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Metallica T-Shirts

Metallica, a well known American heavy metal band, was formed in the early 1980s in Los Angeles California by James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich. They are best known for their instrumental accompaniment, fast tempos, and overall aggressive sound. Metallica has become a staple among the “big four” thrash metal bands along with Megadeth, Slayer, and Anthrax. Their fan base is broad, spanning generational gaps. You will often find both older and newer generations sporting Metallica t-shirts or merch for their latest shows. 

 Of course, this growing fan base was hard-won through the underground music community and has achieved critical acclaim with their first five albums. It was, however, their third album, Master of Puppets, released in 1986 that is the heaviest and influential albums in the thrash metal scene. It wasn’t until the band’s fifth self-named Album, Metallica, was released in 1991 that they started to grow roots in the heavy metal scene. This change in sound gave the group a much larger mainstream audience. 

Over the years, Metallica has gone won several Grammy Awards for best metal performance, best hard rock performance, best rock instrumental performance, and best recording package. Their studio albums … And Justice for All, Kill ‘Em All, Ride the Lightning, Master of Puppets, Metallica, Load, ReLoad, St. Anger, Death Magnetic, Hardwired… to Self-Destruct have all played an integral part in shaping heavy metal into what it is today. 

While the band’s members changed over the years due to the loss of Dave Mustaine, Ron McGovney, Cluff Burton, and Jason Newstead, the current lineup of Hetfield, Ulrich, Kirk Hemmett, and Robert Trujillo have remained popular in the modern music world. With each album, they seem to reinvent themselves while paying homage to their musical roots. 

Though they have been producing music for years, Metallica is going as strong as ever. In March 2019 they announced that they would be touring Worldwide with Slipknot as support. Along with the tour announcement, they also gave fans something more to look forward to, their eleventh studio album. 

With the sheer talent that they have for producing unique music, it is no wonder that Metallica band merch, t-shirts, hoodies, and collectibles are flying off the shelves. When stepping into your first, second, or tenth Metallica concert, you will see fans wearing their merch, why not join them? 

Shop our collection of Metallica t-shirts to get ready for your next concert.

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