Angel Ray Keala Hammett, Kirk Hammett’s Son

Angel Ray Keala Hammett is a young child who has become prominent because of his famous father. Keala’s father is Kirk Hammett. He is an American guitarist and contributing songwriter for Metalica, the heavy metal band. Kirk Hammett has a huge following and has achieved great recognition globally because of his exceptional guitar skills. Keep scrolling to read bout his adorable son, Keala Hammett.

Angel Ray Keala Hammett’s Biography

On September 29, 2006, in San Francisco, California, Hammett was born. His parents are Kirk and Lani Hammett. His mother is of French Canadian and Brazilian ancestry, while his father is of English, Filipino, German, Irish, and Scottish ancestry.

Keala is not the only child of his parents. He has a younger brother Vincenzo Hammett, who also has a passion for guitar. Vincenzo plays for Fire of Devils.

Who is Kirk Hammett?

Hammett grew up in the village of El Sobrante after being born on November 18, 1962, in San Francisco, California. He is the son of Dennis L. Hammett and Teofila Chefela, a merchant mariner.  His father has English, German, Scotch, and Irish ancestry, while his mother is of Filipino descent. Kirk Hammett attended Richmond, California’s De Anza High School. He became good friends with Les Claypool of Primus while both were students at De Anza High School.

Kirk Hammett’s Humble Beginning

As Hammett listened to his brother’s enormous record collection, he started to demonstrate an interest in music (which included Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, and UFO). When he was fifteen, he finally picked up the guitar after starting to sell his horror magazines to pay for albums of music. According to Hammett, his first guitar was a “wholly unglamorous” Montgomery Ward catalog piece that came with a shoebox amp and a 4-inch speaker. Hammett first bought a 1978 Fender Stratocaster knockoff and then tried to alter his sound with different guitar parts before finally investing in a 1974 Gibson Flying V.

Kirk Hammett’s Career

Kirk Lee Hammett’s career started many decades ago. He has been a member of Metallica, working as their lead guitarist and co-writer since 1983. Also, Kirk founded the band Exodus and gave it its name before joining Metallica.

On Rolling Stone’s list of the 100 greatest guitarists of all time in 2003, Hammett came in at number 11. In 2009, Joel McIver’s book The 100 Greatest Metal Guitarists has Hammett at number 15.

Hammett eventually became interested in the developing thrash metal sub-genre due to his musical inclinations. At the age of sixteen, he founded the band Exodus with drummer Tom Hunting, bassist Geoff Andrews, guitarist Tim Agnello, and singer Paul Baloff. Exodus was given its name by Hammett after the Leon Uris novel of the same name, and he contributed to the band’s 1982 Demo and 1983 follow-up Die By His Hand.  Exodus was a key player in the Bay Area’s thrash scene.