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Kill 'Em All

Metallica

Type:
Full-length
Release date:
July 25th, 1983
Catalog ID:
MRI 069
Label:
Megaforce Records
Format:
12" vinyl (33⅓ RPM)
Reviews:
26 reviews (avg. 86%)
Side A
1. Hit the Lights 04:15   Show lyrics
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2. The Four Horsemen 07:11   Show lyrics
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3. Motorbreath 03:05   Show lyrics
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4. Jump in the Fire 04:40   Show lyrics
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5. (Anesthesia) Pulling Teeth 04:14   instrumental
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6. Whiplash 04:08   Show lyrics
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Side B
7. Phantom Lord 04:59   Show lyrics
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8. No Remorse 06:23   Show lyrics
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9. Seek & Destroy 06:51   Show lyrics
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10. Metal Militia 05:11   Show lyrics
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Band members
James Hetfield Vocals, Guitars (rhythm), Songwriting (tracks 1-4, 6-10)
Lars Ulrich Drums, Songwriting (tracks 1, 2, 4, 6-10)
Cliff Burton (R.I.P. 1986) Bass, Songwriting (track 5)
Kirk Hammett Guitars (lead)
Miscellaneous staff
Kevin Hodapp Photography
Andy Wroblewski Engineering (assistant)
Dave Mustaine Songwriting (tracks 2, 4, 7, 10)
Gary L. Heard Cover art, Photography
Chris Bubacz Engineering
Jon Zazula Executive producer
Paul Curcio Producer
Jack Skinner Mastering
James Hetfield Vocals, Guitars (rhythm), Songwriting (tracks 1-4, 6-10)
Lars Ulrich Drums, Songwriting (tracks 1, 2, 4, 6-10)
Cliff Burton (R.I.P. 1986) Bass, Songwriting (track 5)
Kirk Hammett Guitars (lead)
Kevin Hodapp Photography
Andy Wroblewski Engineering (assistant)
Dave Mustaine Songwriting (tracks 2, 4, 7, 10)
Gary L. Heard Cover art, Photography
Chris Bubacz Engineering
Jon Zazula Executive producer
Paul Curcio Producer
Jack Skinner Mastering
Read The one that kills them all. 91% megadeth1986 May 28th, 2014
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Read Some things you shouldn't... 88% BastardHead January 30th, 2013
Read Metallica the hungry 91% wallernotweller December 13th, 2012
Read Who The Hell Are These Guys?! 89% Metal_Jaw February 15th, 2012
Read Metallica - Kill 'Em All 80% Orbitball February 9th, 2012
Read Metallica's Best 90% grain_silo October 28th, 2011
Read Metal up your ass! 89% kluseba July 14th, 2011
Read Kill 'Em All 91% Noctir October 25th, 2010
Read A fine debut, but they'd... 75% Nhorf April 2nd, 2008
Read The birth of Thrash, and it... 97% IWP March 18th, 2007
Read The Metallica I Miss the Most 91% DawnoftheShred October 17th, 2006
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Read For me it's all about METAL... 93% malibuman July 19th, 2006
Read The beginning of the bay... 80% TableofHELL August 22nd, 2004
Read Straight ahead thrash 90% OlympicSharpshooter December 31st, 2003
Read Mmm, thrash! 92% Minion November 8th, 2003
Read Thank you Dave Mustaine. 61% TheMoor September 27th, 2003
Read Great debut from the... 90% raZe August 11th, 2002
Read for '83 ya can't get much... 80% UltraBoris August 7th, 2002

The band originally wanted to title the album "Metal Up Your Ass" but were denied. The original cover art still exists.

The title "Kill 'Em All" was what Cliff Burton said after the record company rejected the original "Metal Up Your Ass" cover. "Just fuckin' kill 'em all" were his exact words.

Original LP pressings had "Bang that head that doesn't bang" printed on the back of it. Also, the first few original CD pressings had it printed on the back.

Bonus tracks on the first Elektra Records pressing are:
"Am I Evil" (07:52) and "Blitzkrieg" (03:36), from the 1984 "Creeping Death" single.

"The Four Horsemen" is about the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse in John's Revelation.

"Phantom Lord" is titled after one of James Hetfield's pre-Metallica bands.

Recording information:

Recorded & mixed at Music America Recording Studio, May 1983.

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