“Their Abilities Weren’t As High As Their Ambition”: An Interview With The Producer Behind Metallica’s ’80s Classics

“Their Abilities Weren’t As High As Their Ambition”: An Interview With The Producer Behind Metallica’s ’80s Classics

Few people have had as much influence on Metallica’s career as Flemming Rasmussen. The work of the Danish studio engineer and producer on the years 1984 ride the lightning1986 Puppeteer and 1988 …And justice for all helped make these Bay Area street rats one of the fastest growing metal bands on the planet. Nearly 40 years after first meeting them, Flemming looks back on his time in Metallica’s orbit.

Metal hammer line cut

Can you remember the exact moment when you first heard the word “Metallica”?

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