2008, Death Magnetic is Metallica's first studio album since 2003's multiplatinum St. Anger, which hit No. 1 in 30 countries and has sold nearly six million copies worldwide. Formed in Los Angeles in 1981 by drummer Lars Ulrich and guitarist and vocalist James Hetfield, Metallica has become one of the most influential and commercially successful rock bands in history, having sold 100 million albums worldwide and playing to millions of fans the world over. They have garnered numerous awards and accolades, including seven Grammy Awards, two American Music Awards, and multiple MTV Video Music Awards. Produced was this album by Rick Rubin (Slayer, Linkin Park uvm.) and they created a real back to the roots album as a continuation of "And Justice For All"!