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For Whom the Bell Tolls (Metallica song)

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"For Whom the Bell Tolls"
Promotional single by Metallica
from the album Ride the Lightning
  • Album version
RecordedFebruary 20 – March 14, 1984
StudioSweet Silence (Copenhagen, Denmark)
GenreHeavy metal[1]
  • 5:10 (album version)
  • 3:59 (promo edit)
Metallica singles chronology
"Creeping Death"
"For Whom the Bell Tolls"
"Master of Puppets"

For Whom the Bell Tolls is a 1984 Thrash metal song by rock band Metallica from their second album Ride the Lightning. The song's name comes from Ernest Hemingway's 1940 novel of the same name.

In pop culture[change | change source]

  • The song was featured in the opening credits of the movie ''Zombieland''.
  • It is played when the NFL's Chicago Bears score a touchdown.
  • The song is used in the trailer for the video game Gaia: Honor and Vengeance.
  • The song is played near the start of 2019 movie Triple Frontier[2]
  • A Japanese cover of the song is played in episode 6 of the 2023 Netflix series, Blue Eye Samurai.

References[change | change source]

  1. Joel McIver (2009). To Live Is to Die: The Life and Death of Metallica's Cliff Burton. Jawbone Press. p. 119. ISBN 9781906002244. Retrieved September 10, 2020.
  2. "Triple Frontier (film)", Wikipedia, 2022-10-19, retrieved 2022-11-22