Metallicallector My Metallica photos

This is my
Metallica collection.

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My Metallica Collection

Unpublished photographs & press photos:

Many of these early Metallica photos are unpublished. They are true photographs, not magazine clippings or digital reproductions. I acquired many of them directly from the fans & photographers that photographed Metallica during their early days.
Early concert photos are scarce. It wasn't easy to photograph from the crowd during a show. Some of the photos were taken by their long time friend "Harold O" (Omen) when the band was just hanging out and having fun.

James & Kirk - 1983 New Brunswick, NJ - Royal Manor James Hetfield - 1983 New Brunswick, NJ - Royal Manor James & Cliff - 1983 New Brunswick, NJ - Royal Manor James & Kirk - 1984 Aardshock Festival - Zwolle, Netherlands Cliff Burton - 1984 Aardshock Festival - Zwolle, Netherlands James Hetfield - 1984 Aardshock Festival - Zwolle, Netherlands 1984 Metallica vodka photos (printed in quantity)- location unkown 1984 Metallica vodka photos (printed in quantity) - location unkown 1985 Metallica hanging out with Exodus at Wolgang's in San Francisco James & Kirk at Harold O's apartment 1985 James Hefield models his custom t-shirt Cliff Burton - 1985 St. Louis, Mo - Reflections James Hetfield - 1985 St. Louis, Mo - Reflections James Hetfield - 1985 St. Louis, Mo - Reflections James & Kirk - 1985 St. Louis, Mo - Reflections Kirk Hammett - 1985 St. Louis, Mo - Reflections
1985 Oakland, Ca - Day on the Green 1985 Oakland, Ca - Day on the Green
James & Kirk - 1986 Philadelphia, Pa - The Spectrum James Hetfield - 1986 Philadelphia, Pa - The Spectrum Cliff & Lars - 1986 Uniondale, NY - Nassau Coliseum James Hetfield - 1986 Cape Girardeau, MO - AC Brase Arena Kirk & Cliff - 1986 Cape Girardeau, MO - AC Brase Arena Lars Ulrich - 1986 Cape Girardeau, MO - AC Brase Arena James Hetfield - 1986 Cape Girardeau, MO - AC Brase Arena Cliff Burton - 1986 Cape Girardeau, MO - AC Brase Arena
Kirk Hammett - 1986 Cape Girardeau, MO - AC Brase Arena Kirk Hammett - 1986 Cape Girardeau, MO - AC Brase Arena James Hetfield - 1987 Spastik Children - San Francisco, CA Kirk Hammett - 1987 Spastik Children - San Francisco, CA Jason Newsted - 1990 testing new bass at guitar shop

Metallica magazine photos


1984 Lars Ulrich photo used in magazine Lars Ulrich - 1985 magazine proof photo James & Kirk - 1985 magazine proof photo

Metallica press photos


Metallica Elektra press photo - 1986 Mark Weiss Metallica Elektra press photo - 1987 Ross Halfin Metallica news service photo - 1988 Ross Halfin Metallica Elektra press photo - 1988 Ross Halfin Metallica Elektra press photo - 1988 Ross Halfin Metallica signed photo - 1989 Ross Halfin