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