Metallica – Ride The Lightning


Ride the Lightning is the second studio album by American heavy metal band Metallica, released on July 27, 1984, by the independent record label Megaforce Records. The album was recorded in three weeks with producer Flemming Rasmussen at Sweet Silence Studios in Copenhagen, Denmark. The artwork, based on a concept by the band, depicts an electric chair being struck by lightning flowing from the band logo. The title was taken from a passage in Stephen King’s novel The Stand, in which a character uses the phrase to refer to execution by electric chair. In 2017, it was ranked 11th on Rolling Stone’s list of “100 Greatest Metal Albums of All Time”. In a 1991 interview, Jason Newsted stated that Ride the Lightning was next to Metallica, “the best album ever”.

2016 Remastered
Label: Blackened Recordings
Cat. #602547885241

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