "The Four Horsemen," "Jump in the Fire," and "Phantom Lord." These tracks showcase Mustaine's distinctive guitar style, characterized by fast and intricate riffing, shredding solos, and a keen sense of melody. His contributions added a unique flavor to Metallica's sound, blending the intensity of thrash metal with elements of traditional heavy metal.

While Mustaine's time in Metallica was relatively short-lived, his influence on "Kill 'Em All" cannot be understated. His technical prowess and songwriting abilities played a crucial role in shaping the band's early sound and establishing their reputation as a force to be reckoned with in the metal scene.

However, it is worth noting that Mustaine was replaced by Kirk Hammett before the recording of the album due to artistic differences and personal conflicts within the band. Hammett re-recorded Mustaine's guitar parts for the album, although Mustaine's songwriting contributions remained intact.

After his departure from Metallica, Mustaine went on to form the influential thrash metal band Megadeth, where he continued to showcase his exceptional guitar skills and songwriting abilities. Despite leaving Metallica, his contributions to "Kill 'Em All" remain an important part of the album's legacy and the foundation of Metallica's early success.

Music Genre:

  Thrash Metal 

Album Production information:

The album: "METALLICA KILL 'EM ALL (NL)" was produced by: Paul Curcio and Jon Zazula,

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Sound/Recording Engineer(s): Chris Bubacz, Andy Wroblewski, Jack Skinner

Chris "Dr Metal" Bubacz, born on 12 April 1955, is a renowned sound engineer who made a significant impact on the Heavy Metal scene of the 1980s. With his exceptional talent and dedication to achieving the perfect sound, he became a driving force behind the success of several influential bands, including Metallica, Anthrax, and Znöwhite.


Born and raised in a small town in the United States, Bubacz developed a deep passion for music at an early age. Fascinated by the technical aspects of sound and recording, he spent countless hours experimenting with audio equipment, building his own amplifiers, and dissecting albums to understand their production techniques.

Bubacz's journey into the world of Heavy Metal began in the late 1970s when he moved to a bigger city to pursue a career in sound engineering. He started working at a local recording studio, learning the ropes of the profession and honing his skills. His dedication and keen ear for detail quickly earned him a reputation as a rising talent.

In the early 1980s, Bubacz's path crossed with Metallica, an emerging force in the world of Heavy Metal. Impressed by his technical expertise and passion for the genre, the band invited him to work on their second studio album, "Ride the Lightning." Bubacz's contribution to the album's sound proved to be transformative, capturing the raw energy and aggression that became synonymous with Metallica's early years.

Following the success of "Ride the Lightning," Bubacz's reputation soared, and his services were in high demand within the Heavy Metal community. Bands like Anthrax and Znöwhite sought out his expertise to achieve the perfect sonic landscape for their albums.

With his meticulous attention to detail and innovative recording techniques, Bubacz played a crucial role in shaping the sound of each band he worked with. He had a remarkable ability to capture the intensity of live performances while maintaining clarity and balance within the recordings.

During his tenure as a sound engineer, Bubacz worked on numerous groundbreaking albums, including Metallica's "Master of Puppets," Anthrax's "Among the Living," and Znöwhite's "Act of God." These albums not only became influential within the Heavy Metal genre but also helped solidify Bubacz's status as one of the most sought-after sound engineers of the era.

Bubacz's work extended beyond the recording studio. He often accompanied bands on tour, ensuring their live performances matched the sonic excellence of their studio albums. His commitment to quality and his ability to adapt to different venues and equipment made him an invaluable asset on the road.

Despite his tremendous success, Bubacz remained humble and focused on his craft. He continued to explore new recording techniques, pushing the boundaries of what was possible within the Heavy Metal genre. His innovative approach to sound engineering left an indelible mark on the music industry, inspiring countless aspiring sound engineers and musicians.

After the 1980s, Bubacz continued to work on various projects, collaborating with a wide range of artists across different genres. While his contributions to the Heavy Metal scene remain legendary, he proved his versatility by adapting his skills to diverse musical styles.

Chris "Dr Metal" Bubacz's pioneering work as a sound engineer in the 1980s cemented his place in Heavy Metal history. His dedication, passion, and unwavering commitment to capturing the essence of the genre through sound made him a highly respected figure in the industry. Today, his legacy lives on, influencing generations of musicians and sound engineers who strive to replicate his unparalleled contributions to the world of Heavy Metal.

This album was recorded at: Music America Studios, Rochester

Record Label & Catalognr:

RoadRunner RR 9902 

Media Format:

  12" Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 230 gram  

Year & Country:

  1983 Made in Holland  
Personnel/Band Members and Musicians on: METALLICA KILL 'EM ALL (NL)
    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • James Hetfield rhythm guitar, vocals
  • Lars Ulrich drums
  • Cliff Burton bass
  • Kirk Hammett lead guitar
  • Dave Mustaine (Megadeth) lead guitar - composition

    Dave Mustaine  ( full-name: David Scott Mustaine ) born 1961 in La Mesa, California. He is the co-founder, lead vocalist, and lead guitarist of the heavy metal band Megadeth, which was formed in 1983. Mustaine is widely regarded as one of the most influential musicians in the thrash metal genre and is considered a pioneer of the American thrash metal scene.


    Mustaine was originally a member of the band Metallica , but he was eventually fired from the band due to personal and musical differences. He went on to form Megadeth , which became one of the "big four" of the thrash metal genre along with Metallica , Slayer , and Anthrax .

    Throughout his career, Mustaine has been recognized for his musical abilities and innovative style, and he has been awarded numerous accolades and awards, including several Grammy nominations. He is known for his fast and complex guitar playing, as well as his powerful vocals and distinctive songwriting.

    In addition to his work with Megadeth, Mustaine has been involved in various other musical projects and has collaborated with a number of other musicians. He is also a published author and has been involved in various business ventures and charitable causes throughout his career.

Complete Track-listing of the album "METALLICA KILL 'EM ALL (NL)"

The detailed tracklist of this record "METALLICA KILL 'EM ALL (NL)" is:

    Track-listing :
  1. Hit the Lights (James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich) 4:17
  2. The Four Horsemen (Hetfield, Ulrich, Dave Mustaine) 7:13
  3. Motorbreath (Hetfield) 3:08
  4. Jump in the Fire (Hetfield, Ulrich, Mustaine) 4:42
  5. (Anesthesia) Pulling Teeth (Cliff Burton) 4:15
  6. Whiplash (Hetfield, Ulrich) 4:10
  7. Phantom Lord (Hetfield, Ulrich, Mustaine) 5:02
  8. No Remorse (Hetfield, Ulrich) 6:26
  9. Seek & Destroy (Hetfield, Ulrich) 6:55
  10. Metal Militia (Hetfield, Ulrich, Mustaine) 5:09
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Index of METALLICA Vinyl Records and Album Covers Gallery

This section shows the complete Metallica discography ordered by album-title. Several titles are International and have been listed with the country of release

METALLICA - And Justice For All

Picture Of METALLICA - And Justice For All Blackened Records 180Gr Vinyl album front cover

  This release on "Blackened Records" label, is the 2018 audiophile re-issue of ""...And Justice for All" the first album released by Metallica after the death of Cliff Burton. It is also the first album with Jason Newsted on Bass guitar.

- ..And Justice For All (Blackened Records) - ..And Justice for All (1988, Netherlands)
METALLICA - Creeping Death (Complete Set Coloured Vinyl Records)
METALLICA - Creeping Death (Complete Set Coloured Vinyl Records)  album front cover vinyl record

Creeping Death by the American Thrash Metal band "Metallica" is a 12" EP Vinyl record from 1984. Un-official versions from France (with different labels) have been released in the colors: Blue, Green, Red, White and Yellow Vinyl.

- Creeping Death Blue Vinyl (1984, France) - Creeping Death Green Vinyl (1984, France) - Creeping Death Red Vinyl (1984, France) - Creeping Death White Vinyl (1984, France) - Creeping Death Yellow Vinyl (1984, France)

METALLICA - Death Magnetic ( Blackened Records )

Picture Of METALLICA - Death Magnetic ( Blackened Records ) album front cover

  This is the audiophile re-release of "Death Magnetic" the 2009 album released by the American Thrash Metal band "Metallica". This re-release comes in a gatefold album cover and two audiophile quality 180grams records.

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METALLICA - Hamburg Colorline 12" Vinyl LP
METALLICA - Hamburg Colorline  album front cover vinyl record

Issued as a limited edition 12" vinyl LP, "Hamburg Colorline 12 May 2009" has become a coveted collector's item. Its raw, unfiltered energy transports listeners back to the heart of that explosive concert.

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METALLICA - Hardwired to Self Destruct 12" Vinyl LP
METALLICA - Hardwired to Self Destruct album front cover vinyl record

"Hardwired to Self Destruct" is the 2016 double album released by the American Speed / Thrash Metal band "Metallica". It was released 8 years after their previous album "Death Magnetic"

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METALLICA - Harvester of Sorrow 12" Vinyl Single
METALLICA - Harvester of Sorrow album front cover vinyl record

The A-side explodes with the relentless energy of "Harvester of Sorrow." This track, a centerpiece of their landmark album "...And Justice For All," exemplifies Metallica's progressive thrash metal sound.

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METALLICA - Jump in the Fire (Dutch and English Versions) 12" Vinyl EP
METALLICA - Jump in the Fire  (Dutch and English Versions)  album front cover vinyl record

"Jump in the Fire" is a single derived from Metallica's debut studio album, "Kill 'em All", released in 1983.

- Jump in the Fire (1983, England) - Jump in the Fire (1983, Holland)
METALLICA - Jump in the Fire 12" Shaped Picture Disc
METALLICA - Jump in the Fire album front cover vinyl record

The cover art for "Jump In The Fire" is as iconic as the track itself. Created by artist Les Edwards, the image features a demon-like creature surrounded by flames, inviting the listener to literally "jump in the fire."

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METALLICA - Kill 'Em All (International Pressings)
METALLICA - Kill 'Em All (International Pressings)  album front cover vinyl record

"Kill 'Em All" showcases the raw talent and relentless musicianship of the band's original lineup: James Hetfield on vocals and rhythm guitar, Lars Ulrich on drums, Dave Mustaine on lead guitar, and Cliff Burton on bass.

- Kill 'Em All ( Blackened Records ) - Kill 'em All 2LP (1983, England) - Kill 'Em All (1983, France) - Kill 'Em All (1983, Holland) - Kill 'Em All (1983, UK)
METALLICA - Legendary Garage Tapes 12" Vinyl LP
METALLICA - Legendary Garage Tapes album front cover vinyl record

Before the polished production of "Kill 'Em All," Metallica's sound was a volatile beast, unleashed in the cramped confines of a garage. "The Legendary Garage Tapes" serve as a time capsule, showcasing the thrash metal titans

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METALLICA - Live at the Playhouse Theatre 12" Vinyl LP
METALLICA - Live at the Playhouse Theatre album front cover vinyl record

This 500-copy limited edition is a treasure trove for devotees of Metallica's raw, uncompromising roots. The setlist reads like a greatest hits collection of their early years.

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METALLICA - Load (European & USA Releases) 12" Vinyl LP
METALLICA - Load (European & USA Releases)  album front cover vinyl record

Metallica's "Load" is a sonic journey capturing the band's evolution. Released in 1996, the controversial album's vinyl edition enriches the listening experience, offering warmth and authenticity.

METALLICA - Load ( 2LP Blackened Records ) - Load (1996,E/M Ventures Elektra )
METALLICA - Master of Puppets (Two English Versions) 12" Vinyl LP
METALLICA - Master of Puppets (Two English Versions)  album front cover vinyl record

Metallica's 1986 album "Master of Puppets" stands as a towering achievement in heavy metal history. Its complex compositions, blistering aggression, and socially conscious themes cemented the band's reputation as leaders

- Master of Puppets (1986, England) - Master of Puppets 2LP DMM audiophile (England)
METALLICA - Master of Puppets 12" Vinyl Picture Disc
METALLICA - Master of Puppets Picture Disc album front cover vinyl record

The METALLICA "Master of Puppets" 12" Vinyl Picture Disc, a 1986 UK 1st ISSUE with no barcode, is a rare gem for collectors. This limited edition features unique artwork on the vinyl picture disc, adding to its allure.

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METALLICA - Self-Titled The Black Album 12" Vinyl LP

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This the high-end audiophile release pressed on two 12" vinyl records each on 180 gram vinyl of the self-titled Metallica album and because of the black front and back cover, it is also known as "The Black Album".

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METALLICA - Oberhausen Kopi Arena 12" Vinyl LP
METALLICA - Oberhausen Kopi Arena  album front cover vinyl record

Recorded at the Kopi Arena, this album transports listeners back in time to a pivotal moment in Metallica's career. The band was riding high on the success of their album *Death Magnetic*

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METALLICA - Ride The Lightning (European Releases)

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Metallica's "Ride the Lightning" 12" Vinyl LP is a collector's gem. This iconic album marked a turning point in metal history, blending thrash metal and intricate compositions.

- Ride The Lightning (1984, England). - Ride the Lightning (Roadrunner, 1984, Holland) - Ride The Lightning (Vertigo, 1984, Netherlands) - Ride The Lightning (Blackened Records, 2006)
METALLICA - S&M 12" Vinyl LP
METALLICA - S&M album front cover vinyl record

This is METALLICA's ninth album, recorded live with the San Francisco Symphony on April 21-22 of 1999. The set list contains songs from Ride the Lightning through ReLoad, as well as two new songs: "- Human" and "No Leaf Clover".

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METALLICA - St. Anger 12" Vinyl LP
METALLICA - St. Anger album front cover vinyl record

St. Anger is the eighth studio album by American heavy metal band Metallica, released on 5 June 2003. The album was originally to be released on June 10, 2003, but because of fears of extended music piracy over filesharing network

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METALLICA - The 5.98 EP Garage Days Re-Revisited 12" Vinyl LP
METALLICA - The 5.98 EP Garage Days Re-Revisited album front cover vinyl record

Following the tragic death of bassist Cliff Burton in 1986, Metallica found themselves with a significant void to fill. With Newsted taking over bass duties, the band opted to record Garage Days

- The 5.98 EP Garage Days Re-Revisited (1987, Holland) - The 5.98 Garage Days Re-Revisited (1987, UK)
METALLICA - Until It Sleeps Red Vinyl (1996) 12" Vinyl LP
METALLICA - Until It Sleeps Red Vinyl (1996)  album front cover vinyl record

This limited edition album "Until It Sleeps" is the first single and the fourth song from Metallica's 1996 album Load. This version is pressed on Red Vinyl and comes in a transparent sleeve.

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