Welcome to another installment in our DNA series. On this station, we explore the musical DNA of the greatest Metal band of all time- Metallica. They took elements of 70s heavy metal and 80s punk rock, and created one of the most confrontational and aggressive sounds in modern music—today we call it Thrash Metal. It started as an underground movement, but it became one of the most unlikely mainstream phenomenon of the 80s, 90s, and beyond. With 9 albums, 9 Grammy awards, and over 110 million albums sold worldwide, Metallica is not only one of the greatest acts of all time, but one of the most successful. On this station you’ll hear all eras of Metallica, their collaborations with Lou Reed and the San Francisco Philharmonic, the bands in their family tree like Exodus and Flotsam & Jetsam, their influences like Motorhead and Black Sabbath, and the many bands that followed, like System of a Down and Avenged Sevenfold. This is Metallica’s musical DNA.