Main Page

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

From today's featured article

Lars Ulrich
Lars Ulrich, drummer and co-founder of Metallica

Kill 'Em All is the debut studio album by the American heavy metal band Metallica, released on July 25, 1983, by the independent record label Megaforce Records. It is a groundbreaking album for thrash metal, which fuses riffs of the new wave of British heavy metal with hardcore punk tempos. Its musical approach and lyrics, markedly different from rock's mainstream of the early Eighties, inspired other thrash metal bands. The album did not enter the Billboard 200 until 1986, when it peaked at number 155, following Metallica's commercial success with its third studio album Master of Puppets; the 1988 Elektra reissue peaked at number 120. Kill 'Em All was critically praised at the time of its release and was ranked at number 35 on Rolling Stone's 100 Greatest Metal Albums of All Time list. It was certified 3× Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America in 1999 for shipping three million copies in the United States. The album generated two singles: "Whiplash" and "Jump in the Fire". Metallica promoted the album on the Kill 'Em All for One tour with Raven in the United States. (Full article...)

Did you know...

Sara's Dream (1984)
Sara's Dream (1984)

In the news

Jordan Spieth at the AT&T Championship, February 2015
Jordan Spieth

On this day...

July 25

Corinth Canal
Corinth Canal

Isaac Luria (d. 1572) · Thomas Eakins (b. 1844)  · Rosalind Franklin (b. 1920)

More anniversaries:

Today's featured picture

Three Arch Bay

Three Arch Bay is a 29-acre (12 ha) private gated community located at the southern end of Laguna Beach, California. It includes a house built by the director Edward H. Griffith and was the shooting location for Michael Curtiz's 1935 film Captain Blood.

Photograph: D. Ramey Logan

Other areas of Wikipedia

  • Community portal – Bulletin board, projects, resources and activities covering a wide range of Wikipedia areas.
  • Help desk – Ask questions about using Wikipedia.
  • Local embassy – For Wikipedia-related communication in languages other than English.
  • Reference desk – Serving as virtual librarians, Wikipedia volunteers tackle your questions on a wide range of subjects.
  • Site news – Announcements, updates, articles and press releases on Wikipedia and the Wikimedia Foundation.
  • Village pump – For discussions about Wikipedia itself, including areas for technical issues and policies.

Wikipedia's sister projects

Wikipedia is hosted by the Wikimedia Foundation, a non-profit organization that also hosts a range of other projects: