Fade to Black (song)

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"Fade to Black"
Promotional single by Metallica
from the album Ride the Lightning
ReleasedSeptember 30, 1984
RecordedFebruary 20 – March 14, 1984, at Sweet Silence Studios, Copenhagen, Denmark
GenreHeavy metal[1]
Metallica singles chronology
"Jump in the Fire"
"Fade to Black"
"Creeping Death"

"Fade to Black" is a 1984 song by thrash metal band Metallica and taken from their second album Ride the Lightning. It was released as a promotion single and was ranked 24th best guitar solo ever by Guitar World readers.

Track listing[change | change source]

Promotional vinyl 12"
No. Title Length
1. "Fade to Black" (Vocal/LP Version) 6:57

References[change | change source]

  1. Taylor, Sydney (February 21, 2023). "10 Times Thrash Bands Released a Ballad (And It Ruled!)". Loudwire. Retrieved June 22, 2023. Metallica's "Fade To Black" is as classic of a metal ballad as they come.