so believe it or not, there was a time before all the garbage when Metallica didn't make horrible music. before napster, before $300 orchestra seating, before Some Kind Of Monster, even before that wiry Kirk Hammet dude, there was a pretty good thrash band from LA called Metallica. crazy, right?
anyhow, i've been digging these demos and most stuff recorded during the time before Cliff's death and their fall in the 90's, so i thought i'd throw these out there. here's two demos from '82, the No Life 'Til Leather demo and Ron McGovney's Garage demo. Ron's demo is largely comprised of Diamond Head covers (awesome). Lineup for both is:
James Hetfield – vocals, guitar
Dave Mustaine – lead guitar
Ron McGovney – bass guitar
Lars Ulrich – drums, percussion