Bassist Cliff Burton and guitarist Dave Mustaine subsequently joined.
Though Hetfield didn't originally plan on being the frontman for Metallica, the role he won by default now defines the band.
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The two formed the straightforward heavy metal band Metallica in October 1981.
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After relocating to San Francisco and replacing the unpredictable Mustaine with Kirk Hammett in 1983, Metallica began work on their debut album.
The heavy metal group was rejected by various record labels for their aggressive sound, which led to their managers launching their own label specifically for the release of Metallica's album.