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Metallica knowledge test

Test your Metallica knowledge by answering these 30 questions (first 5 are true/false, next 25 - multiple choice)
Questions are only about the studio albums, unless stated otherwise
As of August 28, 2020
Apologies for any lingustic mistakes, English is not my native language :(
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1. Dave Mustaine received credit for songs on "Ride the Lightning" album.
True
False
Mustaine received credit for the title track and "The Call of Ktulu".
2. Jason Newsted is the longest-serving Metallica bassist.
False
True
Rob Trujillo has been with the band for 17 years now, Jason's era lasted 15 years.
3. S&M2 featured tracks from every Metallica album up until that point.
True
False
Proof: KEA - Anesthesia, RTL - Ktulu, MoP - MoP, AJFA - One, Black Album - Sandman, Load - Outlaw Torn, Reload - Memory, St. Anger - All Within My Hands, Death Magnetic - The Day That Never Comes, HWTSD - Halo on Fire.
4. Metallica was the first ever band which played on all seven continents.
True
False
The 2013 gig at Carlini Base in Antarctica made Metallica the first band to achieve that unique feat. What's more, they did it in one year.
5. Cliff Burton played bass mostly with a pick.
True
False
Cliff played exclusively with his fingers.
6. Which Metallica song is the shortest?
Hardwired
Wasting My Hate
Motorbreath
Holier Than Thou
With the length of 3:07, Motorbreath is the shortest Metallica song. Hardwired comes second with 3:09.
7. Which albums contain "The Unforgiven" songs?
Black Album, Load, Death Magnetic
Black Album, Reload, St. Anger
...And Justice for All, Reload, Hardwired... to Self-Destruct
Black Album, Reload, Death Magnetic
The first Unforgiven appeared on the Black Album, the second on Reload, and the third - on Death Magnetic.
8. Which song did Metallica perform live the most times?
One
Enter Sandman
Master of Puppets
Creeping Death
As of August 28, 2020, Metallica performed "Master of Puppets" 1,674 times. "Creeping Death" is second with 1,557.
9. On which song does the word "Metallica" appear in lyrics?
Seek & Destroy
Hit the Lights
Metal Militia
Whiplash
"We'll never stop, we'll never quit, 'cause we're Metallica" - the ending of "Whiplash"'s 4th verse.
10. How many instrumental tracks has Metallica released so far?
Four
Three
Six
Five
"Anesthesia", "The Call of Ktulu", "Orion", "To Live Is To Die", "Suicide & Redemption".
11. What thrash metal band did Dave Mustaine form after leaving Metallica?
Megadeth
Anthrax
Slayer
Testament
It is of course Megadeth, which was formed in 1983, shortly after Dave was fired.
12. Out of 12 songs on "Hardwired... to Self-Destruct", how many have music videos?
Every single one
2
4
6
All 12 tracks from Hardwired have music videos.
13. Which song was chronologically the first not to use the E standard guitar tuning?
Ride the Lightning
Sad But True
The God That Failed
The Thing That Should Not Be
"The Thing That Should Not Be" uses D standard tuning, as opposed to E standard on all earlier songs.
14. Which song appeared in the name of the Master of Puppets' promotional tour?
Master of Puppets
Battery
Disposable Heroes
Damage, Inc.
The Damage, Inc. Tour took place in 1986 and 1987.
15. Which of the current Metallica members is the oldest?
Kirk Hammett
Robert Trujillo
James Hetfield
Lars Ulrich
Kirk Hammett was born in 1962, James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich in 1963, and Robert Trujillo in 1964.
16. In which country did Cliff Burton die?
Australia
Norway
Sweden
Germany
The bus crash occured in Dörarp, Ljungby Principality in Sweden.
17. What % of Metallica songs is longer than 6 minutes?
Over 60%
Between 50 and 60%
Between 40 and 50%
Below 40%
57 out of 107 Metallica songs are over 6 minutes long (53,3%).
18. Which of these bands' song covers did Metallica not release on Garage Inc.?
AC/DC
Lynyrd Skynyrd
Black Sabbath
Queen
Garage Inc. included covers of songs by Queen (Stone Cold Crazy), Black Sabbath (Sabbra Cadabra), Lynyrd Skynyrd (Tuesday's Gone), but not by AC/DC.
19. How many Metallica albums contain title tracks?
Four
Seven
Six
Five
"Ride the Lightning", "Master of Puppets", "...And Justice for All", "St. Anger", "Hardwired".
20. Which of these sentences is true?
Metallica didn't play any shows in 2001
All sentences are false
"Escape" was never played live
Jason Newsted played the first show with Metallica in 1987
"...And Justice for All" is the longest Metallica song
In 2001 the band's fate was hanging in the balance after Jason's departure and James' rehab, the band didn't play any show that year. Jason's first show was in 1986, the longest song is "Suicide & Redemption", and "Escape" was played once in 2012.
21. In which year did the band play the most shows?
1989
2004
1992
1986
In 1992, Metallica performed live 167 times. 1989 comes second with 156.
22. Which album contains the song after which Metallica's charity is named?
Black Album
Reload
St. Anger
Death Magnetic
"All Within My Hands" is the closing track on St. Anger.
23. How many Metallica songs are longer than 9 minutes?
Five
Three
Four
Two
"...And Justice for All", "To Live Is To Die", "The Outlaw Torn", "Suicide & Redemption".
24. What cover did Metallica play live the most times so far?
Last Caress
Am I Evil?
So What
Breadfan
They played "Last Caress" over 800 times. "Am I Evil?" is second with 773.
25. St. Anger was mostly notable and criticized for:
Unneccessarily long tracks
Drums sounding like a basketball/trash can/whatever
Lack of guitar solos
All answers are correct
26. In which country did Metallica perform together with the rest of "The Big 4" for the first time?
Bulgaria
United States
Poland
United Kingdom
The show took place on June 16, 2010 during the Sonisphere Festival in Warsaw.
27. Since 1996, Metallica downtunes their guitar for most songs by half-a-step while performing live. In what tuning do they play "Dream No More" live?
They never played it live so we don't know
D standard
C#
Eb
Studio version of this song uses D standard tuning.
28. Which of these songs was originally named "The Mechanix" before Metallica re-did it following Mustaine's dismissal?
The Four Horsemen
No Remorse
Phantom Lord
Ride the Lightning
Metallica rearranged "The Mechanix" and named it "The Four Horsemen". The original song (following minor changes) later appeared on Megadeth's debut album.
29. "Off to never never land" - these lyrics are mostly associated with "Enter Sandman", but in what other song do they appear?
Hero of the Day
Slither
Fuel
King Nothing
These words appear at the end of "King Nothing", which in many ways is quite similar to Sandman.
30. "The Outlaw Torn"'s uncut version appears in one of the band's singles. Which one is it?
Until It Sleeps
The Memory Remains
King Nothing
Fuel
This nearly 11-minute-long version of Outlaw appears on "The Memory Remains" single.
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