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March 14, 1982
 Metallica play their first live show at Radio City in Anaheim, CA with James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Ron McGovney, Dave Mustaine.


April 1982
 Metallica record their first demo, known as Power Metal, a name inspired by the band's early business cards, printed by Ron Quintana. Metallica play a live show at Backbay High School in Costa Mesa, Calif.--Lars' alma mater.


June 14, 1982
Metal Massacre I hits the streets; the first pressing incorrectly lists the band as "Mettallica." The boys are not happy. They hear a demo song "Such a Shame," from a band called Trauma (featuring Cliff Burton) on the Metal Blade's Metal Massacre 2 compilation.


July 6, 1982
 Metallica record their second demo No Life 'Till Leather featuring seven new songs: "Hit The Lights," "Mechanix," "Motorbreath," "Seek and Destroy," "Metal Militia," "Jump In The Fire" and "Phantom Lord."



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