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Metallica - Fade To Black
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A Fade To Black 6:56
AA Fade To Black 6:56

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Elektra/Asylum Records
  • Published By – Creeping Death Music
  • Manufactured By – Elektra/Asylum/Nonesuch Records
  • Pressed By – Specialty Records Corporation


  • Producer – Metallica
  • Written-By – Burton*, Hetfield*, Hammett*, Ulrich*


From Elektra LP 60396 "Ride The Lightning". Promotional Copy - Not For Sale.

Original copies have a green 'The Friday Morning Quarterback' or a green 'Metallica "Fade To Black" (LP Version)' sticker. Counterfeit copies have a white 'The Friday Morning Quarterback' sticker or no sticker at all.

The sticker on the front cover shows:
The Friday Morning Quarterback Album Report January 25, 1985.
WQFM. Milwaukee. WI M.D. - Jerry Gavin "A while ago a certain Elektra Promoman came by with a copy of the new Metallica LP. I like many other M.D.'s around the country, was skeptical about what I was about to hear, but after I listened to 'Fade To Black' I knew Elektra had something there. Lo and behold 'Fade to Black', after about five weeks of airplay, tests in the 80's 18-30 adult and in the 90's 30-35 men. Don't let the name Metallica scare you off."

℗ 1984 Elektra/Asylum Records

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): ST-ED-5042-A-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side AA): ST-ED-5042-A-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Labels): ST-ED-5042-A-SP

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
ED 5044 Metallica Fade To Black ‎(12", Single, Promo, SP ) Elektra ED 5044 US 1985
ED 5044 Metallica Fade To Black ‎(12", Single, Promo, AR ) Elektra ED 5044 US 1985
ED 5042 Metallica Fade To Black ‎(12", Promo, Unofficial, Blu) Elektra ED 5042 Germany 1989


Metallica - Fade To Black

Performer: Metallica

Album Title: Fade To Black

Genre: Rock

Label: Elektra ‎– ED 5042
Type: Vinyl, 12", Promo, 33 ⅓ RPM, Green Fluorescent
Country: US
Date of released: Feb 1985
Category: Rock
Style: Heavy Metal

MP3 album zip size: 1888 mb

FLAC album zip size: 1462 mb

Rating: 4.4 / 5

Votes: 427


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