Metallica has been rocking arenas and selling out concerts for 35 years, one of the most iconic bands of all time.

The question is which came first Metal music or Metallica? The question is as ambiguous as the chicken or the egg theory.

I don't think you can have one without the other.

There first album was recorded just a few miles up the interstate in Rochester, NY appropriately titled 'Metal Up Your Ass' and featured a brand new member guitaist Kirk Hammett (who replace Dave Mustaine) along with Lars Ulrich, James Hetfield and Robert Truillo.

Fans say the best way to experience Metallica is live in concert.

Metallica has released nine studio albums, four live albums, five extended plays, 26 music videos, and 37 singles.

One of the biggest bands in rock history, Metallica will rock the new US Bank Arena in Minneapolis on August 20th and the Whale would love to send you there.

Check out my top 5 Metallica video moments (including their first single) below

Hit The Lights (first original song)