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JULY 27, 1984 – Metallica released RIDE THE LIGHTNING

  1. The band’s second studio album.
  2. Recorded in 3 weeks in Denmark.
  3. Clocking in at just 47 minutes, it is the band’s shortest studio album.
  4. The album title reportedly comes from the Stephen King novel The Stand.
  5. The last Metallica album with songwriting contributions from former lead guitarist Dave Mustaine… and the first to feature Kirk Hammett.

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